Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Lavender is regal... let's face it, it's in fashion now and it's so dreamy at home. Here are a few options to consider bringing the color into your home. Think about contrast when using lavender; blue, gray, and white are clean and crisp combinations that bring the lavender to life. Use it in moderate doses such as artwork and accessories or a single upholstered piece. Above: Designer Angie Hranowsky used lavender in a stunning way throughout her mother's home. This was featured in a magazine issue about color recently, and I made the error of not making a note of which one. If you remember, let me know.

Above: A beautiful lavender velvet sofa toned down by surrounding blues, grays, and light pastel pillows. Design by Myra Hoefer. Image source unknown.

Above: a group of fabrics we're working with for a bedroom design. The central print is from Lee Jofa, as is the lavender velvet in the upper right corner. Image Jenny Bova Associates.

Above: Not feeling so brave? Add instant pop to a bath or entry way with a small tightly arranged group of fresh flower. Notice how lovely this arrangement looks next to the blue/gray/seafoam tile. Image courtesy of Southern Accents.