Swimming in Pink

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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I am absolutely drowning in pink today! But in a good way - I have a client who loves Lilly Pulitzer, so we are doing her daughter's room in that theme.  Some of the materials will definitely be by Lilly, others just inspired by her.  For those of you who haven't seen the new Lilly furniture line yet (which I imagine is none of you), you can see it here.

Here are my boards so far:

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As you can see, I have a lot to choose from!  My head is spinning a little.  I know I'll get it after stepping away for a day or so, but if anyone has any clear cut favorites feel free to jump in.  I love hearing everyone's opinions.

This was the chandelier that started it all. The client found in in a Lilly furniture ad, but unfortunately, it wasn't by Lilly. So I spent forever trying to find it, and finally did. I was so excited until I saw the price.....Are you ready? $1900.  Well, it is Murano glass. Stunning, no?

So, then I found these two alternatives that I really like.  They are each about $800.  Still quite a chunk of the budget.

 This option is 15" wide and is $350.  If up to me, I'd choose this one:

Next, the rugs.   These are the two that I like (especially the first), both by Lilly and from Company Kids, at fairly reasoanble prices, too:

So far so good. But next come the walls and bedding.  The walls will have wainscotting, probably with hot pink on top and white squares painted turquoise inside the boxes below the chair rail.  And the furniture will be painted turquoise (dresser, tables, etc), with these gorgeous knobs:

 Or these (much more affordable) knobs:

OR, it will be the complete opposite, with the turquoise paint above the chair rail and pink in the boxes, and the furniture painted pink, like this:

Of course it all depends on the bedding.  And although I love all of these, the trick is to get a bold, colorful room without it being TOO crazy with color and pattern. I think that's where I am struggling a little and need to step back.  My tendency in girl's room is to go crazy with color and pattern (exhibit A, my daughter's room), and that's what the client likes, but I don't want it to be over the top.  Here are the bedding and accessory choices we are looking at:

Look at how adorable this throw is! And at $228 it's a steal.  (This is a test to see if Husband reads as carefully as he says he does :)  I can't say I'd never spend that, but I recognize that it is expensive).

This is my favorite bedding, but then I couldn't use the hot pink zebra rug:

Alternately, we might make bedding and window treatments out of these:

This bed is from Amazon and is only $279, but the daughter already has a bed, so we will have a headboard made that looks like this:
If you are interested in the bed, it is The Juliette Tufted Bed - Hot Pink (Twin)

And I also pulled a bunch of inspiration photos. Do you want to see them? I hope so!

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UPDATE:  Ok, I was going to step away from it, but I couldn't. Here is what I am going to present to the client:


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helen tilston said...

Beautiful post

The murano glass chandelier is spectacular!


CAS said...

I'm glad it's you and your client who are making the choices, and not me! Wow, so many fun things to choose from. I do hope you will share pics of this project when it's all finished.

Conspicuous Style Design Blog said...

I just finished a call with the client and she LOVED it! Hooray! It's so much better when it goes that way :)

Amy said...

Love the ideas! May I ask where you found the knobs?

Conspicuous Style Design Blog said...

Yes of course Amy! Right here:

KL said...

It's not my taste but that's why I love blogs - seeing what tickles other's fancy is really interesting. And I guess a good designer can pull together the clients wish list not imposing their own onto them, which you have obviously succeeded in doing. I loved all the clashing yet coordinating fabrics. Facinating!

theLENNOXX said...

I LOVE Lilly Pulitzer too! This room is going to be so amazing, I hope you will be sharing some photos with us =D

xox Linda

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacy. This post is right up my alley with my new found exploration and love of colour. That first image is dreamy and my kind of room. I love the vibrant Lilly Pulitzer fabrics and colours. the rug is gorgeous and I would want to add a ruffled throw just for the texture. This is going to look great. I need to put pink on my list to explore. Wow am going to take another look at those vibrant fabrics.


Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Wow, Stacy, you have vision! I'd be tempted to temper the palette with more white, but, you're completely fearless when it comes to colour.
Can't wait to see the finished room!

Wendi :)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love anything with the Lilly vibe. I would say there were at least 10 rooms that I thought were awesome in this post. I love the fabrics on your board for the romans and pillows too!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Wow...I love your final board!! Thanks for linking! :)

abeachcottage said...

Lovely inspirations, certainly lots of pink :) Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.