Decorating with Pink a la Martha Stewart & Kevin Sharkey

Despite being the magazine junkie that I am, I don’t have a subscription to Martha Stewart Living.  The past several issues just weren’t grabbing me and I’m more into Blueprint now, so I just snag someone else’s copy for a bit or look through it over coffee in Borders if I have the chance.  I digress.

This month I had to buy it, because Martha was looking all pretty on the cover in a pink room!  Not the typical lite jadite green that we’ve become so accustomed to seeing in MSL.  I was totally intrigued.  And of course her and Kevin Sharkey did an amazing job redoing her guest cottage in Maine.  Whenever the two of them team up, something amazing and inspirational always emerges.

I can say with certainty that I don’t own a single piece of pink houseware, accessory or furnishing.  I do have a few pink sweaters.  That’s it.  Oh, did have a pink room growing up for a time, but as an adult I have gravitated towards muted yellows, blues and greens.  But since seeing this article, I am seriously considering where oh where I could paint something pink in our house.  Not sure how that would go over with the boy.

There are perfect shades of pink represented in the article.  And I love the pale, pale pinks paired with the medium shades of gray.  Definitely one for the clip pile!  I plan to head to the paint store this weekend and pick up some paint swatches too.


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