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Pretty in Plum

by habituallychic

12 . 29 . 09

I’m busy traveling back to New York today but I’m not leaving you without something to savor. I love the pretty plum color in all of these images regardless of whether it’s a sofa, wall color, or just a little bouquet of flowers. Hope you enjoy them too!

Images: William Yeoward, Unknown, Steven Gambrel, Molly Sims, Unknown

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  1. An Aesthete's Lament December 29, 2009 | 3:47 pm

    Love plum, a moody shade that reminds me of lilac in a gloomy frame of mind.

  2. sarah @ realestatestyle December 29, 2009 | 3:47 pm

    I love Molly Sims’ room!

  3. Erik Perez December 29, 2009 | 3:57 pm

    I’m normally not a big fan of plum, but I do have to agree with you in that it looks great when done well. Particularly love the image from Steven Gambrel in the all-plum room…

    Have safe travels 🙂

  4. Samantha December 29, 2009 | 5:10 pm

    Plum, I love it!

    Samantha @PrettyLovely

  5. Richie Designs December 29, 2009 | 6:20 pm

    oh that purple paint is so pretty in that photo. not sure I would be brave enough to try it myself though.

  6. Katherine Lee December 29, 2009 | 6:22 pm

    i love love love that plum color, so sophisticated but it has a bit of edge somehow too. great post as always!

    xo katherine aka. urban flea 🙂

  7. Interior Fashionista December 29, 2009 | 6:27 pm

    I can’t seem to get enough of any type of purple. Maybe that should have been Pantone’s color of 2010 instead of turquoise.

  8. Stephanie December 29, 2009 | 7:06 pm

    Oh my! Love it!

    Hello, I found you at Lonny, and am sooo glad that I did! I love love love your Christmas tree post, and am definitely going to devote a little time to checking out your older posts too …. I will definitely be back!

  9. A sort of blissful melancholy, I like it. Every happiness in the new year.

  10. Kelly Green December 29, 2009 | 8:10 pm

    I love that sofa in the second piccy – pure comfort and it looks so inviting. Plum is such a rich, beautiful colour and seems to be under used. Thanks for reminding me what a gorgeous colour this is! KG

  11. the NEO-traditionalist December 29, 2009 | 8:35 pm

    My favorite color of the moment—I just can’t get enough of a rich, deep purple. Thanks for sharing Heather and safe travels back to Manhattan!
    XX Kate

  12. Fabulous Finds Gal December 30, 2009 | 1:32 am

    Lovely photos. The purple and black table is stunning.

    Fabulous Finds Gal

  13. parisapartment December 30, 2009 | 4:57 am

    Yum, that plum is decadent!
    Love your cozy winter posts!

  14. destined to design December 30, 2009 | 4:59 am

    oh man, that sofa in the second image – to die for!

  15. Sallie Ann December 30, 2009 | 6:09 am

    violet has been my favorite color since I was a little girl. The touches of plum are dramatic and rich and very grown up. Love it.

  16. Linda in AZ * December 30, 2009 | 6:59 am

    * Heather, your choice for the first pic is so genuinely “pretty”, & so “quietly glam”, that it’s elegantly seductive~~~ wow, just tooooo wonderful for words! Simply stunnnnning! THANK YOU!

    Many thanks & warmest Christmas wishes,
    Linda in AZ *

  17. Linda in AZ * December 30, 2009 | 7:02 am

    * (OMG, I just remembered that upon moving into our new desert home (5 years ago), I HAD the main dining room wall painted that color~~~~ lovvvvvved it!!!)~~~

  18. jones December 30, 2009 | 1:43 pm

    Not only are the rooms notable for their use of plum highlights, but it seems that the plum coloring has inspired rooms with the perfect mix of traditional antique furnishing and modern elements. Love the photos. I have always thought that aubergine was the perfect neutral and plum definitely fits in there. Thanks for making my head work. Have a safe trip.

  19. Teresa Hatfield December 30, 2009 | 1:49 pm

    I always have something lavender and plum in my home!
    As a teenager everything I owned, especially my bedroom, were lavender. I am happy the color is back!
    Safe trip back!
    By the way, I was browsing through the 2007 Christmas issue of Southern Accents, and noticed the library/dining arrangements. I lost much of my magazine collection in a May flood, but was able to recover just as many, thank goodness.

  20. Duchess & Bird December 30, 2009 | 6:17 pm

    I am haunted by William Yeoward’s plum hurricanes I saw in a store in Chicago 9 months ago. The color brought out something in my I didn’t know would touch me so much. I thought I was a seagreen/terra cotta/cream kind of girl but I must know troll the worldwide web to find them for my own!

  21. Caroline January 5, 2010 | 2:06 am

    I love the vases in the first picture, they remind me of tulips or trumpets. They add a sense of celebration to the decor.

  22. samia January 5, 2010 | 9:04 pm

    I did a similar post in the same hue.. go here


    for more eye candy.. absolutely in love with this color.. there is absolutely nothing more that makes a room glam and warm at the same time..