Wisteria Lane

One of the nearby homes in my parents' neighborhood boasts an amazing fenceline of blooming wisteria- the arbiter of Spring.
The heady aroma drew me in, camera in tow......And got me thinking about the use of the delicate color in home design. There is perhaps no one better at incorporating the flattering hue than Chicago designer, Anne Coyle. If, like me, you aren't necessarily on a first-name basis with her, you'll certainly recognize her work as pics you've tagged before into your "lovely" file.
Anne takes lavender from a whisper, as seen in this soft-but-crisp living room...
To bold statement, in this entry.
What keeps it from looking too Easter egg-y?
Graphic stops either in form - see those white, Chinoiserie side tables?
Or grounding color - black here.
And my favorite, this unexpected red lacquer Campaign console.
Keeping accessories and art "un-fussy" is another way to enjoy lavender without committing to an overly girly look.
Check out that faux snakeskin coffee table!
But alas, the color 'tis not for everyone - like uncooperative toddlers! ;)