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Purple Jewelry Box

Conception

My client had finally found the home of her dreams and knew that it wouldn’t be complete without a special room to pop the bubbly for when the girls were over. When the hostess with the mostest proclaimed that it would be a “women only” lounge dipped in her favorite color purple, I was ecstatic. You see, it’s my favorite color too (I’m sure I already gave that one away, ha).

We both fell in love with the concept of a Purple Jewelry box, complete with all the trimmings.

Enter the grand centerpiece: a brilliant smoked crystal chandelier which set the room off to a dazzling start. Then we elevated the simple existing wood floor with a custom epoxy installation by the incomparable Derwin Scott. From there, every single piece was customized with sumptuous fabrics and finishes – silk purple window coverings, damask pillows, a vintage hand-painted chest, jeweled tassels, Mongolian fur, Ooo and the fringe!

Musings

My client, a Leo woman, held a strong connection to the lioness as her spirit animal. Instead of adding something humdrum like a lion painting or a simple accessory, I wanted to create an idiosyncratic piece to really capture the majestic and feminine energy of both the lioness and my fierce client. The lioness became my muse for the twin bespoke ottomans that we covered in a lush purple velvet damask. And I have to say, it’s still my favorite curation to date.

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