A floor-to-ceiling purple drape opens to reveal a small seating area and dressing room just outside the guest room closet. A large window with custom Roman shades fills the small space with natural light while the spacious closet provides ample storage. Extra seating is added with a small violet ottoman that elevates the closet into a true dressing room.
While white lights are often a designer’s first choice for a sophisticated adult tree, colored lights are excellent for kids’ trees. To create a solid color scheme, choose lights in the dominant tone of your tabletop tree’s decor. Here, violet lights were used to coordinate with the purple tones seen in the ornaments and garland.
‘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 semi-miniature African violet, ‘Mac’s Strawberry Sundae’ (G. McDonald, hybridizer), has coral-red blooms. African violet blooms have many different flower shapes, including singles, stars (5 petals in a star shape), doubles, semidoubles, ruffled doubles, ruffled stars, and wasps (5 petals, with the upper two slightly curled back). Winston J. Goretsky, president of the African Violet Society of America, says the plants will bloom when they get sufficient light. “No amount of care or feeding will encourage them to bloom if they are not receiving enough light. Available light diminishes drastically, the further distance away from a window the plant is grown. A plant grown on a coffee table in the middle of a room will grow, but may not bloom.”
This semi-miniature trailer, ‘Rob’s Boolaroo’ (R. Robinson, hybridizer), has light pink blossoms with what is known as “blue fantasy”. Fantasy flowers are multi-colored, with one color appearing dotted, streaked or swirled over another color.
Semi-miniature Optimara ‘Little Maya’ (Holtkamp, hybridizer) has heart-shaped, quilted leaves with red backs. These plants need adequate light to bloom, but also require 8 hours of darkness each day. If you’re using grow lights,try a timer to regulate their schedule.
This Russian variety's name translates to 'Thumbelina' (Nadezhda Berdnikova, hybridizer). It's a miniature with dark green leaves with red backs. If your African violet leaves and stems become long and leggy, that's a signal to give the plant more light. Other signs include yellow leaves and few, if any, flowers.
A stunning, deep violet dining table is surrounded by transparent chairs in this fresh and modern dining space. Pine floors extend out to the living room helping to tie the two spaces together. Big windows bring in tons of natural light and succulents add a touch of life and color.
A large purple wicker pendant light hangs above a white round dining room table, flanked by bamboo silver chairs cushioned in purple velvet. An arrangement of violets is in the middle of the table, which is anchored by a white fur rug.
The living room at the top of the stairs features new unique railing, violet wall by the stairs, white walls throughout, top of the line Vegas themed furniture and colors, Vegas themed artwork on the walls and custom lighting.
To make what was a juvenile, childish girl's room more appropriate for a growing tween, the walls were painted a deep shade of violet, album cover-inspired art was hung to create a focal point, vintage lighting was installed on the ceilings and the walls, and women's fashion fabrics were used in upholstered accents.
To make what was a juvenile, childish girl's room more appropriate for a growing tween, its walls were painted a deep shade of violet, album cover-inspired art was hung to create a focal point, vintage lighting was installed on the ceilings and the walls, and women's fashion fabrics were used in upholstered accents. Now the designer-caliber room is as appealing to the tween herself as it is to her young parents.