Street Smart: Pretty in Pink, Black, and Polka Dot

Street Smart: Pretty in Pink, Black, and Polka Dot

Here’s a glimpse at one of my treasured secret places in nyc. In Tease Salon, a tiny salon back on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, my woman Margie was working miracles on my hair for years. The salon was recently made over with a fresh coat of paint and a combination of black, pink and polka dots –which makes it my greatest girly escape. There is something shiny and glam about glistening blacks with black polka dots and a chic pink hue. Listed below are a mix of finds motivated by this salon’s classic, feminine style.

In Tease Salon, the walls are painted a light pink while the crown molding is completed in high-gloss black. White-and-black polka dot cafe curtains complete the look.

To get the look:
Choose a flat or eggshell finish in pink for those walls. You will want a high-gloss finish for those moldings.
If your space lacks dramatic moldings or you can’t devote to painting all the trim, then you can plunge into glistening black by creating over one accent piece of furniture. Sand, prime and paint a timber table or chair that a high-gloss black.

Straightforward roll-arm sitting chair

I am imagining this simple chair is completely out of my funds (because the purchase price isn’t even listed on the website — always a bad sign!) , but I can’t help crushing on it. It’s the ideal balance of comfort and chic with the feminine mix of black-and-white polka dot fabrics.


Doily tidbit plate – $12

Another word for light pink is blush. Another place to use this tidbit plate would be in the bedroom — I’d place it in my nightstand for my jewelry and watch. It adds a sweet pop of pink.

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Park Lane ceramic jar from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

This white lacquer container by Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams can work in any area. Such as the perfect lip gloss, a shiny white accent piece is a glistening small pick-me-up.

kate spade new york

Kate Spade Larabee Road black accent plate – $35

Kate Spade adds a distinctly feminine spin to many preppy patterns, including the classic polka dot. Here, dinnerware has turned up a notch with a simple black-and-white design that’s spot-on chic.

Farrow & Ball

Calamine Paint

Farrow & Ball is one of my go-to favorite paint outlines and their spin on light pink is a winner. If my husband let pink in our house, this would be my choice for those walls.

Hint: Pink is a color that can easily look fleshy (in a bad way) if you choose the wrong shade for your space. Make sure you try out samples on the wall prior to buying your toaster — and have a look at your color selections at various times of day as mild dramatically changes the look of a color.

Urban Outfitters

Doily placemat – $50

This black doily pattern placemat are the perfect match for a dining area painted in light pink.

Urban Outfitters

Edie velvet chaise in fuschia – $579

A chaise shaped such as this pink velvety one is usually called a tingling sofa (doesn’t get much girlier than that). It reminds me of older black-and-white films with ladies completed up to the nines.

Everything Furniture

Retro desk telephone – $77

This glistening black telephone is so retro and enjoyable. I could see it working nicely in the salon’s newly made-over space.

Next: More light pink items
More black-and-white things
More polka dots

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