{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}

28 Notes
  • 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!

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

  • I think it would be lovely for an accent wall…

  • 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?

  • 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?


  • love that table setup!

  • 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!

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

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

  • Love the bag ! Orange so fresh

  • 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

  • I like orange in small doses!

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

  • 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!

  • Love the fashion photography in the home.

  • 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.

  • I love the orange and brown!

  • 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???

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Lovely, especially second pic!

  • That bag is lovelly

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

  • I love the middle picture.

  • 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

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