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Tickled Pink!
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Pink is the universal color of love. Pink is happy, playful, and charming – just like my sister, Amy! And I was tickled pink when she asked me to help design her home for her and her beautiful family. Amy’s main request? A little touch of pink in each room! I smiled and said, “This, I can do!”

We began with the sneak preview to any home – the entry.  Amy is a busy mother of three children and leads a hectic life to say the least.  So she wanted every room, including the entry, to not only be stunning and elegant, but practical and kid proof as well.  Believe it or not – that is a doable combination!  We wrapped the entry in a luxurious cream wallpaper with a luminous silver-leaf pattern.  This set the tone for everything else to come.  My sister craves light in any room, so we of course lit her console table with two lamps.  On top of the console we placed some of her favorite family photos, and centered on the wall above a stylish multi-layered sunburst mirror.

The entry opens to her music room.  This room is well used since Amy is a talented pianist and her children share the joy of music as well.  We wanted to create a space where friends and family could comfortable lounge and listen while music filled the room.  The windows are draped in a metallic sheer, an elegant and peaceful look that lets in as much light as possible.  For that touch of pink, we added a fresh flower arrangement and a cozy pillow.  This room is no longer a pass through, but instead is a welcoming resting spot for friends and family.

Where mom is, the kids are sure to follow!  Just off of Amy’s kitchen is her family room, so this is where she and her family naturally spend the majority of their time.  She wanted this space to be stylish, comfortable and livable – with a dash of pink (of course!).  The watercolor-like hand knotted rug anchors this room – giving it an elegant look with the practicality she so needs with a young family.  The organic mirrored armoire not only looks beautiful, but the mirrored doors create a liquid quality that’s incredible calming and serene.  We spread that touch of pink throughout the room with the use of custom fabric on her modern wing back chair, a fun Moroccan pouf, whimsical art and comfortable pillows.  When I asked Amy what she thought, she excitedly told me, “I love how happy this room makes me feel.  Every time I walk in, it just makes me smile!”

Don’t forget about your laundry room or mud room.  As with most moms, these rooms get plenty of use!  We wanted to dress these spaces up a bit so that the typically daunting task of laundry would not seem so daunting.  So we spread a little pink around, hung cheerful art and tossed in some textured pillows.

One of the easiest ways to let your guests feel at home is to dress the powder room.  Fill this room with luxurious soaps, soft towels, fragrant candles and anything else you think your guests might enjoy to freshen up.  This is exactly what we did in my sister’s powder room – and I have to say I love lingering in this room!  We enveloped the walls with a soft pink paint.  When the lights are dimmed, it casts a beautiful rosy glow – everyone looks fresh and young in a rosy glow!

As Jessica Bennett says, “Your home should be your favorite place on earth.”  I was tickled pink to create that place for my sister.

[photos by Meikel Reece]

– Christy

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34 Comments
Amy

Oh my dear sister Christy! You are the best! Thanks so much for your kind words, your patience with me throughout this whole process, and your time in making each space in our home so special. I feel so honored to be called your sister. Thanks for making our house feel like a home to us – we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! It’s so fun to have a little bit of “Christy” in every room of our home.

P.S. I owe you $100 for making me sound so good! :)

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Caitlin

I love her home! You nailed the touch of pink perfectly. I love the wall color in her family room! Do you know the color? Thanks for sharing!

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Admin

The color on the walls in the family room is Sherwin Williams – Aloof Grey.

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Corrie

I love all of it. It looks so comfortable and classic with touches of whimsy. It’s lovely.

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Amy

Where is the art in the mud room from? Those little prints would be perfect in my daughters bedroom.

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Admin

Those little prints are from us. We have a few in the store and could order others in for you! Just give us a call and we can figure out which ones you like!

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Casey

I love the pink wall color in the powder room! Every room needs a rosy glow.

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Amy

Are most of these things available at Alice Lane? If not, would you mind sharing your sources? (especially the wallpaper :))

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Admin

Most everything is available through us including the wallpaper. If you are interested in purchasing just give us a call! And if there is any other particular item just let us know.

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Shana

Everything is lovely! I would love to know the paint and trim color in the powder room. I love the Etegere too! Just what I have been looking for for our powder room!

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Admin

Thanks! The paint is Benjamin Moore – Victorian Lace/ 2100-70. And the trim is Benjamin Moore – White Dove/ OC-17.

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Brianne

Christy, you are amazingly talented!! Amy’s house is absolute perfection. As beautiful as it is in the pictures, it is even more beautiful in person. Perfect for Amy whom is beautiful inside and out :)

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Dalenna

I love absolutely everything about this home! What an amazing job you did! Would you mind telling me what rug was used in the living room? Thanks!

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Grace

Awesome!!!! Do you have any other pictures of the outside of Amy’s house. I love it!!!

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Shelby

Beautiful home! Do you have any info on the exterior such as the name of the rock, color of stucco and paint/stain color on the trim that was used!? Thank you!

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Admin

Unfortunately, we did not help the owner with the exterior and have contacted her and she does not have record of it either.

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Stephany

I am in love with this home and all the details. I would love to replicate the floor plan for my future home. They don’t make houses like that in here Miami (sad).

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Lori

I would love if you could share more photos of the outside of the house!!! It’s beautiful and what I have been looking for! Thx

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Jodi

Any chance you could email me a few pics of the outside of this home? We’re building a new home soon and I’m in love with this look!

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Jammie

If you have a photo of the exterior of this house could I get you to email me a copy? I love love love this we are just starting the building process and it’s exactly what I had in mind, thanks.

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Shanel

Hello! Absolutely beautiful! I am trying to paint my exterior post and beams a similar color, are they stained or painted? Color? Thank you!

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Alice Lane Home Collection

Hi Shanel, I’m sorry we don’t have the stain used on the entry beams as this was an existing home. So glad you like the rest of the home!

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Alice Lane Home Collection

Unfortunately we do not have more exterior shots. Thanks for your kind words.

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