I found this picture in the latest issue of House & Leisure magazine, and suddenly remembered just how much I love purple. Especially this multi-faceted colour, with hints of blues and reds in it.

It's such a luxurious colour, a royal colour. But also one that shouldn't be used in large amounts (ie papering the room, adding same-colour bedding, purpling the carpets...). The way it's used here, it just pops! Surrounded by neutrals it stands out and gets the deserved attention.

Today is my last day of work for an entire month (officially). While on holiday, the home is going to get a bit of attention. Perhaps the bedroom can get that make-over I've been longing for too. And while I'm seeking new curtaining fabric, I think I'll go out and find a bit of purple.