PHOTOS FOR FRIDAY: INTERIORS IN THE PINK


In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and tomorrows Susan G. Komen's RACE FOR THE CURE (happening here in Miami at Bayside Park), here are a few inspirational PINK interiors and interiors using pops of PINK. The dynamic of red dramtically changes when it's transformed into PINK. PINK changes its gender to feminine, and at times can appear gentle. Depending on the chroma and value used, PINK can be delicate and appear comforting, or it can also be seen as too intimate. When we see PINK in an environment, we can become naturally tranquilized...







Not all pinks used in spaces are soft and fluffy like cotton candy. Some are bold, strong and in your faces, much like designer Betsy Johnson's applications in her designs...



Betsy Johnson - Pink Apartment

Betsy Johnson - Pink Apartment

Some pops of pink can be even bolder than Betsy...



Another designer who knew the value of
a pop of pink & prints to her designs was
America's most fabulous decorator - Dorothy Draper...


"From the 1930s to the 1960s, Dorothy Draper was the most famous decorator in America. A pioneer businesswoman and expert colorist, she used her trademark cabbage-rose chintz and neo-baroque plasterwork to create innovative and cheerful interiors for apartment houses, hotels, restaurants, theaters, department stores, and private homes. The first interior designer to insist on taking control of every element of a hotel project – from the menus and matchbooks to the barware and braid on the bellhops’ uniforms – Draper built her reputation as a “promotional stylist” on properties such as the Hampshire House in New York City, Arrowhead Springs in San Bernardino, California, Quitandinha in Brazil, and the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia."



The first American interior designer to become a household name, Dorothy Draper was the mid-20th century's Martha Stewart.  These images were from a retrospective of her work at the Museum of the City of New York, where the Pure+Applied team used dramatic overscaling and fresh interpretations of Draper's signature decorating techniques to illustrate her bold, brash, and sometimes grandiose style.





Do you have any pink plans this weekend?
How about painting a wall...


or painting a piece of furniture...



or simply add some pretty pink flowers to your home...



Just remember why to think pink....




On October 1st President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation for breast cancer awareness month:
“As we display pink ribbons on our lapels, offices, and storefronts, we also support those courageously fighting breast cancer and honor the lives lost to this devastating disease,” the president says in the proclamation, “During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we stand with our mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends, and we recognize all who have joined their loved ones in fighting their battle, as well as the advocates, researchers, and health care providers whose care and hard work gives hope to those living with breast cancer. By educating ourselves and supporting innovative research, we will improve the quality of life for all Americans affected by breast cancer and, one day, defeat this terrible disease.”

Have a wonderful weekend...
and think pink.

Lynda









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