Barker & Stonehouse

Barker & Stonehouse

March 01, 2012 04:00 ET

Candy Colours & Shabby Chic at Barker & Stonehouse

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 1, 2012) - Shabby chic, candy colours and duck egg shades are where it's at this March!

The return of shabby chic means pink, cream and grey are the colours de jour, while ditzy prints, painted wood and florals are leading the style stakes.

To get the look, choose classic wooden furniture painted cream or white for the kitchen and dining room. The Carisbrooke dining table (£469) and matching chairs (from £135 each) from Barker and Stonehouse is the perfect country cottage collection.

And you can give the look a French twist for the bedroom with the Romance five draw chest of drawers (£599) and bed (£499) add floral sheets with full blooms such as blush pink roses for extra je ne sais quoi.

Finish the look with pretty accessories in gingham or polka dot and contemporary sofas in neutral colours such as the Felicity two seater sofa in ivory or latte (£1125.00) from Barker and Stonehouse.

Candy colours are also big news this month, with a riot of Smarties and Jelly Bean tones hitting the shops. You can create a Dolly Mixture effect with pinks and yellows with white edging and keep everybody sweet with accessories in complimentary confectionary shades.

Bold but sugary shades in rich textures such as velvet give the look a luxe twist. The Hepburn small footstool in Damson (£289.00) is a stunning example of the trend.

And with Easter on its way, duck egg has come out of its shell. Normally pale and delicate, this season's duck egg ranges from the traditional pastel to a richer more full-bodied hue and the interior design world has embraced the colour in all its varying tones.

Barker and Stonehouse's Mahina chair in gorgeous vintage moleskin (£259) comes in a deep dark duck egg while the Malta throw (£50) in luxurious pale duck egg chenille is a softer take on the look.

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