Guest Picks: Crisply Modern Pastels for All Over the Home
Pick a posy of pastel furnishings and accessories sans their saccharine skin, courtesy of modern silhouettes and a fresh approach
I'm a Canadian collage illustrator and the editor of automatism, a blog where I share whatever I find inspiring, interesting, or simply beautiful in interiors, design, art, illustration and other creative fields. You can visit automatism here: http://lorilangille.blogspot.com/
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Spring is on its way, and its arrival is heralded by the delicate pastel hues appearing in fashion and interior design everywhere. Give your own space a breath of fresh air with these modern takes on pretty pastels, either as accents or as key parts of your decor. Happy spring! — Lori from automatism
Moth Origami Lampshade, Pink, by Studio Snowpuppe - EUR 59
A great combination of modern form and soft color, the Moth lampshade would work well in both traditional and contemporary spaces.
'Moss Growth IV' Print - $35
Bring your walls to life with this delicately colored beautiful print by Britt Bass. It would look fantastic in a simple metal frame.
Porcelain Tasting Dish Set - $48
Johanna Flores' set of four tiny matte porcelain dishes in delicate tones is reminiscent of bird's eggs and would be perfect for salt, spices, dipping sauces or even keeping rings and other jewelry organized beautifully.
Eames Molded Plastic Rocker, Aqua.Sky - $519
This soft sky-blue version of the Molded Plastic Rocker by Charles and Ray Eames is a fresh take on a timeless classic. It would be great for a modern nursery.
Pale Mint Triangles Ceramic Coasters by The Tilissimo, Set of 4 - $25
Add a softly modern note to your next cocktail party with this set of mint coasters from The Tilissimo on Etsy. Ecofriendly, the triangle pattern is decoupaged onto repurposed tiles, which are then glazed for durability. These would also make a great host/hostess gift.
Carnaby Honeycomb Mug, Pink - $18
Make your morning coffee a little brighter with the Carnaby Honeycomb mug by Jonathan Adler. It's a little visual pick-me-up.
Painted Ceramic Vase by Shade on Shape - $16
Charmingly simple, this bottle vase from Shade on Shape looks as good on its own as it would with a floral arrangement.
Wishbone Chair, Pistachio - $855
Danish designer Hans J. Wegner's timeless Wishbone chair is now available in a huge range of colors, including this soft pistachio green. It's perfect for adding a gentle touch of color to a modern white kitchen.
Blue-Green Pastel Lavender Sachets by Gardenmis - $27
Give your fine linens a lovely, delicate scent with these lavender sachets from Gardenmis. Made with soft cotton in complementary shades of blue and green, the sachets are filled with aromatic organic lavender buds to gently and naturally scent your clothes, bedding and environment.
Themis Mono Mobile - $44
Add something eye-catching to your space with the Themis Mono mobile from Poketo. The 12-sided geometric shape is composed of different colors that range from soft pastels to bright fluorescents. Striking and lively, it's a great way to add color to a small room!
Giant Dora Maar Table Lamp - $895
Dramatic and striking, the Giant Dora Maar table lamp will add a touch of elegant surrealism to your room.
Paint Swatch Forest Sculpture by 2 of 2 - $39.50
This charming sculpture of miniature trees in pastels and jewel tones would enliven a mantelpiece, shelf or tabletop — anywhere that could use a touch of playfulness.
Pastel Green/White Throw Pillow Cover by BH Decor - $26.95
Made from certified organic cotton fabric, this cushion cover from BH Decor is as environmentally friendly as it is pretty. It's perfect for adding a gentle bit of pattern to your space.
S.B. 57 Tea Light Holder & Egg Cup, Light Blue - EUR 88
Tea light holder? Egg cup? It's both! I love this cleverly versatile design by Dutch designers Scholten & Baijings. It's just as at home at the breakfast table as it is at the dinner table.
Rochelle Side Chair, Light Blue - CAD 265
Made of galvanized metal, the Rochelle side chair not only works happily with any decor, but can also be used outdoors. Its pretty light blue powder-coated finish would look particularly nice against a leafy green garden.
Mr Perswall Hide & Seek Pen Pal Wall Mural, Pastel - GBP 111
This playful Pen Pal wall mural from Mr Perswall will definitely make your space a fun one. It's great for kids of all ages.
Hand-Felted Wee Pom-Pom Droopy Flowers, Orange and Pink by Berry Island - $72
Terrible with plants? Add a little life to your space with a charming bouquet of pom-pom flowers. Hand-needle-felted from cotton, the set of 18 flowers comes in three different heights for the perfect arrangement.
Tahoe Soy Candle - $20
Give your home a warm and welcoming atmosphere with a fragrant all-natural soy wax candle.
Light Blue Richard Nixon Rug - $165
Geometric patterns don't have to be hard edged, as proved by the elegant (and whimsically named) Richard Nixon rug from Jonathan Adler.