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From Shade to Scent, We’re Intoxicated by Lavender

Editorial assistant Ella Charkes shares her lifelong love of the delicate hue.

June 17, 2023

Contrary to what you might think, lavender reaches its peak not in the springtime, but during the hot summer months—so what better time to celebrate the fragrant flower by bringing it into your home? From its heavenly hue to its calming scent, lavender is a no-fail way to lift your mood. Of course, I’m a bit biased—it’s been my favorite color for as long as I can remember!

Ella’s Picks

  • Koppel Pitcher by Georg Jensen

    A fresh coat of paint for a beloved and timeless shape.

    $229, georgjensen.com

  • Matin Table Lamp by Hay

    Suddenly late nights don’t seem as bad with this desk lamp as your companion.

    $195, us.hay.com


  • Marrakech Candle by Ginori x Luke Edward Hall

    This candle does double duty as olfactory goodness and eye-catching décor.

    $490, net-a-porter.com

  • Scallop Trim Linen Napkins by Matilda Goad & Co.

    Who knew mustard and lavender were a match made in heaven!

    $80 for a set of four, matildagoad.com

  • Thistle Wallpaper in Lilac by Neisha Crosland for Schumacher

    Graphic, stylized, sensational.

    $324 per roll, perigold.com

  • Spring Flowers Tapers by Chefanie

    Dainty and delicate.

    $40 for a set of two, chefanie.com

  • Hooded Unisex Terry Bathrobe by Tekla

    Upgrade your next night in.

    $150, teklafabrics.com

  • Bon Bon Water Glass by Helle Mardahl

    There’s just something so joyful about colorful everyday glassware—especially ones with a literal cherry on top.

    $263, luisaviaroma.com


  • Gin Blossoms Paint by Backdrop

    Calming, muted lavender that is sure to bring a sense of serenity to your room.

    $75 per gallon, backdrophome.com

  • Wine Glass by Estelle Colored Glass

    A classic shape becomes all the better when it meets vivid violet.

    $85 for a set of two, saksfifthavenue.com

  • Plain Stripe Lilac Cushion by Flora Soames

    Bold without being over-the-top.

    £243, florasoames.com

  • Extra Pur Aromatic Lavender Liquid Soap by Savon de Marseille

    Nothing like the scent of lavender to make hand-washing an spa-like experience.

    $33, westontable.com

  • Atlas Opal and 14kt Gold Necklace by Jia Jia

    Begging to be worn on days spent under the sun.

    $840, matchesfashion.com

  • Anjuna Floral Linen Fabric by Schumacher

    Not your mother’s floral print.

    $384 per yard, chairish.com


  • Handsome Heart Lavender Sachet by John Derian

    If you can’t make it to Provençe this spring, this fragrant sachet might be the next best thing.

    $30, johnderian.com

  • Small Ripple Bowl by Sophie Lou Jacobsen

    Perfect for your midnight Lucky Charms.

    $85, sophieloujacobsen.com

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