Artsy Decorating

Think Pink!

Think pink, if you want that quelque chose!

I tried something different and painted the images for today’s post in gouache, rather than presenting them as a digital collage like I usually would. I was more successful with some of the illustrations than others, (that shirt is the woooooorst!) but it was good practice. I feel confident in my ability to draw, so it’s the painting that I’m trying to improve.

Anyway. Think pink! Think pink, and the world is rosy-red!

Think Pink | Making it Lovely

Tunic | Anthropologie • Vase | CB2 • Watch | Kate Spade • Shoes | J. Crew • Glasses | Warby Parker • Moroccan Pouf | Lulu & Georgia • Mug and Dishes | Crate & Barrel • Bed | Room & Board • Bedding | West Elm • Plant Pot | Leif • Necklace |

Think Pink! #gouache | Making it Lovely

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  • Suzanne
    January 12, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    How pretty! Also, <3 these videos you linked!

  • kirsten
    January 12, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    I love your paintings! Lovely.

  • Ashley
    January 12, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    I think it looks lovely!!
    Hope to see more of these practice paintings ;)

  • anita
    January 12, 2015 at 7:23 pm


  • sylvia
    January 12, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    This is so very pretty, and I was actually disappointed the actual tunic wasn’t as lovely as yours.

  • AnnW
    January 12, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    You painted those things? They really look professional. Better than the old Daily Candy.

  • poulattitude
    January 13, 2015 at 5:19 am

    I love it !

  • Erin
    January 13, 2015 at 7:13 am

    I like the painted version. And I love pink, so…

  • Ashlea Walter
    January 13, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Nice work! I especially love the glasses and the bed. I’m loving this so much more than the digital!

  • Anne @ Planting Sequoias
    January 13, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Ridiculously adorable. Thanks for challenging yourself and sharing your journey with us!

  • Jessica S.
    January 13, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Cute, Nicole! I wanted to note that, if you upload images of artwork as a png instead of as a jpg, the colors and resolution might show a bit nicer on the web. A graphic designer recently taught me this; and I thought it might be worth noting.

    Cheers! :)

  • ashley
    January 13, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I love the bed! It is fantastic! You are super talented! And well who doesn’t love pink?! ;)


  • Emily
    January 13, 2015 at 9:54 am

    I LOVE this! Can’t wait to see more of your work.
    Would love to see a bit of your process as well- Watercolors are so foreign to me.

  • judy
    January 13, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    This is really wonderful. You are very talented. I realized after seeing this that my surprising attraction to pink several years ago emanated from seeing your success with pink in your décor. It never seemed babyish or too little girls room. Always sophisticated and modern.

  • Jennifer
    January 13, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    What color pink is that on the wall in the picture below?!

  • mary beth
    January 14, 2015 at 6:18 am

    I love your painting. Would love to see a photo of your art table filled with paints too.

  • Caroline Royce
    January 14, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    These are SO charming.

  • Kate
    January 16, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Very nice!!

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