Hermes as Decor

Hermes is one of those luxury brands that people covet because of the lifestyle it evokes: I just jumped off my horse and am now having tea on a yacht and I have not a hair out of place and am gorgeous, tan and ageless. Effortless, athletic, and vigorously chic. picture-100

Trying to get that mood from a home is a totally different story. People try and try and fail.  Using Hermes boxes as decor is a really controversial thing in the design world. Is it chic or overdone?

I happen to love this image from Sara Story:

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What about collecting and framing Hermes scarves?
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OR using a vintage Hermes tray, as Olivia Palermo does here….  apt_op_pagesixmag2jpg

You can always use a throw to evoke that casual glamour.
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(Image above is of the home of Bruce Glickman and Wilson Henley featured in  Elle Decor) hermesblanket-kellywearstlerjpg

Hermes blanket on Kelly Wearstler’s son’s bed

310211m02jpg Hermes bike. Perfect for riding to the market to pick up fresh fruit and flowers….

Hermes dinnerware,

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This is my favorite pattern for breakfast or brunch at my future country house… I can taste the fresh squeezed orange juice!
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So you see…. the brand evokes pretty vivid mental pictures of the life that one could have, if only they owned these things…..

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  1. If Hermes really made one effortlessly chic, ageless, tan and perfect, I woudl spend the money to buy the Birkin immeadiately.

    xoxo

    Rebecca June

    • Nicole Cohen says:

      LOL… Maybe it’s more like, I live on the UES, a nanny raised my kids and my face doesn’t move…

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