Design Roundup: Pink and Gold

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I’ve been seeing pink + gold a lot lately, actually a lot the past few years.  I think it works, in interiors especially because you can dress up a traditional space that has gold accents with pops of pink and make the space feel eclectic/ edgy/ fun/ current.

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It’s a new trend, with the influence of Lilly Pulitzer in fashion women probably got a little bolder with the use of color in their homes.  Using pink was certainly was the norm for Dorothy Draper who along with Elsie de Wolfe was one of the greatest decorators of the twentieth century.

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I’m at the point in my Master’s (in Interior Design) where I’m writing my thesis proposal, and I’m choosing to do a historical research thesis as opposed to a design project.  I love learning about history, especially the history of architecture, interiors and the decorative arts.  Wouldn’t it be fun to spend the next year and a half studying how and when pink came into popularity in the home?  Maybe.

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I love these photos because they are against (mostly) a white background, so the pink + gold really don’t overwhelm.  They are just very… pleasing to the eye.

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This image below of a kitchen that Celerie Kemble did is what sparked my interest in doing a pink + gold blog post.  Those pendants are some kind of amazing…  (They look pink right? Photos read differently on different computers so who knows they could be brown/ gold/ bronze/ whatever in real life.  For the purposes of this post, they are pink.)

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Have a great Monday, all!  Be sure to check out my latest posts on The DC Ladies and my Tumblr.


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