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Minka Aire Light WaveCeiling Fan - 52" White
“Your ceiling fan should feel seamless and act as a quiet contribution to your overall design!”
- B. Powers, 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
Brent Turner is an architecture, design and art writer who adores elegantly simple distillations of complex design problems. You'll often catch him waxing poetic about how such creative problem solving is not only the essence of a successful art and design practice, but of science, engineering, and well, life in general. A California native, Brent was educated at U.C. San Diego where he was first exposed to clumsy yet endearingly avant-garde institutional art and architecture. In the years since, he has expanded his interest base to include all types of interior, graphic and industrial design. His best personal designs are made with Legos, and it's for this reason that Brent confines his own public creative work to wordsmithing. When he isn't writing, he hosts an art and design podcast called Beer & Tall Buildings.
Brent lives in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles with his cat Buster. If you can't reach him by phone or email, he's most likely on a mountaintop somewhere and promises to call you back as soon as he descends.
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