Everything seems to be blooming now...   (yay!!!!)   I took these photos in our yard last week & I can't believe how much greener everything's gotten between now & then.

{our wisteria}

A lot of what's blooming in the yard (and what I love in our yard- lavendar, wisteria, crocus, violets & even the weeds) seems to be purple.  And purple's not a color I really think of as liking very much for interiors...  But I did come across a few spaces where I think it's really beautiful & I think I seem to like it most when in small doses (vs all over, like on walls...  although I could probably be convinced ;) in a room.

{Elle Decor...  just a single shot of purple}

My violets (below) remind me of when I was a little girl walking around the neighborhood picking violets to press...

I loooove the purple pillows in this room:  (and the entire room to be honest)

The amethyst on the coffee table is beautiful. 

Here's another pic of our violets.  My favorite are these white & purple ones:

{I love getting violet bouquets from my boys}

And below, this room feels really good to me.  I think that when I typically think of purple, I think of it in connection with teenage girls' rooms  or cold-modern rooms and I imagine it in "flatter" spaces without much depth and that feel a little "plastic" to me, but after finding these few "purple rooms" I'm realizing that I really do love it when it's an accent in a room full of texture & interest. 

..And I think this applies to pretty much any color.  Of course I have favorites (no- not green!!! ;) ;)  but I also love the challenge of working with colors that aren't my favorites & making beautiful spaces out of them.  And I really appreciate seeing rooms where designers have done this & they make me love a color I wouldn't normally think of as even liking.   ( I wonder...  could this even be possible with burgundy for me???!!  probably.)

So, thanks Flowers, for opening me up a little & making me reconsider purple!

ps- We caught a bug in the house this week & it has seriously been one of the worst ever...  some sort of crazy chest pains along with all of the usual cold stuff.  (Even my assistant, Meghan, is out sick)  I'm definitely backed up on emails & will get to them as quickly as possible!!  It's looking like I might be on the up today!

xoxo, Lauren

*images via pinterest*

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Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Niiice post....lovin a little dab of purple! Feel better!

Laurie said...

I am not a purple girl, but this post could make it happen. Beautiful images.

Nancy said...

I, too can be convinced of using pops of purple in an all-neutral room! love your pics.
I hope all of you feel better asap! Take good care of yourself!

Alice said...

I know your thoughts exactly! I love purple flowers but have never been big on it for home decor until last week when I decided I MUST have Ballard Design's patio cushions in the new Heather Purple color. Love the touches of purple in these pretty rooms too!

Pam said...

Love the pics. It's a beautiful color and used that way it isnt girly. Hope you're feeling better.

Pam said...

Love the pics. It's a beautiful color and used that way it isnt girly. Hope you're feeling better.

Everyday Lovely said...

Surely not burgundy! But it is good to think outside of the box. :) Hope you really are on the mend.

Kathysue said...

I have never seen wisteria right before it blooms, thanks for sharing that. I love a touch of purple in flowers not so much in rooms. I just planted purple violas with white cyclamen for my Spring/Easter planters, they are so pretty, and happy looking. Perfect Easter colors with my yellow house. Sorry about your bug in the house, get well soon,

VictoriaArt said...

Lauren, this is for me the romantic color per se!
Moody or brilliant, depending on the hue!
I love them almost all, perhaps I usually forgo deep purple, I don't know why...
But you Wisteria is already far out, ours still in a baby stage!
Lovely images!

Becki said...

I have a client with a purple obsession. She wanted EVERYTHING purple...not really the way to go :) Used to drive me crazy, but I really grew to like the color.

5th and State said...

so true, every teenage girl wants purple, always having to be different, for me it was red

feel better sweets, this sounds like a bad one!

Ness Lockyer said...

Take care lovely. You are looking great btw and I Luuurve that purple Chesterfield too!
Ness xx
Marley & Lockyer

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Anonymous said...

I'm not a huge fan of purple either, but you were right, it's nice in those small doses.


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