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Perfume:  Valentino Eau de Parfum – Garavini / Room: Zin Home wing bed frame Master Bedroom

Perfume: Prada Candy by Prada / Room: Venice by Turquoise , LA. 

Perfume: Benefit Garden of Good & Eva Fragrance / Room: Casa Paralea by JMA INTERIOR DECORATION. Photograph by Ron Rosenzweig.

Perfume: NANA DE BARY – GREEN from Liberty / Room: Phyllis Morris Showroom  – Trousdale Bed, Trousdale Nightstands, X Bench and the “SuperStar” wallcovering — all from the Phyllis Morris Showroom in West Hollywood, California. Photo by Lee Clower.

Let Them Eat Cake

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The word “pastel” as we know it is originally an art term (of course). It technically is the term for a powdered pigment stick (or chalks) in a binder. The most widely used form of pastels is a “soft pastel” which is a crayon that can be easily smudged and whose colors are bright. Pastel techniques can be challenging since the medium is mixed and blended directly on the working surface, and unlike in paints, colors cannot be tested on a palette before applying to the media. The pastel form was first mentioned by Leonardo da Vinci (who apparently invented and discovered EVERYTHING) in 1495. Because the use of pastel and term has become so colloquial and ubiquitous – IT HAS BECOME AN ADJECTIVE – pastels can now mean any color that is pale in color and saturated in a low hue. Let us hop into the candy-colored, cake-frosted world of pastels (encompassing several art forms):

Wayne Thiebaud “Cakes and a Counter,” 1963, National Gallery of Art

THE ABOVE IMAGE IS A PHOTOGRAPH AND REPLICA OF THE THIEBAUD PAINTING. The Inspiration: “Cakes,” by American artist Wayne Thiebaud, 1963. Williams Freeman’s sugary spread is virtually identical to the original. Image found via Martha Stewart Weddings, HERE.

 Wayne Thiebaud Pies, Pies, Pies 1961. Oil on canvas 20 x 30 in (50.8 x 76.2 cm) Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento.

Mary Cassatt, Sleepy Baby, 1910

Ian Davenport,”Puddle Painting: White”, 2008

Ian Davenport, Prismatic Diptych (Ghost), 2011, Colour etching diptych on Hahnemühle Bright White 300 gsm paper

I find these muted hues extremely calming, almost bordering on earth tones (on that note, it is said that technically cave paintings could be considered pastels). My bedroom is in a pastel, sage green so that I can feel relaxed before the sandman visits. A pastel color palette feels cozy and inviting. It also allows your home to be in a perennial spring!

Why not live inside of an Easter Egg Shell? Image found HERE.

I am showing this even though I am not the biggest fan of slipcovers. To each his own pastel! Image found at InteriorHolic, HERE.

Image found at House To Home, HERE.

Photographer Deborah Whitalw Llewellyn found via Coastal Living, HERE.

Add a little touch of Versailles to your life! Image found at the Shelterness, HERE.

A dessert colored palette readymade in your kitchen. Who wouldn’t want to be a baker living in this? Image found HERE.

The colors and the glass jars transport me to 1920’s Italy. This image hails form a GELATO THEMED BRIDAL SHOWER found at Ruffled, HERE.

Pastel living room found HERE.

I get that this isn’t TECHNICALLY interior design, but I actually could not resist. Photo by Camilla Lindqvist.

Image designed by Behr Paints, exact colors and image details found HERE.

Image found HERE.

Pastel meets crochet meets Art Deco, found HERE.

NOW HOW CAN YOU LIVE IN A VAT OF FROSTING?

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Bag Lady

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Online Shopping is the new, lazy woman’s window shopping. From the comfort of my own couch (braless and in sweats), I can pretend to be a classy lady meandering the streets of the Upper East Side. I often find myself searching the same products over and over again. For some reason, certain products are just so calming and wonderful to look at and imagine in my closet (and on my person). Reed Krakoff (President, Executive Creative Director of Coach & Designer in his own right) has created my perfect tote. I have a visceral reaction when I view his neutral and nude color palettes. I want to fawn over this bag. I once visited the store just to touch the leather and see the colors in person. Crazy bag lady? Perhaps.

Ok, so as of right now on my very poor budget, I cannot even vaguely afford these bags. I would forego a month of rent and eat only canned goods to even begin to pretend that I could afford to carry one. Why do I love this bag so much? Let’s take a gander at The Boxer Bag Breakdown, as quoted on Reed Krakoff’s eponymous site. It includes:

  • Black Nickel Hardware
  • Burnished Glovetan Leather
  • Vachetta Leather (Vachetta leather is left untreated and is therefore susceptible to water and stains. Sunlight will cause the natural leather to darken in shade, called a patina. In this way, Vachetta Leather actually is constantly changing and evolving its colors depending on wear.)
  • Linen Accents
  • A square, architectural and minimalist shape
  • Contrasting, yet subtle pigments
  • A slightly masculine, menswear (Savile Row) inspired palette
Now let’s imagine this handbag as a room!
Although, I would probably just crawl into the bag itself and try to live there as well. 

(Via Apartment Therapy)

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