Not convinced – love or loathe?

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
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 adore oyster pink in boudoirs and walk
in wardrobes. A dash of lemon can be a gorgeous accent colour and who isn’t
drawn to tiffany blue? But a room full of pastels leaves me drained. I can
appreciate the colour combining but the notion is just too saccharine.  I’ve felt the need to get this off my
chest ever since I saw the below advert from Mac (I’m normally such a fan) and
in my daily visits to pinterest I’ve noticed a lot of pastel pins of late.  

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

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I also actually like this above.


1 Comment

  1. June 13, 2013 / 11:19 am

    Well I am going to have to disagree with you on both fronts.
    1) I like pastels, BUT I think they need a big dose of black to stop them feeling twee, like in the last picture.
    2) I can't bear Kate Middleton. I really don't get why we are supposed to fawn over some over privilege posho who has done nothing more remarkable than marry the man she loves, a man who appears to be in line to run our country for no other reason than he has 'magic blood'. Ridiculous. You are a far more interesing Middleton to me! x

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