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