Pretty Pastels

When I think of the word pastel when associated with interiors, I think soft, gentle, welcoming and calming.

Don’t make the common mistake of shying away from pastel hues with the assumption that they are too feminine or childish. Softer shades can be both grown up and innocent or classic and contemporary, depending on their application.

Be daring like me by painting walls in your favourite pastel colour or opt for something more subtle with decorative accents like scatter cushions and throws.

I want to share with you some finds that I absolutely love.

Channel modern romance in the bedroom with my new Aurora Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set. Available in a selection of brights and neutrals, the Rose style offers on-trend pale pink for subtle sophistication. Made from 100% cotton, the light and dreamy sheets will add another reason in the winter to delay rising from bed.

My tip for styling this feminine hue with a versatile approach? Add a crisp white duvet, grey knitted throw and beautiful velvety scatter cushions in block colours or simple patterns like stripes and spots.

For a touch of refined opulence at home, silvery blue is a great shade to work with. A chic pastel occasional chair can do wonders for a neutral interior. 

I first came across the Claude Sitting Chair at a furniture fair and knew I had to have it after I began dreaming of damask. The soft pattern is the focal point yet your eye can’t help but follow the shapely silhouette. With hand applied nailhead trim as the icing on the cake, I know you’ll love Claude as much as I do.

Pastel upholstery is a wonderful way to utilise the comforting feel of pastels in a refined manner; from sofas to armchairs to ottomans.

My Carey Settee delights with a pale ocean inspired colour, contrasted with a cane-like design. I love the look of this piece at the end of a bed or along a spare wall of a living room. It’s perfect for bringing out when extra seating is required for guests and I have no doubt they’ll remark on its beauty. Conversation starter anyone?