Guest Blog: From your handbag to your home accessories… Natural Elements

Fashion and Home Decor have always gone hand in hand.  From animal prints seen on everything ranging from sweaters and shoes to pillows and rugs and Ikat designs on scarves and upholstered furniture.  So, of course it would be no surprise that the home decor trend of natural, organic materials such as raffia, rattan, and wicker would be showing up on the fashion runways of Hermes, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella McCartney and so many more for Spring 2011.  

These materials are a great way to bring in a warm texture into your home as well. I really like the idea of mixing it into whatever home style you currently have.  If you have high-gloss pieces, or lots of modern… the use of grain elements will freshen up your current decor.

I say… when in doubt – If you’d throw it into the mix of your home’s interior design, you would probably carry it under your arm, or on your pretty feet!  

Check out some fabulous options in both fashion and home decor:

Sourcing:
Fashion Sources
1.   Dolce & Gabanna Raffia Bag – Neiman Marcus
2.   Anya Hindmark Raffia Tote – Saks Fifth Avenue
3.   Stuart Weitzman African Raffia Sandal – Neiman Marcus
4.   Michael Kors Dillon Sandal – MichaelKors.com
5.   L’wren Scott clutch – Barneys
6.   Bahnaz Sarapfour raffia  bracelet – Saks Fifth Avenue
7.   Nine West “telling” pump – Nine West
8.   Blouson Noir Fashion  Bra Top – Brownsfashion.com
9.   Ferragamo Darcy Wedges – Bloomingdales
10. Christia Louboutin Panier – Christian Louboutin

Home Décor Sources
1.     Avila Small Chandelier – Shinbysho.com
2.     William Sonoma Home Meade – WSHome.com
3.     Cane Umbrella Stand – The Well Appointed House
4.     Lucky White Raffia Shade Lamp – Lamps Plus
5.     Sferra Cane bedding coordinates – Horchow
6.     Agraria Golden Pomegranate Candle – Saks Fifth Avenue
7.     Raffia Yarn Coasters – Etsy.com/Cookieletta
8.     Twill organic flannel pillow – Burke Décor
9.     Oly Studio – Layla Grace
10.   Wicker Pendants – Plantation Design
11.    Grace Ottoman – Shinebysho.com
12.   Occasional Chair – The Well Appointed House

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  1. Karena

    Melissa thanks so much for featuring Hallie of the Glam Lam.

    Both of you please come and see the lady who is inspired by fashion for her creations!

    Do come and enter my amazing Giveaway from Splenderosa!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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