Incorporating soft pinks and pastel greens, this dining room feels open and full of natural light. The custom pink table seats eight and was inspired by a Chanel piece. Two crystal chandeliers hang above the table, adding elegance and sophistication to the fun, feminine space.
Rich hardwood flooring pairs with a natural wood dining table and medium stained china cabinet for a gorgeous mix of finishes in this dining room. The long table is lined with pastel green chairs and complimented with a long succulent centerpiece display. The dark iron light fixture above adds a heavier element to the airy and sunny look.
The woodwork in this striking foyer was inspired by a historical plantation in Virginia. Walls are striped with pastel green, while the hardwood floors are painted in a decorative diamond pattern. The antique walnut bench and framed artwork are more traditional pieces in the design.
A designer trick for working with pastels is to limit use to just two or three colors. Lavender, lilac, baby pink, baby blue, yellow and lime green evoke an immediate sense of spring, but the combination can also read juvenile, overly sweet or feminine. If you stick with layered shades of celery green and pale pink, the overall effect is understated, fun and sophisticated.
It was hard to miss the predominance of pastel hues in this year's Cashiers Designer Showhouse. Shades of pink, soft blue and mint green graced many of the rooms and the prevalence of glass like this oversized bowl filled with smaller pink vases added to the sense of lightness throughout the home.
I don't think I've ever been so excited to walk into someone else's kitchen. The Blehm's family kitchen is full of new and innovative ideas. The soft mint-green cabinets were the first breath of fresh air. The color, formerly only used as complimentary, has made a comeback and has been reinvented as a neutral foundation color in unexpected spaces. That refreshing color coupled with classic white counters and marble backsplash feels simultaneously both nostalgic and brand new. The island lighting is a magnificent display of creativity. Angela Blehm upgraded three simple spheres by designing a custom cage constructed from white oak. It’s a one-of-a-kind solution and an amazing focal point for the kitchen. The natural texture of the wooden cage along with the cabinet pulls, adds just enough warmth to make the family's gathering spot feel even more approachable and inviting.
Soft blue-gray blue walls pair with a bold pink changing table and green wingback glider to create this adorable nursery for Laila Ali's little girl, Sydney. Custom wall decals surrounding baby's monogram were created to achieve the look of sophisticated paneling, and framed artwork featuring angels adds a sweet and personal touch.