Decorating with PINK

Just. So. Pink. At Pietra Nolita.

Boys, get on board, pink is here, and it’s here in a big way. Really, for a colour which has such strong associations with being girly, and lightweight, it’s an incredibly flexible decorating tool. Here are some of my current favourites:

1. House of Hackney Artemis Wallpaper in Blush. I can’t even. The plants. The pink. It’s too much. You could literally transform your house with one room of this. No need for furniture.

House of Hackney Artemis

2. Pink quilted cocktail sofa. Mid century is here and it’s heaven. This soft, elegant homage to Chanel is in pride of place in my bedroom at the moment, in front of the Beatrice Laval pink velvet curtains. Pink on pink? Just goes to show, being a bit brave can have an amazing effect when it comes to decorating your home.

Chez moi

3. Pink Ground. From nowhere, my soft spot for this most delicate of  Farrow and Ball paint colours has grown into an obsession. Mid century style up cycled kitchen? Paint the walls in Pink Ground. Downton Abbey style formal living room? Pink Ground. I can’t think of anywhere it wouldn’t work, no colour it won’t go with (bar lilac, and that’s fine with me) and I want to repaint my entire house. Or paint a little table with it. Might have to settle for that for now.

Simon Rayner-Langmead’s pink swoon drawing room. We’ve all got a drawing room, right? 

4. Accessories. If you’re not feeling brave, start small, let it creep in. Pink by stealth.

A pink flamingo light from Bag and Bones. A pink velvet cushion from Habitat. A dreamy pendant light from Muuto.

Muuto pendant

Pink is not for girls. Pink is for homes. It’s warm, it’s looking really fresh right now, it comes in a thousand shades, there will definitely be one that’s right for your home. If you can’t face doing the whole room, do accents, and build up from there. You’ll soon get the pink bug!