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PAS­TEL PRET­TI­NESS IS IN­FLU­ENC­ING IN­TE­RIOR DE­SIGN THIS SEA­SON WITH SOFT-HUED PIECES AND A DE­CID­EDLY VINTAGE TWIST.

Gotham - - Contents - BY SA­MAN­THA YANKS

Pas­tel pret­ti­ness is in­flu­enc­ing in­te­rior de­sign this sea­son with soft-hued pieces and a de­cid­edly vintage twist.

With New York in full bloom, pas­tel col­ors are in­flu­enc­ing ev­ery­thing from fash­ion to in­te­rior de­sign. Flirty flo­ral dresses at Dolce & Gab­bana and sher­bet-col­ored frocks at Pucci and Michael Kors ruled the run­ways, and in­te­rior de­sign­ers are fol­low­ing suit with blush, pas­tel blue, and but­ter­cream yel­low fur­ni­ture and ob­jets.

As the oh-so-fash­ion­able Aerin Lauder, founder and cre­ative di­rec­tor of Aerin, notes, “Pas­tels are pretty and an easy way to add a touch of color to a room.”

It’s true that pas­tels add a sooth­ing as­pect to in­te­rior spa­ces, and no one un­der­stands this bet­ter than the Parisian pur­veyor of mac­arons Ladurée.

“Ladurée was the first tea sa­lon in Paris where so­ci­ety women would come to meet with friends and lovers—a dream es­cape,” says Elis­a­beth Holder, co-pres­i­dent of Ladurée US, which has opened sev­eral shops in New York City. “When some­one walks into Ladurée, we want them to feel as though they are walk­ing into a fan­tasy. To me, pas­tels elicit gour­man­dise and are sim­ply chic. The dé­cor is in­spired by the magic of Paris.”

Keep it light: Each of Ladurée's shops has a dis­tinct mint-hued façade and an as­sort­ment of confections in every imag­in­able shade of sher­bet. ABOVE: Io­sis for Yves Delorme Mai decorative pil­low, Yves Delorme ($120). usa.yves­de­lorme.com. LEFT: Glass short squat bot­tle, Vetro Vero ($288). SS0 Madi­son Ave., 21282S-8900; ar­neys.com

LEFT: Char­lotte arm­chair, In­dia Mah­davi for Ralph

Pucci ($6,120). 44 t. 18th St., 212- 633- 0452; ralph­pucci.net. ABOVE: Eugénie can­dle, Ladurée ($69). 398 t. Broad­way, S4S-392-78S8; laduree.com

Mod­ern sha­green desk tray, Aerin ($295). aerin.com Cha­rade cap­sule daybed, Jonathan Adler ($2,750). 53 Greene St., 212-9418950; jonathanadler.com

ABOVE: Savon su­perfin, L’of­ficine Uni­verselle Buly ($42). 754 Fifth Ave., 212-753-7300; ergdorf good­man.com

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