All posts tagged: soft pink

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Soft blush pink bedroom makeover – BEFORE

Since moving in July, the kitchen and living room have seen complete makeovers, and now it’s time to turn our attention to the master bedroom. During the building works for downstairs, when walls were knocked down, chimney breasts removed and the kitchen replaced, this was our sanctuary away from all the dust and destruction in many ways. I don’t know if sanctuary is really the right word, because at times it felt far from peace and quiet… but for some weeks, without a working kitchen and heating, it was the only liveable room in the house. We had everything in that room – two beds, the sofa, three chest of drawers, boxes and boxes, and all our worldly goods. Barely an inch of the floor could be seen and you had to climb over a sea of stuff to get to the bed. We tacked curtains to the window with nails and cooked meals from a small microwave in a strew of clutter for six weeks. It was horrible, but sometimes things have to get worse before …

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Spring bedroom updates

The sun is shining, the weather’s hotting up and I think it’s time to shed the thick wool blankets and cosy bedding in favour of soft French linen and bright pastel shades in the bedroom. With Spring in full bloom, I feel the need to refresh, de-clutter and brighten up my home. I’m thinking lots of calming natural textures, clusters of plants (if I can keep them alive) and accents of blush pink or fern green. The windows open and the sun pouring in. But, you don’t have to completely overhaul a bedroom to get a new perspective, by simply changing the bedding, adding a new print to your collection or a cushion or two, you can create an easy-to-attain, affordable update for Spring. Or simply, by rearranging the room around – that used to be my absolute favourite pastime as a teenager… At the moment, I’ve just got a new rug to go by my bedside (more of that next week) and have switched up my cotton sheets and wool blanket for much lighter and …


Broste A/W 2015 collection

It’s been feeling very autumnal around here in London, we’ve had lashings of rain and blustery winds, all in July… so when I saw Broste Copenhagen’s A/W 2015 lookbook, I instantly identified with it: the cosy candlelight, the muted colours and dusky pink tablecloths, the rich velvets and natural textures. Here, in a beautiful Copenhagen apartment, understated dining table settings are dressed with vintage-style linen napkins and tablecloths, while minimalist brass cutlery keep it modern. Rattan daybeds, made of rattan vines grown in Southeast Asia, are dressed in luxurious textures in on-trend colours such as ‘port’ (deep red), ‘fawn’ (the dusky pink), ‘moonlight blue’ (navy blue) and even ‘rainy day’ (a peachy cream) – perfect for the past few days and on into autumn. They say: ‘We honour this season with lots of cosy nostalgic moments and classic Broste Copenhagen styles in a contemporary colour palette that has been heavily influenced by the Nordic nature. These colours and uncontrolled natural patterns add a touch of romance to the Autumn/Winter season. Colour combinations and surfaces consisting of deep warm colours and …


I wish I lived here: soft pinks in Sodermalm

I’ve talked about my new-found love for soft pink before (and it’s not going away any time soon) – the colour looks great used sparingly in rooms to give warmth and femininity, without being over-the-top girly, and this lovely Sodermalm home is a case in point. I love the little touches of peachy pink, from the textured, multi-colour rug, to the vintage blush lampshade and Japanese-style teapot. It’s styled by Emma Wallmen and photographed by Anna Malmberg, what a dreamy team. All images Fantastic Frank


Lane Twin Tone Lampshade + discount code

The other day I was talking about how I wanted to inject a bit of pale pink into my home (see the post here). I haven’t got the time just yet to get the paint brushes out but when Nottingham-based interior accessories brand Lane contacted me about their collaboration with British paint brand Little Greene, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to test that perfect shade of pink out in my living room. The two have teamed up to create the concertina-shaped Twin Tone lampshade, each shade bringing together two colours that have been carefully matched from the Little Greene collection. Made entirely out of thick paper from one of the oldest mills in the country, they come in six gorgeous colour ways, ranging from the light and bright Loft White and Orange Aurora, through the moodier Balsalt (dark blue) and Brighton (pale blue) and my personal favourite, Light Peachblossom and Carmine (dusky pink). Don’t you just love the names? Mine fits in perfectly above our small, round, white table in the living room, casting a soft haze over our meals …


Interior Trend: soft pink walls

via Sara Woodrow I’ve been seeing the colour soft pink EVERYWHERE, especially in interiors, on Pinterest and Instagram, as well as in the pages of my favourite magazines – Kinfolk and the latest issue of Milk Decoration, to name two. I’m not talking about a tacky Barbie pink or a girly baby pink, but a grown-up dusty, almost dirty, pink. And I’ve been seriously considering painting a wall or a whole room in this dreamy colour, partly after seeing LapinBlu’s half-wall of pink and partly because of the gorgeous colour combinations seen in this beautiful new boutique hotel in Paris from a post a couple of weeks ago (see it here). As I’m not usually that daring with colour – light grey and white is as far as I’ve gone at home so far – soft pink is a great way to add a bit of colour for the colour-nervous. It’s perfect for bedrooms because it’s very calming and soft, not overpowering and looks fab with other light, muted colours such as white, grey and duck egg blue. I also like the idea of …