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Jenny Ladutko : Think Pink!

In the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, let’s think pink!  Pink is not just for Barbie’s Malibu home! Using pink in a space can be daunting for many, but it does not have to be so. By manipuating hue, saturation and balance, the color can become complex and create an interior that is warm, whimsical, sophisticated and bold.  Check out these spaces that celebrate pink!

This elegant hall is painted in the ideal shade of coral pink to accentuate the china blue elements. Using the same tone of pink on the walls, upholstery and decor makes the look more refined and livable.

The hot pink leather on these chairs makes a statement. The color and material combination adds a fun contemporary pop.

A bold, sophisticated use of color creates that “wow factor.”

The soft, muted pink in this scheme enhances a calm and relaxed space.

This armoire adds a subtle vintage charm in a pale hue of pink.

If pink on a wall or on large pieces of furniture requires too much of a commitment, try adding pink accents such as pillows and artwork.

Hickory Chair showcased these dining chairs at the October 2012 High Point Market. The inset of pink fabric is a fresh, graphic way to incorporate color while keeping a chic, tailored look.

As shown in the Coastal Living Style Home at Palmetto Bluff, nothing brightens up a room like a pink floral arrangement.

Whether subtle or vibrant, pink can effectively enhance any room. The next time you are looking for some color, try embracing pink and discovering endless possibilities!

For more information on National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and how you can celebrate the power of pink, visit Susan G. Komen For the Cure at ww5.Komen.org.

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Sharon Cleland: How to Make a Grand Entrance

Initial impressions certainly do count, and the entry or foyer of a home is no exception. The presentation of this room sets the stage for the drama which will follow throughout the home. A careful choice of color, texture, lighting and scale of furnishings mixed with personal favorite items and objet d’art should exude calmness and warmth, and visually communicate “Welcome to our happy home.” Below are foyers which I found especially beautiful and appealing, and an explanation of the details and selections that I thought made them unique.

Note the successful mix of reclaimed floor boards in contrast to the elegant and sophisticated chandelier.

I like the dichotomy of style created by using dramatic artwork and mechanical elements.

Use of the antique mirrored glass and layered artwork adds visual depth and character.

Cool contemporary clean lines look fresh with the splash of color from the alliums.

This is an eclectic, subdued mix of old and new. The grouping of antique prints creates a great visual impact.

Monochromatic drama! Notice the major impact of the nailhead detail on the doors.

The inclusion of the organic elements, along with the rope and basket, add texture and interest.

The size and scale of this mirror is perfect with the ceiling heights in this entry. The elegant neutral hues and contrasting tones work well together as well.

Rustic flagstone floors, and the collection of walking sticks epitomizes English country manor living.

This entry is perfectly balanced with scale and symmetry created with the lamps and stools.

I love this assemblage of artwork, distressed buffet, whimsical flamingo and lamps.

The dramatic floor design with dark trim, and a punch of color in the bench seat are fabulous.

I created an entry vignette using items from the J Banks Retail Store. Components that I feel are important to include in entries include atmospheric lighting to create a warm welcome, an over scaled mirror to add visual depth, botanical greenery for texture, and fresh flowers from the garden for fragrance and to add cheer and happiness!

Entries are not only a first impression upon entering the house, but also the last impression upon leaving. Let this space take center stage to encapsulate personal style and impact.

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