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April 6, 2011

How to Use Pastels in Adult Spaces

With spring around the corner, I feel giddy (enough so that talk of rainbows & chipmunks seems like a good idea).  Also related to spring-ish-ness: I find myself drawn toward rooms that feature soft, muted, mature pastels.  I am especially mad for the combination of a soft muted pink with black & white.

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Blueprint Magazine via Decorology
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Blueprint Magazine via Decorology

Via Eye See Pretty
Truthfully, I'm even enjoying brighter, more Easter egg pastels:

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But, you should know, that a week ago while everyone was blogging about their tulips and warm weather, this was the view outside my window:


So, let's think warm thoughts for me in the townhouse.  Imagine how jacked up I will be when spring has actually sprung . . .
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11 comments

  1. spring will come! it will! Hang on there! We're with you! (each day I open my wardrobe and look at the summer dresses hanging there. Sad. Alone. Deserted!) The blooming branches are marvelous! Let's concentrate on that! (you know, you can do that too - take one branch, bring it in, put it in a vase and cover it in plastic - the branch - it will bloom!)

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  2. I'm sooo excited about spring too and I love the light, springy colors!! The snow is slowing but surely melting away here in Minnesota... I hope yours melts too!!

    XOXO

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  3. P.S. It is SNOWING as I type. 1:00pm on APRIL 6th and it is SNOWING. This is not going to help the snow melting goal, right Jenny?

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  4. Oh my gosh. I love the little kitchen.

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  5. My bedroom is black and white with pops of bright pink... lately I want to switch it to a soft pink.. that first photo may have convinced me!

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  6. I love the second photo. I think I'm addicted to glass lamps, and that color is spectacular. As for weather, it was 87 degrees F (30 degrees C) here today. I'd send you some of the warmth if I could.

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  7. Hi Dana! Well you have definitely found some great glass lamps for your shop!

    Modern Jane: your bedroom is gorgeous! The shade of pink you've used is so cheery and vibrant.

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  8. I have never really been a fan of pastels in interiors but those colours really work in those rooms! I love the Easter egg pastel kitchen! So cute! Hope the snow melts soon!

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  9. Not wanting to hurt the snow's feelings, but I prefer the first 4 photos! Love all the pink.

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  10. That snow is amazing! The other pics are lovely too, but your probably figuring out...I'm particularly fond of snow!!!

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  11. Oh, Rosie, you DO love snow. I've got some now, too. I'd happily send some to you if I could!

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