‘Karen’s Favourite Things’ Millennial Pink Edition


By Karen Palibroda- Interior Stylist, Metric Design Centre

When it comes to my own personal style I find that I get completely wrapped up in a certain color scheme, or pattern for a few years. The clothes I wear, and how I choose to decorate my own home are a reflection of this. I get a little obsessed with this look, for the time being then BAM something else comes along and I have to switch things up!

My current obsessions from the design & fashion world, just to name a few:

Feminine patterns, interesting lines, and shapes, understated glamour, painterly prints, florals, soft luxurious velvet, geometric pieces, tropical palm prints, structure with a touch of softness, rose gold and soft gold metallics, luxe textures, and best of all MILLENNIAL PINK! Can anyone relate to my love for these guilty pleasures?

Millennial Pink is definitely having a moment right now. I did a little online investigating about the color and it is described as a “quiet and peaceful pink shade that engenders an aura of innocence and purity…representing a kind of ironic prettiness”. {exert from theguardian.com}

My own reasons for loving this iconic pink may not extend to such a deep, philosophical level. I find that I am more inclined to the tone because It’s just so darn pretty! I can’t help but relate my love for the hue to my own childhood and our icons from the time including Barbie, and fellow women of the 80′s/90′s may remember Jem & The Holograms – Glitter & Gold!

Here’s my own MILLENIAL PINK inspired list of some of my favourite interior products, paired with beautiful pieces to compliment the color, Enjoy!


Karen's Favourite Things


1. Light fixture – Renwil “Empress” satin gold finish, $428.00.

2. Hexagon mosaic tile – Porcelanosa “Essential Hexagon Silver Wood” matte finish, $52.00 per 12″ x 11″ piece.

3. Paint color – Benjamin Moore “Balboa Mist”# 1549.

4. Espresso machine – Smeg 50′s Retro Style “Espresso Coffee Machine” in cream, $699.95.

5. Chair – Urbia Imports “Channeled” accent chair, rose pink with matte brass steel legs, $1107.00.

6. Area rug – Jaipur “Genesis” wool and viscose rug, contact for pricing*.

7. Marble oval coffee table -Pink & Brown “Barbell Coffee Table”, carrara blanco with white high gloss base, $922.00.

8. Gold spike sculptures – Torre & Tagus “Spike Sphere Sculpture  – Gold” Tall: $103.00, Short: $85.00.

9. Tassel throw – Kate Spade “Seaport” throw in crystal pink, $207.00.

10. Console table – Urbia Imports “Cube” console table, white lacquer with golden nickel plated base, $3447.00.

11. Panther sculpture – CDI Furniture “Geometric Decorative Panther” in white resin, $344.00.


All products available through the Metric Design Centre showroom, please contact Metric for more details.

*Prices do not include tax and may be subject to change at any time. 

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