I have always been partial to various shades of pink. My office is painted a light shade of pink, part of my hair is currently dyed bright magenta, and a favorite pair of shoes purchased to match a party dress (even though worn only once and no longer fit me) are a blush-colored satin. Pink is having a moment right now and it’s finally getting the grown up recognition it deserves. It’s no longer reserved for little girls with Barbie dream homes (yes, I was one of those…matching pink convertible Corvette and all…).
This is the master bedroom and bath in the home of London garden designer Henrietta Courtauld. Hand dyed pink velvet, the “color of rhubarb stems” as it is referred to, is used to upholster the walls on the upstairs landing and a bedroom wall. The color was replicated from a small piece of eighteenth-century ribbon. Isn’t it interesting how inspiration can come from just about anything? I love hearing the story behind the design. It makes for a more meaningful space and makes for great conversation. So for today…think pink!
Images via House & Garden Magazine