Thursday, March 1, 2012

{the hermes scarf + a fab diy}

Since the first scarf made its debut in 1937, the House of Hermès has produced more than two thousand fabulous designs. This classic wardrobe staple can be converted into a home accessory in a snap! My favorite examples are as a framed piece of art, or a silky smooth pillow.




The home of Kelly Bensimon via Mainstreet Chic

NYC Real Housewife Kelly Bensimon has several Hermes pillows on her sectional, she mentioned that she loves having 2 different scarves sewn together so that she can flip the pillows and have a whole new look on a whim. My favorite thing about these "scarves-turned-pillows" is their huge size!


Ivanka Trump's home via Little Green Notebook

This photo below made the rounds in the blogosphere; I adore the look of a grouping of frames:




I spotted a fabulous DIY idea over at little lovely showing how you can get the look of framed Hermes scarves at a fraction of the price! The book 'The Hermes Scarf' displays 292 color illustrations of their fab scarves! You can purchase this book for a mere $60 on Amazon and scan or cut out your favorites to have framed. Here's the example from little lovely ....


I love this idea! And you can't beat that price for pretty artwork ... and at $400 a pop, a grouping of real-deal scarves would definitely add up :) I think I'm going to have to order that book!



 


24 comments:

Gabrielle Savoie said...

Oh I'm so sold!! I'll start scouring concession shops straight away! (or my moms closet...) the illustrations are a pretty cool idea too except they would need to be life size :)

hotelsdesignmonde said...

Nice blog, I'm a new follower right now ;)
xx

Haus and Home said...

I had not seen a few pictures of these and the last picture with the pink theme and 6 scarves is amazing! I love the pillows too! You know I was thinking, that was a great point when you said $400 for art is not bad some people pay that for a print. At least you can use the scarf later!

Limezinnias Design said...

Love Hermes, love the scarves both framed and as pillows. This idea with the book is fabulous! Thanks!

Designwali said...

oh i love these...

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

Love framed scarves of any designer, but the Hermes ones are just so chic. Framing the book pages is a fab idea!!

Emily Davis said...

Thanks for the link love! Great post :)

xoxo, Emily

Nuha said...

these are so gorgeous! i'm loving the double scarf pillow idea...i think i may sew up one myself :-)

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Loving all the ideas for scarves. What a great idea to frame them.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Fabulous idea! I LOVE Hermes scarves. I remember fawning over them when we were in Paris at a shop but the PRICE! This is much more friendlier on the pocket book!

xoxo J and V said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these DIY's & have been a lookout for scarves! The pillows are beautiful, but as art...oh my!The cover alone on that book is stunning! Love your blog!
Jamie

{The Design Daredevil} Jessie D. Miller said...

How great is that pink chair in the second image???

{The Design Daredevil} Jessie D. Miller said...

How great is that pink chair in the second image???

Sharon@house58blog.com said...

They are so detailed, but at the same time light and whimsical to me. I love every last one.

Wendy said...

Great idea and great round up of inspiration - thanks for sharing!

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

What a fabulous idea!!! I must go through some of my mom's old scarves ...... they aren't Hermes but they are really pretty. I love Kelly from the Real Housewives. She's a cooky girl but here pillows are to die for.

Wallpaper said...

Love this idea :)

Chrissy said...

Framed silk scarves are so chic! I have been hunting for affordable vintage scarves for a while now to frame! Ive found that Etsy has some good finds and Veera is a pretty affordable vintage brand of silk scarves!

-Chrissy
http://gottahaveit0306.blogspot.com/

Kecia said...

I love this post! I love the idea of framing Hermes scarves and those pillows are so huge and look so comfy...not to mention chic! Everything is gorg!

Kecia
http://www.couturezooblog.com/

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

I love this idea of framing photos from the book. Thanks Nancy! Have a great weekend!

Gawgus things... said...

Loving the HUGE cushions and framed scarves!
Emma x

Splendid Willow said...

No way!!

Do you know what I came home with in my suitcase from Sweden? 2 of my Mom's old Hermes scarves!! You will not see me wearing them - I will frame them!

Very inspirational post - for me!

Love to you.

Mon

P.S I also got something for YOU. So now you can't avoid a coffee chat in Vancouver! Ha!

Hollister said...

I love your fabric and pillows - they are gorgeous designs and I'm sure they fit in well with the
other beautiful things.
hollister sale

Chloe said...

omg I think I have just died and gone to scarf heaven. Love the blog amazing. Can't leave it. Just wonderful thank you thank you thank you.

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