Polished Eclecticism

I admire eclecticism. Polished eclecticism. The balance of style, of journeys taken. It fulfills me.

Photography for Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie home and bedding lovelies... well, I'm on the hunt for inspiration rooms. Rooms with polished eclecticism... interest, something to adore at every angle, intrigue at every turn. A story along the way.

This little Plum is hard at work pour les photo for duvets and curtain panel pretties... the inspiration here... with a promise for the real thing all too soon.


{ All images from Living Etc. }

At last!

At last! Finalement!

I have decided on a color. For Spring... a new fabric print. Moi and my little Plum self have been sleeping, dreaming and breathing le wheel du couleur. And while le couleur decision has not been one of those artistic inspired 'voila' moments, I'm tres excité about what has developed.

Yep... lilac. A perwinkle of sorts. A soft violety, orchid at times, lavender-ish maybe, and even a little bit plum (on purpose of course). And the print? An indian-inspired floral bloom... unraveled and tied-up blossoms, part playful, part sérieux and elegant nonetheless. It is inspired mainly by my cutest Mom ever. I can't wait to share it with all of you!

Ah, the inspiration...
and with so much love to my Mom. xo

Hot Pink

{ Photo by G.M.B. Akash }

I am saddened deeply by the abuse of women and children in third world nations. Recently I was inspired by an article about a group of women in Banda, India who tired of abuse from their husbands and the ruling townsmen, have come together and are fighting back. In hot pink saris. The color identifies them as empowered. The pink saris have become so popular, shopkeepers cannot keep them stock.

Hot pink. My favorite color. Pops of it in my home, in design, make me happy. Here it is signals empowerment, justice. A powerful color and a powerful story. It also embodies my deep affection for India. Through bright bazaars, alleys so narrow leaning buildings touched, up staircases dripping with sweating cement and across markets and markets filled with beggared men, women and children... I discovered beauty, the fabrics for Plum Pretty Sugar. But what I really discovered was India. Women like these. Cheers to their justice and the overwhelming capacity of color.

(This is a re-post of my very first posting. I bring this forward again as the Gulabi Gang is close to heart. You can more information about these amazing women here.)


A Color

{ photography by i. Anton }

{ photography by i. Anton }

Finding the right color. The exact right shade. The balance between light and dark, too rich and too pale. A color that light travels through, a color that is wearable, a color that emotes good feelings, happiness and positive energy.

I love color and while I'm partial to some, I know my entire little brand can't be a blushing shade of pink (or could it?). And so, I'm a-flutter about a new print featuring a new palette. I'm feeling poppy red, a little bit ruby, with shades of the sweetest, dewy-est green.

These snaps are from the fabulously talented i. Anton. A perfect visual of the colors playing in my minds eye. Ah, inspiration.

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