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May: Razzle Dazzle

May: Razzle Dazzle

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Welcome to the month of May. May is my favourite month of the year and I love spring, so I am dedicating one of my favourite colours to this beautiful fifth month of the year! “Everyone looks good in a pink room,” says Kelly Wearstler, the LA-based interior designer and I could not agree more. So this month is all about Razzle Dazzle. Razzle Dazzle by Benjamin Moore, is a deep and rich hot pink that is energetic and exciting, feminine and regal. It reminds me of an outdoor party on a hot summer evening. One of my favourite dresses (Aida, a kimono dress by DVF) comes in this colour and I sometimes hang it on my bedroom wall to add a bit of vibrancy to my grey and yellow bedroom. Again, Razzle Dazzle is not a colour for the fainthearted (as non of the colours on this blog). In interiors, as well as in fashion, it requires confidence and positive energy, as it is such a loud colour that can be seen from far away. One important thing when using hot pink in interiors is to give it plenty of room, otherwise it will be overpowering and not enjoyable. It looks best combined with crisp white, charcoal grey, chocolate brown and wood. I am envisaging the amazing Talisman Bespoke sofa (see mood board) in a traditional dark Victorian, yet minimalist décor and the cute Kate Spade vase with a bunch of white tulips. And when it comes to fashion it is all about the combination. I only wear my Razzle Dazzle dress with simple gold jewellery or a navy or grey scarf, as it looks great with simple toned down pieces. So enjoy this month and don’t forget to razzle-dazzle!

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