A little princess will love the hot pink and lilac color scheme in this kids bedroom. The room features wallpaper with subtle polka dots and a lucite nightstand that stores her favorite books and toys.
Like the walkways, the dining terrace is also made of Lilac Bluestone. It includes an outdoor kitchen designed to withstand the harsh Vermont winters with Corten steel and a cast concrete countertop. A kitchen garden conveniently borders the space.
Whimsical Hygge & West wallpaper sets the scene for this serene girly bedroom. Adding to the playfulness, a hanging chair makes for a fun reading spot. Bookshelves that look like a cityscape keep the space organized and a lilac area rug adds style underfoot.
The decor in the master bedroom was selected to create a peaceful retreat that highlights the grand ocean views. Cooler tones contribute to the sense of serenity; a silk lilac wallcovering has a faint iridescent effect that changes with the natural light.
English Roses shine in various garden settings, whether featured singly, grouped or planted in mixed borders with shrubs and perennials. Here 'Austin's Heathcliff', 'Thomas a Becket' and 'Jubilee Celebration' are seen with the lilac spires of Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination'.
This contemporary basement doubles as a mudroom and media room, with soft neutral walls punctuated by bold pops of lilac and plum. A modern modular sofa provides ample space for TV viewing, and a built-in cabinet with a window seat offers plenty of storage for the whole family.
In this peaceful Asian garden, a pre-existing Japanese tea house and sawn granite walkway strike a beautiful visual balance. The lilac flagstone of the pathway not only complements the traditional lantern statue, but also helps to establish a clean and defined space for visitors to walk through.
Along this modern stairway, glass and metal rails connect with the unique glass and metal pendant fixtures that light the space. Lilac paint gives added definition to the curved architecture. Throughout the house, eclectic elements blend the client’s love of pattern and color with the ruggedness of the Park City, Utah, landscape.
A subtle-patterned wallpaper in lilac and white surrounds this kitchen with soft neutral color. Polished nickel light fixtures and fresh white cabinetry keep the space feeling bright and crisp. An informal dining area features a zinc tabletop and rattan klismos chairs, adding a contemporary touch to this transitional space.
A stylish white desk by Bungalow 5 is topped by the 10-year-old client’s own artwork in this tranquil, creative girl’s bedroom. Throughout the space, blue and purple hues blend in a way that’s both calming and fun. The Neoclassical-inspired desk chair is upholstered in pretty lilac, a fun, feminine color.
The open air living room in this Point Lorna, California, villa home spills out toward a courtyard terrace. Plush sofas and wing back chairs dominate the interior, where seating is accented with plush lilac pillows to complement vases of flowers decorating a low marble coffee table. The cylindrical vases throughout the room complement modern solar-powered candelabras overhead.
After parting ways with their beloved Victorian home in San Francisco and relocating to Los Angeles, Caitlin Murray's clients knew they wanted their Craftsman to reflect their Gothic tastes. So Murray created an unexpected, blended design, starting with the living room. Here, lilac ceiling beams and a floral accent wall balance a moody blue velvet sofa and dramatic black area rug.
For the media-room bar she designed for a spirits lover in Austin, Texas, designer Natalie Howe used vintage bottle caps set in lilac-colored grout. “I sourced the caps through a collector in North Carolina,” she says. “It's fun, vibrant and always brings a smile – which mixes perfectly with cocktail hour.”
More floral wall coverings in a lilac that plays very well with spring-evocative greens and contemporary art keeps this bedroom from Catherine M. Austin Interior Design from registering as too saccharine and girly. The color scheme was inspired by Austin’s time spent in Italy in the spring and the purple wisteria she saw there. Think about using your travel photos for both design and color inspiration.
Upstairs in the bedroom, the color palette softens to reflect the colors of a tropical sunset. A soft lilac shade defines the bedroom which is designed around the beautiful pattern of the bedding which is also one of the pieces that Malene offers in her product line. By the bed, the credenza warms the cool space with wood tones while over the bed a bright, colorful artwork adds energy and life.
After removing poison ivy and ill-conceived wood chips, the crew of HGTV's Going Yard expanded the existing deck and topped it with an L-shaped bar. A wide paver patio boasts a dining table for six at one end and a shady pergola at the other. Fountaingrass, late-blooming lilacs, spirea and unexpected pops of color with ornamental peppers, asparagus and lettuces add life to the surrounding garden.
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.