Monday, October 21, 2013

Purple Love

I just can't help myself since moving to Paris,  I seem to be drawn to everything purple. The most interesting thing is, it matters not even what shade of purple, and regardless of where found. Since Fall is in full swing here, purple is everywhere.  I notice the purple's in nature, lingerie, bedding, towels, clothing, shoes, coats, hosiery, handbags, flowers, table linens, painted doors and walls. As I think about it, I have incorporated many those things into my life without even being conscience of it.  What fascinates me most, is how tastefully the french use the color purple, and how unpopular this color is in the United States.  I have even decorated my apartment with different shades of purple and gray. My apartment has a fresh feel during the daytime, and a warm glow at night.  Beautiful silk window hangings in a soft grayish purple, towels in my tiny little bath, and wonderful aubergine Le Creuset baking pans and spatulas.  I already had in my table linens collection a gorgeous Le Jacquard Français table cloth and napkins,  great kitchen towels, and monogrammed Julia B Cocktails Napkins.

It is fun to see how many colors work well with purple.  Red, pumpkin, blue,  peacock all look fabulous as accents in a purple room. Fall and Holidays are the perfect time to experiment with this luscious color. View even more great inspiration for purple on my Pinterest page... "Beautiful Purples"

enjoy my favorite color purple......




Love the bold printed florals here. Even with all the pattern, this room still feels airy and fresh.



Love the Chantal Thomass bra, and Chantelle panties, french lingerie, www. journelle.com 
in aubergine! 
Oh, la, la ma cherie...



Crushed velvet sofa and the different shade of purple on the french chair.  The white walls here really make this not so decorated, and a perfect background for beautiful art.  I have white walls in my apartment also.  They are the perfect backdrop to bold colors on furniture to keep a room fresh. 


Need I say more.... Purple suede Louboutins....




The purple with the green here is just magnificent.  The glow in this room must make for a wonderful dining experience.



 The classic gray and white tile and white bathroom fixtures are so elegant.  Touches of silver add glamour.  The deep purple walls are ever so sexy.  I could soak in a tub full of bubbles forever in this space.


Lilacs, floral plates, crystal, silver and a bold purple napkin just sing to me....
Sferra makes lovely purple linen napkins, cocktail napkins, and placemats in several shades from aubergine to pale lavender.  Of course, I want them all....




Nina Campbell, one of my all time favorites, does the most beautiful bedrooms.  Here, her subtle use of purple accents are divine.  I adore the white linens with the embroidery, the floral boudoir pillows, dreamy.  Notice the bedside table.  I just love this bedroom.  Imagine waking up with the sun coming into this lovely space......



Sharon Osborne loves purple too, in this version of Hollywood Glamour. Notice the painted interior of the top of the bed in the subtle shade of lavender.  I think the bedside tables and chairs that do not match are perfect in the room.  I covet the purple glass lamps.


bring some beautiful purple into your life........

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