Sweet shades for the modern interiors
In Pretty Pastel Style, stylist Selina Lake reveals the exciting ways these much-loved shades can be used to bring today’s modern interiors to life.
Pastels are enjoying an exciting comeback. Forget the sugary pinks of little girls’ bedrooms, today, pastels pack plenty of personality. The best of the bunch have a rich intensity or a subtle sophistication, keeping them the cool side of sweet. They allow you to fill your home with colour, without splashing statement brights around, and they bring a warmth and softness to a room that the muted, sludgy tones so popular in recent years can never quite achieve.
In Pretty Pastel Style, stylist Selina Lake shows you how to use this truly versatile colour palette to create beautiful spaces that are feminine without being girlie; colour-rich without being garish. The book first walks you through the Elements of the look. Modern Pastels are contrasted with pops of stronger shades and sharpened with statement furniture. Vintage Pastels plunder the past, taking from it smoky pinks, faded greens and elegant patterns. Retro Pastels cheerfully channel the ice-cream shades of the Fifties on candy stripes, polka dots and cute floral prints, while Simple Pastels work with off-whites for an elegantly minimal take on pretty pastel style. Next, Details looks at everything from furniture and lighting, to display and decoration, with inspiring ideas on how to piece the style together. Finally, head to the Spaces section of the book to see beautiful rooms that have used pastels with super-stylish effect.
With words by experienced interiors journalist Joanna Simmons and gorgeous photography by Catherine Gratwicke, Pretty Pastel Style puts these soft, gentle tones back on the decorating map, revealing the surprising, exciting ways in which these much-loved shades can be used in today’s modern interiors.
Selina Lake is an interior stylist well known for her use of colour, accessible style and ability to foresee decorating trends. Her work appears in many magazines across the world including Mollie Makes, Livingetc, Marie Claire and Country Homes & Interiors and her popular blog (www.selinalake.blogspot.com) receives around 25,000 hits a month. With #logosedizioni Selina has published Winter Living, Outdoor living, Botanical Style and Garden Style.
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