Regular readers of Bright.Bazaar will know Mr. Bazaar goes weak at the knees for pastels (just see here, here and here for proof!) so I was full of joy when reading Selina Lake’s new book, Pretty Pastel Style. Selina’s books are always thoughtfully presented, with easy to navigate sections that break down her styling ideas so that you can easily replicate them in your own home. You get a great feel for Selina’s bubbly, warm and energetic personality through the images she has styled; I love that she’s done this by creating realistic and achievable spaces – it’s refreshing to see pretty pastel decorating ideas for homes of all shapes and sizes. Pretty Pastel Style is split into three sections – Elements, Details and Spaces – which takes the reader on a logical ‘journey’ to finding the style of pastel decorating that resonates best with them, before showing you inspired ideas of how to bring the look home. If that wasn’t enough, you also get to peek inside the creative and beautiful homes of both Jeanette from By Fryd and Yvonne from Yvestown – need I say anymore?! Here’s to pastels, friends!

// Pretty Pastel Style by Selina Lake | Published by Ryland Peters & Small


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Seems great.
    I like the stairs and the las photo. 🙂

    The 2nd and 3rd photos are a bit like my bedroom, (but I’m going to redecorate it after some years of sleeping between rosies ;-))

  2. I will have to get this book, I love her style! My fave is probably the last picture, an indoor hammock, peeling chippy paint and tons of sunlight? Count me IN!!

    xo, Tanya

  3. Hello Will! Adore this review; love the way you compile images and tell a story. LOVE the mint green accents in that one image! And Yvonne’s home is even lovelier in person. She takes those pretty pastel tones to a whole new level. Holly x

  4. I love the book! Just arrived from Amazon, I leafed through the pages immediately! Love pastels and love green mint!!

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.