Decorating a ladylike home may seem easy, but it can be trickier than you think. An overly feminine space can come off as young and unsophisticated (and shock male guests). Forgo the bows and lace, and opt for more graphic elements in fun colours and metallics. A classic Eames fibreglass chair gets girly when done in sunny yellow; simple salad servers are feminine when gilded in gold; and Fornasetti displays strong female power on his Plate #95. Add in some black to show your edge, and blast Lykke Li's new album to feel right at home in your new bachelorette pad.
|Tufted Wingback Chair, $1298, Anthropologie||Heart of Gold Salad Server Set, $65, Rodale's||Ombre Velvet Pillow, From $188, Anthropologie|
|Safavieh Kerri Accent Table, $190, Target||Lykke Li - I Never Learn LP + MP3, $31, Urban Outfitters||Caviar 20 Vasa Blades Sculptures, $1500, Barneys New York|
|Fornasetti Theme & Variations Plate #95, $185, Barneys New York||Luminous Dots Pillow, $58, Anthropologie||Chevron Stripe Bath Towel Collection, From $12, Rodale's|
|Otto Cotton Carpet, From $525, Madeline Weinrib||Mini Vase in Matte Pastel, $18, Leif||D.L. & Co Skull Snuffer, $38, Barneys New York|
|Secret Garden Planter, $44, Leif||Ralph Lauren Kirin Stripe Decorative Pillow, $80, Bloomingdale's||Dansk Six-Quart Casserole, $130, Bloomingdale's|
|White Pixo Lamp, $199, Poppin||Ball Portable LED Lamp, $209, Design Within Reach||Eames Moulded Fibreglass Armchair, From $425, Design Within Reach|