Interior Design

Valentine's Day Inspired Interiors

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

With Valentine's Day just a few days away & being bombarded with all the mushy romantic things in all the shops & online, I felt I should get in the spirit of it all and use it as some interior inspiration. Instead of going for the typical red, I went for a more modern pink instead.

This first image is super girlie, using pastel pink walls, floor and furniture. The copper accents on the lampshades and chair feet make it more modern and grown up, and less like a child's bedroom! I adore anything copper/rose gold but I'm not sure my other half would be too keen on having a baby pink room...
The gorgeous, hot pink, velvet sofa in the second image is an incredible piece of furniture; whoever found this had some serious shopping talents. Although pairing it with those inky dark walls was another genius idea.

Moving away from the pastel trend, I found these eye-wateringly bright pops of pink (and red). I have to admit I passed on the neon fashion trends of the last year or so, but this neon desk and wall art are fantastic and would be so easy to recreate at home. The desk is actually the Ikea LINNMON/FINNVARD trestle table, with hand painted legs! You could replicate a similar effect for the wallart simply by using the same paint on a large bit of wood/card or directly onto the wall...
These glossy, bright chairs & table are part of a London town house renovation by Architect David Mikhail. The majority of the house is incredibly minimal and simple whites and wood, so the choice of dining furniture, right by the large double height creates a massive impact. You can tell these items are probably high end design pieces due to their high-shine and stylized shapes, but it's a look that would be easy to do at home using affordable Ikea pieces or using a high gloss spray paint on simple, modern white furniture.

So, how do you decorate with pink? My advice is to use furniture and accessories to create a impact without overpowering a room or letting it feel too sickly and childish. The brighter shade the better!

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