Posts Tagged ‘hot pink’

Bringing Dull Grey to Life

November 26, 2017


This homeowner in the Galleria / Highland Village area of Houston is from Madrid, and had this wallpaper in her home there. She loved it.

When the family moved to Houston, she brought the paper with her. Well, first there was a detour to London, England, to pick up the paper from where it is made.

The new house is beautiful, but it was dark, with lots of grey and grey-based colors everywhere. The kitchen even had a wall painted in chalkboard paint – an oppressing mass of solid black.

The new wallpaper, called Madam Butterfly (by Designers Guild), adds a happy feel of uplifted cherry buds and blossoms, and a cherry color palate of both light and bold pinks.

The colors work together beautifully. There is just enough pink to compliment the grey cabinets, without being too cartoonish or girly. The design looks like swoops of water color paint – like a Japanese painting. And I love the upward movement of the tree blossoms.

In addition, the adjoining rooms all have accents of the hot pink color, from sofa pillows to artwork to vases to a divine hot pink divan sitting center stage in the family room.

You Can’t Go Wrong With a Classic Trellis

April 22, 2015

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People love this classic trellis pattern. And I have to admit, it looks might handsome in the entry of this newly-built home in the Galleria area.

The d├ęcor and furnishings in this home are very traditional. But a timeless trellis pattern like this works well in contemporary settings, too. You can Search here and find where I’ve hung the hot pink color way – in girls’ rooms, to be sure. I have hung this a number of times, and have another couple wanting it for an upcoming job.