I am painting my entire apartment a khaki color and am constantly on the lookout for accent colors that will give each room a personality. When I saw Colefax and Fowler designer Emma Burns' country home in England, I wanted to put into practice some of her color principles, particularly the color scheme in the dining room. The wall color is very similar to what I imagine my apartment will be. I love how she uses deep, saturated purples as accent colors in the accessories (apron, plate, and candles), chair fabric, and flower arrangements.
Oddly enough, a few pages after the story, the London company 'And So To Bed' had an advertisement with the same palette.