A Colourful Retro ‘Funkis’ Home in Norway (reblog)

Green and pink accents are popping up everywhere this year – which makes me so happy, since it’s one of my favourite combinations – are you a fan too? We’ve seen everything from the darkest green and emerald to sage green and soft grey-green combined with subtle powder and dusty rose hues.

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