art & inspiration

{lavender & gold}


Had been trying to configure an artful arrangement of all my favourite paintings, photographs, and artwork, that is, until I happened across the simplicity of this exclusive arrangement of fashion illustrations. The uniform gold frames against the deep lavender adds a beautifully luxe and elegant element to an otherwise perfectly simple grouping.

{see also:}
> purple reign
> Jessica Stam’s
pretty NY apartment

{image: H&H September 2008, photography by Angus Fergusson}

30 Notes
  • rachel — believe it’s benjamin moore, but shall check for certain

  • Rachel said...

    beautiful; what is the brand of paint that is used?

  • I have to echo everyone else and say “what a beautiful combination!”

  • Nice combo!

  • fab! i would have never thought of this. thank you!

  • Oh, how gorgeous. Love the way the gold frames pop against the deep lavender.


  • Another color combo. to love! So pretty!

  • The best combination – beautiful pic!


  • Wow, what a beautiful color combo.

  • I love the wall color! Especially accented with the gold frames…it is gorgeous!

    And, I guess you’re tagged now :) I can’t wait to find out six random facts about you :)

  • Lavender! Who would have thought! I especially love all the gold frames. It’s a soft spot for me. Gold accents! YUMMY!

  • I do love the purple color of the wall.
    it’s very classic and simple but really beautiful!

  • That wall color is PERFECTLY dreamy:)

  • A beautiful arrangement!

  • simple and elegant. bf and i are trying to figure out what to do for his foyer. i feel inspired.

  • I have a similar color on the wall in my dining room, and it’s amazing how different it looks at different times throughout the day. It ranges from periwinkle blue to gray to lavender, and I love every shade.

  • This is stunning! I also really love the idea of using fashion illustrations as artwork.

  • This grouping is simple and very pretty. The wall color is just perfect.

  • Such a beautiful wall color! And I do love the art stacked along the bench. Love that look!


  • these are so pretty. purple/lavender is so in this year!

  • I’m becoming really fond of displaying art and framed photos in ways other than hanging them on walls..

  • I think lavender is such an underrated color. It just looks scarey on that little paint chip, but beautiful on a wall. It just takes some nerve!

  • Love the simplicity- and the bold color- I would so love to do that.

  • Your blog IS glamorous…and oh-so edible. I’m going to link you, if you don’t mind?! Feel free to do the same, if you so wish… xx

  • You’ve just really inspired me! I’m moving house next weekend and I have loads of drawings, pictures and prints I want to hang. After seeing this I’m going to make it my mission to find different frames (styles and shapes), but ALL in gold. How great will that look? Thanks hun. Cx

  • This is so so lovely! I a complete fan of purple and I love the way it looks with gold.

  • If only I could commit to a wall color. I simply can’t…so white it is. I am the sort who loves wall colors from afar, and this scene is worthy!

  • What a great way to display art! The yellow frames look awesome against the purple walls. I’m not normally a fan of purple, but this is very tastefully done.

  • Love the wall color (and of course illustrations).

  • So simple and elegant. I want my future apartment to be this sophisticated.

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