My aunt and I share the same favorite color — purple. Last Christmas I gave her this gorgeous lamp (from lampsplus.com). She loves it and even put it in her living room window so it can be seen from the street. Some people think that purple is a “kiddie” color reserved for young girls. I beg to differ. Purple is a spiritual color that, for centuries, has been associated with royalty and sophistication. So, if you love purple but are afraid of painting a purple room, try using it in the form of lighting. Purple is beautiful when its all lit up. Especially in a room with paler warm wall colors such as yellow, peach or ivory. I also love this complimentary chandelier (also from lampsplus.com). I wonder if my aunt would like this for her dining room? Hmmm….my Christmas shopping has begun!