Pink: It’s Not Just for Valentine’s Day

Pink: It's not just for Valentine's Day

Pink isn’t just for Valentine’s Day, and it’s not just for little girls’ rooms, either.  The color is undoubtedly feminine, but it can be sophisticated and rich. Check out the terrific use of the color in these interiors.

Pink Sofa / Pursuing Vintage

Pink Hall / Pursuing Vintage

Pink console and wallpaper with brass accessories

pink dining room / traditional home

Pink walls in living room

white settee with soft pink walls

I’m in love with the pink used in the dining room with the Chinese Chippendale chairs.  But I’d also take a pink sofa any day!  A little pink decor in a house full of boys could help keep me sane!  Do you decorate with pink?  If so, where and how?

Wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s Day full of love and friendship!

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Interior Moments

I’m always changing my interior decor.  It is always evolving and things are always moving around.  Usually it’s just the little things: accessories, art, pillows.  Sometimes it’s a larger piece of furniture.  When I look back at family photos, I enjoy seeing what my home (and family member’s homes) looked like in that moment in time.  Sometimes I cringe, sometimes not!  But it made me realize that my home is a living, breathing part of the family.  Little vignettes are like little moments in the life of us.

I thought it would be fun to have a series documenting some of these “Interior Moments”.  Most from my own home, but I’ll also be pestering some of my design-minded friends to see if I can photograph an Interior Moment in their home.  I hope it serves as a bit of inspiration for you!

Today I’m sharing my coffee table as it currently looks, as well as a little addition to my bar cart.

Coffee table styling / blue and white / Pursuing Vintage

I found these vintage porcelain dice the same estate sale I found this brass leaf.  I’m in love with the detail on the leaf.  After research, I found out it was made by Virginia Metalcrafters and designed by Oskar J.W. Hansen.  Hansen was a renowned artist/sculptor of his time and his biggest works can be seen at the  Hoover Dam.  Evidently this leaf is part of series that he created, all with the same crazy-intricate detail, and all very collectible.  Who knew?!

And the coffee table books were not just chosen because they’re blue.  I’m obsessed with Jackie, and museums are my favorite places to go.  Everything with meaning!

Coffee table styling / Asian blue & white / Pursuing Vintage

The hydrangeas are from our local supermarket and have held up beautifully.  I love the simplicity in the white of their petals.

Bar cart with art by Gretchen Hancock / Pursuing Vintage

I’ve added this splendid little still life oil painting by Gretchen Hancock to my bar cart.  It was a Christmas gift from my dad (thanks, Dad!).  I was going to frame it, but kind of like it on this little brass stand for now.  I’m so drawn to Gretchen’s gorgeous little detailed still life fruit paintings.  Be sure to check her out!

For now, those are my Interior Moments.  But, as I said, we’re always changing things around here!  I even have a great little helper.  He’s pretty strong for an almost-four-year-old, and enjoys moving things around almost as much as I do!

Dragging the rug around the house to see what it looks like in different places. Kid after my own heart.

Dragging the rug around the house to see what it looks like in different places. Kid after my own heart.


Have a wonderful weekend!


Seeing Green

I’m sick of seeing white. I’m tired of playing in the snow. I’m tired of playing in the house. My kids have been home wayyy too long! Oh, and did I mention that I had no internet or cable for nine whole days?!  I’m extremely behind reading all of my favorite blogs, scrolling Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram… answering emails.  I feel very out of touch right now!

Fortunately I get a lot of snail mail. Magazines and catalogs seem to sensing my growing need to get out of winter (that has barely started – I know). I’m seeing green everywhere in print!  Which is great because all of this white out my window has me dreaming of green.

Green Catalogs and Magazines / Bringing Green Indoors / Pursuing Vintage

Using plants indoors is nothing new in 2016, we saw a lot of that last year.  But I feel it still has momentum and is not a dying trend.  And somehow plants just feel so right when paired with vintage!

Here is some indoor green inspiration.  Greenspiration.

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If you want to follow an Instagram feed with tons of beautiful indoor green inspiration, please check out Annabode’s feed.  Anna has wonderful aesthetic and she manages to sneak in a bit of green in many of her photos.  This is one of my favorites:

And now, it is time for my confession:  This is what my house plant looks like right now…

Dead house plant / Pursuing Vintage

He was outside on our screen porch all summer and thrived there.  I brought him in before winter hoping to keep him alive.  Clearly I’ve failed.  I’ll just stick to admiring all the indoor plants in photos of other people’s homes!