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Posting Pink

White walls, bright walls. Rugs over sisal? Yes! Rugs over sisal? Horrors, no!
Curtains. Drapes.
Less is more. More is more.
We are bombarded with conflicting advice. Excellent and entirely different recommendations can come from two beloved sources. I am haunted by Van Day Truex’s pronouncement that kitchens must always be white, which if white is right and not is wrong, deems me forever wrong.
In the past year there has been a lot of conflicting research on how best to detect and treat breast cancer. Self-exam, mammogram, surgery, chemo. And the thought of it all is so scary. No supposition for most of us, but often a very near reality. Anxiety can lead to immobility.
Talk to your doctor. Find the best path for you. It’s a little bit like painting the test swatch on the wall – everyone can agree on this. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Talk to your doctor about the best course of action for you. More information is available at the National Cancer Institute and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
All images are from the beautiful new book, Mary McDonald: Interiors, courtesy of Rizzoli New York. Photography credits are as follows from top: Melanie Acevedo, Miguel Flores-Vianna, Acevedo, Flores-Vianna, Dominique Vorillion.
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Posting Pink

Pink is pretty.

Pink is fresh.


Pink is warm.

Pink is pretty and fresh and warm and so are these wonderful pictures, but breast cancer is none of these things.

Breast cancer is scary. So, enjoy these amazingly beautiful pictures, then visit the links below.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Talk to your doctor to make sure you are doing all you can to detect breast cancer as early as possible. Early detection greatly increases your chances of surviving breast cancer. While you are at it, forward this to your best friend or wife or sister to make sure she is doing the same. For more information on screening, treatment and donating please contact the National Cancer Institute and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
All images courtesy of Inspired Interiors by Suzanne Kasler.
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That Touch of Pink

Last October 1st I posted pink on behalf of breast cancer awareness.

And this year, I’m doing it again. As I’ve mentioned before, pink is not really my gig, but I do like a little bit here and there.

I chose these images this year because they all have a little pink. A touch. You might miss it.

Like breast cancer.

I had a bit of a scare myself almost two years ago. It turned out to be nothing, other than four weeks of incredible stress and tension, but the technician told me that the spot we were seeing on the screen, that looked huge and awful and ominous, would likely not be able to be felt for another year. Maybe longer.

Early detection is critical. Talk with your doctor to determine the appropriate screening for you.

Check the National Cancer Institute or the Susan G. Komen Foundation for more information.
Images, from top:
Sheila Bridges So Chic
Bunny Williams’ Point of View
Michael Smith Elements of Style (tablescape and bedroom)
Mariette Himes Gomez Houses
Albert Hadley American Designers’ Houses
Stephanie Hoppen Perfect Neutrals
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Think Pink!


This is an old image from my files, it references “Mrs. Quinn.”

I’m not that much of a girly girl. I don’t really like to shop. Not really into maintenance, except for my hair. The annual cost of it’s upkeep would feed a small third-world nation, I’m ashamed to say. I’m not even one of those shoe people.

This one’s been around a while as well; Nina Campbell

So, it’s no surprise, pink is just not my thing. There is none of it in my house. I rarely wear it. Did I mention I have three boys?

Southern Accents on Color, Frances MacDougall

But like lots of things, when I see it somewhere else, I think it’s wonderful.

Joe Nye, House Beautiful, Oct. 07

Fresh and rosy and, yes, girlie.

Diamond-Baratta, House and Garden, April 2000

The pastels are soothing and chic, but when it comes on strong, pow!

Miles Redd from Rooms to Inspire, Annie Kelly


Nothing wakes up a room like a big, bold shot of pink.

Albert Hadley, The Story of America’s Preeminent Interior Designer, Adam Lewis


It’s almost always a bit of a surprise, like you were expecting red and pink showed up instead.

David Hicks from Influential Interiors, Suzanne Trocme

And while I may not wear it, pink encompasses all the things that women are. Soft and strong. Bold and bright. Classic and surprising.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please talk with your doctor to make sure you are doing all you can to detect and prevent this disease. Check with the National Cancer Institute or the Susan G. Komen Foundation for more information about breast cancer, your risk and resources in your area.

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