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Purple Love Affair

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If you'd ask me a few years ago what colors I didn't like, purple would have been among those colors.  I just wasn't a fan.  Suddenly, though, I feel like I am having this love affair with purple.  I just opened this month's issue of House Beautiful and they have the most gorgeous house designed by Mary McGee.  The palette - "from lilac to lavender to deep violet" - was inspired by the homeowner's favorite hue.  Check out some of this gorgeous rooms!

This foyer is a like a little jewel box.  I love the bold contrast of the black and white floors with the soft lavender. {Via House Beautiful}

This foyer is a like a little jewel box.  I love the bold contrast of the black and white floors with the soft lavender. {Via House Beautiful}

The hand-painted floral wallpaper is stunning and the bold purple transom injects a bit of fun in the otherwise formal space {Via House Beautiful} 

The hand-painted floral wallpaper is stunning and the bold purple transom injects a bit of fun in the otherwise formal space {Via House Beautiful

Just a splash of purple with the velvet chairs and accent pillow {Via House Beautiful}

Just a splash of purple with the velvet chairs and accent pillow {Via House Beautiful}

Purple is actually incredibly versatile.  It works with the bold black and white as in Mary McGee's designs (although you have to be careful with this look, or it can start to look at little 1980's...). And it works beautifully when paired with other colors like emerald green. 

Or corals and deep burgundies as in this Kelly Wearstler space (LOVE THIS!).

{Via Domino}

{Via Domino}

Purple also looks incredible when paired with warm grays, browns and natural wood tones.

Erin Gates recently revealed her master bedroom renovation and the splash of purple (a red violet) is so well done!. {Via Elements of Style Blog}

Erin Gates recently revealed her master bedroom renovation and the splash of purple (a red violet) is so well done!. {Via Elements of Style Blog}

Here are a few purple pieces that have caught my eye recently.

 How are you feeling about purple?

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