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Homes to Inspire | Passion for Pastels


If you've been following this week you'll have seen my post on Colour Tools. I mentioned I'm crazy about pastels right now, so I thought this pastel themed home which I spotted in Urbis would be a great one to share today. 

Located in Melbourne, this mid-century modern home is the project of interior designers Hecker Guthrie. Although it was architecturally sound and had plenty of character, the owners wanted to make changes to the interior layout and finishes. By simply knocking out a few walls, they achieved the open-plan-style living they desired whilst maintaining the integrity of the original house. Oak flooring and a fresh white palette has provided an ideal canvas to add colour, in this case soft pastel shades. Wishbone chairs in mint and lavender, pink and blue Eames elephants and dusky coloured stools are some of the key pieces of furniture that feature throughout.

The white and pastel theme is further enhanced by earthy tones in the living area and pops of neon on the kitchen shelf.

The Wishbone chairs work equally well in the office. I love the choice of mint here.

The beautiful artwork in the dining area adds contrast to the gentle colour scheme, and depth to the space, while metallics add texture. I love these pendant lights!

Touches of marble, wood and greenery add texture and definition to the all white kitchen. 

The white-washed exterior provides a striking entrance to the home. 

To tie in once again with the Colour Tools feature, I've used photoshop to extract the pastel shades used in the home. Which is your favourite colour? 

I absolutely adore the combination of white, wood and pastels. With the addition of designer furniture, beautiful artwork and homewares in neutrals and shimmering metallics this is definitely a home I'd love to live in! 

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  1. Hello,
    I spotted your article and especially the 7th and 8th picture that illustrates. I have a construction project under consideration and I am interested in my new kitchen. Photo 7 and 8 of your article attracted me. Could you give me the origin of these photos, the architect or the person who owns this kitchen? I'd like to possibly get in touch with her for my personal project. Thank you very much.
    (I apologize for my English. I use an online translator to write you. I do not speak English.)

    J'ai repéré votre article et, plus particulièrement la 7e et la 8e photo qui l'illustre. J'ai un projet de construction en cours de réflexion et je m'intéresse à ma future cuisine. Les photo 7 et 8 de votre article m'ont séduit. Pourriez-vous me communiquer l'origine de ces photos, l'architecte ou la personne à qui appartient cette cuisine ? J'aimerai entrer éventuellement en contact avec elle pour mon projet personnel. Je vous remercie beaucoup.

    1. Bonjour Elodie,

      This home 'Caulfield Residence in Melbourne' is by Australian firm Hecker Guthrie. Here is a link to the home on their site:

      I would recommend contacting Hecker Guthrie directly from their contact page:

      I hope this helps - it's a beautiful kitchen :)

      x Michelle

  2. Be sure to apologize for not thanking you earlier. I am very busy with work and especially my home construction project. Thank you again to you, you're charming me answering.

    1. You're welcome Elodie! All the best with your home project!
      x Michelle



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