It’s been one of those days where I don’t know if I’m coming or going and quite frankly I’m all at sea, even though both feet are firmly on terra firma. Off I went to work this morning, tutoring budding Interior Designers who are all beavering away on their final project of the year. However by the time I’d got on the train to London I realised I’d forgotten my headphones and my laptop. My coffee was sans sugar and the croissant I had tasted weird. All before getting to the office so to speak. By lunchtime everything had returned to operation normal, although I had been up and down the stairs at least a dozen times (mostly unnecessarily). Then on a quick visit to Peter Jones to see if there was anything cute for my little boy I saw the Duchess of Cambridge. Yes really, there was Katherine Middleton in the baby department. Completely blew my socks off. Did I say “hello I’m a Middleton too and I’ve just had a baby and I design nursery’s”, no I didn’t. Everything’s hunky dory now but I’m convinced (in my water, as my Nan used to say) that something isn’t quite right still.
Another thing I’m not convinced about is pastels. I like pale and interesting interiors as much as I like full on colour but there is one style I can’t personally abide. Pastels. I can see the beauty in these shades particularly when combined well, but, something about them in interiors just sets my teeth on edge.
I just think ice-cream colours should stay in the sweet shop. Controversial? Not really. Opinionated? Hell yes. How about you? Do you love or loathe?I could just about cope with this above - pastels used as accents. All image sources here
I also actually like this above.