Pretty Pastel Style By Selina LakeWhen the prettiest book of 2013 arrived in the mail last week, I was so excited, and wow, Selina Lake’s Pretty Pastel Style does not disappoint. It is filled from cover to cover with the loveliest pastel inspired interiors. Modern settings with new ideas and a dash of vintage all mixed in, bringing long neglected pastels right up to date. Pretty Pastel Style By Selina LakeWith only a few more days left in our little apartment, this was to be my last craft frenzy and as you can see I had a ball. I was taken over completely by Selina’s book and found myself so inspired. I did mini make overs in my favourite corners. Repainting baroque frames from black to peach, filling jars with delicate coloured candy, pastel confetti for stuffing envelopes and straws for adding joy to drinks.Pretty Pastel Style By Selina LakeGathering together my craft and sewing supplies, I put the finishing touches to some paper party hats and gift wrapped boxes. Then put together these three quick and easy makes.

1 – Within the first few pages of the book, I fell in love with the sweetest dream catcher handmade from ribbons and metal charms, and made one using the centre circle of a small embroidery hoop and some other bits and pieces.Pretty Pastel Style Dream Catcher2 – Super easy washi tape and coloured record card memo board. I got the cards from WH Smith and tape from Papermash.Pretty Pastel Style Memo Board3 – For a final flourish and to complete my day of pastel bombing (there has been a lot of it going on online, have you noticed?) our living room, as seen on the flower vases at the book launch some washi bunting for my mini flower planter.Pretty Pastel Style Washi BuntingSo that is that, the apartment is sold, all this prettiness is now packed away and the next time you see a glimpse of our home it will be a wreck that needs a lot of magic and time to make it as happy as this place has been for us.Vintage pastel brooches

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  • Liza Saniefard

    Jeska, you are a dazzling delight. Little sparkles that glow more brilliant as you gaze into them. Good luck with the move, and cant wait to see what you do with the new place. kisses, love, as many as you like ;)

  • Nana Diana

    You can’t go wrong with Selina Lake-She does it beautifully- xo Diana

  • Melissa@Julia’s Bookbag

    beautiful! can’t wait to see your new place!!! xoxo

  • lynn

    I think this looks so fresh and lovely..I adore using colours like this just for the ‘moment’ it looks fabulous.
    Hugs Lynn xxx

  • Kat

    J, love this post, one of my favourites of yours to date me thinks. I too was blown away by Selinas book, just bursting with stylish pastel goodness. I def want to blog the book too meantime it’s been lovely seeing your inspiration from it. I know the dreamcatcher you mean I think Jeanette might have made it, (byfryd) I love that expression pastel bombing and you did it so well! A real tribute to your home to have one last blast of prettiness and decor.
    Thank you for my wonderful parcel, another beautiful thing to blog when energy allows. I look forward v much to seeing you work on your new place when the time comes.
    Love kxx

  • Emily

    I adore this book and loved Selina’s book launch. And I love the little projects you’ve had fun with.
    Good luck with your move xx

  • Cindy

    We got her new book in at work and I’ve become such a fan of hers. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

  • Dorrie

    I love the brooch in your last photo.