interiors & styling

February Moodboard

It’s that time again… get ready for a new monthly moodboard, my friends! Perhaps it’s because Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, or maybe I’m digging this color because I’ve been attracted to soft, muted hues all winter- either way, dusty pink has been on my radar lately. I know, I know… I say I’m not a “pink type of gal”, but I think I’m beginning to turn a corner and I’ll admit, I really like the muddy tones. It’s not overly pink, it skews a little salmon colored, and isn’t as saturated or bubble gum looking as colors you’d find in a little girl’s room. This is the way I would do pink- dusty, muted, desaturated, edgy, and pretty sophisticated! Click through for the inspiration and to see what I found (and am dreaming of buying myself for V-Day)

February Moodboard : Dusty Blush - roomfortuesday.com Just because I mentioned kids rooms, that’s not to say it isn’t the perfect color for those types of spaces too! Remember the nursery I designed over the summer for our friends (pictured above)? It skews a bit more orange than the dusty pink I’ve been digging, but it’s still a great example of how versatile this desaturated palette can be. Check out the grown up version below by Kate Maloney. It’s perfection!

Ready to see what I found this month? Click directly on the objects to be redirected to the source, or use the numbered links below to shop… 

01: bird pillow // 02: upholstered bed // 03: alabaster pendant light // 04: cotton bedspread // 05: jute laundry hamper // 06: silk drapery // 07: chenille fringe throw // 08: tabitha pillow // 09: sigrid rug // 10: bougainvillea arrangement // 11: striped hand towel // 12: velvet swivel chair // 13: pink marble tray // 14: statue sketch art // 15: blush sea glass beads // 16: turkish cotton bath towels

I came across some seriously beautiful furniture and decor in this palette! Do you have any favorites from this month’s roundup? I think I’m just going to break down and buy the bougainvillea arrangement (#10) for myself this Valentine’s Day. I’ve linked it on the blog about a thousand times (most recently in my faux floral arrangement post). I probably should’ve never returned it, after buying it as an option for our formal living room.

I wasn’t sure if I could get on board with a large upholstered piece, like a sofa or sectional, in this color… BUT the above image totally sold me. I love the way this dusty rose color pairs with wood tones, brown, mustard, and hunter green. I also have to call out the wall panels above the sofa. They remind me a little of the panels I made for our basement media room. I have a feeling we’re going to see more upholstered wall treatments in interior design this year. What do you think?

February Moodboard : Dusty Blush - roomfortuesday.com

source : alice lane home

Whether you’re interested in adding dusty rose to your home in a big or small way- like the bedding and pillow in the above image, I think we can all agree it’s the perfect hue for the season!

Does anyone have a hot date tomorrow for Valentine’s Day? Do you celebrate with friends, your significant other, or not at all? It’s honestly not a big holiday or moment for Emmett and I. We’d rather save for travel. Typically we’ll make a nice dinner at home, rent a movie, and just spend quality time together. However, tomorrow I have friends coming into town and I agreed to teach their kiddos to ski all day, so E & I don’t have any plans as of now. I’m sure I’ll be exhausted. I’m not used to chasing kids around (kudos to the moms out there). Haha! Might I suggest making a Valentine’s charcuterie board if you’re hanging with friends? Or whip up a batch of my favorite chocolate mousse (it’s an old recipe, but a good one). Wine is also a good idea! I’ll definitely be having some of that tomorrow night. Cheers!

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  • Reply
    Peggi
    February 13, 2020 at 4:48 am

    Let’s hear it for pink!! When I saw your opening image, I high-fived myself. Sarah’s doing pink?!😍 Although I’m a fan of all of it’s shades, this blush color is definitely a gateway pink. I think that library image proves how amazing it looks with ochre, rust and wood! Speaking of, those wall baffles are showing up everywhere! Pink marble and onyx just captivate me; can you imagine a pink marble kitchen? Dead. I say definitely get that bougainvillea arrangement. I remember being mesmerized by the enormous fuchsia plants covering the campus buildings at ASU. Then I saw the variegated shades! They are magical. As to Valentine’s, we’re very low key around here. Enjoy your day chasing kids!🤣💖

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      Sarah
      February 13, 2020 at 11:05 am

      Woohooo!!! I’ve been hanging around you so much, that I started liking pink. Better believe it! Haha :) I like that you call blush or dusty colors of the hue, “gateway pink”. It’s TRUE! It’s what non-pink loving people are probably attracted to. The baffles are showing up everywhere, and I’m totally on board. I love seeing unique wall treatments. I think I need to add more to our house. I can’t even imagine a pink marble and onyx kitchen- that would be INSANE in the best way. You’ve got my brain spinning. Enjoy your low key V-day tmrw :) xo

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    Lauren
    February 13, 2020 at 7:04 am

    Serious inspiration in this post! I have always loved the desaturated pink hues, but have never seen them done quite as well as the images you’ve found! And yes, that wall treatment is showing up everywhere!! That study…now that’s a dream space! Definitely my fave image! Typically Jeff and I stay home, but he surprised me with dinner reservations at a steakhouse in Oak Glen, and I’m all about it! We’re going on Saturday though to beat the crowds. Skiing with kids sounds both fun and tiresome!! I remember skiing in Mammoth as a kid with my parents. What fun memories you’ll make today! Have a great day hitting the slopes Sarah!

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      Sarah
      February 13, 2020 at 11:00 am

      Yay!! I’m so glad you’re liking it, Lauren. Those images have SOLD me on the dusty rose color. I really like how it’s mixed with wood tones in the library image. It’s sophisticated chic. Such a dream! Aww what a sweetie- enjoy your dinner in Oak Glen :)

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    Megan
    February 13, 2020 at 9:32 am

    I’m not really into pink, except maybe a taupy blush color in clothing – I have a beautiful blush leather clutch bag that I’ve gotten a lot of use out of. But, I’m on the fence about using it in home decor. I do really like how Jessica Helgerson Interior Design incorporated pink as an accent color in their “NW Johnson Street House” project. And I like the Coffinier Ku Design room you have pictured above. I feel like pink is a really difficult color to get right.

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      Sarah
      February 13, 2020 at 10:56 am

      I like those examples too, Megan! You’re right- it is a tough color to get right. I feel like it can look very juvenile sometimes. It’s a color I’m slowly leaning into, and am trying to figure out how to use in a more sophisticated way :)

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    Jana
    February 13, 2020 at 10:22 am

    love a good dusty pink! it’s my 12th valentine’s married and i don’t think we’ve celebrated a single one! people find that crazy but honestly, we have such a good marriage that i don’t even think about it. i totally forgot it was this week until this post! in years past, we’ve found it fun to go to a fast food restaurant that’s deserted! people take it a little too seriously in my opinion.

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      Sarah
      February 13, 2020 at 10:54 am

      I love that, Jana! I’d rather be surprised on a random day, than expect something on Valentine’s Day. I kind of just use it as an excuse to cook or bake something new, spend quality time, and rent a movie. Ha! I’m digging your idea of going to fast food- so fun!! xo

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    Sarah
    February 13, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Love to see you pushing yourself with pink, I think it gets an (unwarranted) bad rep! It pairs so nicely with wood and neutrals (light or dark), blues, berry tones, greens… I use a lot of it in my home, I just adore the versatility and warmth!

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      Sarah
      February 13, 2020 at 11:08 am

      It’s a beautiful color I need to get on board with! Haha :) It took me long enough, Sarah! It really does go with so many palettes. I’m excited to try it somewhere in our house. xo

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    Melanie T
    February 13, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    I love the blush with a tinge of brown in it. Ooo…perfection is the perfect word for the Kate Maloney bedroom! The nightstand is just the palest version of the color, so dramatic! And the lamps: do you think it’s the lighting or are the lampshades are actually two different colors? At any rate, I love the execution of the room. So sophisticated with the brown and cream.

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      Sarah
      February 13, 2020 at 3:35 pm

      Me too! A muddy blush… it feels really sophisticated, I think :) Kate Maloney absolutely nailed it with that bedroom- it’s stunning! I think the lampshades are the same color. I’m guessing they’re silk, so the one is shadowed while the other is more reflective. Hope you’re having a wonderful day, Melanie! xo

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    Laura Hill
    February 13, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    I don’t really like pink, but I love your Moodboards, Sarah! Keep’em coming! :)

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      Sarah
      February 13, 2020 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks Laura!! What color should I do next month? What’s YOUR favorite? :)

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    Danna
    February 13, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    I just have to enjoy pink or dusty pink through images. The Alice lane bedroom is dreamy! I had pink and green in college and when I met my husband I promised him I would not ever do pink in our house again. Regrets? Yes, especially since its come back in this pretty dusty pink. I’ll just keep to doing greens. Would love to see you do a room in this color, Sarah!
    Valentines….its such a contrived day. Yes, over the top too! I still get my kids a little something. I try not to place too much negativity on this event but my family is aware that I would rather they get someone they love (me..ha! or their love) a special something on a random day in the year. Means more….I think.
    Happy late Thursday Sarah!

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      Sarah
      February 13, 2020 at 6:31 pm

      I think so too, Danna! It’s kind of overrated… my philosophy is show (and tell) the people in your life you love them regularly. However, I did tell Emmett the only thing I wanted was a clean house this v-day. haha! I may or may not have used the holiday to guilt him into cleaning while I’m teaching ski lessons. Haha! We’ll see how it goes. I’d say there is a 50/50 change :) Hope you have a good night! xo

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