{summer to autumn: wicker}






. . . nearly time again for transitions, and while the closets are still filled with white and light-as-air summer dresses and strappy sandals, and the heavy blankets are still tucked away, soon there will be soft sweaters and boyfriend blazers -- but for now, still in in love with summer wicker, carefully woven market bags beneath mirrored tables and shell chandeliers in the entryway, warm and rustic dining chairs for sunday brunch, or perfectly stylish baskets and cases with leather fasteners alongside a single ruffled and pooling panel -- and when it's time, pair wicker with stacks of freshly cut wood or vintage wool and mohair blankets to welcome the blustery days of autumn . . .

{p.s.} more autumn inspiration:
* fallen leaves
* countryside picnic
* mustard & gold -- one | two

{also:} more wicker:
* summertime
* paint-dipped baskets
* afternoons in the park & here & here
* breakfast in paris

{images: country home via d├ęcor de provence; credits to follow; photography by francois halard for house & garden, june 2004 via the adventures of tartanscot; photography ditte isager for day birger mikkelsen AW 2010 via the style files}

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Blogger Sarah Jane said...

beautiful pictures. loving the transition for summer to fall, a few chilly days, than zapped with a heat wave and back to the crisp cool air! ahhh..

August 30, 2010  
Anonymous Splendid Sass said...

Love that mirrored table with the baskets. Have a lovely week.

August 30, 2010  
Blogger DiamondsandTulle said...

Ooh... I am loving that 2nd pic entire design. I love the mix of all the different textures and materials. Have a lovely week Rosaline!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

August 30, 2010  
Blogger ...............cata.............. said...

Love the last picture!
Soft, delicate and elegant.
Regards from Tuscany

August 30, 2010  
Blogger Carpe Diem said...

Inspirational...I love the chandelier in the second pic, and I almost purchased the exact chandelier yesterday in Santa Barbara, California at Anthropology...but I held back because I don't really have the perfect room for it.

August 30, 2010  
Blogger Tricia Rose said...

Love rustic elegance, elemental, simple, even endearingly gauche... it has to be original or else it looks contrived~

August 30, 2010  
Blogger Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Ah... that's exactly the feel I want to go for in my new apartment... clean designs with woven/natural accents...


P.S: I have a very cute giveaway running which I think you'd love! Come and check it out! ;)

August 30, 2010  
Blogger Rachael said...

Love that mirrored table!



August 30, 2010  
Blogger J. Is A Bird said...

Love that last pic, beautiful. Yup, the scarves are coming out of the closet and this morning was just chilly enough to need one.

August 30, 2010  
Blogger Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Mirror and whicker!!!! AHHH! That is SO Parisienne Farmgirl!

August 30, 2010  
Blogger Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

The chandelier in the 2nd pic is actually giving me heart palipitations... and the little table beneath it may just finish me off.

August 30, 2010  
Blogger Jen of Made By Girl said...

I always thought that was a great idea, to extend your cabinets to the ceiling without actually placing cabinets above the lower ones. It's also a great way to save money...and still make the kitchen look good.

August 30, 2010  
Blogger Sarah Klassen said...

wicker is such a nice transition -- I don't have any! Can you believe? I'm still thinking about that dipped ones, though, and now would love a black bottom dipped one.


August 31, 2010  

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