Room Tour: Candy Colours Sweeten a Girl's Dream Bedroom
This versatile pastel combination of lilac and mint will see this little princess into her tween years
The parents however asked for a design that would last for at least five years. Hunt’s suggestion of a soft lilac and mint colour scheme is drawn from her experience that girls tend to tire of the colour pink as they get older. “The lilac has a similar soft, pretty feel as pink, but with a bit more longevity. The addition of mint gives the design more depth and allows the room to stay relevant as she grows.”
Who lives here: An American family
Designer: Design Intervention
The little girl is a fan of The Little Mermaid, so the colour scheme – Walt Disney’s Ariel wore purple and green – made even more sense. Hunt found lilac-and-mint images of The Little Mermaid that were not of the Disney variety, however. “Her parents wanted to encourage reading, so we eschewed the Disney movie version in favour of a more generic mermaid image that relates to the traditional (book) version,” says Hunt.
A mix of white furniture – the owners’ custom-made wicker chair and European country-chic pieces with a distressed finish – add a “lived-in” softness to the colour scheme, while the window dressing – mint roman blinds and lilac dress curtains – further echoed the chosen colour palette.
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