Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pink at the 2010 Grammy's and Grey Decor

I admit, I am a fan of Pink. The color and the person. I love the fact that  she can sing with her rocker voice, and the next moment can turn around and sing a beautiful ballad.  Pink first "spoke to me" years ago as I held my daughter in my arms. During the course of a television interview she talked about what it means to be a girl, and the strength every girl needs to be herself, not a cookie cutter image of someone else.  Just last year, as she was separated from her hubby, she described him as "still yummy".  It was a joy to see them together at the grammys, and both looking so yummy!    

My favorite grammy 2010 dress, by far. It was layered, color blocked, and a little blingy. This dress proved to be glamourous and sexy, but not trashy. It was also soft and feminine, but not too foofy. The long earrings.....
perfect, and the silver hollywood clutch, so glam. The colors perfect for her, but these colors are also perfect for decorating!

Grey is the peaceful color. It surrounds us with calmness, but also sophistication and elegance. It can wrap us in a haven of contentment as the world around us goes in many directions.

Just like with Pink's dress, grey looks wonderful when used with graduated grey colors; white to black. 
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Grey can take on a masculine look, so if you want more of a feminine look add something with curves, (like the table in the picture above), or ruffles, (like the shower curtain below). Lovin the ruffles!
                                                                  

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The curves in the picture below include the wallpaper, the chairs, and even the feminine side table pulls. This kitchen is singing a ballad to me!
 
The bedroom picture (below) is the perfect mix of how grey can be both feminine and masculine. The masculine four straight poster  bed and heavy solid window drapes are paired with a feminine sheer bed curtain and round table. It's a perfect mix for a master bedroom.
 
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Grey is also a great decorating color because it can be paired with ANY COLOR. Look how luscious the jewel tones look against a grey wall.

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Isn't this picture (above) FABULOUS? It's from designer Sally Conran. She takes the grey, black, and white, AND totally rocks it with hot pink.  

So my girlfriend, Pink, I'm standing in line to borrow that gorgeous grey dress of yours, (insert laughter as I can only wish I could fit into that teeny tiny waist).  You did look fabulous. 

Ele 

21 comments:

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I LOVE Pink too Ele!! Her song Sober is one of my favorites of all time! That dress is gorgeous.
Hugs,
Amy

Lori said...

how funny Ele...i like Pink too...i think she has the most wonderful quality to her voice...i love that little bit of rasp that she has...her dress is stunning, i agree!!!

Connie said...

I have always, always loved gray, honey. I had it in our California home and love it here also. I'll never stop loving it as the "neutral" color in decorating, chickee. That is a beautiful dress also.
xoxo,
Connie

Sherry said...

I really like Pink too! I love her music and she is such a strong woman. I like grey alot too!!

Sherry

Beth Leintz said...

I love all the rooms- bu that kitchen is great. I don't think I could cook in it, I'd be afraid of messing up the wonderful color palette.

debi said...

OoooooWeeeee! What a YUMMY post!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Ele, I love Pink too because she is so unique. The ballad she sang was so lovely. She is truly one in a million.

Love the photos in grey!

LuLu

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Pink's Grammy performance was so breathtaking, we had to replay it a few times!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ele, Love Pink and her dress is gorgeous. All your pics are fabulous. I love the green chairs
in the kitchen.
Soft grey hues have always been a favorite of mine and I had the look once in a bedroom.

Hope you are doing well. I am back from a break and busy creating.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Maija said...

I really enjoyed this post Ele!! I also love Pink, the musician!

The Apiary said...

Right there with you I am a big Pink fan.. Love that she is still true to herself and her style.. Not afraid to be her own women.. Gray is an awesome color.. I have several rooms in my house painted gray and I love it..

Floss said...

That's vert inspirational, Ele. In France I am totally out of touch with modern music (my choice really - it would be perfectly possible to stay aware) but I love they way you've combined Pink's strengths with the beauty and peace of grey. When I was a teenager I made over a chest of drawers and gave them pink and grey handles! I thought they were so special...

Kai said...

HA! I have ALWAYS been teased for saying that pink looks beautiful with grey! (So, for that matter, does RED, says I!) Thank you, Ele, for validating my teeny tiny bit of ELEGANCE INSTINCT. Love the photos & Pink DOES look lovely! Her dress is gorgeous!

Sugar Bear said...

Pink is an awesome artisit. I too love her message - and her Grammy performance! Out of this world. I believe she is going to be on Oprah today. Her dress is gorgeous. I'm attempting to make Chelsea a similar style skirt for her first birthday. Love all the grey inspiration. It reallly is a wonderful neutral.
Karla

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

I agree with you wholeheartedly. I have become a real fan of various shades of gray in the last little while. I notice I am drawn to it in my wardrobe as well as in home decor.

Have a great weekend,
Judy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wonderful post! I am really starting to adore the color grey!

dollybelle said...

I thought pink looked amazing! And that trapeze act! Jeez! I love her! Thanks for posting!
xoxo
Dollybelle

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Those photographs are very inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing, Eve. I love the fine table setting, beautiful colors!
Have a wonderful sunday,
Saskia

Michelle said...

Your site is so nice. I love the shades of gray..... Never thought if it.

Fleur de Bee said...

SUCH Eye Candy!! I LOOOOOVED her dress even though I didn't watch the awards. It was my fav too!

xoxo Molly

Girl In Pink said...

My daughter and I are redoing her room. And she has chosen gray and pink. We are having a heck of time finding the right gray. But love the gray on the wall in the dressing room picture. Can you tell us what color, and where you purchased it. It would be perfect for her room.
Thanks, Connie