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pastel home decor and design As the clocks go forward, I thought it befitting to write about how we could bring the latest Summer pastel home decor and design into your home.

I think soft pastel sorbet hues bring calm and relaxation into a space.

Also, there is no harm in indulging in some retail “therapy” now is there?

This could be a welcome diversion, and at the same time , an opportunity to support small businesses too.

I’ve decided to go for soft pinks, minty greens and little pops of yellow in my pastel home decor selections. Here they are :

1. Hay Storage Tin by Sowden in an an assorted range of pastel hues, for storing your kitchen essentials.

2. Muuto Mhy Pendant lamp in a minty hue. Love the curves on this lamp.

3. Muuto ceramic dots coat hooks. These are designed by Lars Tornøe and available in a variety of hues. Don’t you think they look like fun smarties on the wall?

4. Wesco Single Grandy bread bin in mint. I’m all for bringing some pastel cheer into the kitchen. This is perfect for storing our weekly sea salt and rosemary sourdough bread from the bakery.

5. Muuto Doze Lounge chair and ottoman in pink. The perfect lounging chair to sit back, read and forget the troubles of the world.

6. Hay Splash Large vase with gorgeous hand blown splashes of colours. Reminds me of Murano in Venice.

7. Normann Copenhagen Window tray set. Inspired by the shape of one of the windows inside Tivoli Gardens, the set includes 5 trays of varying sizes, perfect for desk top storage.

8. Vitra toolbox in mint. I’m so pleased that Vitra has decided to add colour to their classic toolbox designs. I have the original one in white, but I’m now coveting the pink or mint ones.

9.Anglepoise Margaret Howell desk lamp in seagrass. A design classic in a pretty pastel hue.

10. Brabantia pink bin.  The only place to find beautiful, functional pink bins. Do check out their collections.

11. Ferm Living Plant box in Rose. This wonderful plant box is the stylish solution to bring some greenery indoors, but even better, it can be used as different storage solutions too.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post on my curated selection of pastel home decor, perfect for Summer. I shall be sending the link to my husband as a hint.

Stay safe and Stay Home all.

Decorating with colour is a way to defy the gloom and bring happiness into your interior home space.

The U.K at the moment is under a grey cloud, with the Brexit conflict and torrential rains.

I have decided to give my ever evolving workspace a makeover (above). Decorating with colour I was really thrilled to discover the Nidi brand via Nubie.

Nubie is an online web shop selling the most beautiful baby and children home interior furniture and decor.

As you know, I love decorating with colours. In fact, I think children brands do the latter really well.

I’ve been in need of a new desk for this space for a while.

This is Nidi’s Luce desk and pill chair which I got via Nubie. What I love about this desk, is that you can custom design it to the size and colour you desire from their options.

I opted for this yellow camomilia and kept the frame white, but couldn’t resist pale pink for the drawer. Decorating with colour The shelf on the desk is not from Nubie, but one that I got custom made.

To complete the look of the space, I’ve decorated the wall with some new artwork.

The beautiful large pastel coloured abstract art prints are by Inaluxe, all from King and Mc Gaw. The art prints from left to right, are Garden Party, Odyssey and Shindig. Decorating with colour The smaller art prints are by Hello Pea and me. All the colours here go so well together. Here, I’ve added more art prints. I think I shall fill this whole wall soon. Looking forward to showing it to you at a later date.

Have a wonderful week all and hope this decorating with colour post has sparked some sunshine and happiness where you are.

( I styled and photograph this post, and the desk with art prints were all gifted).

Gen Z yellow ( Paid partnership with Homesense UK)

It pains me to say this, but Millennial pink ( my favourite colour) is about to be replaced by the new kid on the block, Gen Z yellow.

Luckily yellow is one of the colours that I love too.

For those not familiar with the term Gen Z, it’s the generation born between 1995 and 2014.

There’s a lot of speculation as to why yellow is the chosen colour. It could be because they are a bolder generation or  perhaps it’s a colour that matches the ‘notice me’ culture seen on social media.

As you can see, I’ve styled a very vibrant party corner in my home, using yellow accessories bought from my local Homesense store.

I’m sure most of you know Homesense by now, but if not, it’s part of the TK Maxx family and has over 50 stores in the U.K.

You can read more about Homesense in my previous post here. Gen Z yellow Having 2 kids from Gen Z hopefully affords me an insight into how Gen Z yellow could be represented at home.

I’ve noticed that my Gen Z kids love retro brands and logos when they go clothes shopping.

Since fashion trends influence interior trends, I’ve decided to style my Gen Z yellow corner with a cool retro vibe.

I’ve chosen a Pina Colada and banana split party theme since they are both retro ( very 1980s)  and obviously yellow.

I’ve used this orange red trolley £89.99 from Homesense, to contrast and show off the pops of yellow. Standing tall on my trolley is this ceramic blown up yellow dinosaur for £16.99.

It was the first pop of yellow I saw in Homesense, and perfect for adding a party vibe.

I made Pina Colada cocktails with rum, coconut milk and some pineapple syrup I found in Homesense for £4.99.

The cute glasses with gold brush lettering are also from Homesense. They were a bargain at £12.99 for a set of 4, complete with gold straws. I can still clearly remember how delicious banana splits when I was little.

The pair of banana dishes were a steal at £4.99 each.

I must confess I did make some banana split for the photo shoot but the ice cream kept melting.

A party is not a party without some crunchy nibbles right? I bought some spicy snacks which I placed in this £2.99 yellow bowl, another Homesense bargain. As you can see this Pina Colada banana split party has been styled indoors, but it can equally be brought outdoors.

If I had a swimming pool, this is how my chilled poolside party would look.  This large pineapple candle at £14.99 smells of fresh pineapples and Citronella, so perfect for a scented outdoor party without those pesky mosquitoes. So there you have it, my Gen Z yellow party at home.

I say bring back Pina Coladas and banana splits.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the post. Do go and check out all those cool Gen Z yellows in Homesense. Have a lovely day.

( All photography and styling are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell)

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