Blush Pink + Happy Galentine’s Day

By Kate Riley February 13, 2017

I hadn’t heard of Galentine’s Day until this year (where have I been?) but I love the idea! How cool to dedicate a day to celebrating the ladies in your life! Followed up by a day dedicated to sweethearts.

In honor of both days, today’s spotlight is on the color blush pink. I think of it as a neutral, it pairs well with so many colors and looks really lovely with metallics. To avoid the saccharine sweetness attributed to little girls, the trick is to steer clear of bubble gum pink and opt for something that is more muted or closer to pale apricot.

Blush pink is soft and romantic, and brings to mind images of rose petals and pale pink peonies. Perfect for creating a retreat in a bedroom with a feminine feel.


laura lee home


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bows & sequins



livet hemma

Adding charcoal or navy or brown into the mix balances the feminine and flirty qualities of blush.





adam hunter


amber design group


anneli bush



And what could be more charming than a pink door?


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Happy Galentine’s Day to all the girls – show the ladies in your life some love today!


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Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley February 11, 2017

Hello friends! Yesterday we made progress on the kitchen renovation for my local non-profit, I’m excited to share that transformation with you soon! Tomorrow I’m off to Vegas for a few days to visit with family and do some work on the flip house. I finally have a kitchen cabinet plan and hopefully I’ll have photos of the hall bathroom renovation to share with you when I return.

Favorite links from the week below!


Love this colorful Tudor tour.

This kitchen was a (gasp!) budget makeover.

It’s all in the details, like the molding on this bathroom vanity.

Winner: most gorgeous barn ever!

How cool are these 3D printed vases?

So much prettiness: a beautiful Indian wedding.

This bow updo makes a sweet statement.

Why strength training is important for women.

Resisting the media’s race to the bottom.