Tag Archives: Purple

Still Crushing Hard Core

If you see some random chick walking down the street in head-to-toe PURPLE, it’s probably me.  I’m still in love, and completely craving….

{Mo & J Ruffled Boiled Wool Jacket, Nordstrom, $98}

{Spun by Subtle Luxury, Animal Print Scarf, Piperlime, $40}

{Just-So Hat, Anthropologie, $39.95}

{Line of Latitude Sweater, Free People, $168}

{Betsy Johnson Owl Ring, Piperlime, $35}

Natalia dip-dyed satin ballet flats

{Decker Chronograph Purple Dial Watch, Fossil, $115}



Runway to Rooms



[Betsey Johnson Purple Strapless Ruffled Dress, Bloomingdales]







[Images Courtesy of: 1. Porterhouse Designs, 2. Pretty Little Things for Home, 3. Alkemie, 4. Livingetc. via House to Home]

Seeing Red

(Even though it seems ever-so-slightly narcissistic, all my fave blogs are doing it, soooooo here goes.)

September’s issue of House Beautiful had a fun Color Personality Quiz.  Here are my results….

1. What is the first color you see in the morning?  My light khaki bedroom walls.


[Image from Crate and Barrel]

2. What are the color of your eyes?  Just brown.

3. What color do you wear the most?  Probably black.

4. What color do you never wear?  Kelly green.

5. What color do you wear when feeling sexy?  Red.


[Image from E!online]

6. What color gets you the most compliments?  Red.

7. What color is your lipstick?  Prescriptives Blue Rose.

bluerose {Just found out that this gorgeous deep red hue has been discontinued.  Wah.}

8. What color was your living room growing up?  Textured terracotta.


9. What color was your bedroom growing up?  Lavender.


[Image courtesy of Hooked on Houses]

10. What color are your sheets?  White only.

11. What was your favorite crayon as a child?   Periwinkle.

12. What color is your car?   Silver.

13. What color was your prom dress?  Black.

14. What is your favorite gemstone?  Rubies.


15. What is your favorite flower?  Dahlia.


16. What color makes you happiest?  Orange.


[Image from JPG]

17. What color depresses you?  Mauve.


18. What color calms you?  White.


[Image courtesy of Cococozy]

19. What color makes you grind your teeth?  Anything neon.

20. What color would you like to try, but are scared to?  Really dark navy walls with all white furniture.


[Image courtesy of Laura Casey Interiors]

House Beautiful says, We’re pretty confident you’ll find the answer after taking our quiz.”

So, what is my color personality??  RED?? With a little bit of khaki, white, orange, black, silver, lavender and navy thrown in there to balance me out?   Thanks for indulging me!  😉

Purple Kitchen?

I have a good friend who is remodeling her kitchen and looking for ways to incorporate some color.  The current kitchen trends include a lot of muted colors and neutrals.  As I was running through my favorite warm kitchen colors with her (yes, including orange!, the current color of my kitchen), she mentioned indigo.  At the mere mention of indigo, my mind raced to PURPLE.

Could it work?

Her kitchen will include white cabinets, black soapstone countertops, a white subway tile backsplash and brushed nickel hardware.  So, the wallspace for paint is minimal, which is perfect for a bold color like purple.  She also would like to incorporate the color in the fabric for the window treatments, the bar stools and the bench seating.

Here is some visual imagery of purple in kitchens – what do you think?








If you aren’t ready for the commitment of purple wall paint, cabinetry or tile, I really like the use of the deep purple shades in the second picture.  You could complement the shades with similar fabric like a purple damask or even a fun toile for the bar stools and bench seating.  And check out this awesome rug for underneath the kitchen table from The Rug Company:


If you know me, I think you know my vote – go for it, K!

[Images Courtesy of: 1. Apartment Therapy, 2. Apartment Therapy, 3. UK TV, 4. Mirror Mirror, 5. Apartment Therapy, 6. Tchochkes, 7. Room Envy]