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This Dessert That Room

The layered creams and soft chocolatey browns of a delicious Italian tiramisu lend themselves to salvaged wood, mismatched chocolate tones, and Italian leather. Room via Do You Fancy This?

This Dessert That Room

The Magnolia Bakery cupcakes, as made famous by Carrie Bradshaw, are buttery old-fashioned treats. The delicate pistachio cupcakes are whipped up with pistachio meringue buttercream and topped with the nut itself! These special treats also have hand designed cupcake wrappers. The room is by Robert Passal presented at the 2012  Hampton Showhouse. The deep greens, playful feminine pinks, and delicate vanilla-colored detailing match the delicious dessert perfectly. The statement wallpaper is a custom design withBlack Crow Studios. Image via Tilton Fenwick.

This Dessert That Room

A classic creme brûlée (also known as burnt cream) revolves around custard and hardened caramel colors. A mint leaf adds a bit of color to the earth toned palette. A room that captures the crisp geometric patterns of a doily, as well as the dark tones of an earthenware ramekin is both calming and reminiscent of burnt sugar via Design Milk.

This Dessert That Room

A fluffy whipped marshmallow cloud is feminine and delicate in this lovely Baked Alaska photograph (and recipe) by Sarah Phillips via baking911.com. Dainty gold leaf plates with Victorian touches are reflected in this rustic yet opulent shabby chic haven. Photographed by anson smart, styled by lara hutton for Country Ctyle Australia as scanned by Dust Jacket Attic.

This Dessert That Room

Inspired by the tempting visions of French pastry shop windows yet with the patriotic colors of the American or French flag, the fruit tart (tartes aux fruits) is a perfect summer treat – recipe of the vegan tarts and photos by Green Sage.  Blueberries, strawberries, peaches, cherries and mangoes in the desserts translate into blues, reds, oranges and peaches in a bright, high contrast bedroom created by Interior designer Janet Gridley. The whimsy of mismatched historic wallpaper, granny squared quilts, nautical hints, red lacquered side tables and rope fixtures are bold and cozy. Images and complete room by D Magazine, here.

What dessert would YOU choose? Bon Appétit! 

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Ice Cream is no longer just for hot summer days or after break-up gorging – ice cream packaging, and melted, pastel colors, can absolutely inspire rooms.

Ice Cream: Ciao Bella Gelato in Malted Milk Ball, “nostalgically crunchy”. Found HERE. / Room: Stacey Sargent, from Of Love and Photographs, lives in a thrift shop, flea market, and budget friendly inspired home. Found HERE.

Ice Cream: Starbucks Limited Edition Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream. Found HERE. / Room: Simplicity and color give this room its drama. Asian design elements, and classic English elements mingle. Room by Tracy Murdock Design & Management. Found HERE.

Ice Cream: I am a (non recovering) chocoholic!  This new Ben & Jerry’s flavor includes chocolate ice cream, chocolate cookie bits, and chocolate pudding swirls. Image found, HERE. / Room: This Ben & Jerry’s Label is hard to replicate! Its color scheme includes a sky blue, a deep purple, yellows, tans, and a pop of green. This room includes hints of all the hues of the new Chocolate Therapy flavor, with the airiness of the brand’s cloud scenes (cow not included). From Elle Decors May 2009 issue, the home belongs to Alexandra Wentworth and her husband, news-anchor George Stephanopoulos, situated in Georgetown, Washington, DC. Photographer: Simon Upton. Found HERE. 

Ice Cream: Breyers Natural Strawberry ice cream. Bursting with sun-ripened strawberry pieces! Although the color is always lovely, strawberry is actually my LEAST favorite flavor. Sorry! Found, HERE. / Room: This grand space is given a bit of whimsy thanks to the bold selection of patterned fabrics. Designed by Tamara Kaye-Honey. Photo by Grey Crawford for California Home + Design. Paint color: “China White,” Benjamin Moore; Trim color: “Black,” Benjamin Moore; Rug: Stark, LA. Image found, HERE.

What is your favorite flavor?

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.


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