Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tuesday Inspiration: Lavender


Lavender is my inspiration and muse today.
The lavender is in full bloom in Asti, so it's hard not to be inspired!

The air even smells like lavender!
With all the heady aroma and purple color everywhere, I'm thinking of lavender inspired interiors:

Houzz

Anne Coyle Interiors



Anne Coyle Interiors


Miles Redd


House Beautiful

House Beautiful


Southern Accents


Lavender has healing properties, soothing the soul with it's wonderful scent. It's no wonder it's becoming a popular color for soothing, restful bedrooms and elegant living rooms.

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12 comments:

Designs By Pinky said...

So pretty! Loved all the pics. My daughters room when she was growing up was painted lavender and she has purple carpeting! SHE loved it!!!! Hope you had a great 4th! XO, Pinky

The enchanted home said...

Those first few pictures literally took my breath away. I wish I could jump in..can almost smell the lavender!!! So stunning- we were in Provence about a year ago but just missed the season and I so want to be able to go back and experience it. Thanks for sharing!!

Deb said...

Gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Ethereal is the word that popped into my mind when I viewed your picture of Asti with the lavender blooming. I remember walking in the Jardin des Tuileries and how the scent permeated the air. Actually I have three small plants and one is blooming but I had to bend down close to the plant to smell its fragrance. I had forgotten about it. Maybe next year I can find more to plant because I don't find it often in our area.
I remember well the cover of Southern Accents with the lavender bedding. It was a huge hit and still passes the test of time. Lovely post.

Loretta said...

What a beautiful color. I love all the pics. Great and lovely post. Thanks for sharing. I will now look as lavender in a different light. Hugs!

Kifus said...

Ahh, lavender brings back lovely memories of my childhood when I stayed with my grandma. She used to upt lavender satchets in her drawers between her clothes. Reminds me I should do this too! Thanks, Delores, a lovely post.

Kathysue said...

Hi D, this is wonderful and I can not imagine how wonderful the fragrance in Asti must be. I am looking for rooms with lavender for a friend so I pinned a couple of your great inspirational images. Kathysue

Sarah said...

Delores, I want to spend the summer at Asti. I can just imagine how splendid it must be with the fragrance of lavender surrounding you daily. Beautiful inspiration photos! My sister and I shared a bedroom growing up. When we were teens, it was lavender. I still have sweet memories of that room. ;-)
~ Sarah

Lori E said...

Lavender makes some people agitated but I find it so relaxing. I love it in soaps, lotions, sachets, cooking. mmmm.

AshTreeCottage said...

Thank you for some great inspiration.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Oh, your Asti photos are out of this world! How gorgeous! And I love the images you have posted using lavender in rooms. I especially love the checks and toile. Not only is your post beautiful but lavender was my mom's favorite color so you brought back wonderful memories for me.
PS. I love your photos of Dexter in your previous post! Wonderful and important information...and cute too!

La Dolfina said...

It's all about lavender isn't it?
Have you seen Blooming Rose and French Kiss' blogs about the lavender festival in Ojai?
xo

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