Saturday, January 24, 2009

Thinkin' 'Bout Lilac ... and Purple

There are many shades of purple.  My favorite is lilac.  Jamie Drake got me thinking about these colors. He designed a home for a couple of art collectors that was featured in Elle Decor, and I just can't get it out of my mind. I've never seen a better use of lilac. It's simply stunning. See previous post here. When I win the lottery, I will hire Jamie to fashion an apartment with lake views for my painting and pottery collection. Ahhh. In the meantime, I've been considering whether I should use lilac, or maybe even purple in my spring decor. Here is some lovely inspiration. Hope you enjoy!

Happy Mundane. I adore the block of lavender framing the painting.

Per Magnus Persson via Desire to Inspire. Love those walls. Love those floors.

Simon Watson. This is one of my favorite living rooms of all time. Love the vases, love the painting.

Hotel Ammos via The Style Files.


Purple looks great with turquoise. Images Zara Home.

Here's an example of saturated purple.  The purple of these walls give a modern twist to the Chesterfield sofa. Image Dan Duchars via Desire to Inspire.

My new painting, dedicated to Jamie Drake. I adore purple with orange and pink.  24" x 24", acrylic and marker on canvas.

Here is the new painting in my living room. Not sure if I'll keep it there, just playing around. But it does sorta make me want to paint the walls lavender. Think I need a turquoise pillow.

1 comment:

Nick Klaus said...

that dan duchars purple is a bit much for my tastes.


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