Mar 5, 2015

~ hermes avalon blanket


A friend called on me recently in her quest for new pillows. After staring at gorgeous fabric samples splayed out on her sofa, contemplating the possibilities, my friend wished aloud for Hermes pillows. She wondered if they were hard to make...  ??

I quickly informed her that not only are the Hermes pillows she wondered about online and easy to order, she could have them in her family room in a matter of days to try them out for sure. In fact, I own the Avalon blanket in the same color she was considering, and I ordered it online. 

Interestingly enough, this episode spurred a search on Pinterest and produced a post... (this, friends, is why I have a blog)

Feast your eyes on these beautiful examples of the Avalon Blanket used in different design scenarios...

My favorite, and the one I chose for myself, the ecru/camel...












Mine looks like it needs a touch of ironing...

Ecru/Dark Gray

Love it in this room with the Bruncshwig & Fils Les Touches fabric!





Have not seen this light gray version in stores or online...


Ecru/Pumpkin is a classic choice...










Love the camel and black!




What a pampered little prince or princess to be exposed to Hermes at such a tender age... 







And still a few more color choices...




My favorites of all time are these bright fuchsia/red and turquoise/lime options. I have never seen them in person, but of course I'm drawn to the saturated color. Not sure if they are even available anymore?


The current option that is most similar to the above favorites is the vermillion/fire red...

If the wool and cashmere blend is not your thing, here's another option ~ 

I apologize in advance because although these blankets seem like an easy choice for added flair to almost any room, they are not what you could refer to as an economical or practical choice for a blanket. Nevertheless, they are smart and sophisticated and definitely enhance the design and aesthetic of a space. If you are so inclined, here's the link to the Hermes purchase page. 
Also, check eBay! (here)


While searching for Hermes Avalon blanket images, I also found these pillows made from Hermes scarves. I mean...




Kelly Bensimon is a lover of Hermes pillows made from vintage scarves...




They are pretty fantastic.

Also, if you are in the mood, here's a post from the past on framed Hermes scarves... (and others) 



(all images from Pinterest)

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5 comments:

Angelina B. said...

While I have adored their blankets for a while... Using their scarves as a pillow ... Wow! So pretty!!

Cindy @ a curious gardener said...

So many beautiful rooms you found to inspire! Have to view them again and pin. Scarves fabulous idea. Even less pricey vintage mod scarves would look great as pillows in our daughter's apt.

marsha cannon said...

Love them all but that little girl room with the mirrors over the twin beds is a favorite!

BRASWELL said...

never been a fan of the Hermes blankets + this could turn my head around. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Susan Herin said...

Jan, thanks so much for this post. I was just googling the Avalon blanket to see what colors it's available in and I found your post. I love the photo with the dog resting his head on the pillow. :)
I had no idea the Avalon had been featured so often in design photos. I love the ecru/camel color that you chose...beautiful! I also like the coconut/chamomile. I know it has to be incredibly warm!