Angie Hranowsky

Purple Rain

March 21, 2011

Tonight I'm going to see Prince live in concert so I thought what better day to post about my favorite color, purple... well one of my favorites, turquoise will have to wait for another time. I've always been drawn to purple in all shades... lavender, plum, amethyst, lilac, fuchsia, orchid, violet. I find it original, creative, strong and sexy not to mention an incredibly happy color. I use it all the time in every environment. So I hope you get inspired by some of these purple lovelies below. In the mean time I'm going to spend the evening getting my groove on. As Prince would say, "'s gon' be funky" 

Faux Purple Snakeskin iPhone cover

Matthew Williamson via Pattern Observer

Mark Rothko Untitled, 1953

Grace Jones

Woodstock Wallpaper by Cole & Son

Optical Wallpaper by Cole & Son

Q&A on Look Linger Love

March 14, 2011

Look Linger Love is one of my new favorite blogs and after meeting Chassity through a mutual friend recently I was smitten. She is adorable, fun and clearly doing something right as she has quite the following. I was thrilled when she asked if she could do a Q & A with me and even more excited when I got her questions. It was fun to mix it up a bit. You will surely want to check out her daily musings of all things stylish.

Sophia's Vintage Suzani

March 10, 2011

I'm currently designing a little girl's bedroom, which is so fun. Her name is Sophia, she's three and adorable with wispy blond hair and big blue eyes. I can't wait for you to see it, but in the mean time while concepting for her room I decided upon a vintage suzani that I'm going to use to make big pillows for the twin beds. What I didn't realize when I ordered it was that it was actually coming from Uzbekistan. So you can imagine my delight when I got to work and saw this beautiful package. Simple, but nothing like the way we package here in the states. No tape, just brown craft paper, simply tied off with string and finished with a wax seal, yes a wax seal. The receipt is on some sort of newsprint which was nicely folded and stapled around the string and it made it here without so much as a scuff mark. It sat here for almost two days before I opened it. I just kept staring at it and thinking I want it to stay just like that. Eventually my office mate and I scurried to take pictures before the big unveiling. The suzani of course is exquisite and will be perfect in little Sophia's new room.