11 ideas to decorate a pink and gray vintage bathroom

pink and grey bathroom ideasvintage pink bathroom decorFor our third installment in our series, 99 ideas to decorate a pink bathroom, we focus on pink and gray bathrooms. While this seems like a straightforward color combination, care must be taken to determine if the gray tile you have is a warm gray or cool gray. We tend to believe that most vintage bathrooms were warm gray, so that is our focus here. However, if you are dealing with a cool gray tile, some of the warm-feeling taupes, beiges and browns used in these mood boards may not work as effectively. Heck yeah there is more →

15 designs to decorate a pink and black bathroom

pink and black bathroomvintage pink bathroom decorWe constantly get questions from readers who want help decorating their pink bathroom (Pam estimates there were 10 million built, hence the need), so we’ve set a new, epic goal: to create 99 mood boards to decorate a pink bathroom. And part of this project: For each of six pink bathroom color combinations, we’ll give YOU the basic photo so that you can come up with your own design board and email it to us to consider adding to our list. First up in our pink potty prettification pursuit: Ideas to decorate a pink and black bathroom — a popular color combo especially in the early years of pink bathroom popularity.Heck yeah there is more →

A flamboyance of flamingos all across the world: In honor of Don Featherstone

pink-flamingosDid you know that a flock of flamingos is actually called a “flamboyance”? So perfect! Earlier this week, the designer of the iconic, beloved, midcentury flamingo lawn ornaments — Don Featherstone — died. He was 79. The tributes are already pouring in. His hometown newspaper, the Fitchburg (Mass.) Sentinel & Enterprise wrote a lovely, lovely story.  The New York Times put his story on the front page. Rest in serene peace, Don Featherstone.

For the past several days, since I learned this sad news, I thought about what to do and finally hit on: What better way to honor Don Featherstone and the joy that he has brought to the world via these happy flamingos than by showing photos of how they continue to grace our homes, our lives. So we put the uploader on and collected photos. It’s now closed, but let’s take a look at readers’ flamboyance!Heck yeah there is more →

Understand LRVs — Light Reflectance Values of paint colors — to help make rooms lighter and brighter or vice versa

sherwin-williams-pink-flamingoDo you want your kitchen or living room or (fill in the blank) to be lighter and brighter? I have two key suggestions for where to start: (1) Paint your ceiling white and add a ceiling light that directs lots of light upward on to it, and (2) Get to know and consider the LRVs of the paint colors and other finishes (cabinets, countertops, flooring) that you are considering. Heck yeah there is more →