Tuesday, May 28, 2013

50 Shades of Purple

It seems these days I'm just mad about purple, every shade of it -- amethyst, eggplant, violet, blue-violet, plum, orchid, magenta, lavender......  As House Beautiful so amply describes it: "It's royal. It's papal. It's eccentric. It's feminine. Most likely you either love it or hate it. But you can't argue: The color purple is looking very good right now."

So I've been busy incorporating all shades of this gorgeous color into all of my creations this season.  Take a look at some of my new inventory on 1stdibs.  Most of these are on display on the 1stdibs floor at the New York Design Center (at 200 Lexington Avenue).

Magnificent Large Amethyst and White Vistosi Disc Chandelier (36" diameter).  Click here.

Pair of Amethyst and Silver Silk Pillows.  Click here.

Breathtaking 19th c. Italian Giltwood Settee with Iridescent Purple Silk Taffeta.  Click here.

Pair of French Louis XVI Painted Armchairs in Purple Velvet.  Click here.

Exquisite Set of 8 French Walnut Empire Style Dining Chairs Upholstered in Magenta Silk Fabric.  Click here.

Decadent Louis XVI Giltwood Armchair in Fuschia Velvet.  Click here.

Breathtaking Pair of Handblown Murano Glass Blue-Violet Lamps.  Just arrived from Italy to my showroom in NYC.  Will be uploaded to my 1stdibs storefront soon!  For questions, call the 1stdibs showroom at 

Original Abstract by Karina Gentinetta, Signed (48" x 48").  Painted on stretched canvas in acrylic with hues of magenta, purples and pinks, with the perfect touch of black.  Click here.

When purple can look this good in a room, why would you go with anything else?????

The elegant French Quarter Pied-a-Terre of Lisa Donofrio and Brian Valzania (photograph by Sara Essex Bradley; designer, Evelyne Clinton). New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles Magazine - Winter 2012


  1. Karina ... so wonderful to see you back!!! I love all the purples too and you are so right! Royal, papal, elegant and feminine!
    love and best wishes

  2. I really like the chandelier, what an interesting color. I really like amethyst also, and it comes out well on those pillows. I do not see very many settees when I am shopping, or at shows, they are much rarer and I really think they look regal, especially in that color.

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  3. I love the Pied-a-Terre. So happy I found your blog! It's amazing...


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