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Guest Post: Pretty in Pink – Interior Edition

3 Apr

It has been awhile since I have featured some home inspiration on here, so when I was approached to feature this fun guest post, it seemed like perfect timing. I have never lived in a  place completely alone, so sadly I think I missed out on my chance to unabashedly go all out with some girly decor. However, I do think there is always an opportunity to incorporate some colour into your life, and while pink might not be the first colour you gravitate towards, as Joanna from Arcadian Home shows here, there are so many great combinations to consider. 

PS ~ I am completely in love with those pink armchairs in image 6, which is your favourite?

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Hi, everyone. It’s Joanna here from Arcadian Home blog, a fantastic place to find lots of interior design inspiration for using decorative accessories and an array of light fixtures from fabulous foyer lighting to ornate wall sconces. I’m so happy to be guest posting here at Lilies, Lattes & Lace. What a great blog name!

To inspire your design dreams, I’ve pulled together eight images of pink rooms. From subtle to brilliant—they all look so pretty in pink. Enjoy!

Pretty Pink Room

Pastel pink on the walls and an even paler shade on the ceiling give this living room a lovely glow. A black and white photographic art gallery creates a nice contrast against the pink wall. And, just for fun a quirky cowhide stool has been added across the room.

Pretty Pink Room

Pink on the front door and on the walls of a raised entryway gives way to a mostly white living room. The washed gray and white checkerboard floor is lovely, as are the full pink draperies and white slip-covered lounge.

Pretty Pink Room

These pink walls and stair risers are not for the timid of heart, but what a wonderful hue it is. This space definitely makes a bold and confident color statement.

Pretty Pink Room

Pink might not always be the first color choice for a kitchen, however this contemporary design just might change a few minds. I love everything about this space, but the modern pendant lights in pale pink immediately captured my attention.

Pretty Pink Room

How pretty is this traditional dining room? Pink and pale yellow make for a lovely color combination. The large-scale floral pattern on the chairs and the lovely pink and white oversize plaid draperies are wonderful feminine design elements.

Pretty Pink Room

Bright pink and white fabric on the twin arm chairs brings a bit of global style to this neutral living room with pops of turquoise. The glass ceiling light adds a touch of glamour.

Pretty Pink Room

This soft pink bedding is beautiful—just the right mix of classic tailored lines and soft feminine motifs. The crystal chandelier is perfect, but a simple glass pendant light would also be pretty in this pink space.

Pretty Pink Room

A black and white bath is most certainly pretty in pink—just the right amount of pink. I love the medium pink hue chosen for the ceiling. With that and just two other pops of pink—a hand towel and a small bouquet of fresh flowers, the space is perfect. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

What do you think of these pink rooms? Tell us which was your favorite, and visit us for more home decor, lighting and interior inspirations!

The Bar Cart

22 Feb
Classic and colour coordinated

Classic and colour coordinated

Awhile back I shared with you some of my favourite interior design ideas for a home bar here. While it would be lovely to have enough space to house one of these fabulous bars, in reality, many spaces are much better suited to a bar cart.

My mom and I were recently chatting about what type of bar area would suit her cottage and I was definitely pitching the bar cart. Especially if you have some nice glassware, this is the perfect way to display your bar and have easy access all day to make your favourite cocktails.

Here are some of the looks I found to help inspire us, what do you use for your at home bar?

Retro Fun

Retro Fun

Wine Barrel with Hidden Bar storage

Wine Barrel with Hidden Bar storage

Masculine and Charming

Masculine and Charming

Beautiful white wood for larger spaces

Beautiful white wood for larger spaces

3 shelved classic cart

3 shelved classic cart

My favourite rustic cart with built in ice bucket

My favourite rustic cart with built in ice bucket

Christmas Table Settings

18 Dec
table settings replace

Sleek with a pop of colour

By this point in the holiday season you are probably knee-deep in Christmas dinners. However, the big day is still ahead, so while we are lucky enough to get to be the visitors this holiday season instead of the hosts (although I can’t wait for the day we wake up at home on Christmas) I loved looking at all these gorgeous table settings for some ideas. I noticed that the second you put some ornaments anywhere on the table, it instantly feels more festive, and I love how many gorgeous settings I found in literally every colour scheme out there.

How do you like to do up your table for holiday dinner?

Burlap and Crystal for understated elegance

Burlap and Crystal for understated elegance

Classic Red Buffet Setup

Classic Red Buffet Setup

Taper Candles for a traditional setting

Taper Candles for a traditional setting

Beautiful Blues

Beautiful Blues

Understated Christmas - my absolute favourite with some pretty sparkle

Understated Christmas – my absolute favourite with some pretty sparkle

*Click any photo for their original source

Holidays At Home

27 Nov

Classic Monogrammed Stockings to hang by the fire (Pottery Barn)

Everyone has unique traditions around when they put up their Christmas lights, decorate their house and pick out their tree. For me, December 1st has always marked the date that we get everything out and decorate for the holidays, and the tree usually follows 2 weeks later. Since December 1st happens to be this weekend, I am getting so excited to bring out the decorations and get into the holiday spirit. We don’t have a ton of space for decorating, so I like to try to maximize what we already have and make it take on a Christmas spin. These beautiful glitter twigs are the perfect touch to fill our vases around the house and since we don’t have the space for a large tree, these winter wonderland trees are the perfect way to add some winter beauty to our place. For Christmas stockings, I love traditional red and white , and these ones you can even get monogrammed for each special person who will be with you on Christmas morning!

What do you like to decorate with for the holidays?

WInter Wonderland Tree (Restoration Hardware)

Beautiful Bell Wreath to announce your visitors (Williams-Sonoma)

Beautiful Glittered Twigs for Decorating (Pottery Barn)

One of my favourite holiday decorations – the classic Nutcracker (Crate and Barrel)

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