COLOR MY WORLD: PURPLE + NAVY

Love the art!

I think with fall right around the corner, I’m falling a little more in love with those deeper, richer hues. Purple has always been a favorite color of mine, ever since I was a little girl. I remember at about 6 years old, I had a favorite pair of plum-colored corduroy overalls that I would absolutely insist on wearing. And at about 8 years old, I would wear a lavender skirt that my grandmother made me just about every other day – only because my mom wouldn’t let me wear it every day.

At about 10, I had the chance to decorate my own bedroom, and guess what? It looked a bit like Barney had exploded in it, and I was in heaven! I think my parents may still have the purple and pink comforter I picked out.

As I got older, my love for purple didn’t fade away, but it was used less and less in my life. I’d occasionally wear it in the form of bright, suede pumps, or a light, fall jacket, but I would never decorate my home with it. It felt a bit too girly and gaudy and bold.

room with purple door

Oh my, how times have changed! Purple is indeed girly and bold, but pair it with the added boldness of navy and it becomes much more malleable and masculine and glamorous in all the right ways. Whether you plan on making a bolder statement, in the forms of fuchsia or plum…

Or aiming for a softer, more plush ambiance with a dusting of lavender or mauve…

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…purple will forever be the royalty of the color wheel.

I think Alice Walker said it best, I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.

Indeed, no matter the shade, purple is a head turner!

Have a great weekend everyone!

MONDAY MUSING: PAINTING THE WORLD WITH COLOR

Event design, interior design, and fashion are very similar creatures – which is exactly why I love them all! They are all a form of interactive art, a play on personality, a form of expression, and a means to add color and beauty into daily living.  These aspects are what make life bareable and what makes each individual so outwardly unique.

When you walk into a home, you are walking into a glimpse of another life; you are viewing someone else’s memories, dreams, and daily struggles. When you pass an individual on the street, you are getting a preview of who they are now and who they want to be; you are viewing someone else’s stature in society, their aspirations and their insecurities. When you step into an event, you are stepping into a personal and privileged celebration; you become a part of someone else’s vision and benefit to their mission.

These are just some of the ways we choose to paint the world:

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Roksanda Ilincic dress, Kelly Wearstler interior

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Carolina Herrara Dress, Katie Ridder interior

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Stefano Pilati of Yves Saint Laurent dress (which he is now no longer a part of), Robert Stilin Interior

Lime Green

Versace dress, event via here, interior via Pinterest

Black and White

Christian Dior dress, cupcake via, interior via

So tell me, how do you add your own splash of color?