Think Pink

Janet Brown recently returned from the April Market at High Point, and one of the trends she noticed was the prevalence of pink:

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 The photo above depicts Suzanne Kasler’s collection for Hickory Chair, which is available through Janet Brown Interiors. The pink calls to mind a room in Suzanne Kasler’s own home in Atlanta:

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“A guest room includes a chair and ottoman from [Suzanne] Kasler’s Hickory Chair collection [available through Janet Brown Interiors].” Interior designer Suzanne Kasler’s Regency-style home in Atlanta. Photography by Pieter Estersohn. Text by Jen Renzi. “At Home With Suzanne Kasler” produced by Howard Christian. Architectural Digest (April 2012).

Theodore Alexander is also “thinking pink” with its new Faberge egg-themed upholstery fabric:

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High Point Market sneak peak from Theodore Alexander – Faberge egg themed upholstery fabric [available through Janet Brown Interiors].

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond has a renowned collection of Faberge eggs. Here is a photo from the VMFA’s collections:

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Miniature Easter Egg Pendant. 19th – 20th century. Fabergé firm (Russian, 19th century). Bowenite, gold, rubies, diamonds. 0.625 x 0.5 (diameter) in. 1.59 x 1.27 (diameter) cm. Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt. 47.20.108. Photo copyright Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Text copyright Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Interior designer Alexa Hampton has created a furniture collection for Hickory Chair that is available through Janet Brown Interiors. Ms. Hampton used pink in the colorful sitting room she decorated for the 2014 Kips Bay Show House:

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Sitting room, Kips Bay Show House 2014. Interior design by Alexa Hampton. “Rocking the Palazzo” by Penelope Green. The New York Times. Image via Pinterest.

Designer Jamie Drake is known for his unabashed love for color. This pillow made from Oscar de La Renta floral embroidered fabric appeared in the Jamie Drake for Theodore Alexander Collection at High Point Market:

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Oscar de La Renta floral embroidered fabric seen here at Jamie Drake for Theodore Alexander at High Point Market. Strong puce and coral tones on a soft cream ground with sage and blue leaf details. Photo and text via Pinterest. Items from the Jamie Drake for Theodore Alexander Collection are available through Janet Brown Interiors.

The floral pillows pictured above call to mind the pillows in the pink sitting room of Youngsbury, a 1745 estate in Hertfordshire, England. Jeremy Langmead, Christie’s chief content officer, shares this home with Simon Rayner:

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The pink sitting room of Youngsbury, a Georgian-era estate in Hertfordshire, approximately one hour north of London, that was built in 1745. ” Home of Jeremy Langmead, Christie’s chief content officer. Jeremy Langmead’s English Country Home for the Digital Age” by Sarah Medford. WSJ Magazine (March 5, 2015).

Hickory Chair recently introduced the Hable for Hickory Chair Furniture Collection [available through Janet Brown Interiors]. “You may be familiar with Hable Construction – the brainchild of sisters Susan and Katharine Hable. Imaginative textiles, totes, bags, children’s sheets and pajamas as well as decorative holiday stockings have all been based on paintings by Susan. In 2011, Hickory Chair became the first furniture manufacturer to introduce a licensed exclusive textile collection named Hable Construction Fabric collection.” (Source.) Here is a photo of the Bird Wing Chair from the Hable for Hickory Chair Furniture Collection:

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Susan Hable of Hable Construction, sits on the board of the Color Association of the United States (a group that predicts color trends). She just released her first book – A Colorful Home (Chronicle Books) – on March 31:

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Photography by Rinne Allen. “Bright Spot: A Sneak Peek of Susan Hable’s New Book on Color” by Haskell Harris. Garden and Gun (March 9, 2015).

 “Originally this was just a wonderful pink room to enjoy (as shown in the photo below). My children extended their playroom onto the carpet when it was free of furniture. Now it’s our dining room and there’s something about the color that puts everyone in a celebratory mood!” – Susan Hable

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Pink room in the home of Georgia painter and textile designer Susan Hable. Photography by Rinne Allen. “Bright Spot: A Sneak Peek of Susan Hable’s New Book on Color” by Haskell Harris. Garden and Gun (March 9, 2015).

Color trends in home design often reflect trends on the runway. Here are some looks from London Fashion Week for Fall 2015:

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Looks from Toga Fall 2015, left, and Christopher Kane Fall 2015 Photo: Courtesy of Toga; Indigitalimages.com. “Power in Pink: Designers Go Bright in London” by Steff Yotka. style.com (February 25, 2015).

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Look from Erdem Fall 2015. Photo: Alessandro Garofalo / Indigitalimages.com. “Power in Pink: Designers Go Bright in London” by Steff Yotka. style.com (February 25, 2015).

“By common association, pink is often viewed as saccharine and overly feminine, but this wasn’t always the case,” [fashion designer Mary] Katrantzou told Style.com. “When we were researching the collection and exploring 18th-century Victoriana, it was actually a shade used to represent stamina and power; a masculine alternative to red.”

  The helpful staff of Janet Brown Interiors invites you to visit the shop and Design Studio to learn how you can incorporate the power of pink in your home.

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