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Purple Design

It’s royal, healing and eccentric. You may either love it or hate it. But, get ready purple is making a comeback and is a big color trend for 2010.

Trend setting interior designers have already added shades of purple back into their color schemes. New York-based designer, Amanda Nisbet created a dramatic bedroom in purple, brown and white. Loving the Louis XV chair and foot stool in white with brown and white contemporary upholstery! And the throw pillow pulls the color scheme together perfectly.
The master of color, Jamie Drake designs a stunning Manhattan bedroom in magenta, fuchsia and purple. Creating a focal point, Drake adds a dramatic custom button-tufted headboard wall in chenille from Cowton & Tout called Brasilia Lilas. The floral brocade bedspread is also from Cowtan & Tout.

Designer Phillip Sides creates a soothing bathroom in the North Carolina home by using white subway tiles and painting the walls a soft lavendar – Classic Lilac (1002-5C) by Valspar. The cafe curtains in Manuel Canovas Suzon by Cowtan & Tout are hung mid-window to allow for natural light while still giving needed privacy.

Charleston South Carolina’s Angie Hranowsky designed this ecclectic dining room with striking walls in plum. It work beautifully with the white accents – table, chandelier and table lamp and hints of blue – vases.

New York-based designer, Christopher Maya combines shades of purple and pink to create an exquisite formal foyer and vestibule at this year’s Kips Bay Show House.

Maya beautifully fuses new and old decor elements throughout the space making it a perfect place to entertain guest or read alone by the fireplace.

As we head into 2010 you will see more textile and furniture designers launching lines with shades of purple, but here are some trend-setters available today.
Osborne & Little’s richly colored pomegranate and grapevine wallpaper – Maharani W6022/01-07
Designers Guild – Darnley in Heather – silk velvet with classical motif in Heather
Large raffia storage boxes/coffee table with embroidery in purple
Thomas Paul – Broderie Pillow in Violet

Pair of black Louis XV chairs in contrasting Madeline Weinrib’s Purple Luce
Istanbul Table in lavendar with gold nail head

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