Purple Passion

by Katie on August 30, 2011

While I wandered aimlessly through Nordstrom’s this past weekend, I spotted these deep purple beauties. OMG, I absolutely love them, and I can tell you they’re even prettier in person! But at over $700.00, they’re a bit out of my comfort zone. (Plus, I can guarantee my husband would probably blow a gasket if I slapped the Visa card down on a pair of $700.00 shoes!  He just doesn’t understand…. :) Anyway, these gorgeous jewel-toned Jimmy Choo’s got me thinking about the use of purple tones in interior spaces. I’ve got to admit, I’ve never really used this color much, and I would probably recommend using  a bit of caution if you plan on draping  an entire room with this dominant color (unless it’s a nursery or child’s room). But it’s gorgeous used as accents and accessories!  

So let’s check out some spaces that even the artist formally known as Prince would find swoon-worthy!


Jimmy Choo Suede Platform Pump, $700.00 @ Nordstroms

Jimmy Choo Suede Platform Pump- $700.00 Nordstroms

Kevin Kelly Interiors

www.realsimple.com www.doverrug.com


Glass Chandlier from Horchow
   Scout Design     
Okay, I know I said use caution when draping an entire room in this deep color, but I love this rich and glamorous dining room!
Stacey Smith - House and Home
I had to add this Fruitful Folds: Designer Dror Benshetrit  Peacock chair exhibited at the recent ICFF 2009 in New York. Designed forCappellini, no weaving, sewing or upholstery glue was applied to the comfortable lounge seat with a price tag too high to mention on my site. Hey, it’s art!
How have you used purple or lavender in your home inteior? Love to hear your feedback. Thanks for reading!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Shane September 6, 2011 at 4:17 am

Isnt that Prince’s Miami home?


Shane September 6, 2011 at 4:18 am

whoops, you beat me to the Prince reference. just noticed that. i thought i was being witty.


Susan September 8, 2011 at 12:48 am

I absolutely love that amethyst-colored crystal chandelier. I would definitely use that in a dining room or even a bedroom. Gorgeous. I also like the idea of the painted table in the SASinteriors photo. Although it’s a bit too lavender for my taste, I could see that being a beautiful shot of color in a deeper purple shade — maybe as a table right by the front door where you put down your keys and mail and gloves when you come home.

As usual, your blog entries are thought-provoking, imaginative and lovely!


designchic October 13, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Beautiful purples…adore the french chairs with the table between them…gorgeous!!


Lori T. May 7, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Incredible photos . . just makes you think about how to renew spaces . . this Spring. Thanks so much for the inspiration.


Armani Gros August 3, 2012 at 2:41 am

Very neat blog.Much thanks again. Awesome.


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