Sometimes there are things that you really want to buy but you just don’t get them for some reason or another. My relationship with this poster was like that.
I saw it on the cover of the Sept 2006 issue of Domino magazine in the home of Jessie Randall of Loeffler Randall and I wanted it bad. And I was not alone. It was an instant design sensation and I recall that it was sold out for quite awhile after. (Can you believe that I still have the issue in my personal archives – aka on a shelf in my attic?)
But I didn’t get it. And for once, cost was not the problem. I don’t know why I didn’t get it except that since it was way back in 2006, I suppose I was still sort of in newlywed mode and for me, that meant that I needed to grow up and have a mature apartment which did not involve pink posters. (Read more about my design manifesto here and how it has changed over the years.)
But the love did not fade in the past 6 years. So, when Pablo and I decided to do our bedroom over in shades of pale blue with hits of red and purple, I thought about it again. I mean, yes, it’s mostly pink but it’s got a lot of red too. And as I’ve explained before, Pablo is comfortable enough in his manhood to have a little pink around his house. (You know, as the saying goes: Happy wife, happy life.)
So, I did it. It’s finally
mine ours. It needs a little styling love in front of it but for now there it is displayed with a big TV and a cable box. (Sidenote: Have you ever seen a cable box in a decorating magazine or shelter blog? Nope. Where is everyone hiding them?) UPDATE: I saw one on Habitually Chic! Thanks, Heather, for being honest and not hiding it!
Not quite the beautiful accompaniment I always believed it would be surrounded by but it’s a work in progress. (Which is just how I like my home. I mean, what will I do when the renovations and decorating are done?) Some might think a master bedroom should be serene and romantic. But what’s more romantic than the sentiment that I will love Pablo “for like ever”?
For some more ways to display it, check out these inspiration pics:
Propped up against a wall via Adore magazine (Chanel football, anyone?)
Super sweet pink on pink via Carla Lane interiors
So pretty in a modern girly nursery via Small Shop
With cool mid-century furniture in a totally eclectic room via Apartment Therapy
With a red frame and more mid-century furniture via Apartment Therapy
What could be better than a minty wall via Glitter Guide
It looks positively swanky against this dark wall via Shelter Interior Design
So, what do you think? Could you put a pink poster in a “grown-up” room? Would the man in your life be okay with that? I’m so glad mine is!
Sue at Home