Magazine Monday – Purple

Posted in Interior Design, Magazine Monday, Main at 2:16 pm by carrie

I used a lot of purple in the store, but I’ve been hesitant to bring it into my house. I love it as an accent color, but I’m not sure about an entire wall, let alone an entire room. I love color, but somehow, to me… purple is intimidating.

My Aunt Dee has an entire purple bathroom (Perhaps she’ll email me some pictures!), and my Mom has 3 rooms in her home that are purple (You can see them in the last 2 pictures below… her home in California was featured in Cottage Style Magazine a few years ago). With all of the color courage in my family you’d think I’d just dive right in since it’s in my genes :)

(I love how the boys posed for the camera… Oh how I wish I could give those two little doggie munchkins a bit of smothering right now!! Really really wish.)


  1. Lauren said,

    October 25, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I LOVE purple – accents and rooms in general – if they are pulled together right. It was also my wedding (accent) color :) I just painted my office purple – we will see if I can pull it all together to make it work. I have 3 lighter walls and 1 dark accent wall. I’m loving the dark wall but I’m not sure about the lighter shade. We will see when all the furniture and accent pieces are in place. Those doggies are sooo cute!!!!! xoxo

  2. JeanFB said,

    October 25, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Every once in a while I contemplate painting my craft room a soft dusty purple like the color shown in the top collage of photos… and I always chicken out! This is a gorgeous “color story” you’ve put together…. maybe someday.

    I wanted to come by and thank you for visiting my blog – and noticed you live in Cary! So do I!!! We live just south of Penny Rd. Sounds like you’re over near Preston. Small world, heh? I’ve bookmarked your blog…. love how you showcase what’s going on in the area – I’ve really got to get out more, LOL!

  3. Mom said,

    October 27, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    I love this post. Lavenders…periwinkles — my perennial favorites since high school. Goes so beautifully with violets, hydrangeas, pansies and lilacs. I love the vintage room with the lavender stripes and the sheer, green Priscilla curtains. It’s swell!

    Oh, those cute boys. And saw my comment on your blog from May 18, 2006: “Barkley and I are so happy to have him back home (well, I know I am) because when Biscuit was gone it was like watching a movie with the sound turned down. The stillness was deafening.”

    Oh, time — please heal.

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