Think pastels are boring? Then think again. Chalky tones are an increasingly popular choice for interiors, creating light, airy schemes that are eminently easy to live in. Here, a deep blue accent wall and streamlined accessories give the room a welcome masculine edge, while wool upholstery and patterned weaves in the curtain and rug add textural interest. For more striking schemes in powdery pastels, see our July issue, out now.