6.22.2009

monday color pop {soothing lavender}


I have never had fresh lavender (although it is one of my favorite scents!) and just planted some in my new pot of herbs. Needless to say the smell is absolutely divine and is instantly soothing. I am thinking that having a little dose of the color of this herb's lovely flower in my home may evoke the same serenity and calm.



(via madeline weinrib, house beautiful, decor pad via dwellings and decor, apartment therpay, shannon fricke, unknown)
What is you current favorite color? Quite curious to know.

33 comments:

wunderbug said...

i'm still stuck in a mustard-yellow phase, although i LOVE these pics!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I don't know if the Hubster would ever let me do lavender, unless I had some sort of underground Blogstress lair!
Still, these are gorgeous!

Amy said...

My faves are pink & purple - wasn't into them when I was younger...but now I can't get enough!

PS~Erin said...

Red has always been my fave, but I'm loving apple green and bright blues a lot lately. Even yellow and orange are making the cut, especially in clothes right now.

Love that curved hallway coming off of the kitchen. So cool.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i love the top picture - those chairs with the black/white rug!!!
love the bottom pic too...i think that was in ELLE decor and it's some model's NYC apartment...
xox

Haven and Home said...

Love these pops!

Rachel said...

My favorite color is still gray.. to decorate with, paint and even wear! I love it!

Emorie said...

i love the chairs w/ the purple ikat fabric! i have never used purple in a room but after these ideas, maybe i'll try!

Brunch at Saks said...

I love all of these photos- especially the chairs in the first photo and the bedspread :)

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I adore lavender/purple colors! definitely my favorites! lovely!

megan and melissa said...

I really love the purple striped bedspread. I don't usually go for purple but these pictures show just how lovely this hue can be. Thanks for sharing and hope you had a good weekend.
xoxo-Meg
fiddlesticksandfunnygirls.blogspot.com

Patricia Torres said...

wow!! love the colour... very soothing... and calm!!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

You've chosen such great examples of how pretty lavender can be in a room! It's not one of my first picks but these photos may change my mind.

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

i really like those chairs in the top photo.
lavendar rocks.

Sharper said...

I love this purple! very relaxing!

{g} said...

Beautiful! Especially the second room, which feels like a quaint country cottage...

Classic Twist said...

I was just telling my bf this AM how much I adore lavender! What a great idea to plant some in your home. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

calm and so lovely!!

A Life More Fabulous said...

Oh my gosh! You and I are totally on the same page today - I had also posted on lavender! Must be a sign - perhaps we should go off to Provence! Lavender is one of my very favourite shades, I find it to be so calming and soothing!

The Matters of Style Girls said...

I am dying for those chairs in the first photo! They are just beyond amazing.

Jennifer said...

Lavender is such as soothing colour. It certainly looks gorgeous in all these photos and adds a sense of excitement. I particularly like the white dining room with just the lavender curtains - very chic.

Heidi said...

Gorgeous pictures. As for my favorite color right now...it is probably lime green.

Megan said...

Your blog is so amazing it kills me. I am loving the chairs in the first picture! I am really into bright cheerful yellow!

Tiina of LiviaConcept said...

this is such a fantastic color! i read somewhere that lilac has a worrying effect on people (maybe they meant darc lilac..), but i just think this is calming and so beautiful. mix it together with mustard yellow and tree materials, oak works great! my favourite color at the moment is midnight blue. have a happy day!

Rachel Follett said...

What a divine color! Great spaces!

tanya said...

those chairs are lovely--I just love that print and the lavender color really gives it a nice pop of color!

Daniella said...

I love the room with the chandelier, so soft and dreamy...

down and out chic said...

lavender is such a sweet, soft color. these spaces are soothing to me.

Nicole Marie said...

wow you just made me fall in love with lavender ! i want that striped bed spread so much!!

Anne @ The City Sage said...

Love this lavender round up! I painted my room lavender in middle school, but somehow it didn't look quite as stylish as these spaces!

My fave color right now is a taupe-y, mauve-y, grey-y color that I don't have a name for. But I know it when I see it!

TERI REES WANG said...

My living room is painted 'Plum Purple'...a cerebral setting to surround the television. I have since found that all the books and games and computers and friends with all their toys in tow, have joined in our special public space.

MissBliss said...

lovely lavender pics!

it does smell fabulous, doesn't it?

i fall back on green and blue most of the time, but also love purple!

Susan D. Allen said...

Very amazing Monday color pop soothing and lavender . Cut Out Photos