These three pastel homes positively sing with prettiness; “I feel pretty, Oh, so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and bright!”... Well, not literally obviously, but you get the gist. Sweet shades of baby pink, powder blue and chalky mint green cover the furniture, walls and accessories of this trio. If you worry that a candy coloured interior might make your teeth hurt a little, then this inspirational collection of interiors will show you how such shades can be comfortably neutralised with light wood floors and fresh white elements. See how to hold the hues within simplistic contemporary outlines to keep your scheme from appearing frilly or trite.
可视化工具:Stephen Tsimbalyuk Ruslan Kovalchuk &
Visualizer: Ruslan Kovalchuk & Stephen Tsimbalyuk
Throwing you straight in at the deep end with our most pastel filled home, this first apartment is awash with soft shades of blue, pink and green. At the centre of the scheme the pink couch looks like a row of soft marshmallows but is of an unfussy contemporary style. In direct contact and contrast with the centrally placed couch, a sky blue area rug matches the powdery blue curtains and a light blue coffee table. To earth these airy colours, a selection of amber glass vases decorate the table surface. These tones are echoed over in the dining area situated behind the sofa, where six dining chairs stand in natural rattan.
The rattan dining chairs have pale blue cushions to match the nearby rug and curtains. Their natural tone carries through via wooden accents in the open plan kitchen. The surrounding walls are all awash with minty green.
A floor lamp and a wall mounted bookcase carry through more of the calming blue hue.
Beneath the wall mounted flat screen television, a long wooden console perfectly matches the tone of the wood floor.
The wall art is almost a continuation of the view beyond the window pane.
The kitchen backsplash countertop and adjoining dining table are all pale marble.
The dining room pendant lights are a grouping of organic shaped white glass vessels.
The simple table centrepiece coincides with the natural elements in the room.
In the hallway, a couple of bike wall mounts provide a practical storage solution and transform the homeowners transport into a focal point.
Wooden stools and beams strike of modern rustic note.
A second pink sofa is located in a room with a study area and a relaxing swing chair.
This pink couch would double as a bed. The natural rug beneath it neutralises the sweetness of the pink upholstery.
Beside the home office area is a large bank of bespoke white storage units that feature a cut through of wooden display cubbies, which hold frequently used items close at hand.
This bedroom has a towering upholstered headboard design in powder blue. The rest of the feature wall is finished in wood panelling that matches the side tables.
The furniture and bed linen are of a geometric design, which sharpens up the look of the pastel coloured room.
The opposite wall tells us this is a kid’s room: A blue wall has been made into a subtle chalkboard, and a set of wall bars are all set for swinging.
A cute kid’s desk chair sits at a computer table that has been accessorised with a copper desk lamp.
Geometric accents can be found around other parts of the scheme too.
19 | 可视化工具:Stephen Tsimbalyuk Ruslan Kovalchuk &
Visualizer: Ruslan Kovalchuk & Stephen Tsimbalyuk
Our second apartment belongs to a ballet dancer, and uses just a soupçon of pastels here and there; like this exquisite sea breeze sofa.
Opposite the L-shape sofa is a blue feature wall with a giant debossed leaf motif.
The rug is purest white faux fur.
A console underneath the TV has curvaceous wooden design.
Sea breeze and wood tones are carried through from the lounge into the dining room.
Two copper dining table pendant lights are suspended over the neat eating area.
The ballet dancer’s small porch has hardy enough room to pirouette in, though manages to accommodate a bar area where one could enjoy a coffee and the view, plus a tidy home office area complete with designer table lamp.
Light cabinets and exposed kitchen shelving form the backdrop to the small dining area.
The bedroom is just a ‘jete’ from the living room sofa, and can be seen through sliding glass doors. Natural light makes its way through from the lounge, and privacy curtains may be drawn when company is present.
The bed is coral pink. The feature wall is a repeat of the leaf motif used in the lounge to join the two spaces.
The bathroom is a minimalist design.
A small selection of essentials are out on open shelving, with no other storage present in the room.
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Architect: GA Interior
Designer: Guan Pin
Our third home is a cosy den of pastel surprises, where an upper volume is reminiscent of a treehouse.
Beneath the mezzanine ‘treehouse’ nestles a small white kitchen and a pink and wood dining suite.
Tiny pink accents are sprinkled over ice cream colours.
The kitchen backsplash and breakfast bar side panelling are a blue hue.
Sunshine accents brighten quirky cutouts.
On climbing the open sided staircase you will find the master bedroom, where a black floor lamp creates an unexpected heavy base note beside a sweet selection of pink, blue and white bed cushions and covers.
Expanses of blue and neat pink accents continue up in this space.
One of the pink dining chairs has been utilised as a desk chair.
A large wooden wardrobe earths the pastel scheme.