Do you know what one of my favorite things about dance class
was when I was little?
Those pretty little leotards, skirts, tights and ballet slippers.
I loved taking dance- but I loved the little outfits too.
The ones that made me feel like I was a grown up most beautiful ballerina dancing across the stage
with pretty pointe shoes and a wispy skirt with perfect grace.
I loved those outfits so much that you would think I maybe had an obsession with fashion
when I was growing up...
but I didn't.
I was more interested in building things and sitting outdoors under that big tree in the backyard
or riding my bike up and down the street.
Fashion would have slowed my groove down too much back then.
I played soccer and was on the swim team and climbed trees with my brother.
And I took a lot of dance classes.
And in between tap and jazz dance class- there was ballet.
Which meant new ballet slippers.
When I was a little girl, picking out those pretty new ballet slippers
was one of my favorite things to do when starting dance.
Because- that nude color.
Those tiny little bows and satin ribbons
They were speaking my language even if it was hidden behind all those skinned knees from climbing trees and building forts.
As I grew up, I moved away from wanting all things blush in my wardrobe - but I have always incorporated a little bit of it somewhere.
Maybe it is wrapped up in the blooms in a floral print.
Or a nude colored shirt and heels with jeans.
It definitely isn't a top to bottom or go home look- it is a sprinkling.
And in my home- it is no different.
But blush can be hard to incorporate while keeping a room from feeling too 'sweet', right?
I hear you. Today I thought I would share 3 ways I have been blushing for blush in my home recently that work quietly without sending my husband running right out of 'that girlie girl room'
I have been known to change things quite often bedding wise- it is simply one of the easiest ways to get a new look in a room without a huge commitment.
And one of my favorite looks are florals and linens with ruffles
and all that yummy goodness.
I already brought in a pretty blush pink floral for spring and summer and while shopping the other day, bumped into a most perfectly barely blushing quilt for the foot of the bed.
Adding those sprinklings of pink-
and in that soft color keeps the bed from feeling overwhelmingly '5 year old' bedroom-
and says ' grown up elegance' instead.
2. Barely there wall color
I know- painting a wall is a huge commitment.
Not from the standpoint of that it is easy to change if you want to-
but from the time consuming standpoint.
Depending on your room size and what you are painting over, it can be an afternoon job
or a week long job.
But if you want a little more oomph in your room-
using color on the wall is a perfect idea.
Blush is basically a white- with an undertone or tint of pink to it.
And on the walls- a paint with a pink hue is warm and makes you feel like the sun is shining
in all day long.
Remember that some blush pinks are cool- and some are more warm- so you definitely want to choose the best one for your taste and space.
My favorites are the ones that lean a little more peach in undertone
so more nude than blue, more peach than pink if that makes sense.
You can see more about which color I used in my office HERE
3. Light the way
When I saw this lamp...
I fell hard.
Gorgeous blush pink enamel with gold details.
A parchment shade in the same color that is lined in gold that absolutely glows when the light is on.
It was a complete and total crush pretty much instantly.
I have one on each side of the bed and while they bring in that pretty in pink tone-
they don't overwhelm. Find them HERE.
Of course, maybe you want to bring blush into your home in a bigger way- and that is all good too.
However you bring blush in- it definitely adds a sprinkling of warmth and romantic charm.
And after talking about all things ballet
I am definitely feeling like I need a new pair of ballet slippers...
They might make that dance while mopping floors that much more fun.
A few housekeeping things coming your way this weekend-
and next week-
a peek at the completely new look in our bedroom-
along with a table setting that is perfect for summer
and a few ideas for outdoor entertaining.
Happy Friday everyone.