Saturday, November 21, 2009

...Just a touch of Pink Saturday

There are certainly as many different ways to enjoy the color pink as there are people.

Some have a need to deck themselves out in it from head to toe...

whereas some have an overwhelming urge to cover their home in pink and accent it with every other color in the rainbow...
luckily, there are some who are satisfied with just a touch of pink - for instance, covering their entire roof...
But, it's no different with interior design. Some love to pour pink from their design bucket on everything from walls to furniture to accessories. For these people, there can never be too much pink.
Others believe that finding the perfect shade of pink to punch an otherwise staid color combination the ideal solution to the deep seated need for pink.
Of course, if you have found the most fabulous pink settee, it can be the focal point in an otherwise earthy and neutral setting. Pink will always command attention!
If one is afraid of pink, one can go with the palest shimmery pink and use it very sparingly - a couple of lampshades and a lavish bouquet of roses will do the trick.
When you're afraid people will tease you for loving pink, use it as a pop of color in a painting - or on one piece of furniture that makes it stand out as an incongruous statement on using pink in your design - and dare your friends to make fun of it!
Are you somebody who loves pink but doesn't really want to live with it on the walls or the upholstery? No problem! Here is a room filled with designer furnishings, rare antiques and fine art. What does your eye see first? Of course! It's the pink flower! Pink electricity - and no commitment!
Do you want to hide your love of pink where most will never even see it - but where you can admire it every time you walk down the stairs? Dried rosebuds tied high on the lighting fixture. Nobody but you will probably notice it's even there! And, yet, there it is, shedding its pink splendor without making a sound.
Thank you for spending a few minutes with me today - be sure to visit Beverly's Pink Saturday to see all the other people who have chosen to make Saturday the day of pink!

Then - go make something beautiful! ... perhaps something PINK!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan ♥

26 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening dearest,
It looks like we both finished our pink posts at the same time! Lovely, just lovely. And oh, I just adore the art you posted on Gabriella's blog in honor of our favorite queen, La Reine Marie! You are a genius, my friend! Anita

Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique said...

Tristan ~ Once again, your pictures and post are such a joy. I look forward to visiting your blog and if I had to pick one favorite pink thing, I couldn't do it, love everything!

Mimi

Debby said...

Hi Tristan,
Another awesome pink post, love all the pics.
Debby

Marilyn said...

I can always count on your "blizzards of pink" post for Pink Saturday!! I love pink & I think my fav pic was the room with the pink settee.....
I so enjoyed your post!
Have a Peaceful Weekend!
Love,
Marilyn

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Tristan, you find the best pics for this! I don't know how you do it....or how much time you spend doing it!
I guess the pink toile wallpaper in my bathroom counts me tinto this Pink Saturday soiree.....though there is nothing elegant in there. It is more...hmmmm...."Pink Gone Wrong"! LOL!!!
Great post!

XXOO!!
Anne

Couture de Papier said...

Inspiring! Thank You
Happy Pink Saturday and Thanksgiving
xxoo Denise

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Okay, I am in LOVE with those pink lampshades. Had to sit down. The fabric, the texture (or lack thereof), the sheen, the color! Happy Pink Saturday!

Ingrid Mida said...

I love that bright pop of fuschia pink but just a touch will do for me.
Have a wonderful weekend Tristan.

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Love that brown foyer with the pink settee! I always want to "go shopping" in your photos...you find such great ones!

Have a great weekend!

Malisa

Bill C. said...

A little pink never hurt nobody!

Shell said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Tristan.
In my living room, I have a soft pink rose as an accent wall. It looks pretty and makes the whole room glow.
I dig the fact you were working on a collage with Sojurner Truth. I hope I get a chance to see it.

Georgina said...

Tristan, always love your pink pics. My fav is that house...love it. If I lived there I'd be a fairy princes wearing that pink gown with my pink magic want!!!! LOL

Actually, I hated pink for most of my adult life because my mother always dressed me in pink and my sister in dusty blue. Just recently I've acquired a taste for it...pink is fun!!! Have a great weekend and thanks for your friendship. xxoo, Georgina

LemonyRenee' said...

I delight in your posts, Pink Saturday or not. Thanks.

Mary said...

What lovely rooms you found to share with us today. I hope you have a wonderful Pink Saturday.

Frippery said...

Ohhh Tristan, That ivy covered cottage and the pink settee! Heaven. Thanks again for all your inspiring images. Pam

shari said...

i'm not a pink fan but i loved every pink thing you posted! thanks for the pleasure of looking at color!!

Kaerie Faerie said...

Happy Weekend, I'm sewing blue satin with pink linings (Jacket)
love pink Sat. always look forward to your fabulous post
Karey

Sara said...

Tristan, dear,

I am not a pink person - but OMG - I feel in love with that pink settee against that brown wall!

There were a couple of other photos that caught my eye - Hmmm...I might have to re-think Pink!

I am send the link to this post to a friend of mine who loves PINK!

gypsylulu said...

Oh geeze...i'm out the door to the paint store!...you;ve got me hooked on pink walls, Tristan..
if only...lol!
I might settle for just the pink settee...
Your georgeous settings could get me in a heap o trouble! lol...
i want to start over...hehe
thanks for all the time you must spend here...
gypsy

Deborah said...

Tristan, I love the combination of the pink settee with the brown. That is something I would do at my house. The gift you got from Debi is exquisite. She was very generous and put a lot of tie and attention into her gift but you deserve it.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear,
Thanks for the pink tip on my dressing table! I must look into the ecru...never ever thought of that! And if I could darlin', I would send you those chairs to go into your lovely home! Have a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones! Anita

yoborobo said...

I love pink - the settee is my favorite. You are amazing to find all these pictures. I never seem to make it here on Saturday, but I enjoyed my pink Sunday! :) Pam

someplace in thyme said...

I think a touch of pink will do just fine. Altho I have to say, a lot of pink is perfect too, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

I do like pink but prefer it in a raspberry/cranberry shade which is nearest to my favourite RED. I quite often have a RED SATURDAY!

Bye for now
Have a wonderful week

Carolyn ♥

peggy gatto said...

Once again, you have given me a feast for my eyes!!!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Tristan.

I love this post. One of the things I enjoy most about Pink Saturday is the very different ways people enjoy pink. Some are definitely into 100%, and some subtle to varying degrees.

I tend to be more subtle in most of the rooms of our home, but I use a lot of pink accent pieces in my home office.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.