Saturday, October 30, 2010

The quiet color of universal love......

I'm currently putting together an inspiration book - to gather my thoughts on how I want to design and decorate my guest bedroom.  I did it a little backwards - by painting the walls before I was certain on the color palette.  So now - I think instead of trying to match to the walls - I will re-do them..once I settle on the look.

I initially thought I would do the room in white...with a bit of light blue toile thrown in.  BUT - now I am not so sure...and am thinking maybe I should do pink.  Besides it being one of my most favorite colors - I think it has the perfect meaning for a guest room.

Pink is the color of universal love. It's a quiet color.  Lovers of beauty favor pink.  A pink carnation means "I will never forget you".  It is a combination of red and white.  The quality of energy in pink is determined by how much red is present.  White is the potential for fullness, while red helps you to achieve that potential.  Pink combines these energies.  Shades of deep pink, such as magenta, are effective in neutralizing disorder and violence.  Pink provides feelings of caring, tenderness, self-worth and love, acceptance.  

Put some pink in your life when you want:
  • Calm feelings
  • To neutralize disorder
  • Relaxation
  • Acceptance, contentment

So what better environment to invite your guests into?  These are the first entries into my book...hope you enjoy them as much as I do:











Okay - this isn't a bedroom...but I just could not resist.... I LOVE LOVE this living space......



Linking up with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday....




.....Have a wonderful and 
pinktastic Pink Saturday....





20 comments:

LV said...

I would enjoy anyone of th those rooms. Each one very pretty in pink.

Donnie said...

That's such a good idea about a inspiration book before you attempt to redo a room. I seem to pick out things I love then try to figure out what to do with them. Love all the pinks you showed. Lots of inspiration there. Happy Pink Saturday.

Denise@alloverroses said...

Gosh if I had to pick my two favorites would be the 2nd and 3rd. And if i had to decide between those two it would be the 2nd one! Even though I can appreciate the beauty of all of them.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Denise

NanaDiana said...

I love all the pink...It would be perfect in a guest room...and I would feel pampered and honored to have someone prepare such a room for my visit. I say- GO FOR IT! Hugs- Diana

Tami said...

I love all the rooms and can just move right in!
Happy Pinks..have a great weekend! xo Tami

Rebecca said...

I haven't seen any of these pics-they're all wonderful and inspirational!

Dru said...

They're all beautiful, but I love the first one - so soft, serene, and quietly beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday!

Cindy said...

Fantastic stuff~ I have done the mirror as a headboard in my guest bedroom - I love it. It has a shell motif (of course!).
Thanks for the beautiful post!
Cindy

Vintage French Hen said...

Oh my goodness, those rooms are all so beautiful! I especially love the top one, it looks so beachy with those stripes.. And the comforter on the 3rd one is PRECIOUS!!!Have a fabulous Pink Halloween! Marcia

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Sweetie...
What a beautiful share today. I would like to take Door #3. I love the bamboo/wicker type with the simplicity of the stripes. Oh that one grabs this old heart of mine. I thank you for all the beautiful shares today. I haven't seen any of these beautiful shares and they are all so gorgeous. I also loved the last one. It is a living room that I could SO love. Beautiful, especially the rug. It just screams beauty to me.

I am Country Wings in Phoenix, your newest follower. I am so thrilled to meet you. I have missed my rounds the last couple of Saturdays so I am trying to catch up on meeting new pinkies that I haven't had the pleasure of meeting. Please stop by and say hi. I would love to have you follow my blog as well.

Have a wonderful Pink Saturday and a great Halloween. Country hugs sweetie..>Sherry

Donna said...

Oooh! I adore the 2nd bedroom! That is my very favorite. And your idea for an inspiration book is perfect!

Julie said...

Fun pinks! Happy Pink Saturday!!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

If you create a guest bedroom like any of these ones, your guests may never want to leave!

I always do my rooms backwards too - I've only had to re-paint five or six times ;-)

Kelly

Blooming Rose Musings said...

All are such beautiful rooms. As you know, pink is my favorite color too. I think a guest room in either pink or the blue toile you mentioned would be beautiful. I could not possibly pick a favorite from the rooms you have shown us because they are all wonderful.

Nancy said...

Such great inspiration. I wish you lots of fun doing this. Tardy Pink Saturday greetings and Happy Halloween.

Genie said...

Your rooms are absolutely beautiful...so calm and peaceful. You definitely have a wonderful knack for home decor. I was late with my post due to being out of town so I, too, am wishing you a belated Happy Halloween.

Jessey V said...

The first pic was my FAV!!! Would love a cute cozy room like that. Think the hubby would go for it?
Sorry I am a slacker and late for PS. LOL ~Jessey
http://beanymeany.blogspot.com/

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

I love the beautiful rooms. Thanks for sharing them! I'm having a great giveaway, so stop by when you have a chance.

Judy

Drawn to The Sea said...

I adore soft pink. I'm a fan of casual, so the first photo appeals most to me. But I like the idea of taking inspiration from elements in the different rooms to create something altogether unique... altogether you :-)

Isabelle Lafleche said...

Really Lovely! J'Adore all that pink!