Saturday, April 3, 2010

{an easter-inspired palette}

I love the colors of spring! And more specifically, during the Easter season we usually see a whole lot of bright and beautiful color around:

When I was flipping through the May issue of Style at Home I came across a bright and fun room designed by Lilly Pulitzer, and it reminded me how much I love the combination of spring greens and floral pinks together:

via Style at Home

Lilly has been designing clothing and home décor products since the 1960’s, and she appears to have a slight infatuation with these complementary colors. Check out some of her other products (all via Lilly, I’d say she’s the queen of pink and green!

Check out Lilly Pulitzer for Mac Cosmetics! How divine:

Her book, A Guide to Colorful Holidays, is filled with beautiful images, recipes, and creative hints for holiday celebrations. There’s even a section on how to plan an Easter brunch! Apparently, back in the days Mrs. Pulitzer was noted for the original way she did things - like having dinner parties in her kitchen, while everyone else entertained formally in their dining rooms. Her view on this? "What did we care? I didn't want to miss out on the fun just because I was cooking." More power to you Lilly!

I wasn’t kidding when I said I love this color combo, I wish I was brave enough to have a bright and bold room like the one featured here, my home is so far in the other direction with it’s moody grays, black, and white! But I’ll always have a place in my heart for spring greens and floral pinks…here’s a couple of photos of how I used pink and green at my wedding a few years ago:

photography by Yaletown Wedding Gallery

photography by Yaletown Wedding Gallery

Whether you are entertaining family and friends this weekend, or just taking a moment to relax, I hope you have a wonderful and happy Easter!


barbara@hodge:podge said...

Thanks for your kind words and for stopping by.

My daughter wants a room like Lily's. So far we painted her walls apple green and have touches of bright pink. I wish she would let me paint her walls a muted gray! I am working on convincing her. I have been putting off finishing it because we have differences of opinion!

Happy Easter!

Nancy Marcus Gueret said...

I understand Barbara! I've often wondered about what to do when children want to express their own 'design' styles that might conflict with your own style!

I am all about greys right now too. At least paint is easy to change :) I think as long as furniture/fixtures/etc. are sort of classic it's easy to change paint and accessories in the future. For example, I did like that in Lilly's room all the furniture is white, and even the light fixture is simple and subdued, it helps to keep it from being overwhelming!

The Ever Dazzling said...

Lilly is amazing. I love the styling in those images.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I do love the light greens and pinks. What a great idea to use it in your wedding! So pretty.

I have read that Lilly book you mentioned countless times. It always inspires me to fantasize about the kinds of parties I wish I could throw! :-)

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