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Pretty in Pink

by habituallychic

02 . 12 . 10

There was a time when I couldn’t look at pink without picturing Pepto-Bismol or my childhood bedroom but the color is starting to grow on me. I love it when it’s used in a more sophisticated way in an elegant setting such as the dining room by Suzanne Kasler above. It looks less bubble gum then. So in honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ve put together a pretty presentation of my favorite pink pictures! XOXO!

Larry Laslo

Miles Redd

Frank de Biasi and Gene Meyer

Hal Williamson

House Beautiful

Cy Twombly


Stella Tennant

Stronheim & Roman

Mathilde Agostinelli by Jacques Grange

Mathilde Agostinelli by Jacques Grange

Ines de la Fressange by The Selby

Steven Gambrel

Ines de la Fressange by The Selby

Kelly Wearstler


Vogue Living

Raoul Dufy

Markham Roberts

Suzanne Kasler


Alexandra von Furstenberg

House Beautiful

Amanda Nisbet

House & Garden

Christopher Baker

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  1. ArchitectDesign™ February 12, 2010 | 4:47 pm

    I never liked pink…then there was Miles Redd and his masterly use of the color! Now I like it as an acccent – flowers and such in my own place. I especially like it paired with red!

  2. Full House February 12, 2010 | 5:53 pm

    great round-up of some very festive images.

  3. Alice Olive February 12, 2010 | 5:53 pm

    I don’t usually like pink however your post reminds me there are elegant shades of this colour. It’s not all about candy!

  4. Willow Decor February 12, 2010 | 6:12 pm

    Of course I love the Kasler Room – great selection of photos!

  5. A Gift Wrapped Life February 12, 2010 | 8:18 pm

    This just goes to show that there is nothing to be afraid of when using pink. If someone wants it, then find a clever way to use it as these designers have. A perfectly pink post. Happy Valentines day.

  6. Roxy Te Owens February 12, 2010 | 8:38 pm

    love, love, love!!

  7. Danielle February 12, 2010 | 8:59 pm

    I love PINK! Always have and these images are just lovely. I recently saw a bubblegum pink kitchen and it was gorgeous. BTW…GREAT BLOG!

  8. AlwaysMe February 12, 2010 | 9:43 pm

    Thanks for making me smile! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  9. Angie February 12, 2010 | 10:29 pm

    The two labeled unknown are my favorites!

  10. Tasha February 13, 2010 | 12:03 am

    I can only handle pink in small doses . . . but I’d love to see red post!

  11. Nawal February 13, 2010 | 12:43 am

    I usually have the same reaction as some people here; I was never really a fan of pink. Now purple, I love. So many of my scarves and favorite accessories are purple, even my website.
    But I always find pink to be a little too soft and subdued for my taste. Lately, I’m being convinced of the opposite (some nice examples in this post). Especially when it is paired with a bolder color like a dark brown or red. It can look really sharp.

  12. Morning T February 13, 2010 | 1:22 am

    Ooh la la…I love pink and although I don’t decorate with it, the little princess in my house has given me a whole new perspective on PINK.
    Happy V-Day to you! 🙂

  13. chichunters February 13, 2010 | 1:31 am

    i love how some of these rooms are not girly even if they are washed in bubblegum pink


  14. Ali February 13, 2010 | 1:35 am

    I feel the same way about pink, it use to make me positively nauseated but now I love it used the right way.

    GORGEOUS photos!!!


  15. NYCLQ February 13, 2010 | 1:46 am

    I thought I was the only one traumatized by “the PINK bedroom” as a child (pink ruffles with white mini polka dots, on a canopy bed with white furniture, pink walls, except one of lavender and white verticle striped wall paper!!)

    But after seeing this post (and this months Glamour) it’s growing on me! (I even did a fuchsia & red with turq Valentines tablescape).

    Thanks for sharing.
    😀 Lynda

  16. Teresa Hatfield February 13, 2010 | 2:08 am

    Aw…so pretty! Thank you for such a beautiful post.

  17. Chris February 13, 2010 | 2:38 am

    I absolutely adore your blog…stunning posts! Thank you…

  18. styleodyssey February 13, 2010 | 3:35 am

    oooo, eye candy! my faves are the salmon pink rooms. oh, and that twombly painting! cute car- you’d never lose that in a big parking lot!

  19. La Dolfina February 13, 2010 | 4:01 am

    What a great post on pink!!
    Loved all the rosy images.
    Happy Valentine’s!

  20. Karena February 13, 2010 | 4:18 am

    You can guess, I adore the Cy Twombly work of art!! it will work in any pink inspired room!

  21. rameyliz February 13, 2010 | 2:27 pm

    Great post! Is there a chance you might be able to figure out where the rug cam from in the House Beautiful dining room picture? It’s amazing!

    Thank you.

  22. Simply Luxurious February 13, 2010 | 3:50 pm

    Couldn’t help but smile when I reached your last photo! =)

  23. bayou contessa February 13, 2010 | 3:57 pm

    Amazing Post!!! I used to love pink, I’ve had so many pink rooms throughout my life including a pink kitchen in the 80’s! I burned out on the color…but lately I’m feeling a desire for bringing some pink back into my decor. If this post doesn’t get me going, nothing will.
    So many beautiful ideas. Thanks!

  24. Malka Sabroe-JoHanson February 13, 2010 | 6:41 pm

    OMG what lovely happy feeling photos to view after a long hard week of work. Thank you for sharing.

  25. Lara Harris February 13, 2010 | 7:01 pm

    Love all the photos!Especially the last one!So cute! 🙂

  26. Prutha February 13, 2010 | 7:27 pm

    the car is my fav pic…lol…im sorry, pink isnt my fav color for interiors… i still dont like it on walls for sure


  27. sinnlighet February 14, 2010 | 1:45 am

    love love love love love love this post!

    agneta, sweden

  28. Jennifer February 14, 2010 | 6:16 am

    Happy! I have a pink cottage-y style bedroom and I adore it! Your blog makes me happy and your photos of Domino and Vogue Living bring back great memories! Thank you!

  29. Francine Gardner February 14, 2010 | 1:09 pm

    I must have had a closed mind all these years, as i have limited the use of pink to the garden and girls’room (very young girls)You have just shown me how grown up and elegant pink can be.

  30. bazaarofserendipity February 14, 2010 | 4:25 pm

    I just adore all this pink!! I wish it was valentines day every day!


  31. Willie February 14, 2010 | 6:53 pm

    Always hated pink—loved this post! When used the right way it is phenomenal much to my surprise. I especially loved the way the most outrageous pink was almost always subdued with black. The pale pinks with lots of white were lovely. Thanks, thanks, thanks, for the eye-opener on the world of PINK!

  32. harrydog February 14, 2010 | 9:53 pm

    your “unknown” gorgeous pink living room with the yellow sofa belongs to Frank Dibiassi and Gene Meyer!!!

  33. Tea Party Crasher February 14, 2010 | 10:04 pm

    Fabulous post! I adore pink — always have — and I love finding inspiration for incorporating it into new, unexpected places. I’ve been toying with the idea of a pink kitchen for a while now, but now I think the idea of an elegant pink dining room is even better. Thank you!

  34. harrydog February 15, 2010 | 12:51 pm

    apologies…….my spelling s*cks!! I meant Frank de Biasi!! anyhow, sorry!! Love the pink!!