It’s romance for the new age. Soft pastels are no longer just pretty tints – paired with sharp geometry and emboldened with a metallic shine, they make style statements that are strong and elegantly modern.
dining table DREAM
From left Baci Milano soup plate, $25; cocktail glass, $25; wine glass, $25, and ice cream bowl and spoon, $28 each. Bloomingville fluted matte grey vase, $59; pink vase, $19; marble votive holder, $129; copper pineapple tray, $29, and 50cm by 70cm kitchen towels, $19 each. Loveramics weave-textured bowls, $9 each. Baci Milano baroque mug, $29, and baroque moka pot, $72. T&G Sophie Conran long-handle board, $64.
Pastel colours brighten up a space while adding to a relaxing atmosphere. Pair them with a touch of warmth – with brass, gold or wood – for a balanced look.
From left Bloomingville flowerpot, $29, and vase, $129.
From left Bloomingville wall decor, $129, and wall decor, $59.
John Lewis rose gold photo frame, $39.
From left Comptoir De Famille mug, $25, and tin storage box, $18.
bed and side table DREAM
From left Bloomingville 30cm by 60cm powder pink corduroy cushion, $99; 45cm by 45cm nude and gold cushion, $69; 40cm by 60cm 3-D jersey rose cushion, $89; 35cm by 35cm lamb fur cushion, $199. Grey and bamboo edge storage basket, $139. Laduree mini candles, $89 for a set of two; sweet pea-scented candle, $95, and Rice powder room spray, $109. John Lewis Bethany quilt cover, from $110 to $120 for queen- to king-size. Bloomingville 100cm by 200cm striped hammam towel, $79. Creatively Active Minds Pacific Imperial photo frame, $79. Bloomingville pink vase, $19, and white vase with gold polka dots, $45.
Home furnishings and accessories with geometric and floral prints add texture to muted pastel hues, so your space will stand out with minimal effort.
From left Mr & Mrs Fragrance Sissi electronic fragrance diffuser, $139, and Tom Dixon London scented candle, $159.
John Lewis Fringe Border towels, from $9 to $69.
From left John Lewis rose cushion, $119, and John Lewis cow parsley quilt cover set, from $229 to $249 for queento king-size.
Above Glasshouse fragrance diffuser, $75. Right Mr & Mrs Fragrance George Scent & Sound electronic fragrance diffuser, $289.