As an Interior Designer, Lauren has an appreciation for all colors. However, from a very young age, purple (specifically lilac) has always been “her color”. Our parents chose to dress us in the same clothes when we were young, but with our own colors to tell us apart. When Design Shuffle came to us and asked us to host them in our Guest Blog segment, we were excited by the opportunity. We were even more excited to find that some of the pictures they selected for this post are ones Lauren has been holding onto for years in her favorites file. Thank you to Design Shuffle for sharing your design inspiration with us.

Written by: Mari from Design Shuffle

Hello, everyone! It’s Mari here from Design Shuffle, a fabulous online community where interior designers from around the world can show their work and design enthusiasts can find inspiration for their own projects. As part of my job, I often have the pleasure of visiting lovely blogs like Side by Side Design to share some of the great decorating ideas I’ve discovered.
Today’s guest post is all about lilac rooms. Interior designs infused with this lovely hue are feminine and relaxing. We’ve pulled together eight of these beautiful spaces for your viewing pleasure and inspiration. Enjoy!

Long drapery panels and toss pillows add a pale splash of lavender and pink-toned lilacs to the neutral color palette in this relaxed living space.

Once again lilac adds its deft touch to a neutral palette. I love the simple slipcovers and tall decorative elements on the table.

An array of pale to bright purple tones brings feminine appeal to this outdoor celebration. Aren’t the ghost chairs perfect around a simple wooden table?

Adding lilac cushions on a white chaise lounge is an unexpected but lovely way to introduce lilac into this pale turquoise and white room. White piping on the cushions is a crisp detail.

The wallpaper in shades of lilac provides a beautiful background for this modern bedroom design. The draperies, tufted velvet headboard, and X-stools pull their color from blooms on the wall – so pretty.

A gorgeous Venetian mirror and wall sconces over a mirrored dresser turned sink base looks stunning against a lilac painted bathroom wall. I love the wallpaper in the bedroom – wish we could see more of it.

This young girl’s room is so pretty decked out in shades of lilac and purple. Once more the wallpaper catches my eye.

With just the palest whisper of lilac, milady’s bath gets a touch of glam from a silver-footed tub. Tall windows, an arched entryway, a crystal chandelier – all create the perfect space for this clawfoot tub to shine as focal point.

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