Lilac & Lavender

Honestly, after the Oscars last Sunday, are you just as obsessed with lilac and lavender as I am?! I’m currently drawn to these hues like a moth to a flame. How amazing would it be to have a room in your home painted in either of these colors? Our best friend Sara has had the walls of her bedroom painted lavender, carpet the color of aubergine, and accents in all shades of lilac for as long as I can remember. And it’s perfection.

(Jessica Stam’s NYC apartment, images via Elle Decor 2008)

Before I Die . . .

Public installation artist and urban planner Candy Chang converted a wall of an abandoned home in her New Orleans neighborhood into something inspiring. With chalkboard paint, stencils and some chalk, residents can now write their dreams on this wall. “It’s about turning a neglected space into a constructive one where we can learn the hopes and aspirations of the people around us.”  I would write: Before I die I want to…be a grandmother for a very long time! What would you write?


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