Pastels with a punch!

The trend for sorbet pastels with a hot summer kick are sending designers wild.  Even the slightest touches of these vibrant shades will quickly add vibrance to a dull room; whether it’s a cushion on your sofa or a lamp on your bedside table. Gradually work small accessories & soft furnishings into neutral settings, but avoid going over the top & sickly sweet with paler tones.  The bright tones compliment each other very well, so be confident in your choices and mix both your colours and textures; old & new.  To watch the pennies and recycle, a lick of bright paint to an old item of furniture will give it a new lease of life.

Here are a selection of my favourite vivid gelato colours to tickle your interior taste buds!


Credits From Left to Right: ‘Don’t Say Nothing’ poster, Anthony Burrill. Sandcastle bowls, Caroline McGrath – Not On The High Street. Ochi multi plastic LED colour changing lamp, Habitat. La versha chair, Anthropologie. Blue signal table lamp, Conran Shop. Halston aqua sofa, Made. PARC folding chair, Habitat.  Maharaja cushions, Plum Chutney. Sausage dog cushions, Jimmie Martin. Food processor, Kitchenaid. Collection of ceramic vases, Sophie Cook. Pink & yellow glass, Zara Home. Grey flamingo chest, Jimmie Martin. Yellow sense bin, Made. White side table with pink legs, Habitat.


Meet Pippa

Pippa Jameson is an author, tv designer and interiors expert. The previous interior editor on several leading UK titles, Pippa has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Throughout her 25-year career, Pippa’s unique and creative approach has won her commissions for large retail brands and celebrities to deliver exciting and engaging projects. 

She’s written the curriculum for the British College of Interior Design, produced and styled shoots for well-known brands including John Lewis, H&M & Team GB/DFS, worked as an International Stylist for leading paint brands in Asia, consulted on the launch and creative direction of major retail names including George Home and Wren, and most recently, published her first book, The Sensory Home. Pippa possesses expertise unmatched in the interior industry.