Pink Decor Accents & Photos of Our Former Home

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Romantic feminine shabby chic dressing room/Fortuny stenciled wall/fairy lights/DIY industiral garment rack/pink pointe shoes/Louis ghost chairs/Hello Lovely Studio
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Yesterday I shared older photos of our former French Country home, and today I’m wrapping up that tour with a few more shots you may recall from years ago. That home was twice the size of our current home so I was fortunate enough to have a dressing room that I accented with pale pink. You may recall I stenciled a wall with a Fortuny stencil (that DIY project only took a couple of hours) and Martha Stewart “Sharkey Grey” paint. Of course, the space called for fairy lights too!

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Thinking about the old dressing room where my collection of ballet slippers lived of course put me in the mood for pink. In fact, I am still considering accenting my studio with pale pink. I just snagged a cute little vintage French settee so a Parisian vibe might be the direction for the space. I’ll keep you posted. In the mean time, if you need ideas for pretty blush pink paint colors, you are in luck! See this recent story with great ideas.

Let’s start with pretty in pink finds, mostly from One Kings Lane.

Pink Decor Accents & Photos of Our Former Home

Pretty Pink Decor Finds to Fall For

I would love to hear your ideas for how you might incorporate these slipper chairs into a space. In my dreams, these would go in a great big walk-in closet or dressing area. I love their clean simple lines.

Here’s a way to inject a sophisticated touch of pale pink to a room without going in a little girls room direction.

Rachel Ashwell uses pink so well and so elegantly. I am always surprised to hear criticism in blogland of Rachel’s marketing choices. For example, the complaint that the look she is known for is tired and never changes. When you get it right, and it’s timeless, there’s no need to go reinventing or creating something experimental to come down the runway. I’m so glad Rachel’s look endures. I have also read gripes about her licensing with Target for lower priced Shabby Chic products. All I can say is, I have no complaints about the pieces offered at Target. And why should beautiful design (especially shabby chic…ahem!) be exclusive to the rich? This sham below is not bargain-priced, but it is fairly priced since it is great quality and will only get better with age.

Shadow Rose Euro Sham, Pink
Shabby Chic Euro Sham

I am considering this linen vanity stool for my own bath. What a pretty little perch.

Have you tried linens from Matteo? Designers swear by this maker of luxury linens.

The more I consider this wingback headboard with the pretty pink frond print, the more I love it.

I’m a fan of barrel chairs with proportions like this one and find them so sweet in a bedroom or den.

If the vanity stool moves in with me, this stripe may have to mosey over too.

Another pretty pink print that could inspire a whole room’s design.

A few more shots of our former home. The paint color throughout most of the home: BENJAMIN MOORE White Sand. The trim and doors were painted BENJAMIN MOORE Dove Wing.

Nordic French Master Bedroom

A romantic feminine Nordic French cottage style country bedroom with shabby chic style/cottage style furniture/white linens/upholstered bench/stenciled Emily Bronte quote above bed/neutral interiors/Hello Lovely Studio
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Scandinavian Vintage Guest Bedroom

Shabby chic white painted vintage headboard from 1940's/Lynx pillow/Ikea side table/leopard throw/Hello Lovely Studio
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A DIY paper cone wreath, acrylic painting, and tree on a white painted desk/Hello Lovely Studio/vignette of neutrals
Guest Bedroom vignette.

Feminine Dressing Room

Romantic feminine shabby chic dressing room/Fortuny stenciled wall/fairy lights/DIY industiral garment rack/pink pointe shoes/Louis ghost chairs/Hello Lovely Studio

I designed these industrial carts for the space and they are still put to use in our current home…in a great big guest bedroom lacking a closet. We used salvaged wood planks for the bases.

Pink pointe shoes on DIY industrial garment rack/ballet slippers/white tissue poufs/white and grey stenciled wall/Fortuny stencil/Hello Lovely Studio
Romantic feminine shabby chic white bedroom/cottage style scalloped beadboard headboard/white desk/laptop/Hello Lovely Studio

The headboard (above) is fa Lexington one I bought decades ago – its coastal cottage style still appeals.

My dressing room in our former French country home with white and grey stenciled wall, DIY industrial rolling garment racks, and fairy lights
My dreamy romantic dressing room with grey and white Fortuny stenciled wall in our former French country home


A white shabby chic studio with vintage piano painted white/Louis chair/venetian mirror/and swing from Ikea/Hello Lovely Studio

I need that swing installed again and can’t believe after three years in our fixer upper that we still haven’t gotten around to it!

Vintage fashion ads framed and placed on piano/Chanel ads/Hello Lovely Studio

Sometimes I would crowd the top of my vintage white piano (I have been playing it almost all of my life since it’s a family piece) with STUFF.

Romantic feminine shabby chic white painted piano with Louis chair/Venetian mirror/rustic wood candlesticks/vintage piano painted white/Hello Lovely Studio

Thanks for joining the tour and playing along with all this feminine decor and a glance backward.

If you have a moment, you can peek at our current home here.

White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Vintage Chinese Bench
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
French Chaise
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Teak Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Hand Carved 4 Door Sideboard
Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Ivory Linen Dining Chair
Metal Martini Table
Handmade Reclaimed Wood Cabinet
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
Gustavian Tub Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Chateau Linen Back Arm Chair
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
Helmsley Bronze Door Hardware
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Rococo Floor Lamp
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Adele Dining Chair
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
Oak Laminate Flooring
Knotty Alder Interior Door
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Linen Dining Chair
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
PARIS Framed Print
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Holborn Lantern Pendant
Faux Bois Candleholders
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
Belgian Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Polished Carrara Subway Tile
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Magnus Table Lamp
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Round Woven Placemat Set
Antiqued Sunburst Mirror
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Boheme Madera Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Wicker Patio Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Peace to you right where you are.


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  1. Tracy
    July 7, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    Michelle, I remember majorly drooling over your closet wall, and the clothes hanger! I almost got the courage to try your stencil project, but backed out. I was | | this close.

    • michele
      July 8, 2018 / 10:48 am

      It’s still a classic pattern, and you should go for it! It took no time at all and makes such an impact. I may dust off that Fortuny stencil for my new studio! 🙂

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