Monday, October 5, 2009


Purple is everywhere. The royal color has saturated the market with amethyst, plum and eggplant tones. Add touches of it around your home for fall, and it will provide a perk to banish upcoming winter blues.

Photo Courtesy of William Yeoward
The Dora Hurricane in amethyst from William Yeoward has a nice clean shape, great for everyday use. Leave a pair on the table where they are ready for spur of the moment entertaining.

Photo Courtesy of Nina Campbell
Nina Campbell has charming paper boxes, Bagatelle Spots, available through her website. Add a little animal allure to your desk.

Photo Courtesy of Didriks
The subtle gradations of color in ceramic glazes is something I have come to appreciate. Fine pottery is no longer hippie dippy with Jars, a French tabletop company that produces exquisite stoneware in ethereal colors. Their process achieves a consistently smooth color saturated surface. How they do this remains something of a mystery to me. Their shapes are organic and reminiscent of shapes found in nature, yet they possess a sophistication allowing them to work in a variety of table settings.

Photo Courtesy of Anthropologie
Rock crystal has entered the mainstream design culture. Yet colored rock crystal is newer to the scene, adding a fresher take. Make a purple statement with Anthropologie's Crystal Votive.

Photo Courtesy of Scents and Feel
I discovered Scent and Feel at the Gift Show. They stood out for their gorgeous Tunisian 100 % cotton woven blankets that can be used as a towel, pareo or throw. After a few washings they will get ultra soft. The purple is great but make sure to check out their site for other stunning colors.


thewhiteroom said...

I love purple, some nice products you've listed there

Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, Interiors said...

Purple is so lovely...As a designer,
I am finding myself using it as an accent for some rooms. Although, I am working on a home in Litchfield, CT.
They have the most beautiful conservatory and I have selected a lovely shade of purple for all the upholstery.