Thursday 8 December 2016

Pastel Season

By Eve Loughlin

Published 26/04/2015 | 02:30

This brass and aluminium Madeleine suspension light shines over a retro kitchen set with candy colours. €1,260 plus VAT, williedugganlighting.com.
This brass and aluminium Madeleine suspension light shines over a retro kitchen set with candy colours. €1,260 plus VAT, williedugganlighting.com.
Remind them to behave with this vintage inspired set of Bathroom Rules, €16.95, dresssmyhome.ie
An all white interior can take a pop of any colour. Here a traditional bathroom wakens to spring with pastel accessories by Matthew Williamson in his Butterfly range. Towels in Zig-Zag and Silver Peacock €15-€45, basket €75, Debenhams
Indoors or out, these Polka pastel tumblers with a hand applied lustre say spring entertaining, 35.87, annabeljames.co.uk
Lush Baroque splendour. Aida Austin strips back vintage chandeliers and lampshades to create achingly romantic lights and hanging garlands in fresh and faux flowers, fruit, gems, Irish hedgerow finds and pretty kitsch. Gorgeous for a wedding and can be mad
Finnish designer Kustaa Saki scuba dives and was inspired by the shape of Atlantic anemone for his debut collection Marimekko (Mindscapes). Oiva teapot, €92.70, cloudberryliving.co.uk
Launched in the April collection of our popular Scandinavian newcomer, inspire your kids to hang up their stuff with these quirky cloud hangers, just €2 each and in white black and two shades of blue, Tiger Stores.
A soft, beautifully framed classic. Irish made Howard sofa in Ava Damson, €1,352, finlinefurniture.ie
We're panting for the arrival of Habitat at Argos in July. Get your order in for this nifty nest of tables in delicious candy shades, €95, Argos
Rhombus tiles €165 for 72, April & the Bear

Pastels can provide a homely charm, but sprinkle on the sugar in limited quantities or risk an environment that will give you a toothache. The best way to do this in adult spaces is through well chosen candy coloured accessories.

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The ‘Home of the Future’ is being unveiled by Harvey Norman at the permanent TSB Ideal Home Show at the RDS from 17th to 19th April.  Harvey will also launch its new Italian style Domitalia collection, the perfect contemporary backdrop for this technological hub. Friday 17th April (12- 7 pm) and Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th April (10-6 pm). To find out more, go to www.idealhome.ie.

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