Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Blush or Bashful?

Help Me Pick The Grosgrain Ribbon Trim for the Mudroom!

Lisa Mende Nailhead Trim


It was Lisa Mende and Traci Zeller's Adamsleigh show house room that sold me on Grosgrain Ribbon and Nailhead trim.   And then my other pals, Nancy and Bethany of 'Powell Brower at Home' perfectly executed this in their laundry room during this year's One Room Challenge.   How could I not be all over this?



Since seeing these beautiful rooms, I have been just dying to try this out in one of the rooms in my own home.   For a hot minute, I thought I may try it in the study.  Then I settled on the mudroom. 

I'm going to be adding grosgrain ribbon nailhead trim to the mudroom and I need your vote on the best color of ribbon for the project



It's voting time Vivid Hue Homies. 

Here are the contenders:
1. 1" Petersham Rayon Grosgrain Azalea (the darker of the two in these photos)

2. 1" Petersham Rayon Grosgrain Hot Pink (don't let the words 'hot pink' fool you, it appears to be the more pale of the two in these photos). 

3. Petersham Grosgrain in Black (not pictured). 

My thoughts in ordering the pink shades of ribbon were that I wanted to be more daring in the mudroom.  I may eventually consider painting the ceiling and I want to push the limits on creativity and fun.  I thought for sure that I would love the azalea ribbon (the brighter of the two) but now that I have seen both ribbons up close, I am leaning towards the hot pink (more pale).  I want the room to push the limit but I also want to keep it tasteful. 

I haven't selected the nail heads yet but have been considering a square 1" shiny silver. 

I tried to provide as many "in room" shots of both ribbons for your review.  Be honest and let your feedback roll! 





The trim on the x benches matches the azalea ribbon (but I don't necessarily want to match the entire room simply around 5 yards of trim that I've put around the benches...this trim can easily be swapped out). 


Carolina Herrera Elle Decor


What are your thoughts?
Azalea or Hot Pink?  Or none of the above?


18 comments:

Nancy said...

Thanks for the mention sweet friend! I vote AZALEA trim! go bold or go home! You are one bold lady, so don't wimp out on us now! I love everything you do!
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Lisa Mende said...

Thank u for the shout out! I love the azalea!!!!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

This is so hard! My immediate instinct was the azalea. Then when I saw the shot on the stairs I thought hot pink, but after the other shots around the room, I vote azalea. Go for it girl!

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

Girls, You don't think the azalea will be too bold? My initial gut was to go with the azalea too but then I thought the hot pink (aka paler pink) may give a softer look and that may be better with the wallpaper b/c the wallpaper is already so bold in there.


Smooch said...

azalea.

its actually less going on b/c in same color saturation (if that makes sense)

but now I kind of want you to change the piping on the benches to yellow or metallic or something.

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

@Smooch, great point! Love the idea of switching up the piping so it's not so matchy matchy to the ribbon! love it! thanks girl. I knew ya'll had brains in Austin...

Smooch said...

or turquoise.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Azalea! It is strong. Will add depth.
I like the pink shade in your last photo, but it's against a very deep blue with gold accents. Entirely different setting.

Andrea said...

My vote is azalea... but as Smooch mentioned, turquoise would also be stunning!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I find the azalea too strong. I like the hot pink.

Amanda said...

I vote Hot Pink- its very Lily Pulitzer

whitley hamlin said...

You are going to have the most tricked out Mudroom ever!! LOVING every detail! :)
Whitley
www.thequeencitystyle.com

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Love the idea too...I like the hot pink or the idea of black...black is timeless...

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

My initial thought was azalea too but what if you skipped a bright color (I know- try to keep breathing!) and did tan with the darker nailhead, similar to Bethany and Nancy's. Could be really cool with the bold wallpaper and you wouldn't get sick of it as fast I bet.

Kathleen said...

I'm in the minority. I vote BLACK! It will be like putting eye-liner on the walls!

Smooch said...

I kind of like the tan burlapy/texture idea too. Makes the green seem more organic.

Junell said...

I like the strength of the azalea against the wallpaper ` seems it comes alive & competes better against the strength of that bodacious green. Have loved watching this project evolve. Def a green, pink, black gal too & throw in some orange & I am just stupid, giddy.

Emma Mercer said...

I go for Azalea. The color is bolder and more striking compared to hot pink. If you want to go for a bolder look, you definitely have to go for Azalea, and if you prefer the more subtle look, hot pink is the best choice.

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