retro purple rooms

Photo: Andrew Wood/Living Retro (Ryland Peters & Small)

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Break This Rule to Make a Deep Purple Really Pop
A large piece of art doesn't always have to be centered above the sofa. In this case, a square of Verner Panton fabric placed just to the left makes the art the focal point of the room. It's a subtle enough change, to complement the surrounding, vintage furniture—instead of compete with it.