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Epic Modern Chrome39-Inch-H Table Lamp
"This lamp is perfect for the client who wants to go dark, while still maintaining the element of chic."
- B. Peterson, Interior Designer
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Image from Coco Lapine Design
It all started with images of modern pastel decor - a kitchen to be exact - on Coco Lapine Design. Something about the muted nature of the colors and the way they soften the hard lines of contemporary design just drew us in.
Image from 70 Ideas
In truth, I have personally had a long and torrid relationship with pastels. Too kitschy, too retro, too childish. And yet in researching, I discovered that today's pastels are much more serious.
Image from Trendenser
They're at once comfortable and classy, mixing sophisticated lines will calming colors. They're also striking without being over the top.
So what are the tricks to a good pastel interior? Keep things neutral. There are tons of options in modern white kitchen chairs. Geometric patterns blend surprisingly well with pastel colors.
Zetta Stackable Modern 19-Inch Wide White Dining Chairs, Glacier Glass White Resin 13-Inch High Small Vase
Then find a few simple pieces to break the monotone. Table lamps are ideal for the job because they come in almost every color under the sun.
Pink Pansy 28-Inch High Ovo Table Lamp, Robert Abbey Delta Baby Blue 22 1/2-Inch High Table Lamp
Lastly, it's good to remember that you can always give your home a pastel makeover on the cheap. A coat of white, pink or blue paint can transform tired old furnishings into anchor pieces for your cheery new space.
Images: Coco Lapine Design, 79 Ideas, Trendenser
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