This evening I was trying to do some research on a post I've been trying to compile on packaging and how at times I feel like a little kid, because I love the box something comes in more than what the actual gift is.
I started my search with one of my favorite boxes that I would love to have a couple of to use as accessories in my living room. Oh course it would be in one of my favorite colors: ORANGE, which could only mean one thing....HERMES.
Ok so maybe those are a bit too many, but you get the idea.
In my search for images I came upon the work of Sara Story. It was love at first sight. In searching her portfolio I found heaven.
Here is Sara from her Domino layout. Love the pops of orange in her fabric choices.
Looking further I discovered that Hermes is one of Sara's favorite places. She choose to show this in quite the subtle way :)
Her love for Hermes doesn't end there it continues in this fabulous sitting area as well. I love the piece of pop art with the ORANGE sign right in the middle, but let's face it I'm sure we can DIY and save some money there.
In this bedroom she used the color of the Hermes box as her inspiration and picked out what some would think is a busy pattern, but she shows a great example of how if picked correctly a strong color and a strong pattern can work together and still have the room be elegant and surprisingly serene and refreshing.
Of course she can't help herself and in the opposite side of the bedroom we are met with boxes galore.
I'm also a big fan of glossy black and love that there are touches of it as well in this room. It helps to add a bit of glam to the room and really works well with the oranges and creams in the room.
Now how do we think Ms. Story gets all those boxes. Did she make all of those purchases or some who get the empty boxes for free!
I hope you all enjoyed Story time. Now I have to continue my research for my other post on boxes. Any gift boxes that you have that you love to display in your home? Are you a sucker for packaging as well?