Nadine Truong, Monday 19 December 2011
Associated with royalty and luxury, purple is one of the key interior colours this season.
Go all out with big purple statement pieces or take a more subtle approach with your favourite and carefully selected purple pieces dotted around the home.
Fall in love, like I have, with the Clemetis Wallpaper in Imperial from House Couturier featuring specimens of flora and fauna in luxurious gold and purples exquisitely handcrafted in delicate soft pastels and earthy tones. It’s perfect used as a feature wall in the bedroom with the Bourgeois French drawers from Oficina Inglesa in aubergine with gold leaf details. I also adore the Chesterfield sofa from Rume with the option of a deep blue-purple fabric for added impact and sophistication. For a quicker and simpler makeover of your walls you could try experimenting with the range of beautiful wall stickers from Bambizi, including the Aegle Enchanted Wall Sticker that is, as the name suggests enchanting, with purple birds, bird cages and pretty pink flowers – a great choice for any little girl’s bedroom.
For something contemporary and a bit quirky, there’s the majestic Queen’s head Postage Stamp Rug in aubergine from The Gifted Penguin, which is hand knotted in Nepal and can be hung on a wall for an alternative look. File away documents, photos or keepsakes in a stylish purple Pantone Storage Tin, also available in six other colours from Found Home Store, including yellow, pink and grey – perfect for a study, as are the fun film ending bookends from We Love British. My favourite of course, is the purple ‘That’s all folks’ design, but why not complete the book shelf with the whole set of three, which includes a red and a blue design?
Bringing together a home look with a single colour is simple as long as you’re not overwhelmed by too much of the same – have fun!