It wasn't just an 80s trend. Done right, purple can be an distinguishing color in your home.
In this Upper East Side apartment designed by , the library is saturated in purple. The custom sofa is upholstered in a velvet and the cushions are in a cotton. The custom carpet is by , the Louis XVI armchair is covered in a fabric and the walls are heated in a Manuel Canovas lambswool. The print is by Andy Warhol.
In the same purple-filled apartment designed by Papachristidis, the custom bed is upholstered in a fabric and dressed in bedding by . The light fixture was found at a Paris flea market, the lamps are by with custom shades by and the rug is a custom design. The walls are sheathed in a linen by , and the curtains are of a silk by the same company, with trim.
In the master bedroom of Vanity Fair style chronicler and social fixture Amy Fine Collins, the soft purple walls in the master bedroom serve as a sweet backdrop for drawings by . The circa-1915 bed is dressed in linens designed by , who also created the wall treatment. The swing-arm lamps by sport custom-made shades.
In author 's Hamptons home, decorated by , the master bedroom's splashes of purple are complemented by a more neutral grass cloth wall covering by . The custom rug is by .
In their Jaipur, India apartment, fashion designer and her husband Nicholas Alvis Gega appointed a vibrant shade of purple to the veranda walls. The carved-wood table and bench blend with white-painted polyhedrons and mercury-glass balls.
In a traditional stone house in Bel Air, decorated by designer , a daughter's room is modernized with a blue-purple ceiling, linen curtains by and cream walls.
In a Manhattan apartment decorated by , purple Finnish wallpaper from the 1950s adorns the walls. A sink is classic yet stylish, and is below a vintage mirror.
In model Jessica Stam's New York apartment, the living room is characterized by purple walls, purple drapes and a purple custom-made rug by Stark. Armchairs upholstered in a cotton are circa the 1950s, as is the floor lamp, and the vintage sofa was found on .
In a Manhattan townhouse, the master bedroom's purple custom-color wallpaper is by . The cast-metal bed is also a custom design, the headboard and bed skirt are of a fabric by and the canopy curtains are of a silk by that was embroidered by and lined with a fabric by .
In the living room of an 1870s carriage house in Bedford, New York, the purple dhurrie is 19th century. The custom sofa is covered in a cotton and the cocktail table is by . The Egyptian light fixture is from .
In this home designed by , the soft-plum bathroom's Venetian-plaster walls are by . To optimize the natural light that floods the room, Craig added lightweight fabric curtains to the windows and installed a mirrored bath and cabinets.
The living room of this São Paulo house showcases tones of purple throughout. The built-in concrete banquette is fitted with velvet cushions and the rug is Chinese. Concrete tiles colored with iron oxide line the floor.
In fashion designer 's home, the daughter's room is playfully splashed with purple, pink and orange. The suede-upholstered ottomans are by . A Jean Royère sconce and Bill Blass sketches adorn the cream-colored walls.
In a Mexico City home that blends minimalism with folk art tradition, the living room purple chairs, cocktail table and purple sofa are all by . The artwork over the sofa is a reproduction of a 1936 telegram from R. Buckminster Fuller to Isamu Noguchi explaining Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity, and is by Jose Dávila. The 19th-century mirror is Mexican.
In this Manhattan family home, the master bedroom is accented with purple in the bed and drapes. The custom-made bed is upholstered in a linen, and the bedding is by . The carpet is by .
In this English manor house, the library sofas are by , and the armchairs, which are reproductions of Victorian originals from Somerleyton, are upholstered in fabric by ; the mahogany Pembroke side table dates to 1790, the rug is a copy of a 17th-century design, the 1920s oak bookcases are by Wilcox of Warwick, and the walls are painted in Teal by .
designed the Afribaton chair, marble-topped table, hemp pedestal, Mira mirror, and sconce prototypes in the meeting room of his French duplex; the crystal chandelier is from the early 20th century, and three of his 1992 glass sculptures in ultramarine blue fabric and bulrushes sit atop the 19th-century marble fireplace.
In Christina Juarez's color-drenched apartment, the vintage Milo Baughman sofa is in a velvet and a pair of 1970s chairs are in a velvet. The cocktail table and floor lamp are by , the side tables are by , and the pillows and rug are by . The portraits are by Kimberly Brooks.
Also in the home of Christina Juarez, the custom chaise has a seat cushion in a and a back bolster in a fabric. The cocktail table is by , the dresser is by West Elm, and the vintage lamp from has a shade by . Artworks by (from left) Yee Wong, Wayne Pate, and Takashi Murakami hang on walls covered in a wallpaper from .
In the master bedroom of this West Village apartment, the bed and side tables are custom designs, the walls are sheathed in a custom grass cloth by , and the sconces are by .
In the master bedroom of an Upper West Side apartment, a Hästens bed is dressed in linens by and , the circa-1970 side tables are by , and the lamp is by Taylor; the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Cinder Rose, and the photographs are by Marsha Lebedev Bernstein.