February In Purple | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

I found this purple large amethyst in the Barrio Gotico, the old part of Barcelona, in Spain and I regret not having shipped one home. All the minerals in this store were lit up to show the true colors of the stones and the atmospheres they can create. I would have liked to have in my home a large piece of amethyst as an energizer of the crown chakra, the only chakra that is a connector to the higher dimension, the universe, and divine guidance.

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Wearing colors related to the month of our birth and the colors of the planets that were turning above our head at the moment we “came to the light” is ideal to be aligned with the cosmos. If you were born in February, purple and amethyst are your colors of harmony, but purple is the color of the crown chakra as well. This chakra is located at the top of our head, it helps us to trust our ability to go out there in life to find our way even when we don’t know all the answers. The crown chakra is about wisdom, when this purple chakra is open we are open to receive guidance from above, and we are willing to be part of a greater plan.

Amethyst is a form of rare quartz used through the centuries to alleviate pain, sleep disorder, and even mental dysfunction. It has to do with the small magnetic field amethyst crystals produce, which exchange energy with the body in a friendly way, not like the electromagnetism electronic devices produce that is dangerous for our body.

During the centuries, amethyst has been the color for royalty, church’s functions, spiritual and political leaders, all the people supposedly connected to the universe with a higher sense of purpose. The leaders wearing purple stand with grace, pride, and elegance, it is a color which demands attention and respect. Perhaps because it is a sophisticated color more than others?

To activate the purple chakra is not necessary to paint the walls or buy new purple furniture. A few purple accessories around the home, purple flowers and a bowl with amethyst crystals are sufficient. This amethyst color flower is silk, made to look so real, it would do the trick to activate the crown purple chakra.

Amethyst crystals from UFEELBulk Rough Amethyst Crystals

 

Violet/purple is an excellent color for meditation, it works well in rooms where you want to think introspectively, like bedrooms, studies or libraries.
Balance violet/purple with pale yellow or sky blue in these rooms and you will feel the harmony.

If you are doing a presentation or speaking in public, wear purple jewelry or some purple in your clothes. The energy of purple will help set things in motion, you will feel like a leader, and you get the audience’s attention.

Ciao.
Valentina
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Valentina Cirasola is an Italian Interior Designer working in the USA and Europe since 1990, specializing in interior and exterior, color analysis, kitchen, bath, wine cellar, and outdoor kitchen designs. Often people describe her as “the colorist” as she loves to color her clients’ world and loves to create the unusual. “Vogue” magazine and many prominent publications in California featured Valentina’s work.  RAI–Italian National TV invited her to appear in Cara Francesca Show and she has made four appearances on T.V. Comcast Channel 15. Author of four published books, one of which is on the subject of colors ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors.

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Bring Nature In: Purple Wisdom | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

Legend says the name for the Iris flower came from a Greek Goddess who rode the rainbow. Love the legend and I love how this flower as delicate as it might look, it’s a hardy plant, perennial, easy to plant, easy to care for and very reliable. It attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, something you want to see roaming in your garden. Place the Iris in partly shaded area or morning sun area, never in a scorching full sun and they will grow luxuriant.
Among the 300 Iris species available Birded Iris is the easiest to grow, it blooms in late spring after tulips, daffodils, peonies and poppies. Bearded Iris likes to be divided every few years and from the rhizome (root bulb) after blooming is over, otherwise its blade-like leaves will not bloom into flowers much. Iris flowers come in a wide variety and hybrids. Water Iris likes to live near a pond or a water source, but doesn’t like to be planted directly in the water.

Water the Iris not so often especially if the ground is covered with mulch, bark chips or stone pebbles all moisture retaining materials. Feeding and fertilizing a perennial is just as easy. Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium are the basic element of their food and in that order are represented on the bag with numbers, for ex. 5-10-10 or 5-10-5 or 10-10-10, thus choose a fertilizer with the middle number no lower than the other two. Basically you want the Phosphorus to be the highest number. Now that you have planted a beautiful patch of Iris, bring those colors in.

I have my patch of Iris across from kitchen door leading to the kitchen spice garden (all the spices I need for cooking). Inside, in my eating area, I have an attractive purple wall that at night creates beautiful atmospheres according to the type of lights I turn on. That’s right a dark color wall requires games of lights. (Click on each photo to view it larger).

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My color board is self-explanatory, however to add a more natural environment in your home décor with this color palette and to soften the purple boldness, consider using a grasscloth wallpaper on three walls (see it in my board background) and one wall in purple, with the rest of the colors in this scheme used on furniture and accessories.

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In your purple wisdom décor, add some purple amethyst stone to carry the energy of fire, passion, creativity and spirituality into your space wherever you will have this purple palette. Purple amethyst is a semi-precious stone highly esteemed for its legendary powers to stimulate and soothe mind-emotions. Purple amethyst is part of the Quartz family considered as precious as diamonds in ancient civilizations.

Another name for amethyst is “Gem of Fire” for all its passions and power to increase intelligence, even augmenting shrewdness in business matters. For this reason, purple is advisable in creative spaces and offices.

Like all the purple expressions, purple amethyst is associated with royals and religious people signifying dignity or higher status. This is a stone that protects against evil and connects to the Divine. Today we use it in meditation as a stone of spirituality to bring the mind to a quiet state and to purify a person’s aura of any negative energy. Ciao,
Valentina
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ValHatCelesteStampAs a designer in business since 1990, I am interested in helping people designing their interior and exterior spaces with an overall feeling of peace, relaxation and harmony that will draw them home eagerly. I am always looking to add that special touch with original findings to the spaces I design. Featured on Vogue Italia magazine, Gentry and many prominent magazines in California,
appeared on RAI, National Italian T.V., my stories continues. Find copies of my three books on 
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