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Pretty Pastel Style - Decorating interiors with pastel shades [Hardcover]

Selina Lake
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Book Description

14 Mar 2013
Pastels are enjoying an exciting comeback. Forget the sugary pinks of little girls' bedrooms, today, pastels pack plenty of personality. The best of the bunch have a rich intensity or a subtle sophistication, keeping them the cool side of sweet. They allow you to fill your home with colour, without splashing statement brights around, and they bring a warmth and softness to a room. In Pretty Pastel Style, stylist Selina Lake shows you how to use this truly versatile colour palette to create beautiful spaces that are feminine without being girlie; colour-rich without being garish. The book first walks you through the Elements of the look. Modern Pastels are contrasted with pops of stronger shades and sharpened with statement furniture. Vintage Pastels plunder the past, taking from it smoky pinks, faded greens and elegant patterns. Retro Pastels cheerfully channel the ice-cream shades of the Fifties on candy stripes, polka dots and cute floral prints, while Simple Pastels work with off-whites for an elegantly minimal take on pretty pastel style. Next, Details looks at everything from furniture and lighting, to display and decoration, with inspiring ideas on how to piece the style together. Finally, head to the Spaces section of the book to see beautiful rooms that have used pastels with super-stylish effect.

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small (14 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849753598
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849753593
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 22.8 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Expert Interiors Stylist' Selina Lake is well known for her Beautiful Styling.

She is already a best-selling Author with her four previous books, Bazaar Style, Romantic Style, Homespun Style and Pretty Pastel Style all enjoying great critical and commercial success.

In her new book 'Selina Lake Outdoor Living' (Ryland Peters & Small, March 2014) Selina brings her signature fresh, pretty and vintage style to outdoor spaces small and large. Selina starts by showcasing her Outside Inspirations in the form of flowers, lighting, fabrics, furniture and decorations. She then focuses on beautifying every aspect of outdoor living, providing ample inspiration and practical suggestions for transforming a garden, deck, terrace or even just a balcony into a lush outdoor room that's perfect for lounging, relaxing and entertaining. Selina also goes further afield, with dozens of ideas for simple yet stylish picnics & bbq's. Parties are also covered, with inspiring suggestions for weddings, barn dances and other celebrations. Throughout, imaginative 'DIY ideas', insightful 'Style Tips' and 'Selina Loves...' sections are full of inspiring suggestions for how to recreate the look at home.


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"The objective of this beautifully photographed book is to present pastels as sophisticated, subtle and individual - quite in contrast in fact to the prettiness suggested by the title. Full of clevre and varied ideas, and featuring a diverse selection of homes, this book is a must for anyone thinking of taking the pastel plunge but fearful of veering into the saccharine." --Image Interiors & Living magazine - March 2013

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly Wonderful Book 3 April 2013
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This book's absolutely wonderful, full of inspirations and great images, I loved it so much...
If this book is in your wishlist, you don't waste time, you should order as soon as.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very inspirational 12 May 2013
By debs
As a fan of all things vintage and retro I love this book. I have all Selina Lake's books and enjoy browsing through them when I have the time to sit down with a cup of coffee!
I find the interiors featured in this book very inspirational and as I'm about to embark on redecoration I will certainly use some of the fab ideas to revamp and pretty up my home.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration on every page 16 April 2013
By Kat
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Two of my favourite things, vintage, and pastel interiors, all combined effortlessly into a book that is a delight to the senses. Selina has travelled to some beautiful homes, many of which are recognisable to those who love to follow bloggers. She shares with us how they have used soft pale tones and unique details in their homes. There are so many ideas for display, and for combining pastels in your decor without it appearing too young. How to get the balance right with white as a backdrop too. Sometimes with interiors books there are the odd sections I find less appealing, but I was aware that didn't happen with Pretty Pastel style, as every page gave me that uplifted feeling. This is now my favourite interiors book! If you like Scandinavian light filled homes, and you like the delicate ice cream shades of shabby chic, and the softer elements of English country style, and if you like to see people's found and thrifted treasures displayed and used in inspiring ways, then you will adore it too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars So very inspiring, can't put it down 27 May 2013
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I absolutely adore this book. Visually it's addictive, beautifully styled images that will inspire you no end. This book follows me around the house everywhere and is my bible for a home decor project I'm about to embark on.
A beautiful addition to your coffee table or bedside table.
Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars nice ideas for a pastel theme 4 Jan 2014
By Jillie
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The book is lovely to have although lots of the pictures I have seen in Country Living magazine or similar but this holds them all in one place and has given me further ideas of achieving this look.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Feel good factor 26 Oct 2013
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A gentle book of ideas for those feeling they want an alternative to the dark and bleak Just the sort of book to cosy up with and dream
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5.0 out of 5 stars pretty and practical 12 July 2013
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whether you intend to put the ideas into action or not, this book is delight to browse. I bought it for my daughter-in-law, but liked it so much I didn't want to give it to her! a joy to read and just look at.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book 7 July 2013
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Great book full of inspirational ideas and lots of great photos. I have been inspired to get painting and sewing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars HOW TO LIFT YOUR MOOD QUICKLY
Having recently converted my home interior to a more Scandanavian style one (ie pale, muted colours on walls, flooring and soft furnishings) I find that it really lifts my spirits... Read more
Published 1 month ago by SUE, SHROPSHIRE
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
Lots of ideas lovely photos throughout if you are creative you will love this book very feminine a good source book too
Published 1 month ago by Blossom
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book
I saw this book in a library while on holiday and had to buy it. It is full of inspirational photographs .
Published 3 months ago by Janice Price
4.0 out of 5 stars Liked
I really liked this book but not as much as her previous on vintage home. But it is still presented lovely with good ideas.
Published 5 months ago by Mrs. C. Connolly
5.0 out of 5 stars pretty
Lots of great ideas for a vintage summery home. Has loads of great ideas and how to put lots of shades together.
Published 13 months ago by sunflower
5.0 out of 5 stars FAB BOOK
FABULOUS BOOK.. LOVE.. LOVE.. LOVE IT.. . very pretty book with lots of styling ideas .. if you like shabby chic vintage and pretty ..you will love it
Published 13 months ago by Mrs. T. Mcquade
5.0 out of 5 stars pastel style
another lovely book its very good to see inside to check its what you want. thank you very much indeed
Published 13 months ago by Julia
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book
This is a stunning book for anyone interested in interiors, full of gorgeous photographs, clever ideas, a must for anyone into vintage and shabby chic.
Published 14 months ago by angela beckley
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