November skies are moody, dark and tempestuous. 
Crisp fall air has mellowed and moistened.
Evening falls earlier and earlier.
Curling up at home is becoming irresistible,
which puts me in the mood to 

• • • Paint It Plum! • • •

photo courtesy of thedesignerpad.com

photo courtesy of thedesignerpad.com


• • • Hues of Plum • • •

From purple verging on black,
to a bright raspberry —
— here is plum, literally:

photo courtesy of vk.com

photo courtesy of vk.com


• • • To Brighten the Dark • • •

The brighter side of plum,
grounded on a smoky taupey wall,
floating on a greeny gold rug
to keep it all from brooding.

It’s the interior manifestation of tempestuous November skies:

photo courtesy of crownfloors.co.uk

photo courtesy of crownfloors.co.uk


• • • Raised to Perfection • • •

Here, the dusty purple skins of the plums
are raised aloft on a charcoal chalice.

photo courtesy of thetastefulgoth.wordpress.com

photo courtesy of thetastefulgoth.wordpress.com


• • • A Room in Full • • •

The pillows perched on the chaise
make me want to reach out and touch them,
just like the dusty skins of the plums. 

Why settle for a pillow tossed in a bland world,
like a punctuation mark,
when you can wallow in a sea of color? 

Add velvet to the mix,
and it’s positively royal.

photo courtesy of housearquitectura.com

photo courtesy of housearquitectura.com


• • • Tufted & Velvet • • •

Talk of velvet somehow always turns to purple.
No other fabric holds the saturation of color that velvet does. 

Tuft it and put it on a curvaceous beauty,
and you get a plum of a chair

that is so adorable, who doesn’t want one?

photo courtesy of decorpad.com

photo courtesy of decorpad.com


• • • Plums & Greens • • •

Plums lead to one of
my favorite color combinations:
purple and green.

In combination they are
rich, royal, and fresh
— an unbeatable duo.

photos courtesy of welke.nl and realmushishi.wikia.com

photos courtesy of welke.nl and realmushishi.wikia.com


• • • A Contemporary Setting • • •

Here, a Spectacular Design living room
that radiates purple and green energy:

purple-green-living.jpg

• • • Plum Outside • • •

Look at what the palm tree does for this exterior.
It is an incredible shade of plum.
But how much less interesting
the building would be if it were naked,
without the palm’s green contribution…..

photo courtesy of ocantinhodamulher29.blogspot.com

photo courtesy of ocantinhodamulher29.blogspot.com


• • • Plum & Crisp White • • •

Taking a clue from the exterior’s
smoky purple facade and white windows —

Here is what happens when that inspiration
is let loose in a classic bathroom:

photo courtesy of uspro.pl

photo courtesy of uspro.pl

Plums are apparently one of the first fruits domesticated by humans. I understand their allure.

Beautiful in the wild, plums are beautiful inside too. 

For November — Bring them in! Bring them in!

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