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Impressions: Creating a Color Palette of Charcoal & Dusty Rose

Last month a local publicist asked me if I’d be interested in decorating a model apartment in one of the new big and shiny buildings that are popping up in Boston like mad. I was incredibly flattered, of course, especially since I’m not actually an interior designers. In fact, that’s why she asked. The budgets are smaller and the directive more creative. Rather than perfectly turned out, pristine showcases, these units, since they’re rentals rather than condos, are to be on the funkier side. In addition to my non-decorator self, there will be an art gallery owner, a visual merchandiser, and another writer. We will create color schemes for furniture and accessories, but not actually alter any finishes.

I think I will get down and dirty with some DIY projects, and will likely enlist my handy husband to help (especially given his urging that I take this on). Although we live in a condo in the city, he has a few well-equipped tool boxes stuffed with a vast range of hand tools, from hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, and pliers, to power drills, soldering irons, and saws. Can we build a bed? Put up shelving? Create inventive wall decorations? We shall see.

We visited the building yesterday, which is still very much a construction site. We got a peek at a few finished units on lower floors and they have a great look, with light oak floors, white walls, floor-to-ceiling windows that actually open, and two kitchen styles—one with cerused oak lower cabinets and glossy grey uppers, and the other with textured white wood lower cabinets and glossy white uppers. They are both great looks and have me thinking about the best color palette for studio apartments.

I prefer to work with white on white color schemes, since I love all white rooms. I have in mind the whole pure white with pastel or bright color pops and a smattering of plywood. That seems easiest given my abilities and budget, and the fun style would match up with a portion of the target demographic. However, I may be assigned a unit with the grey/cerused oak kitchen. The finishes are beautiful, but I’ll definitely have to re-think my design/color scheme. It will need to present as a little bit more sophisticated. I perused many of my Pinterest boards last night in search of inspiration, starting with searching for a color palette for studio apartments.

If I am to decorate a unit in which the centerpiece is cerused oak cabinetry, I am leaning towards a color palette of pale wood, charcoals, and blush with touches of copper. Here are inspiration photos for the color, look, and feel I am thinking, with light wood, grey, pink tones, and copper accents.

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Ceramics by Kirstie Van Noort

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Penny Farthing Design House  •  Photo by Tim Pascoe

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Lou & Grey  •  Photo by Marni Elyse Katz for StyleCarrot

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Weekday Carnival

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Landon Metz

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Gardenias Vases by Jaime Hayon for BD Barcelona Design

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Geometric Copper Foil Print •  Leif

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Milton & Hyde Fine Linens

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The Sartorialist

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Photo by Frederikke Heiberg •  Inside Out

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Ceramics by Amaï Saigon

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DIY painted bread boards  •  Maya’s Loft

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“Ditch Plains House” •  T.W. Ryan Architecture

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Clement Pascal

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Mega Bulb pendant by Sofie Refer for &tradition

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Coppper flatware  •  Anthropologie

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Colored Tumblers  •  Anthropologie

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Wind Chime by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio  •  Sight Unseen

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Pure & Original Paints

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White Peach Maple Soda  •  Quitokeeto

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Styling by Hannah Wessman  •  Photo by Malin Cropper  •  Hanna’s Room

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Fiess tea bowls  •  Leif

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Sanne Tulp Photography

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Get the Look: 40 Modern Copper Home Accessories

At this rate I may tire of copper before I acquire a single piece. (Although I already own copper wastebasket I bought from the Martha Stewart catalog and have been using for years in our powder room.) A month ago I featured 24 rooms with copper pendants here on StyleCarrot, followed up by a dozen rooms with copper pendants on Design Milk, and a dozen copper accessories. Expanding on the copper accessories roundup, here are 40 modern copper home furnishings finds. And be sure to see my 20 copper picks on Houzz later this month too. Told you.

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S H O P P I N G

1. Copper Pencil Holder by Ferm Living

2. Cyclope Mirror by Ionna Vautrin

3. Plumen Drop Cap Pendant Bulb

4. Vogeli Bird Feeder by  Vasse and Peg Vaught

5. Perforated Copper Bowl by Cappellini

6. Copper Wire Storage Basket

7. Copper Candelabra by Progetto Oggetto for Cappellini

8. Tangle Vase by Halskov & Dalsgaard for Stelton

9. Copper Plated Hex Table

10. Copper Bicycle by Van Heesch Design

11. Fire Hurricane Lamp by Norm.Architects for Menu

12. Copper Wire Storage Baskets

13. Copper and Marble Desk Lamp

14. Copper Metallic Linen Cushion Cover

15. Wrap Copper Napkin Ring

16. Champagne Pop Scented Candle by Jonathan Adler

17. Copper Candle Holder

18. Algedi Table by Iacoli & McAllister

19. Scamp Coffee Table by BluDot

20. Mepra Copper Cutlery

21. Copper Candelabra by Hay

22. Moscow Copper Mule Glass

23. Etch Copper Tealight Holder by Tom Dixon

24. Orb Copper Shaker by Aaron Probyn

25. Copper Box

26. Penelope Copper Accent Table

27. Mirror Mirror by Hay

28. EM77 Vacuum Jug by Erik Magnussen for Stelton

29. Chunk of Marble Candleholder by Andreas Engesvik for Menu

30. X3 Watering Can by Kontextür

31. Monocle Copper Speaker by Native Union

32. Channels Wallpaper by Kelly Wearstler

33. Orb Copper Jigger by Aaron Probyn

34. Architectural Copper Tubing Chair

35. Il Tempo della Festa, Kugelhof by Alessi

36. Mistic Vase by Gaia & Gino

37. Kubus 4 Candleholder by Mogens Lassen

38. London Crocus and Brick Scented Candle by Tom Dixon

39. Cast Copper-Plated Brogue Doorstop

40. Lift Fruit Bowl by Ferrone

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Get the Look: 23 Pastel Home Furnishings

Did yesterday’s post Montage: 30 Pretty Pastel Interiors convince you to go soft? Some of those rooms weren’t sickeningly sorbet, there was a richness to them, I thought. Still, I understand if you have qualms. You could easily add a touch of pastel home furnishings here and there however. A sky blue chaise, peachy table linens, a mint fridge. Kidding on the mint fridge part; unless you’re going for a retro diner look. I wonder how many people have purchased that Smeg mint refrigerator from West Elm? I’m more inclined to go for a World’s Away turquoise bar cart myself. And I’m definitely eyeing the woven hamper. At least splurge on a fouta and some bamboo cutlery for a pastel picnic. Ok my pretties, here are your pastel picks for the day!

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Pastel Furniture Home Accessories Decor

S H O P P I N G

1 Wave Chaise by Adrian Pearsall, $5,500 at Modern Drama, 1st Dibs.

2 Globe Paper Lantern, $29 at Urban Oufitters.

3 Fouta Beach Towel in Tangerine, $48 at Serena & Lily.

4 Ellen Levine Dodd “Blue Heron & Dancing Deer,” $675 at Serena & Lily.

5 Feast In the House of Simon Chair by Fiftytwothousand, $498 at Aha Life.

6 Handwoven Hamper, $119.99 at Dot & Bo.

7 Hillary Thomas I Am A Rock Lamp Finial, $65 at Layla Grayce.

8 Kaki Side Table by Kenyon Yeh.

9 Serena & Lily Signature Low VOC Paint in Sunshine, $45 at Serena & Lily.

10 World’s Away Hampton Bar Cart, $963 at Zinc Door.

11 Pastel Vintage Kilim, $800 at Furbish Studio.

12 Smeg Refrigerator in Mint, $1,999 at West Elm.

13 Overdyed Teri Chair, $198 at Anthropologie.

14 John Robshaw table linens, $100 & $45/set of 4 at Neiman Marcus.

15 Striped Taper Candles, $24 at Leifshop.

16 Cactus Verde Boho Candle, $33.50 at Illume Candles.

17 Bamboo Wood Cutlery by Core Bamboo, $36 at Aha Life.

18 Ashley Goldberg “The Castle” Oil Painting, $480 at Serena & Lily.

19 Linen Beach Towels by Frescobol Carioca, $160 at Aha Life.

20 Jonathan Adler Mrs. Godfrey Chair, $1,695.00 at Jonathan Adler.

21 Chevron Cocktail Napkins, $24/set of 4 at Furbish Studio.

22 Urbancase Alvo Stool, $375 at 2Modern.

23 Serena & Lily Signature Low VOC Paint in Juice, $45 at Serena & Lily.

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Dress the part!
Tons of great pastels at Shopbop.

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Covet: Mineral Magnets

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Mineral Magnet Set
$38, Leifshop

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