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how to style a pink sofa How to style a pink sofa. I am so excited to show you my new living room. Many of you who follow me on instagram, will know that I usually have a green sofa in my front room. That green sofa has now gone to another room, to make way for this new set.

Introducing you to the Zania by dfs. how to style a pink sofa Shades of pink for sofas are already popular, and predicted to continue into next season.

The great thing about a modular sofa is that you can rearrange it to whatever configuration you like. My Zania sofa came as an L shape unit with a footstool (the footstool is not in the photo).

I have decided to split the L shape into two sections, and as a result, it has opened up the room space. Here’s another view. I love having the sofa by the windows, and watch the world go by. This rug was bought from a Sunday flea market in Abbot Kinney, LA. Can’t believe I carried that rug all the way back from the US.

Needless to say, I couldn’t fit it into my existing luggage, and therefore had to run into a nearby Target store to purchase another bag.

The rug is pink with orange and coral tones. It goes well with the sofa set don’t you think? My Fiddle Fig leaf plant is still going strong, and perfect in between the two sections of the Zania. Love how the lights stream in and light up the sofa.
Here are my usual collection of colourful cushions to brighten up the space. I’ve joined the sofa pieces here together to make the L shape configuration. Feels rather cosy don’t you think? These peach coloured roses look so pretty against the coral pink sofa. I’ve decided that I could have it two ways.

The open space seating configuration for Summer, and the L shape for Winter.

It’s wonderful how a modular sofa can give you that flexibility of arrangement in a space.
Which configuration do you prefer?
Some of you may remember my mint green sofa, and how its colour complimented the oversized art print above it.

I am pleased to say that this coral pink sofa has fitted in well too, drawing out the orange hues of the artwork. I realise I’ve been talking a lot about how beautiful this sofa is, but we all know that aesthetics is not the only selling point.

This sofa is super comfortable too, and I even fell asleep on it the other day. The L shape has turned my coffee table into a focal point, so styling it well was key to the overall feel of the space. So, what do you think of this new change? I really adore it.

There is certainly more seating space now for friends and family who come to visit.

Hope you have enjoyed the post. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and week ahead.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. dfs gifted me the Zania sofa. All opinions in the post are my own.)

Pink-Lady-apples-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell It’s no surprise to all that I love colour.

This week I have blogged about the power of yellow. I now turn my attention to my other favourite colour, that is pink.

Pink is all around us in nature. Introducing you to the power of pink from Pink Lady apples.

Wouldn’t it be amazing to turn nature’s hue into paint? That was precisely what Pink Lady® apples have done.

It was so fun to receive a tin of their colour match paint to experiment with. DIY-magazine-box-with-Pink-Lady-paint-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell I decided to decorate an old wooden magazine box in Pink Lady stripes.

It was so easy to do. Just place strips of Washi tape on the box to create the stripes. Paint over, let dry, then strip off the tape Pink-apple-power-of-pink-Little-Big-Bell What do you think? Beats the boring old box right? Pink-Lady-apples-Power-of-pink-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell See how close the colour matches my Pink Lady apples.

Incidentally, did you know that a Pink Lady apple is the first to blossom on the tree and the last to be harvested? That time on the tree allows for it to develop their unique fizz, distinctive blush, sweet flavour and crunchy texture.

Pink Lady apples are definitely a favourite in our household. Pink-Lady-apples-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell So, what is it about pink that cheers me up?

To me, it’s a feel good, warm and comforting colour. It’s like the rosy cheeks after a healthy run or the  blush from excitement and happiness. Magazine-rack-DIY-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Pink has constantly been blamed for stereotyping, yet we are all drawn to it, both men and women.

Pink Lady asked colour psychology expert Karen Haller to explain why pink generated such strong reactions.

Here’s what she said : It’s no coincidence that little girls love pink, it’s a colour that signifies sweetness in food and is linked to maternal love by our subconscious. It’s a feel-good, comforting colour that appeals to all humans, male and female, young and old alike. The confusion arises when we apply social conditions to a particular colour and it becomes something we feel we should view in a particular way. We base our choices on what we think we should do or we follow what everyone else is doing because we‘re worried about being judged, instead of embracing a colour because of how it speaks to us or makes us feel.”
Pink-lady-apple-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Karen also says: “Established research into theories relating to colour and psychology suggest each colour has specific effects that influence us on all levels; mental, emotional and physical. When we see colours they send unconscious messages in an emotional language that we understand instinctively. Pink is physically soothing, which is why on the whole we find pink a calming, gentle hue. Interestingly though bright bubble gum or magenta pinks which are quite intense hues are physically stimulating.” Table-styling-the-power-of-pink-with-Pink-Lady-apples-Little-Big-Bell So why restrain from pink? If it makes you happy then embrace it. I know I do.

Pink comes in all tones and shades. I love to mix and match them together when I style. Here is a workspace vignette that I have created. Alongside the warmth of Pink Lady, I have added brighter pops of Fuchsia pink.  Pink-Lady-Little-Big-Bell Pastel shades of blues and even mint greens would look perfect next to pinks. Pink-Lady-apple-paint-photo-and-styling-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell You can’t go wrong with adding some light pastel pinks and golds. The-power-of-pink-with-pink-lady-apple-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Try mixing and matching your pinks with other colour at home. It really is so fun to do and visually so calming and happy. Pink-Lady-apple-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan I’m happy there is pink in my life. Each crunchy bite of my Pink Lady apple reminds me of that joy.

Hope you have enjoyed this post. Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This post has been done in collaboration with Pink Lady apples but all opinions are my own).

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