Tuesday, May 24, 2011

{hermes for the home...}

Many people don't know that the House of Hermès was born in 1837 when Thierry Hermès opened a saddle shop in Paris that specialized in hand–stitched horse harnesses. It was a business built on the strength of a stitch that can only be done by hand, the saddle stitch. In 1900, the company offered the haut à courroies bag designed especially so that riders could carry their saddles with them, and of course we all know how their line of bags developed from there! Hermès was even the first to introduce the the zipper to France!

Hermes then {InStyle} and now {this is glamorous}

There is no doubt you have seen the influence of this design powerhouse on interior decor. The blankets, the pillows, even simply the signature orange color has been designated 'Hermès orange.' Let's take a peek at some of the most desirable Hermès objects for the home ...



The scarf makes the perfect throw pillow:








Oh, and of course ... if you happen to buy something, please don't throw out the packaging! The box itself is a coveted item after all ...





I'd even save the bag and frame it like this:


Such lovely decor inspiration! I'd personally take any of the items above.

26 comments:

classic • casual • home said...

Such a great post. Educational. Love that Hermes orange.

Rachael @ Roco Rennie said...

Me too any of the items. LOVE LOVE those print scarfs and trays.xx

Simone ♥ said...

wow, great post! Love the Hermes tray!

Designwali said...

I totally want that blanket. Apparently there was a Hermes warehouse sale in Toronto (which I could hardly believe and sadly missed. People scored on those scarves...

The Zhush said...

LOVE that Erica's closet...and have the tray BUT still want that print! Great round up!xx

Kari said...

Love this post. You must see how Atlanta's Bob Brown used Hermes orange & a Hermes scarf in an Atlanta condo...
http://www.atlantahomesmag.com/article/high-style

lisaroyhandbags said...

I've been drooling all over that blanket for a long time - I think it might have to become my birthday/valentines/anniversary/Christmas gift! :)

thanks for popping by - Dubai is great so far but we arrived just as it is really heating up - all my outdoor exploring will have to wait for the fall I guess :(

Things That Sparkle said...

Love Hermes anything in the home! Gorgeous

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

ADORE Hermes Orange! The tray and throw are my favorites! Janell

meenal @ maison marigold said...

beautiful post..love the blanket and everything hermes for that matter..thanks for sharing so many gorgeous images..have a lovely day..do visit my blog when you have a moment..it would be lovely if you would follow me too..xx meenal

Jessie said...

I have always love the orange Hermes tray. It's so chic and gorgeous!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Erica said...

I was scrolling down and reading and thinking to myself 'what a fantastic post!' Then I saw my closet and giggled. Thanks for including me! xo

tina - Half Of What I Say said...

I love the image of all the boxes in the shower, classic. I love the scarves they are iconic. How lovely they would be made into pillows, although don't think I could sacrifice one.

Macarena - Chic et Posh said...

EXCELLENT POST NANCY! Loved the introduction with Hermés Maison history! Oh that tray.... coveted item "par excellance"! Lovely and chic week girl! XoXo

Bradley said...

Love this post. I am dyyying for one of those trays! Beautiful.

Andrea Johnson said...

I have been coveting that hermes tray forever!!! I want it so bad!

Greet said...

Gorgeous post!! I adore all things Hermes! That tray is so chic!! I would love to have this!!
xx
Greet

Barbara@HausDesign said...

This was SUCH a cool post - I really felt like I could live in many of these rooms and be very happy and some were just plain interesting to look at with so many details - thanks for such great eye candy!!!

http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com/

Simple Dwellings said...

Me too! I'll take one of each! I love the last print, with all of the shopping bags framed. Great idea! :)

christine, just bella said...

I had no idea Hermes started that way! I love the ad with the plates in the sand - beautiful.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I love, love, love the idea of framing all the bags. I received a present from my son last year after his school hosted a christmas shopping day. The gift was wrapped in an Hermes bag but unfortunately they had written in marker on the bag:(

{COZAMIA} said...

Oh I would frame one of those beautiful scarves. That hermes tray is a favourite, ever since I saw it in Lonny, can't forget it! Very cool to know how the business started :)

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

Beautiful post! I have to get my hands on an hermes tray!

Julie
www.Shelterinteriordesign.blogspot.com

Sarah Klassen said...

Hello Nancy,

I have to say, Hermès is so classically beautiful —I just adore some of the pieces. I could personally never frame the scarves, but rather display them in a different and use them of course. But also, I find the blankets and trays to be wonderful items as well...

Gild and Grace said...

What a gorgeous post! I love all things Hermes, especially that tray! Abbey x

♥florence and lovelle♥ said...

Does anyone know where to buy the Hermes Tray? I went into Hermes in NYC and the saleswoman said that Hermes never made that tray and that they don't sell it.

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