Author(s): Atlanta Bartlett
In Pale & Interesting, stylist Atlanta Bartlett and designer Dave Coote reveal their passion for decorating with a muted palette of subtle shades, resulting in a stylish yet comfortable home.
Atlanta and Dave start by taking a look at the design philosophy behind the look, breaking it down into three simple mantras: Keep it Simple, Keep it Relaxed, and Keep it Real. Next, in Putting It All Together, they map out all the key elements of the Pale & Interesting look: Shades of Pale; Texture & Form; Mixing it Up; Waste Not, Want Not; and Collecting. Finally, in The Rooms, they take us on a tour throughout the home, revealing how easy and enjoyable it is to live with chalky pastels, earthy natural tones, understated neutrals, and muted vintage shades. They also demonstrate how these soothing shades can provide the perfect (and surprisingly practical) backdrop to busy family life.
Pale & Interesting shows how to tap into the look and draw on your own individual taste to create a fresh, light, and airy home that’s a joy to live in, every single day.
Atlanta Bartlett is an interiors stylist whose trademark look is elegant and feminine yet accessible and easy-going and Dave Coote is a furniture and interiors designer well known for his quirky, retro style with an emphasis on reclaimed materials. Together, the couple run an online boutique homeware store, www.paleandinteresting.com, and a location agency, www.beachstudios.co.uk. Atlanta and Dave live on Romney Marsh, Kent, with their four children, Indigo, Hogarth, Bluey and Honey-Rose. Atlanta is also the author of the internationally best-selling Easy Elegance and At Home with White, and the co-author, with David Coote, of Keep it Simple (all published by Ryland Peters & Small).