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{colour inspiration: purple reign}

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{colour inspiration: purple reign}
Whether it’s shades of lilac, lavender, plum, puce, thistle, orchid, aubergine, wine, magenta, violet, mauve, indigo or amethyst, purple is everywhere, from shimmery blouses, to loveseats, be-ribboned sandals, and accent walls. It is associated with royalty, regality, and nobility, believed to be Cleopatra’s favourite colour and is included in The Washington Post’s Fall Forecast.

{colour inspiration: purple reign}
While the luxurious and royally vibrant shades may hang in my closet, have only ever been adventurous enough to consider the soft, romantic, and delicate hues of lilac and lavender for décor . . .
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{amethyst table lamp by McCoy Design at vivre}

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{Oscar de la Renta Crystal ribbon sandals}}

{colour inspiration: purple reign}
{see also Patricia’s beautiful post on purple}

{images: 1 – VogueItalia October 2003, photography by Steve Hiett via déModé; 2 – via apartment therapy; 3 – via desire to inspire; 4 – via scout-holiday; 5 – kristaomic; 6 – john janik; 7 – joanna reyes for vicente villarin; 8 – Miles Redd room via domino; 9 – marie claire maison via classic style in the city; 10 – Editorial: Dinner at 8; Vogue Italia May 2008; Photographer: Steven Miesel; Model: Natalia Vodianova; 11 – Elle Decor March 2008 via Patricia Gray Interior Design; 13 – Editorial: Model & Supermodel; Magazine: Vogue US; Issue: September 2004; Model: Daria Werbowy; Photographer: Steven Meisel via foto decadent; 14 – marie claire maison via the house that a-m built; 16 – Vanessa Bruno‘s home via domino; 17 – Easy Living via made by girl; 19 – Janet de Botton’s home in Provence 2004 as featured in Vogue Living, Houses Garden People edited by Hamish Bowles}