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How Jess Is Overcoming Her “Basic B” Bias Against A Personal Pink Decor Statement – An Existential Color Crisis About Curtains

When I typed out this title a real big, “God Jess, you are dramatic and you overthink EVERYTHING, it’s a just freaking color!” voice came to me. But I have a strange emotional block with using pink in my home in a big statement-y way (I do realize I just bought a neon pink swimsuit very much on purpose). So when it comes to planning and decorating, using pink as a “statement color” feels somehow personally unacceptable. For some reason, I can and do love it from afar but in my home, I feel like it exposes me as “too girly” or “juvenile” or “basic” or even “weak” which is the dumbest one of all. That thought doesn’t even cross my mind when seeing pink in beautiful spaces on the internet. However, my inner misogynist is telling me that if I use too much pink then the world will somehow write me off as “not a serious person” (something that I desperately wanted as a kid and clearly still do). WHAT A WILD AND STUPID STATEMENT. Also, I do know that pink was not always associated with uber femininity but for all my life it was so here we are. I feel like Gen Z is saving us. Fingers crossed.

This whole “pink decor fear” thing isn’t new for me, but it recently reared its ugly head when I was choosing my curtains a few weeks ago. As you may have seen from my past posts about my new apartment, I have three incredible curved windows in a turret. Those window frames and their glass are curved which is apparently not done anymore because it’s real expensive (and why I have been told I can’t open them because they are too fragile). But maybe in the early 1900s, it was super affordable? Who knows? So while I wouldn’t trade them for the world, they do require custom drapery hardware because of their shape/rarity (or at least the kind of hardware I want). Coooool.

Naturally, I asked Decorview if they might consider helping me with this design agony. They agreed, which I was over the moon about, BUT that meant this indecisive Libra needed to pick a curtain color fast… I mean have you seen these lead times? I need this reveal to go up in 2021!

fyi the current rods were originally straight and then bent in the center…

Here’s the thing about my living room. It actually doesn’t get a ton of direct natural light because of the beautiful trees outside. I am honestly SO grateful for them because on a couple of 91 degree weather days we recently had, I was pretty ok without an air conditioner. Pop the champagne! However, this does mean that it’s not the brightest of rooms (but totally bright enough for me). So when it came to choosing a curtain color, I was afraid of going too dark and making the room feel too moody. I work in here so I need “happy”. But a white color was also a no-go as proven by my white-ish IKEA curtains that I have been using. They completely get visually lost in the walls and also look kinda sad. What’s a gal to do?? Dare she go pink????????

Why not, right? So much of what I pin, bookmark, and like on the internet have an element of pink in it. Pink can be so freaking chic and is just a really happy color that apparently makes me happy to look at. For instance, I can’t imagine Malcolm’s bedroom without that mauve blanket or not wanting to cozy up in the most fun and pink Mountian House bunk room ever. So what is this existential color crisis? I want to break free from what is likely just patriarchal BS. I shouldn’t worry that if I have a guy I’m dating over, that he will somehow make assumptions that don’t actually represent who I am (not a big but slight anxiety I have… HARD face to palm emoji). Will pink curtains tell someone that I’m high maintenance “girly-girl”? ANOTHER VERY STUPID STATEMENT. For example, Caitlin is the chillest, low-maintenance, fun person I know and she’s got pink all over her place. Also, there is nothing wrong with being a “girly-girl”! Ay yai yai, Bunge.

Colors are emotional. (Ha. As if this entire post doesn’t prove exactly that). And it’s important to choose intentionally. Emily is being very intentional with the farmhouse colors because while blues and grays make her and her family happy (see this post on comfort color palettes), Portland is rainy and gray so some warmer pops of color are going to be incorporated to bring in “more life”. And you know what?? More life is what I want in my shady living room. I keep telling myself that pink curtains are going to be chic AND make me happy every time I step into this room. Pushing myself outside of my weird emotional color block is oddly a real growth moment for me (even though it felt like I did enough “growing” for 5 decades this past year).

So I thought we could kick this therapy session up a notch and look at some beautiful spaces that didn’t shy away from pink that I love and continue to hype me up for incorporating a little more pink. And hey, if you want, do a little shopping if you are in need of some “happy pink” in your home too. This is now a Pink Appreciation Post so let’s get into it and maybe I’ll be fixed by the end. Anything is possible, right??

design by shapeless studio | photo by kate sears | via remodelista

This room came on the scene years ago but I have never stopped loving it. It’s warm, calm, sweet, and yet chic. The tonal palette and minimalism are the reasons why it’s so effortless but it really gets me on that muted pink train. How about you?

design by caroline gayral | via natalie catalina

This is another oldie but goodie and was also a big initial inspo for my last apartment (even though I used white curtains because I was scared). Think if those curtains were white…. it would still be a pretty room but the pink brings it to life!

design and design by allison wu

These textured pink walls are BEAUTIFUL and very much made me want a pink kitchen when I first saw this space years ago.

You also might be catching on that “my pink” is more soft, sandy pink (and sometimes a saturated mauve), not the bubble gums or hot pinks of the rainbow. This makes make “hang up” even sillier. IT’S NOT EVEN THAT PINK.

So yes I prefer a more soft pink if I’m going big but I don’t mind going a little more saturated when it’s in small decor pieces or art. If you need some pink in your life too, I have taken to the internet and found some pretty great options for you to either continue indulging in your love for pink or get over your issues with it like me:) Also there’s A LOT more inspiration!

Curtains

design by reath design | photo by laure joliet
design by arent & pyke studio | styling by olga lewis | photo by pure ruscoe

Not everyone needs to go custom because of vintage windows from the early 1900s. So if you want pink curtains too, I love these ones:

1. European Flax Linen Curtain | 2. Dusty Pink Stonewashed Linen Curtain | 3. Luxe Linen Blend Curtain | 4. Velvet Dusty Orchid Curtain Panel | 5. Cotton Canvas Fragmented Lines Curtains | 6. Heathered Thermal Room Darkening Curtain Panel

Paint

design by annie sloan | photo by benedicte drummond | via house beautiful
design by phoebe nicol | photo by dave wheeler

I may not by painting my walls pink but all of these rooms prove that it is a REALLY cool choice. Here are my favorite options:

1. Odessa Pink | 2. Setting Plaster | 3. Fairest Pink | 4. Rachel Pink | 5. Tissue Pink | 6. Middleton Pink

Tile

design by india mahdavi | photo by francois halard | via architectural digest

Pink tile is a real commitment but also a has huge payoff when done right… like in the photo above. That kitchen makes me smile every time I look at it. Don’t you want the coolest kitchen or bathroom in your neighborhood???

1. Zellige Blushing Mistress | 2. Dawn | 3. Cement Arc White + Mocha Square | 4. Imperial Pink Gloss Ceramic Subway Wall Tile | 5. Zellige Vintage Rose Square | 6. Beaded by Barbara Barry Field Tile

Decor

Art

design by lauren li | photo by louise johansen | via the design files

I plan on having plenty of art with pink accents because a. it will help to balance the curtain color with the other side of the room and b. it will be a subtle but fun way to punch up my wall’s style. So if you want to bring in some pink without painting the entire wall, just start with a piece of art like one of these:

1. Sunday by Mary Ketch | 2. Death Valley Mountain #21 by Jordan Sullivan | 3. Abstract Tapestry Wall Art | 4. The Self Love Art Print by João Incerti | 5. Cotton Candy Leftovers by Cathy Sunu | 6. Urban Desert Series 1 by Lisa Sundin

Fun Miscellaneous

design by leanne ford | styled by kate berry | photo by nicole franzen | via domino

Wall art is good but so are unexpected pink pieces of decor! A lamp is awesome but so is a taper candle… or a velvet lampshade:)

1. Joy Clay Table Lamp | 2. Pauline Candle Holder | 3. Simple Wood Candle Holder | 4. Picnic Geo Candle | 6. Bedside Carafe

Vases

design by phoebe nicol | photo by dave wheeler

Vases needed their own category because they can be both functional pieces for flowers AND sculptures. Plus all of these are just really cool and that’s also why they got their own special section.

1. Berry Budvase | 2. MoMA Raawii Strom Ceramic Large Vase | 3. Mid-Century Ceramic Vase | 4. Eda Vase | 5. The Pink Collection | 6. Cecillia Small Pink Glass Vase | 7. Linne Carafe | 8. Willow Decorative Vase | 9. Ceramic Stoneware Vase Pink

Textiles

design by lauren li | photo by louise johansen | via the design files

Lastly, we have the “curl up with your pink decor” section. I didn’t talk about it before but for most people (like Emily), pink is basically a neutral now. A really happy, soft neutral. So adding a pink throw or pillow to your sofa or bed will only add to your color palette in a quiet yet unexpected way.

1. Pink Waffle Throw | 2. Handmade Wool Shag Pillow | 3. Pink Stitched Lumbar Pillow | 4. Leah Singh Daphne Pillow Cover | 5. D’Abord Cushion Cover | 6. Cotton Canvas Round Pouf | 7. Mongolian Lamb Pillow Cover | 8. Linen Throw Pillow | 9. Windowpane Throw

Despite the fact that my curtain color was finalized last Friday and I really love it! I also actually do feel better after writing this post. I guess that’s why journaling is so effective. Writing down your thoughts and feelings, as well as searching the internet for beautiful pink rooms and products, WILL show you that you are an overthinker that just needs to choose what YOU love. Designing to push yourself creatively is one thing. Designing out of fear and weird old hangups is another.

I’m curious. Do any of you have any outdated or useless hangups when it comes to designing or decorating your homes? Colors, materials, shapes, etc? Let the group therapy session begin:)

Love you, mean it.

Opening Image Credits: Design by Rachel Castle | Photo by Caitlin Mills | Styling by Annie Portelli | via The Design Files

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24 days ago

Curtains seem like the perfect way to add pink to the room! I can’t wait to see it!

K
24 days ago

That turret corner of your living room is so beautiful! I can’t wait to see how it looks with the new curtains you’ve picked.

Kirby
24 days ago

pink curtains for the win!!

Lisa
24 days ago

Loved the post and reading about your process Jess, very relatable!! Also YES to pink curtains!! They make everything look soft and sunny wenn the light shines through them, even when its gloomy out 🙂 My mum installed pink curtains in my nursery/childhood bedroom because she had read somewhere that this would mimick the light babies see when they’re in the womb and would be calming to them – not sure if that has any scientific evidence to back that up but I think its such a charming thought and I always loved them!! Uuuntil I became a teenager and desperately wanted agency in my bedroom design – and maybe secretly also thought they were to girly a little bit? -. My mum and I reinstalled them a few years back and I love sleeping in the room whenever I visit now <3

Lisa
22 days ago
Reply to  Jess Bunge

I love it! XD

okay, jess. here we go. OBSESSED. yes to you doing pink curtains. i just staged my house to sell and i did pink curtains in the living room, and i LOVE it. i have done pink in pretty much every room in some small way and i think it makes it a happy space. i love this whole post. i was so excited when i read the title. pink is my neutral and staple in color and decorating. there will be lots of pink in my new house. i miss my pink dining room. i can’t wait to see your room with pink in it. it’s not girlie in a bad way, it’s girlie in the BEST way. girls rule. the shapeless studio bedroom pic (your first example picture) is sooooo good and is everything i want my bedroom to be. the carolyn gayral picture is the best. love the curtains. love all the vintage-y eclectic decor. the camel colored leather looks so good with the pink. and the art between the curtains seems to go so well with the femininity of the pink curtains, but in a bad A way. the reath design living room. love love love. so… Read more »

Kelly
24 days ago

Fear of pink being too “girly” is just internalized misogyny. Stick it to the patriarchy by being bold and brash about the colors you love. And if a guy you are dating can’t handle a pink room, consider it a blessing that you know this sooner rather than later since they are not worth your time. Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.

Emma
23 days ago
Reply to  Kelly

Better yet, date the guys who also have pink in their homes!

22 days ago
Reply to  Kelly

The fact that a boy does not want a pink room in his house , except for his daughters room, is perfectly normal. A woman that is not able to cope with this is not.

Mary
24 days ago

Can we talk about those chairs? Togo I think? I find those so tempting but I’m always worried my husband or taller guests might find them uncomfortable/hard to get in and out of!

Sheila
24 days ago
Reply to  Mary

I loved them and their flexible modular design. Spent a good while sitting in them in the show room and they are comfy to sit in but awkward to get up from. I knew my mom, dad and older guests would struggle so I had to pass. No fun in making people uncomfortable!

Jessica
24 days ago

Yes to pink curtains, go for it! I just installed some pretty pink ones from target for my meditation/ballet room!

Cici Haus
24 days ago

My hangup is on…hangups! I still wrinkle my nose at the word “beige” though I have used a “pale tan” in all the main spaces of my last two houses! ha!

Alice
24 days ago

Why were pink and white the only two options? Just curious.

Sheila
24 days ago

Love seeing your pink picks, Jess! I’m a recovering pink-phobe myself and just started wading into that pool. I ordered slipcovers in “Rose Smoke” for my sofa and loveseat, purchased fabrics to recover pillows and have been collecting some art and decor pieces to add to the existing mix. I’ve still been hesitant to pull it all together but you’ve given me a good nudge in that direction – thank you for that!

Rusty
24 days ago

“Ay yai yai, Bunge!”
Pink curtains would definitely add some warmth and depth into the room.
I suggest a dabric with obvious texture in it to make it more arty and ‘mature’ if you get what I mean.
Smooth, silky pinks seem to scream little girl someho, so some serious texture could helpful?
I’m totally ganging out gor your reveal … so get a wriggle on please! 😻

Rusty
24 days ago
Reply to  Rusty

Sorry for typos…danged numb fingers again.🙄

KD
24 days ago

YES to pink in homes! My pink couch came with me to our marriage and my husband doesn’t mind it one bit. I’ve since added a bit of pink to most rooms in our home. I love that it can be almost a neutral or a full-on statement. GO FOR THE PINK CURTAINS! ps–check out Behr’s Seaside Villa, which is another lovely peach/pink/tan paint that I’m eyeing.

Rusty
24 days ago

Jess, you and Arlyn should have a serious PINK CHAT! She’s literally up to her eyeballs in pink!!! And it’s fabulous!🤗

Suzanne
24 days ago
Reply to  Rusty

I was thinking the same thing, Rusty!

Sadie
24 days ago

I’m not huge on choosing pink for myself either, but pairing pink with something gold/mustard yellow and pops of black (like shown in almost every one of your inspirational pics) is surprisingly gorgeous and sophisticated with a touch of whimsical. Love where you’re going with this, it will be magical.

Roberta Davis
24 days ago

I think of Orlando’s long-ago bedroom, which I love. I think of pink and mustard, which at first seemed rather odd but which I just can’t stop being fascinated by. I think if I was doing your curved window with pink curtains, I would keep the color very light, just a hint of pink. I do love Malcom’s blanket, too. But, having lived through the 80’s, I can’t bring myself to say the word “mauve”.

Suzanne
24 days ago
Reply to  Roberta Davis

Roberta, I have the same feeling about the word “mauve”. 😉

Roberta Davis
23 days ago
Reply to  Suzanne

let’s not go back that that mauve! 🙂

Donna
24 days ago

Jess,
I’m just wondering if the reason your white curtains look sad is because of the way they are hanging on a concave rod – they sort of sink into the window instead of floating or billowing. Not sure if a color change would make a difference but perhaps a change in the weight of the fabric would?

Jessica Jenkins
24 days ago

I love love love pink! And frankly it’s an excellent litmus test for future fellas you may entertain. Their thoughts about pink will tell you about them. Here’s an incredible houseboat filled with pink!
https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/jeanne-de-kroon-houseboat-amsterdam

Lisa
24 days ago

Okay wow that houseboat is amazeballs! thanks for sharing that!!! I especially love the deep rosé kitchen – gorgeous!!

24 days ago

I do have a similar hang up around pink but, because I live with a man, it usually manifests as not wanting to make a space feel “too girly” for him (he could not care less). Very strange, I’ve kept all the pink relegated to my home office, which I suppose is “allowed” to be the girly room because it’s just for me…

24 days ago

I can’t wait to see your pink curtains! They are going to make you SO happy! I love pink in interior decor.

Suzanne
24 days ago

I feel you, Jess. Pink was my favorite color through the 80s when I was in high school. When I married my high school sweetheart, I did our bedroom completely in pink. People thought I was crazy, but they all loved it. However, when we ended up divorcing a few years later, I started to shun pink. I didn’t feel like I could assert my independence and confidence with pink in my life. I slowly started wearing pink again as I grew up (my twenties were hard), and in my thirties I embraced pink again. I now have pink in my bedroom, along with a majority of pale aqua, and I love it. We recently got a beach condo, and ended up going strong with pink in the bedroom, inspired by a set of vintage pink rose botanical prints. I’ve had to remind myself that color and style doesn’t determine our confidence. We can wear pink and ruffles and live in pink rooms, and still be strong and confident. This was a great share of your story and so many wonderful pink resources. I can’t wait to see the new curtains and final reveal.

Abby
24 days ago

this post couldn’t have come at a better time*! i am moving into a new apartment and decided to paint our living room a light pink 🙂 I am soooo excited about it. I actually referenced an old EHD post re: favorite pastel colors and went with one of Em’s favorite pinks (Organdy by Benjamin Moore)

*I guess I could have used this post 2 weeks ago because then I could have referenced your updated pink paint choices 🙂 but still, this makes me so excited!

Luna Healy
24 days ago

I freaking love pink when used appropriately. Luckily, so does my boyfriend! The fear of pink being “too girly” is such a bummer, but I understand. Normalize all genders being unafraid of liking pink!

deb
24 days ago

Never done any major pink in my house, but it always makes me smile when I see pics of pink choices others have made. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of my Grandma’s “Pepto Pink” kitchen cabinets that she painted back in the 1940s – boy do I wish I had a picture of them! Grandma was one of a kind with her home decor & fashion choices.

J.
23 days ago

Jess I loved this post!!! I can relate SOOOOO much to this sentence: “that if I have a guy I’m dating over, that he will somehow make assumptions that don’t actually represent who I am (not a big but slight anxiety I have… HARD face to palm emoji)” as the thought of starting to date again at age 31 after a 18+ month full hiatus is terrifying and stressful enough to me without also thinking about decorating my own new apartment! I felt so seen seeing this sentiment — including the emoji!– shared by someone else. Thank you for sharing it with us! And I can’t WAIT to see the pink curtains!!!!!!!! (and whole place!) xx

23 days ago

Since I can’t seem to complete one painting without the color pink, I am happy to see this post! From an artists point of view, I use the words, “salmon” (we all eat that, right? or the “color of a newborns lips” to describe the shade of fleshy pink that I use 😉

KS
23 days ago

We painted our bedroom “Prelude to Pink’ by Behr a couple of years ago and we love it! The light in the morning is so soothing and beautiful.

Kelley
23 days ago

I loved every moment of this post. Pink is my favorite color. Thank you!

Jill
23 days ago

Cafe curtains for the charm and the trees and the sky peeking through.

Lynn W
23 days ago

Try and due the curtains pink and see if you like them….just an idea before you pay $$ for new😊
I love pink for me in my clothing choices and really only have a few splashes in our house. The dining room has some pink in the artwork.
I have lovely memories of my Grandparents home and I always stayed in the “pink room” when I got to stay the night. Lovely small room that was a gorgeous ballerina pink…. the afternoon light coming was incredible. I lived just being in that room 💕

Lynn W
23 days ago
Reply to  Lynn W

Not “due” …. do!! Oops 😆

Lane
23 days ago

You’re overthinking it. Buy a few panels to try out. If you don’t like them, return. Do the same if you’re thinking custom. Just return ready made panels. Or order a few fabric swatches. I was eyeing a very expensive (relative to my budget) lamp recently. It was different, cool, unique, quality materials, but much smaller than what people and my old self would choose for a bedroom It was on sale so I tried it in a bedroom or maybe another space. I don’t know if it’s good, it’s not deal, but a part of me didn’t want to return it. I like the funkiness it brings. I didn’t return it, bought a second and rethinking art and bedding to make it work. It feels special, unique. It’s imperfectly perfect. I actually love it. Try several shades of pink. Maybe you like it. Some color combinations seemed really cool. If something draws you to pink take leap. If it doesn’t do something else.

23 days ago

Sorry, but I really hate pink in home decor. I can hardl ytolerate it witha brownish tint on it

Jess
23 days ago

What is ‘Basic B’ about pink? Strange and confusing title.

Jessa
23 days ago

I have a pink couch! I love it. The colour is called ‘Watermelon Sorbet’. When I bought it I went to the store thinking I might go navy.. then I saw the fabric sample of the pink and decided not to overthink it and go with that. It’s been a year and I still love it! I have pink peppered through the rest of the space (actually I have a little bit of every colour I think). In the right way I feel like the light pink you show can be a neutral. Don’t be scared – it’s just stuff 🙂

Deb
23 days ago

Sometimes pink just happens.
I purchased a 1960’s rancher. The main bathroom has a brown tub and the tiles are a very light cream color with almost a pinkish tan mottled look. Very hard to describe. Gutting that bathroom was not in the budget. However I could afford a new vanity top with new sinks and faucets. I was at a craft show and came upon an artist who had a watercolor of a fancy pink flamingo. I bought it with no idea where it would go before I moved in. It looked right at home in the bathroom so the vanity got painted pink as did the trim around the window and door. I would never consider myself a “pink” person but that flamingo was able to provide a jumping off point to coordinate with that very odd bathroom tile.
I recently purchased a great shower curtain from society6
that has a watercolor look with some shades of pink that ties it altogether.
Those curved windows would look good with any color you chose. Can’t wait to see the reveal.

Sophie
23 days ago

FWIW I had the same kind of angst for no good reason when I was painting our hallway, it has no natural light and white just made it look even more drab and blah. I ended up picking a super punchy, bright, almost coral pink, and just colour blocking the bottom half of the wall with the top half bright white. I love it because the crisp horizontal line takes the edge off the ‘girly girl’ vibe but it’s still got enough pink to brighten up an otherwise unlovable space and the vibrancy of it makes me smile whenever I walk through. I think the concept of the colour block also works in the context of your curtains making a block of colour on one wall, and I definitely say go for it, it’ll make all the difference your gut is telling you it will!

Eve
23 days ago

Hi Jess-I have had this exact relationship with pink since I was a teen and this conversation with myself recently and one day on a whim, I got a blush fur throw…now I can’t stop. Blush is my new neutral! I def don’t like pastel pink but sandy moody BLUSH is different! I may mix it into my bedroom next, perhaps a splurge at Parachute for linen sheets and a comforter cover, mixing Clay pink with light blush pink which will also go with lavender and dusty light blue, two other colors I have in the room. Apparently I like feeling like I am in a dreamy cloud to go to sleep. I will need to balance it with the clay color for more depth and …due to my husband probably not liking too much pink. lol. I am thinking of using that pink blackout curtain you posted here at Target’ for the room as well. I can’t wait to see your pics when your done!!! Yay, happy blush workspace!

Rachelle Seguin
23 days ago

I grew to hate pink as a child… I think because my mom made my room pinker and pinker as I got older… (say from 5 to 12…) and I just despised it, also was a tomboy… only girl… misogyne??? To the point I felt as a teenager it became part of my personality (the girl who hates pink…). It took me till in my late 20s when I bought my condo and have my own space… and really thought “do I actually HATE pink.. if so… why!!??” I’m currently looking through paint chips, and I think I’m going to paint my bathroom a pale pink! (just turned 40… and in the same condo), and I love a deep saturated pinks in doses in my main living space!! So once again, i’m going pinker as I get older… but now it’s on my terms… and I’m very serious about it 🙂 Good luck and all the curtains look great, but I do love the ones in the first inspo pick.

Rusty
23 days ago

I’m going pinker as I get older, too! 💗

23 days ago

Nice Design. Thanks for sharing such an informative post.

Mel Christian
23 days ago

Jess,
I’m kind of late to this party, so if you have already thought of this, or someone else suggested it, feel free to ignore. I was just wondering if you had thought of just painting the wall around the windows, then the white sheers would have some contrast. I don’t know what your other colors will be, but one painted wall is a lot less of a money commitment than custom draperies. I love pink, every pink, and love the rosiness it gives, but seeing you’re not sure you do for you, might be less stress.

Marla
23 days ago

Jess, Sascal Studio has an amazing pink house pic just posted on their Insta. Also, their pink living room on their website is so creative

Rachel C
23 days ago

Pink is an accent color in my house. When my friends first saw it they were shocked because it’s very feminine and I am NOT a feminine person in the way I dress or present myself. I think that’s why I like it though, because it’s SO different and allows me to express that side of me in a different way. I’m actually looking for ways to incorporate it into my kitchen so I love some of the tiles above. Great post!

Lea
23 days ago

SO excited to see what you do! I’ve been waiting for this!!!!

Mer
23 days ago

Love the pink, and would aboslutely love a similar post with product roundups of other colorways!!

Heidi
22 days ago

I think you just helped me finish my office. It’s a pale cool yellow that I’ve always disliked, but I’m trying to love what is, so to speak. I also have a vintage pink blown glass lamp that I’ve never found a spot for. Pink and yellow go together, right? I’m going to try it, thanks!

Beth
22 days ago

Someone else may have already suggested this, but why not try out the relatively inexpensive Target version and see if you can live with the color. If you like them, then buy the higher end options which will look even better!

Ellie
22 days ago

This room is so beautiful!! Would you consider painting the walls pink and doing a neutral curtain fabric? My thought is that since the curtains are so custom and an investment, that would give you the flexibility to more easily change the color if you wanted to down the line.

Daniella
22 days ago

The photo with the gallery wall is wrongly attributed to Lauren Li – it’s the home of Danish blogger Louise Johanson (mernee.dk) and designed by her, so would be nice if you could correct this. Great post otherwise!

Chantal
22 days ago

Caitlin Wilson’s entire aesthetic is pink with blue and she has gorgeous style! Pink is beautiful and who cares if others think it’s unsophisticated or childish.

Jen
21 days ago

Can you pretty please do a post about the window treatment once you get it sorted out? I have a similar curvy window situation in our home and trust me when I say there are no good blog posts about how to handle this type of window treatment situation. Does each window get a curtain? If so, when they are open where do you leave them to let the light in? Should there be divided curtains for each window? What kinds of companies will make and install curved rods? (In between each window? Pushed all of the way left or right to keep the windows fully clear?) Are there options that could look nice besides a super expensive custom built curved rod? Right now we just have a tension rod up inside the window frame which looks AWFUL but was the budget temporary fix (“temporary 10 years ago ha) and I keep not dealing with it because it is so daunting to spend the money and worry it will come out looking terrible and be stuck with it. I am anxiously awaiting your reveal on this part of your lovely space, pink or any other fabulous color you select. 🙂

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