Friday, October 22, 2010

A little Pink House and a thank you

I grew up in a two story pink house with a terracotta roof.  A pale pink, chosen by my mother, who said she always wanted to live in pink.  That spoiled me for life and I still swivel my head sharply when I drive past a pink house.  Sadly they are not as common as they used to be.   Most houses (like cars really) these days seem to be beige, grey, beigey green or greeny brown.  Or white.  



After mentioning here how much I love pink and green, this divine little card landed on my desk this week, from fantastic photographer based in Vancouver, Janis Nicolay.   The exact same colour as my childhood home.  Now that is synchronicity is it not?    Thank you lovely lady.   Please go to Pinecone Camp to see her fab photography and great recipes.     (And please forgive the not very good IPhone photo of the card).


This room makes me want to paint my red dining room pink.   Maybe it is just that spring is finally in the air and for the first time yesterday since about April it seems, I felt the sunshine on my shoulder and it made me happy.




Now, to two Aussie bloggers who have done good.  Kellie Collis this week opened up her online store Ada & Darcy.  It was a long time coming but it has some great stuff.  And she is a girl after my own heart, who loves pink and green.   Well done Kellie - your store is bright and happy and sparkles just like you.    And once I get my act together my credit card will be paying you and your goods a visit.   Here are my favourite pink and green items. 





This week Anna Spiro was named as one of the worlds leading interior designers for 2010 in in the top 100 designers for 2010 in the Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the year awards.   And what would be the point of a pink and green post without Anna.   A very talented lady.   All of this whilst moving house and having a new baby in 2009-2010.  You put us to shame girl.  



Wishing you all a sunny weekend. 

(Images: (1) Decorpad (2) Janis Nicolay (3) Suzanne Kasler  (4) Country Living (5) House to Home (6) - (9) Ada & Darcy (10) Black and Spiro window display)

12 comments:

Lee said...

I too also believe that a little touch of pink does the soul good, hence I have a pink magnolia candle in a pink glass container on my desk. BTW, I think the little pink house shown on the card is just gorgeous in all its pink simplicity.

Hope you're enjoying some of the lovely warm, Melbourne sunshine today. Lee :)

brismod said...

I agree pink and green are such a happy combination. There are still quite a few pale pink weatherboard homes in and around where I live. It makes a colourful and more interesting streetscape. xx

Raina Cox said...

I'm buying up pink kilim area rugs to scatter in my family room. Seems I'm right on trend. ;)

Kerry said...

That Janis is so lovely. I'm a fan of the pink as well although I tend towards the hot variety! That dining room is so beautiful though I could be tempted.

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Love seeing your pink and green favourite things.

Too chic and very tasteful!

And I'm all for the pink dining room idea ... you must create some happily-blushed memories for your children!

mise said...

That was ever so nice of Janis. I love the rows of icecream-coloured houses you get by the sea, the Brighton look, where a pink sits merrily by its green and blue neighbours. Most of our human-created landscape is so drab that it lifts my heart when someone tries to make their house look happy.

And Kellie has a shop?! - I must zoom over and look.

SophieT said...

I too grew up in a two storey pink house with a terracotta roof. Mum and Dad still live there and it remains pink, though it fades between paint jobs. I wonder if it's one of the houses you've seen around the traps in Melbourne. I love your blog, I live away from Melbourne now and it's a little slice of home. In The Bolter, a biography of Idina Sackville West, she is quoted as believing that pink houses bring bad luck - I can't agree.

Kellie Collis said...

Thank you for your lovely words for my shop! You don't know how much they warm my heart. Feel free to browse the shop anytime. Kellie xx

Côté Provence said...

Love the pink. There is a pink spanish style house couple of blocks from my house ... and I love it!

Your newest follower ...

xo

Kathysue said...

I just love you Aussie gals you know how to use color and keep it happy and fresh. We in the states need to take some lessons. Beige, gray or more gray is what is going on here, but not in my house , I love Spring colors and have to have them in my life. Thanks for all the fresh color, Kathysue

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

killer combo isnt it?! and janis is such a lovely girl, and her card is awesome.

local girls doing good - so cool!

hope you had a relaxing weekend darl xx

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Hello Jane, the pink house is adorable! I love pink in anything really. Ines de la Fressange claims pink walls makes the complexion look more radiant. I've been so happy with the pink bedrooms in our terrace. They are so soothing and it's like living inside a shell. xx

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