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Casa Craving Recap: Pink Ribbon

Yesterday marked the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So pink (as in pink ribbon) was the inspiration for this week's Casa Craving Challenge, and I asked you guys to design a stylish kitchen around this light pink color, and this SMEG '50 Style Refrigerator.

It wasn't an easy choice but the best rooms opted for a retro, '50s design, or just mid-century accents, which resonated harmoniously with the SMEG refrigerator. You can see all of the pink SMEG bookmarks here, as well as all the great lists. (Still not sure how to create a list? TeamSugar has a great tutorial on listmaking if you're not sure how. Here are my three favorite pink SMEG looks:

Look #1 was designed by paperfairies, who went 100% retro with a '50s diner style table and banquette seating, for a look she calls "Euro modern with diner chic." She chose a silver, black and pink palette to coordinate with the SMEG refrigerator, but didn't go super pink. You can tell that paperfairies really visualized her kitchen, choosing all the details, everywhere from the sleek, white kitchen cabinets down to a kitschy, pink flamingo oven mitt and towel set.

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Look #2 was designed by klynnmorton, who gave the SMEG refrigerator all the attention by choosing "a mix of modern stainless steel appliances, a diner style table, and some great patterned chairs." Her kitchen, which she says "cannot get more retro modern than this," is classy, understated, and a place that would be relaxing to walk into. I liked her quirky accents like the bentwood chairs, which picked up the color of the fridge, and the kit kat clock, which both showed character but weren't over-the-top retro.

Look #3 was designed by tdamji who chose a mix of orange and pink for her color palette, along with a lot of stainless steel, and light wood furniture. She showed off her girly side with floral melamine plates, hand-pressed coasters, a cupcake kitchen timer, and adorable petits fours tea lights.

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