July 8, 2011

Inspired by purple, white, and blue

Remember this image I posted of my little Mother's Day carnation?

I have been thinking that the vivid purple and white blossom and the blue and white porcelain cup was a very nice color combination.  In fact, it inspired me to make a little room design based on the color scheme.

Purple always reminds me of this dining room that appeared in Domino:

Obviously those purple walls steal the show, so almost everything else in the room is fairly neutral.  However, let's pretend that those curtains on the right actually frame a set of French doors that lead into a little sunroom.  What would that look like?

Since it's my imagination we're talking about, the little conservatory off the side of the house would look like this from the exterior:

Victorian orangery by Sunspace Design

And here's what the inside looks like:

Since this would be more of a room for just lounging, playing games, or tending to plants, I would include a white sofa with slipcover that can easily be laundered (and won't have any problem with fading in the sun).  The coffee table is an aluminum outdoor table from Restoration Hardware, and on either side of it I would place a beige Klismos chair with cool Greek key nickel tacks.  The blue side table is actually a midcentury chess set; mount the set itself on the wall and remove it whenever you want to play.  Underfoot, choose one of ABC Carpet's color reform rugs, which are made by redyeing antique rugs in more modern colors.  In the corners of the room, use the bleached wood side tables as plant stands.  The Robert Kauffman fabric brings together all the colors; it's a lightweight chiffon, so I would line the drapes for more body.

Rug - Color Reform rug from ABC Carpet & Home 
Blue side table - 1960s aluminum table and wall-mounted chess set from 1st Dibs
Side chairs - Greek key klismos chairs with nickel tacks from Global Views
Sofa - Ghost sofa-bed from Gervasoni
Purple pillow - Fern pillow by Fern Living at Gessato
Blue pillows - Pair of square teal pillows at Target
Coffee table - Outdoors aluminum klismos table from Restoration Hardware
Plant stands - 18th century Lion's Head side tables from Restoration Hardware (topped with white and purple orchids)
Curtain fabric - Robert Kaufman chiffon from Fabric.com, lined


Kara K said...

If I had a room that needed designing, I'd call you!

Jamie/M said...

Very, very pretty!

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