Feeling Pink’ish

Pink is not for baby nurseries anymore!  I am excited about my newest home decor project that has brought pink decor to a new level!  Deciding on colors for any room in your home can be a daunting task, but I can tell you that bringing in pink has been the best decision I have made for this new Florida home I am working on!  It all started in Hildreth’s in Southampton when I spotted this pinkish colored couch with aqua piping.  I knew at that very moment that the color scheme for the Florida house would be pink and aqua.

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Since that initial find, I am surprised how easy it is to find all things wonderful that are pink to add to the decor of this house.  I am a big fan of Homegoods and have found quite a few pink accessories there to complete the look including pink buoys!

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I purchased giant conch shells at a local surf shop that have a beautiful hue of pink.  This makes a great accent piece on a coffee table, book shelf  or window sill.

Here are some inspirational pictures that make decorating with pink so much fun!

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Whimsical Table Settings

Yesterday, while browsing in Hildreth’s in Southampton, NY, I came across a very clever set of napkin rings, made by a company called Table Transformations based in Boca Raton, FL. These shiny chrome rings caught my eye right away, when I saw them set up on a table display in the store, and I knew I just had to have them.

The napkin rings come in a set of four rings with magnetic interchangeable, whimsical embellishments, which the company calls “whimsies.” From starfish, to anchors, to bumble bees, and even snowflakes, the possibilities are endless. Additional whimsies can be purchased in sets of four.

I couldn’t decide which whimsie I loved most, so I ended up leaving with three sets! These napkin rings look great with any color or printed napkin, and can be used for any event from a casual outdoor picnic, to a formal dinner party. I can’t wait to use mine at my next dinner party!

Here’s some of my favorite Whimsies from the Table Transformations Website:

Driftwood Decor

Incorporating bits of the natural world into your home is a great way to add texture to your overall design. The latest material that I’ve been working with is driftwood. While combing the beach last summer for seashells and sea glass I came across some beautiful pieces of driftwood, and decided I must find a way to use them in my latest projects. I like the different shapes of these small pieces of wood that have been perfectly smoothed by the sea, surf and sun.

I began adding these weathered pieces to my “treasure” pile, and before I knew it, I had enough pieces to fill a large glass vase to add to my nautical theme.  If you saw my post from yesterday, then you know that I love using glass vases filled with shells, sea glass, and now driftwood in my designs. It’s a great way to inexpensively add texture and dimension to your home decor.

After a trip to Hildreth’s in Southampton, NY this afternoon, I found that I am not the only one using driftwood as an interior design trend this season.  I found an abundance beautiful custom made tables, mirrors and furnishings made from driftwood.

Here’s a few shots of some beautiful driftwood furniture and home decor. The driftwood coffee table and two driftwood mirrors are available at Hildreth’s in Southampton.