Pink and gray. Think I figured out how to get pink into the bedroom. I was buying paint this morning. Semi-gloss, White Dove for the interior doors. And a gallon of Benjamin Moore’s Amherst Gray for the outside of the house. We’re testing it on a big section to see how it looks. Still not sure about the darkness of that gray. Benjamin Moore’s Color Trends 2015 catalog was lying on the counter and with nothing better to do while I waited for the paint to be mixed I took a look. Color trends are serious bullshit. Who in their right mind chooses green for the kitchen because Benjamin Moore says its cool? But what they did do was pull together a very pretty catalog. The living room in gray and pink caught my eye. Perfect for our bedroom. Now I just have to find someone to do those pink curtains.
Amy Feezor has interviewed the lovely Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge about her favorite music over on Lifework. Check it out. I’m glad someone else works propped up in their bed! Pic by Patrick Cline for Lonny Magazine.
I saw this story ages ago in the now defunct Domino magazine. It’s the editor, Deborah Needleman’s apartment. I really like the scale of this space. Those high ceilings let her play with giant forms like the paper light over the dining table. The living room (below) also drew me in…I like that pieces don’t match perfectly. It’s not too done.
My cousin wants to revamp her bedroom. Curtains, rug, bedspread…that sort of thing. And she’s asked me for a few online places to check out. Perfect timing as I was looking for the same sort of things for my office. My parents arrive soon and will be sleeping there. I need curtains to stop the sun streaming in and blinding them every morning. My recommendations? Urban Outfitters for cheap chic. I like their patchwork linen curtains (above). They’ve also got great patterns and strong hits of colour (everyone else is so tasteful it’s a bit boring). West Elm for good strong simple shapes and patterns. I love their opaque linen drapes with grommets (the pearly gray is beautiful – below). You could go all soft and gray with the curtains and bedspread and then do a hit of colour (pink, red, orange, blue?) in the rug (that can be anything from IKEA to one of the beautiful rugs you already have). I really like colour on the floor. You can’t see it when you’re in …
Spotted this brave shot of colour in New York magazine. It’s Liz Kinnmark’s bedroom. She is one half of Design Glut.