12.8.09

{at this moment: hermès orange}

May never consider painting the walls a bright orange, but have lately been inexplicably drawn to its sheer vibrancy, at home and in fashion -- perhaps it's the coming change in seasons or the creativity the colour is thought to bring . . . or it may just be the promise of the beautiful things that arrive in those lovely orange boxes . . .

Hermès orange and a framed 1950s fashion photograph are the perfect compliment to a Louis XVI gilt console

French chic: orange leather shoulder bag with gold chain strap

{images: 1 - hermès box, this is glamorous; 2 - home of windsor smith, house beautiful september 2009 via decorology; 3 - a.p.c. shoulder bag via refinery29}

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28 Comments:

Blogger Shannon said...

I'm not a fan of orange at all, but that picture from House Beautiful magazine is what I imagine of using orange as a small accent. Great blog.

XOXO Shannon

August 12, 2009  
Blogger FabBlab said...

I love the middle picture.

August 12, 2009  
Blogger Little Rus said...

Hermes is the best when you need a splash of vivid orange chic. :)

August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Bench fan said...

That bag is lovelly

August 12, 2009  
Blogger Slices of Beauty... said...

Lovely, especially second pic!

August 12, 2009  
Blogger Daniella said...

Love this! Everyone's all about little touches of bright colours lately.

August 12, 2009  
Blogger caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

hermes orange is such a vibrating color! that console is to die for! xo

August 12, 2009  
Blogger Kristen Sara said...

Orange is a tricky color... sometimes I can't stand it, then I love it. I think it's just difficult to use/wear/decorate with and get it right. These pictures all got it right for sure.

August 12, 2009  
Blogger A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I love orange, what's not to love about a Hermes box. I just bought tons of orange velvet poinsettas that are incredible so guess I am having a orange wrapped Christmas.

August 12, 2009  
Blogger Miz.November said...

I adore orange. When done right, it looks so rich and inviting.

August 12, 2009  
Blogger Mimi said...

I love that Mark Shaw photograph..He is one of my favorite..I would love to collect them all! By the way..what came in that lovely Heremes box? Hmmmm???

August 12, 2009  
Anonymous CHICKDOWNTOWN.COM Sarah said...

I love the orange and brown!

August 12, 2009  
Anonymous sweet paul said...

Hi
Always loved the Hermes orange box.
My mother used to buy the scarfs when I was a kid, and I always asked to get the boxes.
Love your blog, will put it up on my blog-roll.
Sweetpaul

August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the fashion photography in the home.

August 12, 2009  
Anonymous FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Orange is my favorite color (if I'm using color, that is). I find that even people who hate orange don't mind it in the form of Hermes!

August 12, 2009  
Blogger Indy Jimenez said...

orange is such a bright color, it can jazz up someone's day! love your blog

August 12, 2009  
Blogger Hola!Design said...

I like orange in small doses!

August 13, 2009  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

A Gift Wrapped Life – an orange wrapped Christmas sounds like fun

Mimi – isn’t Mark Shaw’s work amazing? And the lovely orange box held an even lovelier silk scarf :)

Sweet Paul – The boxes must have been such fun when you were little! Thanks so much for the lovely comment

Shannon, Indy Jimenez – thank you! – always wonderful to have new visitors

August 13, 2009  
Blogger The Freakum Dress said...

Love the bag ! Orange so fresh

August 13, 2009  
Blogger SK said...

I love the warmth and vibrance of the color. I love the second photo!

August 13, 2009  
Blogger Trixy said...

The Hermes Orange is such a gorgeously bright color, love it!

August 13, 2009  
Blogger Fifi Flowers said...

J'adore this post! LOVE LOVE LOVE the fashion photo and Hermès ornage is DIVINE... I wish I owned a Kelly bag... le sigh... I fear I NEVER will... but a girl can dream!

August 13, 2009  
Blogger Pink Wallpaper said...

love that table setup!

August 14, 2009  
Blogger Her name was Lola said...

I think we're going to see so much of this gorgeous shade, come Autumn. I just adore it.

And hey, why not paint the walls with it?

Cheers.

August 16, 2009  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Her name was Lola -- completely -- hermès orange will be amazing in autumn, and since it's a colour that's supposed to promote creativity, perhaps a study wall might be a lovely idea?

August 16, 2009  
Blogger Caroline said...

I think it would be lovely for an accent wall...

August 17, 2009  
Blogger shilvia said...

not a big fan of orange...but i'll never say no to that box filled with fantabulous goodies :)

August 18, 2009  
Blogger t, said...

I'm with you on not painting the walls! Orange can be difficult because you want it to glow like the items in these photos - but you might as well end up with a wall that's too much 70's, but still flat. But I think I'd like an orange painting or photo on my wall!

August 19, 2009  

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