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My Plum Infused Living Room

Plum Living Room by Lia Griffith A few months ago at the beginning of the Fall season, I decided to try something odd. Okay, maybe even crazy. I decided to switch my beautiful cool tone teal and green living room accents and accessories to warm purples and plums for the winter months. Did I regress back to a purple loving teenage girl? Oh my. When I looked around and shopped for a few accessories I did find bits of plum in a sea of my beloved teals, but not many. If you have not seen my summer living room tour here is a link to that post. Yet I continued on my mission to infuse the room with these warm rich colors to balance the cooler days. Then Pantone announced their color of the year for 2014 in December to be Radiant Orchid. I had to laugh to myself since it has been my trend to unknowingly predict upcoming trends.

So here is how I made the color switch: You may remember this post where I shared how to make these easy pillow covers. Well, this was part of my redecorating. I also painted a new piece of art for the fireplace which hides the television and I made a new graphic diamond art piece for the opposite wall for which I will share a tutorial on how to make your own this later this week. I found a few accessories at West Elm to include the plum ombre throw on the sofa, the plum trays, the silver fox and a few pretty vessels to place around the room. I mixed my metal pieces with silver, golds and coppers and kept the golden yellow as an accent color.

I know it would be a hard sell to your husbands/boyfriends/partners if you were to tell them you were going to redecorate your living room in plum. The idea of it even makes me catch my breath, and perhaps that is why I wanted to take on the challenge. More importantly, I want to share with you how easy it is to change your space seasonally with just a few key items and a few pops of color. Take a look around my living room and tell me what colors would you use to design your dream space. Enjoy! ~ Lia

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  1. Wow, it looks great!

  2. could you share the paint color on the walls?

  3. I love this room! especially the ottoman/fabric covered table in the center! Can you tell me where you got it?

  4. Love it, and I love your blog. Q: I want to get more greenery in my living room. Are your plants faux or real?

    • These are all real. Some of my summer plants were faux grass, but these are the real thing. I get my orchids and lavender at Trader Joes. Very affordable.

  5. It looks beautiful, as always. My burning question is HOW did you create the artwork that you have hiding the TV? I would love to do something similar in my living room, but I can’t quite figure out how to do it without scratching the TV or doing something awful to the canvas.

  6. Really beautiful, that’s it. Simple but elegant, I liked it. Congrats!

  7. Beautiful !! Beautiful beautifullllll

  8. Me encanta el gusto que tiene para la decoración, y esos colores en los muebles, que no soy capaz de encontrarlos, son fantásticos.

  9. I love the purple. It’s so cool and sultry. I especially like your ottoman, it’s the same fabric as my duvet! Very pretty room.

  10. I love the curtains – where did you find them?

  11. OK. How did you make the paper bird??? I LOVE it!!

  12. Gorgeous! You always strike the perfect balance with any color (s) you use.

  13. I love your plummy accents – just beautiful. I’ve been thinking of doing the same thing, but with red. You have given me some great ideas!

  14. What a beautiful welcoming room. Love it!

  15. Hi Lia, I love your creative visions come to life. Loved the mustardy color along with everything, and absolutely ADORE the white branches. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. You have such a great eye, I love your living room with just enough plum. Gorgeous!

    xo, Tanya

  17. Beautiful!!!! Lia, would u come decorate my home ! :) (jk, but that would be awesome haha)

  18. Beautiful room Lia. We are nearing completion of a reno on the main floor of our home and now comes the decorating part. I love your decorating style and your home and you’ve given me some ideas on how to add color.

  19. Love it! Did you say before that the wall color is Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay? It looks like one that allows easy changes of accent colors.

  20. Your purple livingroom is gorgeous!! Love it!!

  21. If I could I would happily use many ideas I see in your living room. It is so gorgeous, you are so talented in so many ways Lia. Your living room looks like a gorgeous magazine layout, wow. Now if I could go buy new furniture, new lots of things but alas I have to content myself with our little mfg. home l/r.
    Right now I’m exhausted from purging/cleaning my craft room, so much to get rid of, rearrange and organize. Our hallway is full of things I’m not sure what to do with and really don’t want to have to go thru but eventually I will have to. It’s amazing how much room I gained putting all my paint & products on a stand that was in our bathroom. It’s perfect, even had room for few other things on bottom shelf. I’m so pleased with how the room looks and most importantly feels now, I can actually walk in here now, whoohooo. Hope I can keep it that way after I put back what absolutely has to go back in. You and many other bloggers have inspired me to clean up my act, thank heavens. Happy week
    I love your living room so much it’s perfect. How do you keep it so clean?

    • Thanks JaneEllen! I need to do some major organizing in my studio too. I put away my Christmas stuff, but is still needs more organizing. I get more done when things are tidy. As far as my living room goes… it is not always super clean like this. But I will say that it helps that it is a house of females. :-)

  22. Wow! Your living room looks amazing… it should be featured in a magazine like House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, or something like that :)

  23. I was hoping you were going to say you loved purple as a teenager because that was also Donny Osmond’s favorite color. 😉

    I’m such a neophyte when it comes to decorating and really like seeing exactly how you changed the color of your living room with just paint and accent pieces.

  24. Absolutely stunning Lia! I so want you to come and do my apartment lol

  25. I could not live with this color but the room is very well put together.

  26. Love your artwork!

  27. I love this! Purple has always been one of my favorites.

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