Kitsch retro 50's style kitchen inspiration , with vintage crockery and baby pink but not overstated in pattern so it still retains the feel of the clean contemporary home

Kitsch retro 50's style kitchen inspiration , with vintage crockery and baby pink but not overstated in pattern so it still retains the feel of the clean contemporary home

The painting is by Thomas Darnell, and the walls are painted in Papers and Paints' 8-090 Pink. The sofa is covered in velvet from Abbott & Boyd. For similar square cushions, see the Biba ones at House of Fraser.

The painting is by Thomas Darnell, and the walls are painted in Papers and Paints' 8-090 Pink. The sofa is covered in velvet from Abbott & Boyd. For similar square cushions, see the Biba ones at House of Fraser.

a snug alcove for the bed.  vintage accessories to an old chest of drawers painted in a pretty faded shade of pink | photograph Red Cover / Henry Wilson

a snug alcove for the bed. vintage accessories to an old chest of drawers painted in a pretty faded shade of pink | photograph Red Cover / Henry Wilson

"The key to harmonising different shades of the same colour is to keep to the same under tone. In this case, all the greens, from the darkest myrtle on the walls and shutters to the softest olive on the velvet sofa, share an element of yellow. The mustard pulls the look together and gives the room wonderful shaft of sunlight. Add a pop of contrasting colour such as this hot pink."

"The key to harmonising different shades of the same colour is to keep to the same under tone. In this case, all the greens, from the darkest myrtle on the walls and shutters to the softest olive on the velvet sofa, share an element of yellow. The mustard pulls the look together and gives the room wonderful shaft of sunlight. Add a pop of contrasting colour such as this hot pink."

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