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Montage: 30 Pretty Pastel Interiors

When browsing J.Crew the other day, I noticed an abundance of pastel products. There’s always a healthy serving of pretty pastel rooms on Pinterest, and given my obsession with Scandinavian decor, especially white rooms sprinkled with pops of color, they’re always on my radar. I also just put together a post on pretty bedrooms for girls for the Matouk blog that posted yesterday, for which I had to slog through many a pink room to find the gems. Anyway, pastel style does seem to be a thing. Here are 30 pretty pastel interiors. Love ’em, or not so much? I like to look at them. Not sure I could live in one. Would definitely do a guest room in such a scheme. My favorite here is the very first. The combinatino of violet and mint is inspired.


Home of cosmetics executive Jeanine Lobell and actor Anthony Edwards
Rafael de Cardenas, Architecture at Large
Photographer William Waldron   –  Elle Decor

Artist-Gretchen-Weller-Howard stenciled-floors.

Stenciled floors by artist Gretchen Weller Howard


Home of jewelry designer Stine A. Johansen
Photographer Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer  –  Interiormagasinet


Home of Dos Family blogger on Design Sponge




Home of stylist Ana Antunes

House-&-Home-pastels- Stacey-Smithers

Photographer Michael Graydon  –  House & Home

Jaime Mears-lonny-lr

Jaime Mears, Furbish Studio  –  Lonny

Kiane-Von-Mueffling-Burley Katon Halliday

NYC home of Kiane Von Mueffling  by Burley Katon Halliday
Photographer Ditte Isager for Australian Vogue Living


 Home of Real Simple editor, Kelley Carter  – Lonny


Melanie Turner Interiors


Home of Fjeldborg blogger, Ingrid via Lanalou Style


Home of blogger of My Old Country House


House Doctor‘s Spring 2011 “Everyday” collection


Photographer Petra Bindel 
pastel-entry-Hus & Hem

 Hus & Hem


Better Homes & Gardens




Photographer David Cleveland  –  Stylist Laura Fulmine


Hecker Guthrie Studio

photo-Olaf Szczepaniak-schoner-wohnen

 Photographer Olaf Szczepaniak   –   Schoner Wohnen


Photographer Malia Cano  –  Style Me Pretty


Suzanne Kasler

TH-Julie Goldman of J

 Julie Goldman, J. Latter Design  –  Traditional Home


 Tobi Fairley  –  Traditional Home


 Home of The Everygirl blogger Danielle Moss


 Fashion designer Vanessa Bruno’s Paris apartment
Photographer Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer  –  Interiormagasinet


VT Wonen


Willem de Koonig’s studio  –  Architectural Digest

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Dress the part!
Tons of great pastels at Shopbop.

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Montage: 54 Living Rooms with Gray Sofas

Why gray sofas? First, I apologize for missing two days of blogging. I took a quick day trip to Connecticut to visit a friend. A friend who has so much faith in my taste that she has hired me to decorate her gorgeous new apartment in New York City. You didn’t realize that I’m an interior designer? I’m not! This very loyal friend is confident that through my writing and research, experience overseeing the building and renovations of my own places, and years of absorbing interior images, that I can do this. Or rather, we can do this. It’s definitely a collaboration. And really fun.

I’ll mainly be choosing furnishings. The project doesn’t involve any construction, kitchens, or bathrooms. The apartment is brand new and will be delivered finished and pristine. We  will pick paint colors, wallpapers, rugs, and furniture. The budget is similar to what I would spend if it were my own home, which makes it a lot easier. I’m nervous, but excited.

We’ve decided to go with a gray sofa in her living room. We’re thinking about a serene white and gray scheme, or white and gray with green accents. The dining room is in the same space, so we can play with that too. I’m sure I’ll be treating you to a lot of posts inspired by our deliberations and eventual decisions.

If you’re shopping for a gray sofa, definitely click over to my shopping posts Get the Look: 22 Modern Gray Sofas and Get the Look: 60 Modern Grey Sofas, both of which were updated Spring 2015.

Vita Designs

House to Home

Photographer David Duncan Livingston

Marcelo Lucini’s Buenos Aires apartment

Steven GambrelElle Decor

Greg Natale



Katie Ridder

via The Aestate

Andrew Flesher Interiors

Burley Katon HallidayElle Decor

Photographer Francesca Mantovani via French by Design

Light Locations

Home of Joanna Berryman of Matrushka

Katie Lydon

Anthony Baratta

Dwell Studio

Home of stylist/photographer Elisabeth Dunker via Design Sponge

via Apartment Therapy

Shopping Break

Rest Sofa by Muuto

Steven Gambrel – Elle Decor

Burnham Design

Home of Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks – Metropolitan Home

Emily Summers

Courtney Cox’s Malibu home – Trip HaenischElle Decor

Axel Vervoordt

Jonathan Adler

 Ix Design

Turner Davis Interiors – Elle Decor

reader’s home – Cote de Texas

 via little green notebook

Photographer Manolo Yllera


Sally Wheat Interiors

bloggers own sofa (IKEA) – Pretty Petals blog

Sally Wheat Interiors

Crate & Barrel

Ashe + Leandro



Daniel M. Pafford

Francisco Costa’s NYC apartment via Habitually Chic

Greg Natale

 Emily Robinson of the Dixie Chicks – Metropolitan Home
Architects Jim Poteet & Patrick Ousey – Interior designer Joel Mozersky

Emily Summers

via House of Phila

Sally Wheat Interiors





Burnham Design

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Shop the Look

Shop gray sofas at Dwell Studio >


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Just In: 2012 New Trad Designers

Last month, San Francisco-based designer Palmer Weiss, whose work I adore, asked if would submit her work to Traditional Home for its Trad Home New Designers contest. (Trad Home is the magazine’s digital edition). The house we submitted is absolutely gorgeous, and I’m happy to say she won!

The May issue of the print magazine will feature an announcement with everyone’s photos, and the projects of the ten winners will be published in the spring edition of  Trad Home online. The bloggers who nominated the designers will write the accompanying stories. I’ve already did my interviews with Palmer and the homeowner, and will be working on crafting the feature all day today.

Congrats Palmer, and congratulations to the other New Trad winners. Here is a sampling of the designers’ work.

P A L M E R   W E I S S
palmer weiss interior design

Nominated by Marni Elyse Katz, StyleCarrot

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C H R I S T I N A   M U R P H Y
christina murphy interiors
Nominated by Marisa Marcantonio, StyleBeat

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G R A N T   K.   G I B S O N
grant k. gibson interior design
Nominated by Crystal Gentilello, Rue Magazine

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G I D  E O N   M E N D E L S O N
Mendelson Group
Nominated by Nicole Gibbons, SoHaute

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T A M A R A   K A Y E – H O N E Y
House of Honey
Nominated by Cassandra LaValle, Coco+Kelley

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M E L A N I E   T U R N E R
Melanie Turner Interiors
Nominated by Patty Day, Patty’s Ephiphanies

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T A M M Y   C O N N O R
Tammy Connor Interior Design
Nominated by Ronda Carman, All the Best Blog

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M O N A   R O S S   B E R M A N
MRB Interiors
Nominated by Naomi Stein, Design Manifest

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A L L I S O N   H E N N E S S Y
Allison Hennessy Interior Design
Nominated by Stacey Bewkes, Quintessence

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N I C K   O L S E N
Nick Olsen Style
Nominated by Anne Maxwell Foster and
Suysel dePedro Cunningham, Tilton Fenwick

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Montage: 47 Living Rooms with Chandeliers and Pendants

The renovations are finally finished in our condo, save for a few odds and ends and two extra dining room tables in the living room. I should also get around to sourcing a living room chandelier. I had the electrician add a box and switch for one in the center of the living room, between the rows of recessed lights. I originally thought I’d like a vintage sputnik, possibly in brass, but now I’m not so sure. Obviously a glittering crystal chandelier isn’t my taste, and a Lindsey Adelman fixture is way out of my price range. So, what shall it be? I found some gorgeous specimens on 1st Dibs, but I’ll save those until tomorrow. Meanwhile, let’s look at 47 different living rooms with various options, from contemporary creations and vintage sputnik to lanterns and Chinoiserie.

Alisberg Parker Architects

Julie Bowen’s home by Molly Luetkeymeyer of M. Design Interiors

Jenna Lyons’ NYC brownstone by Levenson McDavid Architects

Kelly Behun

Delphine Krakoff of Pamplemousse Design

via New York Times

Jean Louis Deniot

Frank Roop

Brad Dufton of Color Theory


via The Aestate

Shaun Jackson Design for fashion designer Michelle Smith of Milly

Tilton Fenwick

Amanda Nisbet Design

Design Within Reach

Jamie Drake Design Associates

Elizabeth Kimberly Design

Photographer Peter Margonelli

via Skona Hem

Melanie Turner Interiors

Photographer Francesco Lagnese

Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

via The Aestate

Photographer Susan Gillmore

John Willey of Willey Design


Clarisse Demory

via Living Etc.

via Living Etc.

Architects Found Associates

Julianne Moore’s NYC brownstone

via Inspace Locations

via Homes and Gardens

Photographer Simon Watson

Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors

Photographer Francis Smith

Bolig Magasinet   |  Photographer Mark Roshams

Weitzman Halpern Interior Design  |  unknown

Steven Gambrel  |  unknown

Stylist Rosie Brown  |  Amy Butler’s home

via Living Etc.  |  via Inspace Locations

Abington Gallery  |  Photographer Simon Watson

Orrick & Company Architecture & Design  |  Photographer Philips Ficks


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