Saturday, May 10, 2014

Blushing babes ...

As an expectant Mom, my daughter is beginning to feel that nesting instinct. She's brought home some great paint swatches for a little girl's nursery in shades of blush pink. Of course, that triggered a desire in 'this first-time grandmother' to find inspiration-worthy room photos with creative design schemes in her chosen blush color.

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The first thing my daughter said was that she "preferred a pale, neutral blush over a strong ballerina pink so the room would read feminine, yet not girlie." That makes the color combo (shown above) perfectly suited for la femme of any age ... brown, blush, khaki and white. Yummy!

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The shade is expressed beautifully in the rooms above and below - not necessarily in strong wall color, but in the shade of decorative accessories.

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Designer Alaina Kaczmarski has put together a fab 'blush pink' inspiration board for a new bundle of joy (below).

1. 0versized light fixture – Ikea, $89.99
2. paint – Serena and Lily, $45 gallon
3. century crib – Dwell Studio, $980
4. heirloom quilted 3-piece crib set – Restoration Hardware, $209
5. flora flash cards – The Land of Nod, $29
6. oversized baby lamb photograph – by Sharon Montrose, $950
7. striped cap – Mabo, $20
8. pink seersucker dress – Estella NYC, $85
9. changing table – Restoration Hardware, $749
10. ballerina tights – Trumpette, $23.50 
11. lamb floor pillow – Restoration Hardware, $39
12. pink trellis rug – PB Kids, $299
13. pink Moroccan pouf – Serena and Lily, $450
14. star egg nightlight – J Schatz, $135
15. clothbound Penguin classics for kids – Anthropologie, $16.99 each

I'm totally infatuated with the color on the Emelia changing table by Restoration Hardware (#9. above). That finish could easily be duplicated on an old 'found' piece since this one is no longer available.

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Not only are these blush tones beautiful for a baby, they also have real staying power as a child ages. Gorgeous! And, the shade can be taken a step further with bolder hues to compliment the neutrals.

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Okay, little one. Your room awaits. See you soon!

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