Remember drawing with pastels as a child? Those chalk-like crayons could always be counted on to lend a soft and diffuse effect to whatever you drew, from a dreamy landscape to a pint-sized portrait of the family dog.
An interior designed with pastel colors can impart that same ethereal quality -- and work wonders for soothing the savage soul. When you've had one of those days at work that's left you in a state bordering on the indignant, returning to a home dressed in softer, paler shades can bring you back down from the brink.
There is a tendency to regard pastels essentially as "feminine" shades more suited to bedrooms, bathrooms and dressing rooms.
So if it happens that your house isn't designed in such a theme, you can opt to lounge in a restaurant or cafe that uses that design principle. Even in more formal places, these colors can work magic when used as a complete color scheme, rather than simply employed as accent colors.
While these delicate tones lend themselves wonderfully to period room settings, they can work well in more contemporary spaces, too. A case in point: The new 'sweet cupcake' theme of Precious Moments Restaurant and Gift-shop.
From the elegantly dressed up Christmas theme, they trimmed it down to a charming and cozy laid-back set-up, but still kept that original Sam Butcher-hued inspiration. You can read about my previous posts on theme on the links below.
Treats Instead of Tricks, Precious Moments Experience
A new 'begging for love Timmy' figure is installed inside welcoming each visitor. Behind it is a glass display showcase with a huge newly created,(this time) resin-made cupcakes and cupcake-designed Precious Moments babies.
Now, let's go to the upper room. Above, on the right is a photo of the Pineapple Room, for a more exclusive dining experience that would hold up to 10 to 15 people.
If you come for coffee and light snacks, the menu is up on the wall, though it is your choice whether to delight in soft pastel hues on the ground floor or be soaked in a sea of Precious Moments collection and just be swept off with the whole romantic and inspiring ambiance.
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