Hello friends and happy Valentines Day! Before I delve into this fun post I wanted to share some news- The Enchanted Home Shop now has it’s very own Instagram account, it was overdue! If you are on Instagram you will want to follow this new account. You will become an automatic “insider” and we will announce frequent specials only for Instagram, giveaways, sneak peaks into new arrivals and much more! Plus we are doing an amazing giveaway offering 3 months of Enchanted Home products! So click here to follow our new account (click on our only post to enter for the giveaway and be sure to follow) __________________________________________ Moving along to today’s post, , It’s the day of love, and all thinks red and pink. Though I have never really decorated with these colors, I thought it would be fun to break out of my comfort zone a bit and show you how fabulous these colors can be in interior spaces. Wait a minute I totally forgot- I was 22 and newly married, living in NYC and trying to play “designer” and had the ridiculous idea that we needed a pink bedroom. Much to my horror after choosing a pink, I returned after a day at work to the painter having just finished up. When I walked in I was prepared to walk into a soft tranquil pink room, instead I felt like I was inside a bottle of Pepto Bismol, I kid you not It was bad. Will leave it at that. I just remember gasping-, it’s funny now, wasn’t so funny then. Needless to say a clean white paint was applied just days later and I hung up my hat for a while on playing the “paint expert”. I must say I was pleasantly surprised by what I found in my “investigative research” doing this post (yes that’s what I call it, make it sound very official)! This post really changed my way of thinking about adding such color to interior spaces. If you weren’t sure either, this just might win you over too, take a look- ____________________________________________________ I must say this is quite beautiful! Love how fresh it feels, House Beautiful This is actually a very sweet and pretty bedroom, McCann Interiors How beautiful is this pink and red-ish vision in flowers, belongs to the home of my friend Elizabeth of Pretty Pink Tulips This is very sweet, who wouldn’t love to sleep in such a pretty space! Evolution Design How about red in a breakfast room, kind of liking it with the gray, Square Footage Inc Thiis fabulous restroom at the iconic Annabelle’s in London was made for Valentine’s Day! Few had that special finesse to work a red room as well as Charles Faudree did Beautiful bedroom in soft tones of pinks and lavenders, Alyssa Rosenheck To me, this is red done right in a bedroom, balanced by plenty of white, this is gorgeous Lisa McFadden for House Beautiful How about this fabulous table setting by KID Hampotons This is so pretty, if I had a daughter I would copy this in a heartbeat, love the soft pinks:) Jenkins Interiors This little boys space is actually darling, and my kids would have loved to have a room like this growing up, the red is very striking! Laura Tutun Love this space by Kate Coughlin, the rosy pinks with the neutrals are really striking! This is gorgeous, these soft pale pinks are so tranquil and soothing, Ash Street Interiors Summer Thornton shows us sometimes all you need is a subtle touch of red for an extra little punch I guess with a name like Miles Redd, you better embrace color and this designer showed he has indeed, loving these bright red doors! I must say this red buffalo check stools really do look beautiful in this space, and I would not have thought to do that, Tobi Fairley This is a pink filled oasis and I think beautifully done! Nicolette Horn for House Beautiful Another room by Charles Faudree Love this space accented with green, Erin Gates I like the drama that the bright pink gives to this otherwise tonal room, Ashley Goforth Thoughts on using this iconic Scalamandre zebra print in red for a powder room? Grant Gibson Interiors Actually adore this space, the gingham, the cabinetry the coziness…yes to it all! Wish I knew the source! This teenage girls room by Alyssa Rosenheck is actually a great space with plenty of pop Could you have a red butler pantry? I never thought so but must say this is really striking! House Beautiful This is a pretty play on color and pattern, Jessica Bradley Interiors ________________________________________________ Well I am dying to know what you think. Have a favorite room? Maybe you already have rooms done in reds and pinks and if so, what is your ‘formula”? If not has this changed your mind? Would love to know what you think. All I can say is for someone who loves more tonal, soft palettes, there are a few rooms here I could easily live in. So this was cathartic in more ways than one! Wishing everyone an extra sweet day today, on Valentine’s Day. Thank you for stopping in! PS Today only the entire shop site is 20% off in honor of Valentine’s Day! A great day to get something you may have had your eye on:) Use code “heart”. Click here to visit the shop.