Posting Pink

White walls, bright walls. Rugs over sisal? Yes! Rugs over sisal? Horrors, no!

Curtains. Drapes.

Less is more. More is more.

We are bombarded with conflicting advice. Excellent and entirely different recommendations can come from two beloved sources. I am haunted by Van Day Truex's pronouncement that kitchens must always be white, which if white is right and not is wrong, deems me forever wrong.

In the past year there has been a lot of conflicting research on how best to detect and treat breast cancer. Self-exam, mammogram, surgery, chemo. And the thought of it all is so scary. No supposition for most of us, but often a very near reality. Anxiety can lead to immobility.

Talk to your doctor. Find the best path for you. It's a little bit like painting the test swatch on the wall - everyone can agree on this. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Talk to your doctor about the best course of action for you. More information is available at the National Cancer Institute and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Other bloggers are Posting Pink today: you can see Style Court's here, Maxminimus here, Pigtown Design here and Victoria Thorne, Pretty Pink Tulips, House of Beauty and Culture, pve design, To the Manner Born, Eddie Ross, Tartan Scot Casapinka, A Bloomsbury Life, La Plates, Simplified Bee, beachbungalow8, Katiedid, Little Augury, Art by Karena, Nick Olsen, girl world decor, Peggy and Fritz, Absolutely Beautiful Things and Easy and Elegant Life.

All images are from the beautiful new book, Mary McDonald: Interiors, courtesy of Rizzoli New York. Photography credits are as follows from top: Melanie Acevedo, Miguel Flores-Vianna, Acevedo, Flores-Vianna, Dominique Vorillion.