You know I can not get through this season without sharing some beautiful pictures of pumpkins. I realize this may not be a fondness shared by all, but the beauty of nature always amazes and charms me. Since my mind is getting all geared up for Fall Furniture Market I can’t help but be thinking about where the design inspiration for new products comes from. It is unique and different for each creative, but I know that nature is a big provider of inspiration for many. I decided to put my own little spin on this, inspired by my newest pumpkin photographs I thought I would see what products I could find that resemble the beauty and inspiration that I see in my pumpkins.
If you have read some of my past fall post, here and here, then I am sure you are aware of my love affair for white pumpkins. Anything unique and interesting catches my eye.
What I notice in these beautiful white pumpkins is the taupe colored striae that infuses the pumpkin. Dictionary definition of striae is: a slight or narrow furrow, ridge, stripe, or streak, esp. one of a number in parallel arrangement. You can find this look replicated in products like fabrics, wallpapers, and surface finishes.
The fabric pictured center from Kravet: First Crush Truffle, looks like it’s design inspiration could have been our white pumpkin.
This beautiful two toned pumpkin brings us a beautiful mixture of colors, blood orange and true orange. These colors can certainly result in some lively design inspiration for your home.
This Safavieh rug designed by Tom Felicia , the Durston, perfectly combines these two colors in this bold geometric rug.
The mottling on this pumpkin sets itself up for design inspiration. Definition of mottling is: with spots or blotches of different shades or colors. This natural phenomena may be replicated by blending colors, by removing some of the existing color, tie dying, or acid washing.
This luxury fabric from PopDecorFabrics on Etsy is just exquisite and reminds me of the mingling of colors on our pumpkin with an added pop of fuchsia. Really beautiful.
Obviously we cannot ignore the shape of our pumpkin and it’s literal interpretation. Round and Plump.
Poufs abound in the interiors market. Made out of any color and from a wide variety of materials like leather, fabric, knit. There is just something fun about a pouf and it’s available foot lift or seat. This orange pouf with coral embroidery is from Imports from Marrakesk.
This Jafar Knitted Pouf is from World Market and just invites you to cozy up.
I just loved this blog post from Flax and Twine that featured a chunky knit pouf. Of all the crafty things I have tried, I have to say that I have never tried knitting. I thought , however, some of you adventurous knitters might want to give this a try. The instructions for a tweed pouf ottoman are included in Anne’s post. I have just discovered this darling blog and if you knit, sew, or craft, I know you will enjoying visiting there.
Obviously I can not ignore the stem. Actually the stem is the deciding factor whenever I select a regular ole pumpkin for display of for creating a jack-o-lantern. Locating a product to replicate the design inspiration of the stem proved a little challenging but in the end I hope you like my selection.
This Good Earth Twisted Side Table was featured on HOUZZ out you can click in the link provided to get purchasing information.
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So there you go. This post is probably a testament to the fact that you can find design inspiration almost anywhere if you can find it in a pumpkin. – Marianne