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Tuesday, January 12, 2010


John Saladino Design Photo Antoine Bootz for Veranda

House Beautiful

Eileen Kathryn Boyd
Style at Home

Duralee Fabrics available at VT Interiors

Source Cote de Texas blog

Coastal Living

Austin Harrelson
House and Home Emily Walker home
Sara Story design

I am very much neutral colour kind of person and gray is high on my priority list. I never liked purple , do not own any piece of clothing in that shade but I must admit there images talk to me. Maybe it is time to embrace colour. Purple.


Gwen Driscoll said...

Hi. I use purple (specifically lavender) a lot in my design work. It is a great alternative for blues or grays, just a little more punch and style. A little goes along way though. Loved this post. Thank you.

Gwen Driscoll
Ragland Hill Social

Southern Aspirations said...

I've never been a big purple person either but Veranda captivated me this month. I'm thinking Purple becomes bigger this Spring...

Anna White said...

Hi Viera...great post..Love image No 2 and 6...gorgeous!!

Brabourne Farm said...

I agree - maybe it's time to start using this colour. Love all these images! Leigh

Bree Oliver said...

I think purple and lavender are the prefect accent colours for grey and charcoal. The fact that aubergine was so over used in the early to mid 90's has put people off for a while. Hello again purple!

Zelda said...

Happy lila day :-)

Greet Lefèvre said...

That purple ceiling is gorgeous!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Viera
Well I think I have always liked purple but I have never used it in decor... but you know something I've just discovered looking at these images... that greyish/purple looks fantastic with silver!! Lovely images... xxx Julie

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Funny you write this, I am giving purple some consideration lately after using it sparingly. I like all of the images you chose, encouraging!

Linda in AZ * said...

* There were some VERY luscious "heart-stoppers" shown here, for sure, but the FIRST PIC just "DID IT" for me!!! Absolutely, incredibly, ideally BEAUUUUTIFUL... and so soffffttt!!!

I really SPLURGED (w/ a great, big "S"!) when we moved into our then-new home (almost 5 years ago now) & had 6 custom pillows made, two of which were/are T*H*E most magnificent lavendar suede, & had them piped w/ leather basketweave (uh-huh! Really!)... I was sooooo NERVOUS about that/the OUTCOME... but, I wasted my valuable time~~~ they're STILL two of my FAVORITE PILLOWS ever.... oooooh, the "yummmmmminess" of that oolor!!!

To those who are "fearful", please, please "Just do it!"~~~ you may find yourself MORE than pleasantly surprised! (I know I did, but the real shocker was that the hubs actually liked them (ALOT!) too!~~~

Thanks~ such WONNNNDERFUL pics here!!!


Linda in AZ *

Fargerike Dagny said...

I've always loved purple! My old livingroom was a light purple, and people never noticed it was purple until we asked them. So it's most definitely a neutral! (a fabulous one, that is!)

I love the rooms you chose!!!

sophiedahydesigns said...

I love all the single flower floral arrangements! Not contrived in any fashion!

beachvintage.com said...

I too am not really a fan of purple. But in these pictures and seeing these shades....it's so quaint. I like it.

Millie said...

What a fab start to the year Viera - this is one of my very favourite VT posts! A belated Happy New Year to you, sounds like it will be an exciting one.
Millie ^_^

alice said...

That John Saladino space is one of my absolute favorites of all time! My home office walls are the same color and this summer when I change the arrangment in here a bit I'm planning on using that color scheme for inspiration!

Vær våken said...

Love the purple!

mimi said...

Does anyone know of a good source for lavender or a periwinkle linen? I am dying to use the color but can't source it!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Viera!
Your post sucked me right in with the Saladino image!
the colour works so well with neutrals. I for one am starting to get hungry for colour again!
xx Lyn (LINI)

Alkemie said...

I adore purple! Certain hues of it can be a fantastic neutral palette. Love the spread!

Thea said...

I love purple too and will definitely be using in our fabric range this year.