Posts Tagged ‘purple’

January 30th, 2014 No Comments

so, you want to paint your room purple? here are a couple suggestions

Selecting the right purple to paint your room is no easy task, so here are a couple recommendations for you. Above, a nice, light, calming shade from Benjamin Moore called Lavender Mist 2070-60 and below a warm, deep shade called Purple Haze 1413. Pair the deep hue with accents of Navy and it’s really striking and moody. Paint your trim in Decorators White like you see in the room above and it keeps it light and etherial.

December 4th, 2013 No Comments

lavender themed weddings & celebrations

Lavender as a theme for weddings and celebrations can be really beautiful. Paired with soft whites, grays and even navy, lavender can take on a very romantic and charming presentation. Whether it’s just infused in small bits, like in this place setting above or as accents to the bouquet below or used as a flavor in cocktails or desserts there are so many options once you have decided on lavender. A small bouquet of lavender for each guest makes a beautiful presentation whether it’s for a wedding or a holiday table setting. A classic lavender decorated cake. Just because you … Read more

April 18th, 2013 No Comments

interiors: spotlight on victoria hagan

When I’m talking about design and shopping for furniture, I am surprised that many people still don’t know about a great resource; So if you haven’t heard about, take time to check it out. It’s being able to sit in the comfort of your own home and see what intimate small shops have all around the world. Though since it’s start it’s expanded to vintage jewelry, clothing and even premiere real estate.  Today they have a spotlight on designer Victoria Hagan, here’s the link. I really enjoy reading their spotlights on designers. Above is a room Victoria … Read more

November 19th, 2012 No Comments

this week’s color palette: jewel tones

Did you happen to see the November issue of Town & Country? It had a gorgeous story on jewels, photographed by Carlton Davis. I loved the photography and styling. He set the jewels on a Monopoly game board and creatively used the playing pieces, cards & dice. Simply Beautiful.

September 14th, 2012 No Comments

friday shopping: navy & violets

Yesterday I showed you a floor that a designer painted navy with a pattern. If you aren’t ready to take on a project like that and just would like to add some accessories that can infuse this week’s color palette into your home with minimal effort, we pulled together some shopping picks for you.  Oversized Moroccan Tile Hand Tufted Rug, $59-999, from Shades of Light, Brazilian Agate Light, $339, also from Shades of Light, Lavender Pouf, $69, from Land of Nod, Violet Glass Knob, $13-$15, Restoration Hardware (switching out knobs to dressers or cabinets can completely change … Read more

September 13th, 2012 No Comments

interiors: purple haze

Designer David Kaihoi’s apartment which was featured in House Beautiful has creative ideas for small spaces. Here you can see using color can still be done in a small space. He used Benjamin Moore‘s “Purple Haze” on the walls and for the floor he painted a pattern to look like a rug with “Hale Navy”. His deep color corner banquette also makes the most use of his small space, and he had storage built-in underneath. To see more of the apartment click here for the slideshow. Ngoc Minh Ngo photographed the story (don’t forget- I mentioned Ngoc has … Read more

September 12th, 2012 No Comments

weddings: matthew robbins centerpiece

Matthew Robbins has been contributing for Martha Stewart Weddings for years now. I’m sure you’ve seen his beautiful floral design grace the magazine pages and on television appearances. Matthew released a book this past spring entitled “Inspired Weddings”. Here is a beautiful floral blue and violet centerpiece in a black urn Matthew did for a wedding. Finding special containers and pieces to create a unique celebration environment is one of Matthew’s hallmark traits. If you are looking for something other than your basic glass containers that your local florist might provide, try visiting your local prop house that … Read more

September 10th, 2012 No Comments

color palette: navy and violet

It’s fashion week in NYC and although this isn’t from the new Jason Wu collection, (photo from Vogue) the color palette is very inspiring. Deep navy and cool violets paired with black accessories, a touch of pale violet and a whitish gray is a gorgeous palette- for fashion, interiors, tabletop, weddings & celebrations. I’m definitely going to be wearing this color palette for fall and winter. Here are some classic picks for your wardrobe…. Navy Juliet Dress, $80, and Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater in Fresh Purple, $198, both from J.Crew, Parker Blue Eternity Scarf, $200, from Barneys, Hutton … Read more

August 23rd, 2012 No Comments

Fall forecast: is eggplant the new black in color trends?

If you are looking for a perfect shade to paint your dining room, media room or library so it feels cozy and sexy here are a couple shades you might want to try…Farrow&Ball’s Brinjal #222 and Benjamin Moore’s Caponata #AF-650. That’s what I’m seeing for fall. In fact Pantone color experts forecast a deep, darkened red similar to eggplant for men’s fashion #19-1652 and a ‘sea fog’ #16-3304 (a soft lavender/blue for ties and shirting) and for women they forecast a more quieting shade of purple called ‘rhapsody’ #16-3817, like the 5th color down on our color palette this week, … Read more

August 22nd, 2012 No Comments

weddings & celebrations: eggplant color inspired floral centerpieces

Our eggplant inspired color palette this week lends itself perfectly to many different varieties of flowers. These gorgeous arrangements are all by Michael George, one of the premiere florists and event planners in New York City. Clockwise: Purple and Pastel Mix, including black callas and ilex berries mixed with soft pastel rambling rose (in a black glass cube), Purple Fringe Tulips, Monochromatic Purple Mix, with hydrangea, roses, tulips and novelties, Black Miniature Calla Lilies, Dark Purple Composition, with dark stock, iris, anemones, rununculus and mini callas, and Chocolate Cosmos in mint julep cup. If you’d like to order any … Read more