A traditional tufted sofa with nailhead trim is brightened with a yellow and a purple patterned throw pillow. Lavender pottery sits on the glass coffee table, and a darker purple lamp rests on the matching end table. A contemporary purple rug adds graphic punch to the space, while abstract painted canvases bring a soft touch to the walls.
A gold wet bar with art deco lamp separates a pair of navy blue striped armchairs with nailhead trim and lavender and magenta floral throw pillows. The ottoman features a large, bold pattern with navy geometric shapes. A contemporary natural wood table with copper top and stack of red books add personality to finish the design.
This ultra modern kitchen and dining room, decorated in muted shades of black, gray, and white, creates a diner-like atmosphere to the space. The kitchen features gray cabinetry, a black countertop, silver pulls and a unique ceiling light fixture. Adjacent to the kitchen, the dining area continues the color scheme, but with a burst of lavender on the dining room chairs.
Buck the trend of fresh cut floral this spring and instead set a center piece that can be used long after the party ends. Here, a trio of potted lavender adds a springtime scent to the table, and with the right amount of water it can last through spring and into summer.
To ensure that colors coordinate without becoming matchy-matchy, choose tints and shades of the dominant color that have grey undertones. The glass ornaments, silk ribbon garland and graphic cutouts all feature medium shades of lavender. This results in a more understated, wintry approach to purple rather than a rich, royal vibe.
Flocked trees offer an excellent chance to showcase soft, wintry colors effectively. When muted tones like lavender, grey and soft plums are placed on green trees, their color values drastically change and become washed out. Flocked trees, characterized by their heavily frosted appearance, offer a textured white surface along which colors read clearly.
Clear glass ornaments can be filled with just about anything. But when the weather turns frigid, you'll want to be reminded of nature's sweet scents and beautiful greenery. Trust us. You'll need: clear, fillable glass or plastic ornaments in various shapes; string, yarn, sisal rope or twine; dried fruit; moss; branches; lavender; cinnamon sticks; bark; scissors; push pins.
"I am up and about for more than 12-14 hours a day, sometime in heels that should be illegal. So the one thing I look forward to is calling it a night in a bed with freshly laundered sheets. There's something magical about being able to indulge in a personal, clean and soft bed that I find priceless. Add lavender candles and I'm a happy, happy gal." -Manvi Drona, Mochatini
White paneling surrounds this room with a crisp, clean backdrop for pops of color in the furnishings. Symmetry is key in this space with streamlined furniture arranged around the focal mantel and wall-mounted television. Accent colors, chartreuse and soft lavender, are used for sophisticated pops of color in small benches, flowers and accent pillows. A whitewashed sculptural console is placed behind the sofa to smoothly transition from the foyer.
Surrounded by white wall paneling, symmetry was used to arrange flanking chairs and the cream sofa in this transitional living room. All furniture is covered in linen in varying shades of creams and grays, while chartreuse and soft lavender are used as accent colors. A large reclaimed-wood coffee table anchors the room, while two burlap sculptural chairs with pivoting wall sconces can be used as reading corners.
You can still live large in a tiny apartment! A stunning, natural wood coffee table features prominently in this small studio remodel by designer Jarret Yoshida. Soft grays and muted lavenders help carry the relaxed feel through the space, while a large charcoal artwork by artist Josh Bricker evokes organic, floral imagery. Curling up on the sofa with a good book would be a joy in this cozy space.
A custom hammered silver headboard sits proud above the bed in this master bedroom, serving as a focal point in the space. White Sferra bedding and bench cushions provide a crisp, clean palette for lavender and gray hues in the accent pillows and draperies to add soft color to the room. White and silver cowhides cover portions of the large wool and silk blend rug for added visual interest.
Also known as a pansiola, Anytime® Viola 'Sugarplum' is a charmer. The trailing plants keep blooming in warm weather, after most violas stop, and add winter color to hardiness zones 5 to 10. Let them spill over the sides of containers, or mass them in the landscape for deep burgundy-purple color with hints of white, gold and lavender.
Summer Cascade wisteria blossoms form on new stem growth each spring, which means that this wisteria blooms reliably in colder regions. Flowers open dark purple and fade to a pale lavender. When blooms die, they form a velvety seed pod that often stays on the vine into winter, adding another season of interest to this climbing beauty. Hardy in Zones 4-8.
Drought tolerant and low maintenance, Russian sage is a no-fuss perennial that brings on the color all season long. ‘Denim ‘n Lace’ tames the tall and floppy growth of traditional Russian sage with a compact 28- to 32-inch height. Plants resemble lavender when in full color. Hardy in Zones 4-9. Botanical name: Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Denim ‘n Lace’
The sitting room of this Point Lorna, California, villa home features a central fireplace under a hearth lined with cylindrical vases. The vases' curved edges complement overhead lighting; rings of minimalist candelabras mounted with lanterns hang down. Below, a low marble coffee table is arranged with lavender flowers and candles, the flora complementing decorative pillows on four plush wingback chairs which fill the room.
A designer trick for working with pastels is to limit use to just two or three colors. Lavender, lilac, baby pink, baby blue, yellow and lime green evoke an immediate sense of spring, but the combination can also read juvenile, overly sweet or feminine. If you stick with layered shades of celery green and pale pink, the overall effect is understated, fun and sophisticated.
A native plant, meadow rue (Thalictrum aquilegiifolium) adds height and fine textured beauty to plantings. ‘Black Stockings’ sweetens any scene with black stems that contrast prettily with blue-green leaves and lavender blooms. Meadow rue flowers in mid- to late summer and makes a good streamside or back-of-the-border plant. Blossoms beckon hummingbirds and butterflies. Plants grow 48 inches tall by 24 inches wide. Hardy in Zones 5-9.