color my world – week 2

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Time for Color My World!

Last week I showed you the inspiration photos for my color – hot pink.
This week the challenge was to add the chosen color in a decor item.  Here’s what I did.

Pink peonies. 
I also threw in some long stems in a similar vase for the table in the background.  That side of the room really needed some height over there.  And by accident I ended up bringing blue into the room when I was searching the house for vases.  Sometimes accidents are a good thing ;)

What… you can’t see the pink???
Yeah, it’s not that noticeable in photos.  How about now?

Still kinda hard to see it :D

I promise next week, when I add hot pink through paint, it will be more exciting!

And….  We want you to join in on the Color My World Challenge!

At the end of the challenge, May 1st, there will be a link party so you guys can all play along with us and show everyone how you’ve incorporated a new color into your home.  Fun right!  So get on it!!!  Be fearless (ok, I’m still a little fearful of this color) and try out a new color!

Be sure to check out these fabulous ladies to see how they used their color in a decor item!
Carmel – Our 5th House
Kristy – Hyphen Interiors
Maury – Life on Mars
Shelley – Crazy Wonderful
Suzy – Saved by Suzy
Tiffany – Living Savvy
Vashti & Jamie – Like me Some…


  1. Andrea Avatar

    I love it! Your dining room is looking fabulous, by the way. The pink really pops in there and the blue looks great too. I need to get going on this challenge! Hope you had a great Easter.

  2. Julia {Pawleys Island Posh} Avatar

    Love it! I like that it's subtle. And it really does look gorgeous with the blue!

  3. Lisa Scibilia Avatar

    Is there any end to the gorgeousness of peonies?? They are my fave, especially in hot pink, and that color complements your walls so well!! Love the little pop of color that doesn't take over the room – perfect!

  4. Hyphen Interiors Avatar

    Yay, love the pop of pink! Simple, yet a great impact. I was so unsure what to do for "decor" week. Could be almost anything…

  5. Tiffany Avatar

    It's subtle, but beautiful. I love peonies.

  6. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper Avatar

    ooh i like the pink in there with the colors you have! i love bringing nature in, too- what a perfect way to add pink!

  7. Jessamie Vincent Avatar

    As much as I love those flowers, I'm so ready to see what you paint, now! It's going to look so good in your space!

  8. Like Me Some Avatar

    Love fresh flowers and they look so pretty! Pink is tricky, right?! I still don't know what I'll be painting for next week, I will be embracing pink!!

  9. Anna (A Newfound Treasure) Avatar

    Love the flowers, but dying to see what you have up your sleeve for next week with paint 🙂

  10. Ange Avatar

    Looks like the flowers and vase on the dining room table was a good choice for both of us. 🙂 I like the pop of pink, it looks great with the blue! Looking forward to seeing what you do next week!

  11. Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} Avatar

    I like the arrows. They are so helpful (c: hehehe…but seriously, the pink is darn perfect in there! I can't wait to see the rest!

  12. Kara @ June & Bear Avatar

    i'm working hot pink into my dining room too so i can't wait to see what else you do. i must find some peonies.

  13. black tag diaries Avatar

    i love your small little pop of pink!! it's just enough and those flowers are gorgeous… are they real?? i also love your blue "accidents" they looks great in the room too! oh… and i'm obsessed with your light fixture!!

  14. Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} Avatar

    It maybe small, but it does pop in that room! I love the flowers… are they real? Because they look very real!

  15. AM Avatar

    Love your home! I just came across your blog and will be following you to see what you come up with next!

  16. Maury Kilgo Avatar

    Ha, I love it! You crack me up. I think flowers are the perfect place to start with just about any color.

  17. Yara Simón Avatar

    Everything looks great!

  18. Dear Lillie Avatar

    Your dining room is STUNNING!

  19. Hiren Modi Avatar

    Dining room looks great with pink peonies. I think, you are using ceramic vases. Am I right? Why I'm big fan of this color my world challenge… This is another best project to be here. I've re-publish list on my blog.

  20. Amy Avatar

    Amazing! I love it. Crazy how much bigger it looks without the hutch, which I always loved, but love this setup even more.

  21. Carmel @ Our Fifth House Avatar

    Your dining room is gorgeous!

  22. Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] Avatar

    I love the idea of adding color through fresh flowers! Such a great touch, Shelley!

  23. {Hi Sugarplum!} Avatar

    omg — we have the same DR chandy!!! I knew I had good taste! 😉

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