In 2012, I came across a spread from You magazine that got me thinking about using pastels in decor. At one point I loved jewel tones, then I considered the all-white look for my home, but now I've fallen for oh-so-sweet pastels. (Yes, I'm a little indecisive when it comes to decorating.) With early spring fashions already in stores, it's hard to resist the minty blues, soft pinks and pale lilacs.
Here's the photo that started it all for me. Stylist Laura Fulmine used Hans Wegner's classic CH24 Wishbone chairs but, for a change, combined Easter-egg hues. Hits of black from the door stopper, bowl and light fixtures prevent the room from feeling too delicate. I especially love the silhouette of Naomi Paul's Glück crocheted pendants.
Would you consider painting trim butter yellow? Not sure I have the guts, but it looks so fresh against the light grey walls in this bedroom.
How about painting a radiator strawberry ice-cream pink? If the rest of your home has a laid-back feel, why not?! More of a neon fan? Check out this shocking cerise-coloured radiator.
To keep the look sophisticated, pair the soft colours with geometric prints, lots of white and sculptural furnishings.
Find more inspiring spaces in our gallery of Soft & Feminine Rooms.