Pink Rooms & Blogging

Pink Rooms & BloggingHouse Beautiful

Greetings, sweet friends! Who doesn’t love a little pink these days? Everyone seems to be into pink! It has always been one of my favorite accent colors, even though I don’t use it a lot. But I do love a pop of pink here and there this time of year. It makes the house feel like spring (come back tomorrow to see my new pink pillows!).

Pink Rooms & BloggingLonny

Thank you so much for the fantastic responses regarding the possibility of a homemaking series. From all of the comments shared (and feel free to keep commenting on that post!), it looks like the series would be helpful and of interest to many of you! I’m happy to hear what you’re interested in; I think it will be fun to start pulling ideas together so I can get some posts going very soon!

I also wanted to thank you for the comments, emails and messages some of you sent me in general recently, just to see how I was doing! I was SO happy to get your notes. YOU ARE THE SWEETEST! I was really touched to hear you were thinking of me and took the time to let me know I was missed. Thank you. While haven’t been able to respond to all your messages yet, I am so grateful for your support and the encouragement!

Pink Rooms & BloggingLonny

Some of you mentioned you were missing my regular morning emails! Aww, you guys! You reminded me of how much I miss the old days of blogging. I’ve always felt that blogging was so special because of the close community that formed through it. I still feel that way! Sometimes with the rise of social media, it feels like the internet has gotten so big and spread out. I do think it’s great that so many have built communities on social media platforms now–I go there, too (mainly Instagram)!

But honestly, I really do miss the good ol’ days of blogging when everyone gathered around the morning blog posts with their cup of coffee (making the rounds to all of their favorites!). I’m so grateful so many of you still venture over here to visit, or I’d be super lonely here writing notes to myself. :) What a sad day that would be!

So here’s the thing, I’ll keep blogging as long as you’re still letting me know that you’re here. :) How’s that? I don’t know about other bloggers, but I’m not going anywhere. I still love being here with you guys!

Happy Monday!

Pink Rooms & Blogging

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5 Take Away Tips: A Modest Cozy & Colorful House

5 Take Away Tips: A Modest Cozy & Colorful House

I opened my House Beautiful magazine this month and my jaw just about dropped to the floor. I almost always LOVE looking at magazines, but the mood of this house really spoke to me.

5 Take Away Tips: A Modest Cozy & Colorful House

Perhaps it resonated with me because I related to the story and loved the personality of the house. It’s timeless and romantic, but so fun and fresh, too!

This home was a small ranch style house with a modest ceiling height (in most parts of the house, until they raised the ceiling in a couple of rooms!).

It just needed some architecture and a refreshed style to pull the house together and make it reflect the taste of the owners.

5 Take Away Tips: A Modest Cozy & Colorful House

I love the wallpapers as well as the soft, pretty and even lively use of color and pattern in this home.

5 Take Away Tips: A Modest Cozy & Colorful House

I love SO much about this house! It looks so cozy and colorful that I was ready to move right in.

But then I reminded myself that I already have a house to work on :).

5 Take Away Tips: A Modest Cozy & Colorful House

I see so many elements that I hope to incorporate into my own little house someday.

All in due time, right?

5 Take Away Tips: A Modest Cozy & Colorful House

5 Take Away Tips: A Modest Cozy & Colorful House

Here are five of my own take aways that might inspire you (and for sure inspire me) to create a cozier or more colorful house, too!

1. Houses with shorter ceiling heights can benefit from architectural ceiling treatments (just make them properly scaled for your space). If you can bump up the ceiling in a room or two it can still feel cozy and comfortable if the height is scaled properly and fits with the overall architecture planned for the the home.

2. A touch of black can add a comfortable grounding element in a colorful or lighter-hued space.

3. Just because a house or space is smaller in scale it doesn’t mean you can’t go bolder with your choices. In fact, a more interesting mix of elements might add exactly what your house needs to come alive!

4. Consider how you want to use the space and design the room accordingly. A large sofa may actually make a small room feel more inviting and comfortable than a room filled with small pieces you don’t need.

5. Don’t let any “rules” or fears or even the current style or look of your home sway you from incorporating what you really love. It’s easy to get stuck in design when all you can see is what is in front of you right now, but press through to come up with your own vision for what your space COULD be!

Embrace what YOU love. Your house should be unique, just like you!

What are some of YOUR takeaways from this home?

All images from House Beautiful November 2017 (find more images of this home via the link!)
Designer Lee Ann Thornton

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