I've started working on Michal's room in all its pink glory.
You may remember that Michal declared that our local ice cream parlor was "just her style." Well, this is the ice cream parlor of her dreams.
She told me that what she really likes about the ice cream parlor is the pink and green stripes on the lower half of the wall. So, we're going to use that pink-and-green color scheme as our jumping off point. I'm trying to find a very pale shade of pink paint for the walls that she'll approve of but won't overwhelm the room.
I learned the hard way that the trick with pink paint is avoiding the Pepto-Bismol effect. You may remember my pink wall disaster in the girls' nursery. I'd like to avoid repeating that.
Hmmm. That nursery color looks a lot like the ice cream parlor color.
I think I like Benjamin Moore Powder Blush or Benjamin Moore Pink Cloud -- a very pale pink -- and I've painted a little on the wall to see how they look in the room but I'm still not ready to commit.
I also like Benjamin Moore's Ballerina Pink and Pink Innocence. It's funny how different they look side-by-side but when you're not comparing them you'd swear they were all the same shade of light pink.
Michal's room has a darling built-in day bed, all kinds of fun angles in the ceiling and a great white chandelier with cute matching sconces.
I found these Ralph Lauren pillows at Home Good sand absolutely love them -- and so does Michal! (Hello pink and green.)
The fabric is fantastic quality and the pillows are beautifully-made and down-filled. I bought every one they had on the shelf at the store where I found them. They had them in three sizes and I also found awesome lumbar pillows in a geometric print that works well with the other print. After going to a second Home Goods I was able to find enough pillows for both her bed and the day bed. Plus, they were a great deal.
I still have a lot to figure out but it's a start! And best of all Michal's as excited as I am.