Curtains are hung from cornices and trimmed with fabric that mimics the damask design of the wall and headboard fabric, offering an unusual interpretation on the more conventional canopy bed in the 2006 Kips Bay Decorator Show House.
Count on this geranium, 'Calliope Lavender Rose', for mounding/trailing color all summer long. A cross between a zonal and an Ivy geranium, it does well in low-light---even just four hours of sun a day. Move it indoors, to a cool, bright location, when the temperatures drop. When spring returns, move it back into your garden.
Draft conical forms of dwarf Alberta spruce to add vertical elements to plantings. In this bed, dwarf Alberta spruce towers neatly above drifts of lavender. Both plants crave well-drained soil, which this gravel mulched bed provides. In winter, when the lavender is resting, the spruce takes center stage, adding color and height all winter long.
‘Lyon’s Lavender Magic’ (Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses/Sorano, hybridizer) is a large standard African violet; large standards can reach over 16 inches in diameter. The plants have quilted, medium green foliage. Some gardeners put their African violets under grow lights, but they also thrive in natural light. Winston J. Goretsky, president of the African Violet Society of America, says, “African violets like to have bright, indirect light. Even a south-facing window with sheers is good, as long as it doesn't become too hot or the plant is allowed to dry out to the point of wilting.”
This beautiful, traditional chair fits perfectly between two large windows with floor-length white curtains. A sunburst mirror brings a contemporary touch to the soft room completed with lavender walls.
Not only do the mirrors in this cozy nursery make it feel much more expansive, but they also throw back an image of the opposing wall's treatment. They reflect the paisley image without overwhelming the room with too much wallpaper. Small details like the lavender lampshade have a big impact in the small space.
In and of itself, this neutral transitional kitchen is a design beauty with its large kitchen island and all the amenities. Add in the lavender barstools and brass pendant lights and you've got a playful design superstar.
Inside this spacious, opulent nursery, heavy lavender draperies partially cover a pair of glass doors and hang on the wall behind an ornate crib with gold accents. An embellished white bureau, also with gold accents, is angled in one corner of the room. A sparkling chandelier and vintage floor-length mirror offer added glamor to this luxurious room.
This spacious transitional bedroom pairs soft lavender walls with simple white bed linens and a white tufted headboard, creating a delicate, romantic retreat. A vaulted ceiling with exposed white-painted ceiling beams makes the space feel even larger than it is.
Inside this girl's transitional bedroom, white molding stands out against the room's lavender wall color, and coordinates with the platform bed, midcentury modern dresser and double ottomans. A white, pink and purple flower pattern is picked up in the wallpaper, roman shades and upholstered chair and bench.
A contemporary canopy bed is dressed with simple gray bedding and pillows on Secrets From a Stylist. Light lavender walls create a serene environment, while a few pops of orange in a pillow and chandelier bring energy to the room.
Lilac is often associated with springtime. If you’re looking for a similar vibe but with more of a masculine touch, consider using lavender mixed with green and violet. The softness of the lavender makes it read more like a neutral. When lavender is paired with the royal richness of the violet, their blue undertones spring to life. Adding green to the mix creates a classic springtime touch.