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  • Sara Fattori

Think Pink

Updated: May 15, 2020

"Banish the Black, burn the blue, and bury the beige" [Opening lyrics to the 1957 movie Funny Face] Presently, I'm working on a home with the feature color being pink. It's not often that I'm able to have pink as the anchor color. I know many love the scene when Heloise turns tragedy into triumph after all The Plaza's bedding turns pink. I didn't realize that Kay Thomson, who created the Heloise series, was also featured in Funny Face. Pink is a beautiful color choice for both inside and outside the home. I love using pink on yachts as it looks gorgeous next to the blue water. Peter Fasano's textile line, now offers most all of their fabrics in outdoor performance technology. Below is a material board for outdoor cushions in white velvet Perennials fabric with solid pink piping by Sunbrella. The pink patterns for pillows and side chairs are by Peter Fasano.

The two sofas have arrived for an Admirals Cove project with a custom color fabric by AST Fabrics. My client spotted the pink color we were searching for on a Vaughn lampshade in the John Rosselli Showroom. The sofas are by O.Henry House, a trade-only manufacturer, and are considered the Bentley of upholstery.

A project in Hobe Sound presented a way to update the wrought iron furniture that was shipped from Spain the client's parents had purchased many years ago. It seemed pink was the only way to give this vintage outdoor furniture some life. I used an outdoor stripe rug by Dash & Albert, and the fabric is from Sunbrella.

Below is a wonderful patina of pink next to the blue water at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.

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