Design Inquiries: winning the purple bedroom battle with your husband…

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I received an email from a woman who really wanted a purple and gray bedroom but had difficulty convincing her husband of the color scheme. Here are my ideas on winning this battle. First, when people hear purple they think Barney or lavendar and other really girly tones. However any trip to a local hardware store will show you the many ranges purple has. Look at the paint swatches and decide from there. They aren’t there to only help with paint selections as you can use the swatches to pick the overall color scheme of the room…

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Simplicity is sophistication…

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A carefully edited home is what some strive for. Clutter eliminated and décor selected in a way that leaves the space minimal but fascinating. A simplistic style to me is a one where the home owner or apartment dweller really gave thought to what they want to have. It makes me feel like the items in the space have to be especially important if it’s there and displayed.

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There is something quite calming and relaxing about spaces like this. It’s the very reason spa’s tend to have those tranquil environments. A space that eases the mind and creates an atmosphere for peace. Yeah, a peaceful space is what we all want when we come home.

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I like the clean lines and the beauty of the forms that are displayed from objects and furniture in a minimal design. I like this style in penthouses and places with panoramic views of deserts and oceans.

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Cannot get enough of a fabulous chandelier or light fixture

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{Designer: Marianne Tiegen photo: Jeremy WilsonFonte for Elle Deco UK}

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{Samuel Lippke Photography, Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations & Isari Flower Studio + Event Design}

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{Other images via Jamie Drake with photo by William Waldron for AD, Todd Alexander, Martine Chaisson for Domaine Mag,Nuno Benito}