Soft pastel tiles surround a flickering hearth in the living room of this charming cottage situated at the heart of Jamestown, a small island off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island. Ice blue walls, pale wood flooring and whitewashed millwork are breezy, cool and beachy, reflecting the homeowner's love of the ocean.
A soft pastel nursery combines romantic and contemporary styles. The round mirror hung over the dresser features beautiful patina that brings out the slight blue shades throughout the decor. A mint medallion area rug adds style underfoot, while the abstract art above the crib is custom painted to match the palette of the room.
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.
Twin green chairs are on a plush shag thick carpet in a room that has pastel orange drapes. The same fabric is used to create a canopy over a bed, and in another part of the space is a short bookcase. Colored glass chairs at the dining table continue the vibrant, pastel theme.
Subtle variations in color and finish and a few whimsical touches energize this lovely sitting area. The high back settee is flanked by stately metallic lamps and mirrored end tables. Overhead, a statement art piece commands the room.
Beautiful framed artwork introduces soft, subtle color to this charcoal gray bedroom. Beside the artwork, a coordinating vase of flowers rests atop a stylish dresser, adding the perfect finishing touch.
There are feminine touches throughout this blue cottage bedroom, from the china plates on the wall to the floral print of the bedspread. A birdcage provides a unique focal point and complements the milk glass tea service.
Pastel yellow pairs with crisp white to create a charming, feminine look in this girls' bedroom. Plaid throw pillows add a country feel, and artwork recreated to mimic the girls' drawings adds a playful touch.
This gorgeous master bedroom with metallic accents and a pastel color palette creates an airy and bright space to rest your head. With unique light fixtures and maximum seating, it is a transitional bedroom done right.
The pastel blue paint on the kitchen island makes a statement in this primarily white kitchen. Other pops of color, like the bright yellow lemons and green floral wall clock, help keep this cottage kitchen lively.
The bright windows and pastel walls juxtapose the floral bedding and striped rug in this stunning bedroom, offering a calm and refreshing space to relax. The white four-poster bed, classic wood nightstands and metallic lamps add traditional elegance to the room.
Just a little bit of brown can go a long way in a living room’s design. Cocoa brown and soft pastels are pretty accents in this living room that’s grounded by white walls. Designer Mariah O’Brien loves using white as a backdrop for a room with a variety of other elements like rich shades. “The white really makes an impact, as it’s a perfect backdrop for the other design elements we brought into the living experience," O'Brien says. Cocoa chairs and curtains add just a touch of brown to a room filled with pretty pastels.
A large black fireplace and mantel are framed by sheer curtains that surround a majority of the room. Low-slung blue chairs and large round chairs in pink create a comfortable seating area while a sleek metal floor lamp and matching table lamps give a more streamlined look.