Archive for February, 2011

February 24th, 2011

More Purple…Wallpaper

For those of you that really want a statement: Try a purple wallcovering on a feature wall or even a whole room.

When papering a feature wall: Try matching a color from the wallcovering to paint the other walls in the room- it will help create a more cohesive look.

If papering all walls: Don’t forget the ceiling!  It is a great opportunity to add drama or subtlety to a room.  Try using a grasscloth for a softer look or pull the same paper up to the ceiling to create the feeling of an envelope.

1. Fountain by Graham & Brown

2. Rostellan by Osborne & Little

3. Tree Bomb by Ferm Living

4. Squares by Ferm Living

5. Hand Made by Paper Boy

6. Malabar by Cole & Son

7. Best in Show by Osborne & Little

8. Kabloom by Flavor Paper

9. Chinese Dragon by Osborne & Little

February 18th, 2011

Sophisticated Purple

It recently came to my attention that, without even noticing, I had developed a grudge against purple.  I had started to to think of purple as this obnoxious bright grape color and nothing else- but it seems as though purple is making a comeback!  From fashion to home decor- all different shades of purple are making their mark.

Talk about a 180…while I don’t know that we’ll be designing a completely purple space any time soon, we have already incorporated some shots of dusky lavender and aubergine in two clients’ homes this month.  There is a moody sort of elegance about a deep or dusty purple that I love!  Here’s a little inspiration:

1.  Vintage Glass Cabochon Cuff by Gerard Yosca

2.  Royale Capri Clutch by Dareen Hakim

3.  Harlow Nesting Tables

4.  Minaret Fabric

5.  Kelli Violet Hide/ Polished Nickel Lamp by Arteriors

6.  Purple Baroque Style Mirror

7.  Prismatic Spring Pull

8.  Lulu Violet Porcelain Lamp by Arteriors

9.  Du Barry Velvet Fabric

10.  “Midnight” Drinkware

11.  Mulberry Chesterfield