How to Design with Purple

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May 3, 2013
From a renovated cottage in England to a family home in Brooklyn, these modern homes make the last letter on the color wheel look regal by its creative insertions indoors and out.
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  In a New York City apartment overlooking the High Line, the focal point of the living room is a deep purple Misfits sofa designed by Ron Arad for Moroso. It's joined by a pair of white Nanook tables by Philippe Bestenheider and Fjord tables by Patricia Urquiola covered in antique kimono fabric, also for Moroso.  Photo by: Christopher Wahl

    In a New York City apartment overlooking the High Line, the focal point of the living room is a deep purple Misfits sofa designed by Ron Arad for Moroso. It's joined by a pair of white Nanook tables by Philippe Bestenheider and Fjord tables by Patricia Urquiola covered in antique kimono fabric, also for Moroso.

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  The classic yellow Robin Day chairs from Habitat perfectly complement the purple Jack light by Tom Dixon in this renovated cottage. Piers designed and built the table when he was in architecture school. Photo by Ben Anders.  Photo by: Ben Anders

    The classic yellow Robin Day chairs from Habitat perfectly complement the purple Jack light by Tom Dixon in this renovated cottage. Piers designed and built the table when he was in architecture school. Photo by Ben Anders.

    Photo by: Ben Anders

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  The exterior cladding of this Texas bunkhouse is cedar, stained in four different colors then placed randomly “for a different palette of colors, like a blend of bricks,” says Texas-based architect, Henry Panton. “The owner’s favorite color is purple, so we added a purple board here and there.” Photo by Greg Hursley.  Photo by: Greg Hursley

    The exterior cladding of this Texas bunkhouse is cedar, stained in four different colors then placed randomly “for a different palette of colors, like a blend of bricks,” says Texas-based architect, Henry Panton. “The owner’s favorite color is purple, so we added a purple board here and there.” Photo by Greg Hursley.

    Photo by: Greg Hursley

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  Evidence of the Collette children’s burgeoning furniture collection is found in their room, which features an Eames Hang-It-All (not shown), a bed/crib by Stokke, and a multi-colored rug. Photo by Martien Mulder.  Photo by: Martien Mulder

    Evidence of the Collette children’s burgeoning furniture collection is found in their room, which features an Eames Hang-It-All (not shown), a bed/crib by Stokke, and a multi-colored rug. Photo by Martien Mulder.

    Photo by: Martien Mulder

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  Clémence and daughter Clara, nine, relax on a purple Pierre Paulin 261 sofa below an installation by artist Alan McCollum,, at their home in Paris, France. Photo by Philippe Munda.  Photo by: Philippe Munda

    Clémence and daughter Clara, nine, relax on a purple Pierre Paulin 261 sofa below an installation by artist Alan McCollum,, at their home in Paris, France. Photo by Philippe Munda.

    Photo by: Philippe Munda

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  The exposed ceiling beams and inserted steel framing system are visible in the lower level of Mark Dixon and Alexandra Lange's Brooklyn home, where they relax where their son Paul. Photo by Matthew Williams.  Photo by: Matthew WilliamsCourtesy of: matthew williams

    The exposed ceiling beams and inserted steel framing system are visible in the lower level of Mark Dixon and Alexandra Lange's Brooklyn home, where they relax where their son Paul. Photo by Matthew Williams.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

    Courtesy of: matthew williams

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  The outdoor fireplace at the Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale, is made even warmer with the color of Red Desert Globemallow. The base is painted the color of Scarlet Hedgenettle, and the orange outdoor seating from Sunbrella rests on a tailor-made purple indoor/outdoor carpet.

    The outdoor fireplace at the Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale, is made even warmer with the color of Red Desert Globemallow. The base is painted the color of Scarlet Hedgenettle, and the orange outdoor seating from Sunbrella rests on a tailor-made purple indoor/outdoor carpet.

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