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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Purple & cheetah upholstery, zebra wallpaper in a nursery…

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That rhymed and I wasn’t trying. Summer Thornton has a few designs that caught my eye while browsing Marcus Design. Usually I shy away from heavy wood but the purple and cheetah fabric makes it too good to resist. Taking a look that is traditional and pairing with modern up to date patterns and colors can prevent any older home from feeling old-timey or stuffy…

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What I like about this room is the headboard, the layering of pillows, the bedding and the coral pops of color. Usually you see benches in front of beds but I like the chairs and small table as a nice spot to take in some coffee or catch the news…

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Then there is this….a nicely designed nursery with furniture pieces that will grow with the child. You can easily put everything minus the crib in other areas of the home and it’ll work. Despite using such adult pieces, the room doesn’t lack any of the cutesy elements that baby rooms have. The popular zebra wallpaper can go along with any animal themed room. Using rustic fall hues and blue is more of a modern room palatte. Durable leather poufs and velvet upholstery is soft for the baby but still very stylish.

If space & money weren’t an object, I would have these fab pieces of furniture

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A leopard upholstered chair…

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This gold legged table to spread out fabric samples and drawings for clients…

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Something acrylic & gold. That sawhorse desk is calling me….

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Something with an art-deco border and lion pulls….

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Jewel toned tables for my bedroom & a piece done in malachite

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What a pretty calming space…

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Nothing is more special than having an appointment somewhere for the first time, walking in and having a beautifully designed interior greet you. See more from the Lash Maxx here.

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{Melanie Johnson Photographyย forย Studio Ten 25}

Indulge Daily 2.12.13

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I absolutely love this living room. I tend to gravitate more toward open floor plans. However, this formal living room designed in a way that’s clean and modern without lacking the cozy comfortable feel really speaks to me. Maybe it’s the black molding and black windowsill or the use of my second favorite hue (next to black) purple……

Anyone have the source?