July 24, 2012 Mad for Mauve
It’s a shade I’ve been obsessed with for quite sometime (as I write this I’m even wearing a shirt in this color), and a hue that the fashion world and beyond has been loving…mauve, rose, blush…there are a few names and versions of it. Basically a purple-pink combination sometimes with more of a grey undertone, and sometimes pale, sometimes a little deeper. Not totally clear? Just look at some of my favorite mauve moments, if you will.
Pinky-purple flowers like ranunculus, roses, and hellebores are the flowers I want around me all the time. Orchids in this shade would be amazing right now!
Derek Lam is always a favorite of mine. These two looks have what appears to be a subtle stripe in my fave shade of the moment. I love the idea of the blue shirt, which could be a casual denim one from your closet, with a dressier skirt. www.dereklam.com
Designer Nick Olsen added just a touch of a mauve and cream ikat to this luxe space. A couple small pillows on a tufted sofa in the corner, a larger pillow on the chocolate sofa, and an entire chair in another corner. www.nickolsenstyle.blogspot.com
Todd Alexander Romano added a couple small ikat pillows to this chic living room, and a couple classic X-shaped benches in a rosey hue. www.toddalexanderromano.com
An ikat print with multiple shades of mauve gets a fresh addition of cool teal.
Elizabeth Taylor looks lovely in rose, with a red lip, and teal eye. I want!!
A surrealist printed pencil skirt by Mary Katrantzou has both the color rose, and the bloom.
Stella’s latest fragrance had to be included in my post on all things rosey!! www.stellamccartney.com
Christopher Kane offered his normal mix of modern English style with his latest resort 2013 collection. Some of my favorite looks were those that showed the classic English rose in a print, in the prettiest shade of…well…rose. www.net-a-porter.com/ChristopherKane
Designer Jeffrey Bilhuber often adds just a hint of the hue to his spaces, like the pillows on both the sofa, and the floral-printed chairs. www.bilhuber.com
A Fortuny fabric I’ve been obsessed with!
Another Bilhuber space has the prettiest voile bed hangings by John Robshaw, with a lavender chair standing guard nearby.
The Pintuck bedding in ‘light amethyst’ from West Elm is another great way to add a little bit of the pretty shade to your home. www.westelm.com
John Robshaw creates some of my favorite textiles. I of course adore his bedding as well! www.johnrobshaw.com
A couple great looks from Alber Elbaz’s latest offerings from Lanvin. www.lanvin.com
A sleek space gets just a dollop of print, and a more purple heavy mauve.
Add a few of these to a simple painted dresser, and done! Even wood can have a rosey undertone. www.carlmartinezhardware.com
My new dream sofa with a band of mauve around a dreamy white upholstered frame on a chrome base. This is modular, and comes in a half-round version. www.ochre.net
A rose and white striped blanket in a charcoal room.
Brazilian designer Pedro Lourenco’s resort collection offered many shades of rose.
Another great piece from Ochre.
Probably my favorite flower of all time as far as the range of colors. Hellebores comes in odd greens and whites, as well as muddy shades of pink.
Shell inlay adds a luxurious touch to this already rich antique cabinet. I would put this in a modern space and treat it as if it was an art piece, which it is!
Horsehair in a pretty shade covers formal chairs left unfinished after visiting a furniture workroom. That De Gournay wallcovering is gorgeous as well!
Two different spaces by Jeffrey Bilhuber show the use of mauvey tones, the first with just a single english-arm chair, and the other with walls and a matching long sofa in a rose and cream stripe.
Martha Stewart’s East Hampton home has a Butler’s pantry that was once aglow in rosey hues, both on the walls, and bead board ceiling. These shades bring out the similar tone in the wood cabinetry.
At the same house, Martha sets a summer table in pretty shades of rose, with hydrangeas, opaline glass, and candle/lantern light.
Always a feminine brand, Nina Ricci’s Creative Director Peter Copping kept that going as strong as ever for resort 2013. Lace in a lovely shade of rose stood out among all the pretty looks. www.ninaricci.com
At the center of a Provencal library is a large fabric-covered table with trapunto stitching, and stacks of books. Oh, and peonies!!
That room in Provence some how transported to the men’s spring 2013 shows, here at Nicole Farhi. www.nicolefarhi.com
Martha Stewart’s wasabi-green Bedford living room isn’t the color I’m talking about at the moment, but those pretty arrangements, with rose colored roses, on the table for two are! www.marthastewart.com
It’s not a field of roses, but at Chloe for resort, a rose colored pant appeared in a field of wheat. You can always count on Chloe for pretty clothes, in pretty shades! www.chloe.com