Ten interiors with pastel colours that freshen up the home for spring

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For this lookbook, we’ve rounded up ten home interiors decorated in pastel tints that show how ice-cream colours can give spaces a fresh, calming look.

The selection from our archive, which includes bathrooms to bedrooms and kitchens, shows how pastels – made by adding white to pure colours to make them more luminous and less saturated – can create a spring-like feeling.

Never really out of fashion, pastels have strong psychological associations with new life with their pale, cheery tints representing a midway stage between the darkness of winter and the full-blown colour of summer.

This is the latest roundup

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Say Architects uses frosted resin panels to create translucent boutique interior

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Milky resin envelops the windows and furniture within this accessories store in Hangzhou, China, designed by local studio Say Architects.

Located in the city’s newly-developed Binjiang District, Lika Lab is a boutique selling bags and jewellery, which the owners wanted to display within a red and blue interior.

Say Architects designed 12 pieces of display furniture for the Lika Lab boutique

Concerned that the bright hues would distract from the products on show, Say Architects proposed softening the colours with a “translucent skin” in the form of frosted resin panels.

These were used to clad 12 pieces of bespoke, steel-framed

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Fazenda Boa Vista House Interiors / Bruno Carvalho Design SP + Studio MK27

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Fazenda Boa Vista House Interiors / Bruno Carvalho Design SP + Studio MK27

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  • AreaArea of this architecture project Area: 
    7954 ft²
  • YearCompletion year of this architecture project


  • PhotographsPhotographs:  Favaro Jr.
  • ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Artefacto, Botteh, CHARLES BAUMEL SOLUÇÕES, Donatelli, Dpot, LUMITATA, Trimble Navigation, Érea

  • Lead Architect:

    Maíra de Abreu

© Favaro Jr.
© Favaro Jr.

Text description provided by the architects. A house located at Fazenda Boa Vista,

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Interior Designers on Best and Worst Things to Have in a Living Room

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  • Interior designers told Insider the best and worst things to add to your living room.
  • Coffee tables and throw pillows are versatile and can complete your space.
  • Love seats and beanbag chairs can take up too much room and feel dated.
  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Designing your living room can be a fun opportunity to show off your style, but creating an impressive space can be hit or miss.

Insider asked interior designers to share the pieces you should and shouldn’t include in your living room to win over guests.

So keep reading to find out the furniture

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Hotels revitalise interiors using Kriskadecor products

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Dezeen promotion: Kriskadecor’s aluminium chains offer a quick, easy and hygienic way to transform the interiors of hotels ready to welcome back guests.

As travel and tourism begin to reopen following the Covid-19 pandemic, hotels and hospitality venues are looking to adapt to new spatial regulations and refresh their appearances.

Kriskadecor, an international company that specialises in design solutions using aluminium chains, offers options for designers to partition spaces, direct foot traffic, and liven-up communal areas.

Above: Kriskadecor’s aluminium chains at the KI20 Business Centre by MadiLancos Studio. Photo by Palkó György. Top: Vincci Gala Hotel by TBI Architecture
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old carved door from india adorns boutique interior by modektura in ukraine

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in the historic center of kyiv, ukraine, architecture studio modektura has completed ‘apartment 13’, combining retail use and café within one conceptual boutique. the project introduced a series of modifications to the pre-existing interior, which served as a furniture store, to form a new design that integrates contrasting materials and textures, within an industrial-style environment with an ‘aged’ look. 

all images courtesy of modektura



according to modektura, the concept for ‘apartment 13’ can be briefly described in a few words: ‘multiculturality and freedom of spirit’. the new design seeks to reflect the character of the boutique’s owner, who was

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