Have a seat » Designed by the Swiss born Philippe Bestenheider, this white coated steel rod frame is accented with shades of purple in this sofa from the SWIRL collection by Varaschin. It’s $7,500 as shown. Imported from Italy, the collection is available at Casa Italia at Miromar Design Center, 10800 Corkscrew Road, Estero. Call 390-5111 or visit miromardesigncenter.com.

Purple-along with all of it’s varying shades are rarely used colors in home decorating outside of the occasional bed or bathroom. Local interior designers tell me that purple is hot right now as a decorating color. Could you design a living area around this sofa? It can be purchased locally at Casa Italia in the Miromar Design Center in Estero.