Slim, that is just beautiful!
I can picture the color you describe--smokey lavender. I like! I see in your notes that the color was called "taupe". I thought taupe was a tan-like color. Hummmh, maybe it is similar to khaki, in that there can be more than one shade of it.
I like your judicious use of the beads. I'll bet the color of them is lovely too, but it is hard to get a good picture of those subtle colors.