Today’s Happy Decor is Decorating with Pink
A warm California welcome if you are joining me from Summer Adams. Summer lives up north from me and her new home is striking. So, speaking of the color pink, Summer is the Queen of pink!
Ok, are you excited as me for spring to arrive? Our Flowering Plum and Chinese Magnolia trees are covered with pink blossoms and if you listen closely, the birds have returned with their spring chirping.
My heart is happy!
To help you welcome in spring, I just published a fun project, mini-Valentine’s Day gingerbread houses that will make you smile.
But, anywhoo, stay a while and visit all my friend’s posts, you can view the list at the bottom of my post.
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My History with Pink
Growing up with four older brothers, you can imagine there wasn’t a lot of pink in our home. In fact, when I was born and my parents brought me home from the hospital, I wasn’t even swaddled in pink. My mother had given up and resigned herself to the fact that I was going to be another baby boy.
And I just remembered they were going to name me Daryl.
Yes, they had made up their mind and I came home bundled up in blue with no hint of pink.
So, introducing pink into our home is a tiny bit foreign to me, you see my older brothers made sure I wasn’t a girly type. Pink just wasn’t on my radar.
So, slowly over time, I’ve added a few pieces and now I can honestly say, my living room is pretty in pink!
And lately pink has taken over my brain.
I’ve already styled my living room two different ways this month. So, if you see a few different pillows, don’t panic you aren’t losing your mind.
Hm, maybe I’m losing mine?
Decorating with Pink
Five Things to Ponder
The other day, I finally ventured out of the house and had a fun girl’s trip to the city.
Our first stop was the San Francisco Flower Market.
I loved these variegated hydrangeas the minute I set eyes on them. It’s as if their petals were dipped in pink and white and are the perfect balance of colors.
The vintage touch of these hydrangeas complimented the cute Chamomile flowers.
So, here is your first art lesson for the week. Did you know that green is opposite on the color wheel to red or pink? Since they are complementary color, I instinctively sought out splashes of the spring green hydrangeas to pop the pink.
Crazy cuteness going on over here.
Create a Stage for the Pink Accents
What better way to flaunt my pink accents than to surround it all with white. Currently in our living room, pink rules.
Who knew that decorating with pink could be so much fun.
On a side note, if you are interested in my Crate and Barrel slipcover sofa, you should definitely check out my sofa review.
Throws are the simplest way to introduce color and warmth to a room. My pinky shaggy blanket is a welcome splash of drama and softness that is so cozy and comfy.
Gosh, and isn’t it so adorable?
Add Elements of Sparkle
Can I just say, I love anything that sparkles?
Leftover blush Christmas ornaments and a crystal vase creates the perfect amount of razzle-dazzle. So, now I’m smitten with pink, and I also love anything that sparkles.
Who is this person who has taken over my body?
Yes, we can’t forget about pillows! I have pillows stashed everywhere in our home and in storage. So for this very reason, I’ve made a vow to mostly by my pillowcases from only Pottery Barn. Mine now just stack so nicely into a small pile in our hall closet.
But, between throws and pillows, you have an instant new look with very little effort.
These blush Pottery Barn Hydrangeas make quite a stunning statement, don’t you think?
I am finally at peace with pink.
I love finding new things out about myself.
Thanks for joining me on my blogging journey. I hope you liked my tips on decorating with pink. Enjoy the rest of my friend’s fabulous posts, I’m certain you won’t be disappointed.
Now off to my talented friend, Amie from Meme Hill. Not only is she a great interior designer, but she is a super artist as well. Amie recently completed a playful and adorable mural at her local children’s clinic.
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Janine this is so lovely!! and the cookies, I want to eat them all!!
I want to eat the cookies too! I’m trying to resist!!! I have the gingerbread houses and there is too much temptation!
Janine, I love that you love pink too! It’s such a cozy color and just fills my heart with joy. You have added just the right amount to your home. It looks so good with the white!
Thank you, Ashley! Gosh, you haven’t visited my house, someday, you must come over. I think there is nothing like seeing it in person. Ok, next girl’s get together it is over at my comfy abode!
You and I are SO on the same wavelength! I’m loving pink flowers right now and can’t get enough, and those hydrangeas are so stunning J! I have never seen anything like them! And I adore that new floral pillow on your sofa, SO spring-y!!
Oh Janine this is such a fun post! Those amazing sugar cookies with the hearts were just adorable. And the fresh flowers. Loved every detail!
Thank you, Jackie. It was so fun decorating our living room. I want to keep it looking like this for a while and enjoy the feminine touches. Too funny, seeing my husband surrounded with pink while he watches his tv shows in the evening!
I watched your live session last night and you were darling 😀 You had me giggling! Thank you for sharing this scrumptious recipe <3
Ok, now I’m wondering what I did on my live broadcast that had you giggling? Well, I’m always joking around, so I probably was just acting like my normal self! 🙂 Thanks so much for your sweet comment, I sure appreciate your visit! Happy Valentine’s Day to you!
Always love your selection of flowers! Your space looks so fresh and serene.
I went back to the flower market this week and they didn’t have these hydrangeas, so I guess they are a bit rare to find. They had them in every color. I’m now so addicted to going to the city for my flowers. My friend, who does floral arrangements, just made two bouquets for my next blog posts! She is so talented that it makes my flowers look simple. 🙂
Janine- Im glad you finally made peace with pink because it looks fabulous in your home. Im sure your older brothers took care of you growing up! Thanks for sharing with us. you’re the best! xo
Janine I love how you have used pink in your home! Gorgeous! Those hydrangeas are amazing.
Oh Janine I love all your pink!! So glad the two of you are friends 🙂 So happy to be joining you all today! xo
The combination of pink and a little sparkle is just beautiful in your home.
Janine, my pink loving heart is loving this entire post! All your beautiful flowers and fluffy blankets, your beautiful cookies… Everything is so gorgeous and cozy and inviting! This is perfection! Happy Valentine’s Day, my dear friend!
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Stunning photos as always and I’m drooling over the cookies 🙂 Love sharing this blogging adventure with you…just wouldn’t be the same without you dear friend. Love you, Julie & Jodie
Pink is my favorite colour. Like you I had four older brothers and no sisters, but when I moved out my home was about all things feminine. Your home looks so soft and inviting in pink. Pink always looks serene and comfortable to me. Gorgeous as always Janine.