In the Mood For: The Feminine Retreat...

(photo credits: Melanie Turner Interiors // Suzanne Kasler on AD // pinterest // Melanie Turner at ADS // Suzanne Kasler for Ballard)

When some hear "pink" they instinctively freeze up and assume I have a color with the boldness of the Barbie Dream House variety on the mind. While there's a time and a place for pops of bougainvillea bloom brightness, I do appreciate the subtlety of calmer rose quartz. Hot pink's more sophisticated Ivy League cousin, and baby pink's grown up sister. This is not your candy-coated hue. Bolstered by a dash of greige but loaded with quiet intensity, this is a color welcome in any home and every space. Especially the area of the home I've been craving: the feminine retreat. 

Whether it's your home office, your bedroom or a tiny closet to call your own, I love having a space I can infuse with a few elements of this perfect shade of pink. If you're blessed with the ability to refresh a room, here are a few of my glamorous suggestions...

Paint the town pink with a plush caret and stunning chinoiserie wallcoverings. Think: pretty but classic and sophisticated. Next, add a french-inspired chandelier with an aged patina to add gravitas to the room. Next step? Gleaming gold. Try a pair of etageres on a wall flanking an oversized sunburst mirror. Situate the desk in the middle, add a drool-worthy golden bamboo chair and admire your hard work. This space, is simply divine. Here are the elements I chose...

DESIGNING THE FEMININE RETREAT