Since it’s nearly Valentine’s Day and the world is awash in all things pink-hued, I thought it’d be fun to start off this month’s Looks we Like with some design tips for incorporating pinks into everyday life.
First off, Panetone recently announced the color of the year, and it’s basically pink.
And on a similar note, butter LONDON is partnering with Panetone and offering Living Coral colored nail polish and lip gloss. Swoon.
Dorothy Draper has long been a design inspiration for me, with her bold use of color and complete disregard for “matching” things. Every few months I google images of her work at the Greenbrier Hotel. I’m particularly drawn to the use of pinks in the Cameo Ballroom, the Victorian Writing Room, and pretty much everywhere else.
I have two gallons of pink paint that I’ve been meaning to use in the little girls’ room, but I’m teetering on the edge of painting our main living space pink. Here are some design tips on using pink in your living spaces.
This interior designer has some cool ideas on how to upscale DIY and kids art…I particularly liked her idea of digitizing the art (snapping a picture) and then “tweaking” the color to match or complement your decor.
Speaking of kids art…here’s a neat Valentine’s Day paper-cutting project.
Sophie sent this my way last week and I have to agree with her thoughts: “Um...never thought I would even glance at let alone be tempted by Valentine's clothing.” (Don’t worry, it’s completely appropriate.)
I never paint my nails. Between baking & dishes, it’s just not worth the work for the 1 hour of fully intact polish. But maybe if the process were easier, I’d do it more. So now that I know YES ice water does help your nails dry more quickly, I might begin painting my nails again.
We’re going to wrap up this month’s Looks We Like with some thoughts on fashion. As someone who avidly shops the Anthropologie sales rack, I’ve got a closet full of quirky & unique items. I love them all…but not necessarily on me. This refreshing blog post questions whether “flattering” is overrated when it comes to clothing and style.