did you ever think i would be writing a blog post promoting pastels? probably not! but in the last decade i have learned to NEVER use the word ‘never’ when it comes to fashion & interiors. as we are in the midst of an 80’s & 90’s fashion redux, we knew pastels would be making a designer comeback. for those of us who lived it once already, we agree that a lot of it is really pretty awful… but when it’s a good modern re-interpretation, we’re actually kind-of loving it!!
not your mother’s pastels…
looking to northern europe for inspiration, the design savvy in denmark are all over this trend. with a simple and serene scandinavian backdrop of blonde wood & white, subtle hints of soft colour play with elements of black & grey. it’s soft and feminine and an obvious choice for a nursery or a gal’s bedroom, but how about relaxing by a watery blue fireplace on a blush pink sheepskin rug? i hope you’ll agree that these inspirational vignettes found on the pages of pinterest are a far cry from your mother’s mint green & peach bathroom… where you spent hours primping your spiral perm!
a little spark…
with visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads, we’re imagining sparkly snow white trees and a festive feast in a cozy alpine cabin. we’ve gathered a few of our favourite pastel furnishings for a serene dining room setting, with copper & brushed gold accents & lighting and a good grounding of wood, white & grey. we’re loving arne jacobsen’s modern ‘drop’™ chair by fritz hansen http://fritzhansen.com/ available locally through inform interiors in gastown. vancouver special on main street is the source for fabulous pastel textiles, furniture & accessories by denmark’s ferm living & hay design. the ‘mrs godfrey’ chair sitting pretty in the corner is by jonathon adler, available at the always whimsical mint interiors in the armoury district.
but quite honestly, all we really want for christmas are the usual… peace, love & that beautiful sheepdog. happy holidays everyone!
where we found stuff: vanspecial.com I mintinteriors.ca I fermliving.com I bludot.com I cb2.com I acapulcochairs.com I hayshop.dk I bloomingvillestore.co.uk I onetwotree.com.au I www.westelm.com I anthropologie.com I lennekewispelwey.nl I fritzhansen.com I informinteriors.com I etsy.com/uk/shop/2of2
images collected from various sources: by designer, on pinterest & at linked websites
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