Hot off the catwalk and straight into homes this season is the pastel trend.
From nail design, dip dye hair, fashion, interiors and even cars, the pastel trend has swept the board, making us crave minty ice cream and lemon sorbet shades.
And modern pastels aren’t the traditional washed out hues we remember, but full bodied fondant fancy shades, good enough to eat.
For a real statement look try the Annelise Accent Chair from Barker and Stonehouse.
The ice blue colouring and retro shaping of this high winged deep seated chair are given an extra lift with quirky multi coloured buttons.
The Annelise is a nice addition to a living room, but if a lemon pallet is more to your taste, the Parker Knoll Regent sofa is the way forward. The vintage and retro feel are achieved with the scroll and winged design on the arms.
Alternatively you can be in the pink and pay homage to an icon of style with Barker and Stonehouse’s Audrey Hepburn Icon rug. Not your standard rug, the bright pink tone and famous Breakfast At Tiffany’s image can take pride of place on your living room floor.
If all this talk of fondants and sorbet has made you hungry, why not try baking delectable pastel cupcakes. Choose your flavour be it vanilla, chocolate, red velvet and adorn the top with mouth-watering frosting in lilac, pink or yellow. They can take pride of place in your kitchen displayed on a retro tiered cake stand… until you can’t resist the urge to eat them anymore!
If you’re baking prowess isn’t quite up to scratch, entertain guests with pink lemonade in the sunny yellow Centro Highball Glasses, great for Al Fresco dining or a lovely afternoon tea party and serve with Fondant Fancies or pomegranate and peach ice cream.
The pastel pallet is always a big hit in the summer months so whether you want to paint your walls in Little Greene’s Custard yellow or love furniture in these sugared shades, I’d advise you to take a bite out of this trend.
And don’t worry about having to redecorate come winter time, pastels work just as well in the winter months, just add a couple of warmer accessories such as throws and blankets in complimentary shades to keep things cosy.
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