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Pastel Palette’s

  1. sarah, flourish design + style

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    What a gorgeous collection of pastels.. I heart mitchell gold too! xo

  2. A Perfect Gray

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    agreed. the first image – oh no! but the second gets it all right!

  3. Casa Bella

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I love pastels, but I agree that I love to see them in combination with a bold, darker color. I love those framed pictures!

  4. Patty

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Usually I like a plain base color and then bright accent pieces but this pastel look is pretty nice!

  5. C @ Project Pretty

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    I'm definitely a fan of pastels.. if they're done right. Perfect example being Pheobe Howard rooms. Gorgeous, but they can get almost boring after you've seen so many.

  6. Katie

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    woo that first picture…awful! we had a pastel-ed out 80's/early 90's house for a while. pickled cabinets, peach walls, lots of seafoam green and pink. awful.

    looove that nailhead chair!

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  7. Lucky Punk

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Nice selection of well-done rooms. Pastels can definitely go very wrong, very easily, but you've shown that they can also be really beautiful.

  8. Lauren

    March 23rd, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I love those egg prints! Thank you for sharing.

  9. shi(f)t

    March 23rd, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    love them as long as you add in some rich browns or bolder, darker colors to deepen the room.

    (ps–i WANT that mint armoire)

  10. Maria

    March 23rd, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    love the egg prints, so great for any time of year!

  11. Amy

    March 23rd, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Totally put egg prints in our guest room last year, LOVE that they're in style, I'm a big fan of natural things, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that aqua leather chair, I bet it felt like buttahhhh. *Amy

    http://landscapeandlifestyles.blogspot.com/

  12. Chic Coles

    March 23rd, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Pastel colors are my favorite. Especially purple!

  13. Kathysue

    March 23rd, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    I love spring time colors in my home with a balance act done with touches of black and white. In fact I did a post today on what I like and what I don't like. The 80s
    era was so bad in design and in fashion, that first picture made me twitch!! Good examples on this post and I am dying for those egg prints, Love them!! Happy Tuesday,Kathysue

  14. MyLittleHappyPlace

    March 23rd, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Truly love those egg botanicals – may have to figure out a way to use them!

  15. kanishk

    March 23rd, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    the first image – oh no! but the second gets it all right!
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  16. Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic

    March 23rd, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    It is amazing how the same colors can be redone in such a good way… That first image reminds me of our old beach house when I was in middle and high school. Niceeeee! Miami Vice what?

  17. Design Darling

    March 23rd, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    those eggs are wonderful! you seriously always find the coolest stuff.

  18. Sarah - La Jeune Marie

    March 24th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    I agree – pastels require balance! These spaces nail it.

  19. Debbie

    March 24th, 2010 at 4:57 am

    You must admit, it's a challenge to show 80s mauve done right… That first pic brings back some bad memories.

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