Friday Finds: Pink, Blue and summer all over.

1      image and styling: happy. pretty.                                          

1      image and styling: happy. pretty.                                          

Sweet Summertime! That time of year when the waters are warm, the breeze is heavenly and your skin is kissed by the sunshine.   At happy.pretty.  summer is also a time for planning soiree's under the stars, cutting fresh bouquets from our gardens and introducing playful pattern and color to every room in our home.    

This season, our go-to color combination is pink and blue.  We realized we weren't ready to say goodbye to Pantone's colors of the year 2016- In our humble opinion, they compliment Pantone's 2017 color of the year quite nicely.    There's something about these colors together that have us finding any excuse to use them whenever possible. In fact, our founder/creative director, Melanie firmly believes that blue is one of nature's neutrals.  It can be paired with anything given the right shade and hue.  When it comes to pink- you'll hear her say often " Pink looks fabulous anywhere and on anyone. You just have to find your shade! "  

Recently we paired them for an impromptu styled shoot in a dear client's back yard. {images 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5}   We loved the combo so much, we decided to do an entire blog post about it.  After compiling all of our favorites from Interiors to Fashion,  we decided to make Friday Finds a weekly feature.  We're telling you- we have it bad for pink and blue! 

 

2      image and styling: happy. pretty.                                                                    

2      image and styling: happy. pretty.                                                                    

3      image and styling: happy.pretty.                                                                   

3      image and styling: happy.pretty.                                                                   

4      image and styling: happy.pretty.

4      image and styling: happy.pretty.

5      image and styling: happy.pretty.                                                 

5      image and styling: happy.pretty.                                                 

Did you pick up your July issue of Architectural Digest? {6} If so, we know you're with us. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Bahama's home is spectacular.  Architecture by Bobby McAlpine. Interior Design by Ray Booth; both in partnership with McAlpine House.

6      image: william abranowicz  for  architectural digest    

6      image: william abranowicz  for architectural digest  

sigh.  Mark D. Sikes. {7}   The king of blue and white.  In our eyes this man can do no wrong.   We are counting the days until we leave for Newport to tour Coastal Living Magazine's idea house designed by none other than the master himself.    

7      image and interior design:  mark d sikes

7      image and interior design: mark d sikes

This living room designed by Kyle Knight demonstrates beautifully that pink is every bit the little black dress to great interior design..

8      image and interior design:  kyle knight design

8      image and interior design: kyle knight design

And who says you can't go bold?!

9     image:  luxe   via  pinterest

9     image: luxe  via pinterest

10      image :   housebeautifu  l   via  pinterest

10      image: housebeautiful  via pinterest

Sarah Bartholomew { 11 & 12}  is another of Melanie's favorite designers.  Sarah takes a space and not only brings it to life- she makes it the envy of all other spaces.  

11    image and interior design : sarah bartholomew

11    image and interior design: sarah bartholomew

12    image and interior design:  sarah bartholomew

12    image and interior design: sarah bartholomew

Serena and Lily. { 13 & 14} The epitome of coastal cheer. We recently chose this buffalo check bed for a client's master bedroom. They fell in love with it the same way we did.  Don't you love it when that happens?  We cannot wait to see the space come together. 

13    image:  serena and lily

13    image: serena and lily

14    image:  serena and lily

14    image: serena and lily

Melanie chose this Teil Duncan figure study {15} for her own master bedroom project and her fave lifestyle photographer Leslee Mitchell's pink wagon matchbox series{16} for her tween daughter's bedroom.  

15   image:  teil duncan

15   image: teil duncan

16  image:  leslee mitchell

16  image: leslee mitchell

 We have some never- fail, tried and true items {17-34} in our shoppe that are part of every design we create.  Call or email for details.

17    image: barbara cosgrove    

17    image: barbara cosgrove    

18   image: barbara cosgrove

18   image: barbara cosgrove

19    image :barbara cosgrove

19    image :barbara cosgrove

20    image: lands down under

20    image: lands down under

21    image: linnea's lights

21    image: linnea's lights

22    image: designer's guild

22    image: designer's guild

23   image: designer's guild

23   image: designer's guild

24    image: sugar feather

24    image: sugar feather

25    image:sugar feather

25    image:sugar feather

26    image f:schumacher

26    image f:schumacher

27   image: f.schumacher

27   image: f.schumacher

28    image: f.schumacher

28    image: f.schumacher

29    image: hedgehouse

29    image: hedgehouse

30      image :hedgehouse

30      image :hedgehouse

31   image: fourhands    

31   image: fourhands    

32   image: fourhands

32   image: fourhands

33   image: fourhands

33   image: fourhands

34   image: fourhands

34   image: fourhands

Also available in our shoppe- Sugar Paper LA. {35-37}  Oh the Loveliness! 

35   image:  sugar paper LA

35   image: sugar paper LA

36   image:  sugar paper LA

36   image: sugar paper LA

37    image:  sugar paper LA

37    image: sugar paper LA

Because happy. pretty. is all about living a life of joy from the inside out, fashion is a big deal for us.   We have been swooning over these styles this summer!  {38-49}

38  image:  target

38  image: target

39   image:  neiman marcus  

39   image: neiman marcus 

40      image : jcrew

40      image: jcrew

41    image:  rebecca  de ravenel

41    image: rebecca  de ravenel

42   image:  jcrew

42   image: jcrew

43   image: j crew

43   image: jcrew

44    image:  jcrew

44    image: jcrew

45    image:  zara   

45    image: zara  

46    image:  neiman marcus   design: tory burch

46    image:  neiman marcus   design: tory burch

47    image : zara

47    image: zara

To round out our Friday Favorites: pink and blue edition,  we'll leave you with these stunning beauties from Carolina Herrera's 2017 resort collection.   Feminine. Classic and always perfection.

48   image:  carolina herrara

48   image: carolina herrara

49    image: carolina herrara

49    image: carolina herrara

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

 

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