Archive for June, 2010

Hello, hello, hello! I am finally back from my two week trip back to my home town. It was nice to get away for a little while; and as the internet connection is…iffy at my folks’ house, so the blog was on a bit of a hiatus. So picking up where we last left off…

It is a little bit sad to be at the end of my series on the Pantone 2010 Fall Color report (via Fashion Trendsetter)! “Rose Dust” is the last color for the 2010 season. It seems so funny to be done with this series…but I think I need to take a break before I dive in to the next season’s fashion color predictions!

“Rose Dust” is perhaps the most feminine color in the collection. It is a subtle grayish-pink, very delicate and pretty. At the same time, the color could function quite well as a neutral, due to its subtle tonality. In a way, I feel this color is perhaps one of the most old-fashioned of the palette, along with “Living Coral.” I guess for me there is just something about these pinks that make it so they would not seem out of place in–dare I say it?–a grandmother’s room. But on the other hand, the color would work wonderfully for a young girl’s room–it is not aggressively feminine and I feel it would “grow” well with a girl, as it is quite ageless. The home decor choices could certainly make this color work for a younger or older individual. I could see it fitting very with traditional or ultra-modern decor, giving the color the update I think it may need. Once again, this neutral tone was quite difficult to find for the accent board. Most commonly found pinks are much more vibrant, and lack the grayish overtones of this color. So I tried my best!

Four panels: A girl in a white dress and black converse sneakers sits on the floor next to a radio, the room is bathed in pink light; a blooming pale pink flower; close up of pink lace; and a view of the sky and clouds from above, probably from an airplane, the sky and tops of the clouds are myriad shades of pink and lavender

Rose Dust Inspirations

All images from Flickr. Clockwise from Top Left:

Young Love by Gabriela Camerotti

Pale Pink Rose by audreyjm529

untitled by Kikasz

Soft lace by tankgirlrs

A series of pink objects: a dress, pillow, box carved to look like three books, a shoe, and an alarm clock

Rose Dust Accents

Background color: Behr Paint Color Fairview Taupe (130E-2)

O Pioneers Dress from Modcloth

Tuscan Sun Breakfast Pillow from Bed, Bath, and Beyond

Book Boxes–Pink Three Stack from Wisteria

Christian Louboutin “Caracolo Plateau” pumps in Dusty Pink from Bluefly

Lux Alarm Clock from Z Gallerie


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Today on Hooked on Houses, a question was posed: “If you moved into a completely new, empty house and started over–and money was no object–what are 20 specific things you’d consider ‘must haves,’ from architectural details to furniture and accessories?”

I love questions like this. Being a serial apartment-dweller, having moved frequently in both childhood and adulthood, I have developed fairly specific hopes for a future home. I know this list is not particularly extravagant or exciting, but I am a fairly simple person; I generally value the attainable and practical. Some of these are more wants than needs, especially considering I have lived without most of these things for several years!

One of my main desires

Image from Boston.com

Big old list under here:


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