January 30, 2012

The Color Purple

Jeffrey Bilhuber loves a splash of purple

It’s funny how a color that has never been on the top of your ab-fab list suddenly becomes a season must have... and then before you know you too are loving it too! I am not quite sure how that happens (if anyone knows, please feel free to chirp in). It is safe to say (out of the blue) I am having  a sudden thirst for the color PURPLE this season….For my LULU DK for Matouk bedding line this season, I had to forgo my beloved bright green shade of happy Spring for a lilac purple, which at first I raised a heavy eyebrow about, but I must say I have now taken to purple like a bee to honey…Here are a few examples of my new found friend that I am particularly crazy about.

“Purple has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious. Because purple is derived from the mixing of a strong warm and strong cool color it has both warm and cool properties. A purple room can boost a child's imagination or an artist's creativity. Too much purple, like blue, could result in moodiness.
The color of mourning for widows in Thailand, purple was the favorite color of Egypt's Cleopatra. It has been traditionally associated with royalty in many cultures. Purple robes were worn by royalty and people of authority or high rank. The Purple Heart is a U.S. Military decoration given to soldiers wounded in battle.” –About.com
Katie Ridder-ElleDecor

Jeffrey Bilhuber-House Beautiful

A purple LULU DK Chant room. Custom purple color done by Daniel Romauldez.

Another painting by me that will be sold as prints at my upcoming Gilt Pop-up shop in April

Another painting by me that will be sold in my Gilt Pop-up shop

Another painting i did for a towel design for LULU DK for Matouk

A little sampling of our next LULU DK venture which i will keep you posted on in a few weeks!
And some INCREDIBLE purple hydrangeas I received after posting my purple post from my favorite flower shop, Lily Lodge in LA (owned by my friend Ariana)

1 comment:

  1. I was never a big fan of purple but these pictures changed my mind. Themed with off white it looks beautifully fresh.