Tagged: Something different

Legends of the Fall x

$(KGrHqRHJFEFENDy8O5cBRGuzYFMkw~~60_12Vintage Navajo Blanket Coat

Still loving these coats so it feels apt to post about them again… x

I’ve always found it a little bit distressing that just as the summer hits a decent stride thoughts start turning to autumn (mine included).  For us in Northern Europe there’s a gradual accumulation of layers and making sure shoes don’t leak (hashtag cold feet)..140

So how do you choose your Fall wardrobe? Worn on a piece of chewed up paper? Filling in the gaps of what has died? Or do you have a carefully sifted gallery of designer offerings from which to hitch your aspirations to?

For me it’s a sifting of the mental margin notes of anything that has fluttered my heart during the year and then trying to find them or their equivalents…and the pictures of snowy NY Fashion Week still play in my mind.  I loved the blankets worn as scarves, the capes over coats but belted at the waist..everything felt warm, practical but with an unexpected added artisanal chic.

Which triggered, I suspect a sense of strong desire when I first found all these pictures of vintage Navajo blanket coats on Ebay last February? Anyway..some time ago and I fell in lust…


Classic with a kick.

$T2eC16ZHJFoE9nh6pN!fBRLCLvBH2!~~60_57 A foxtrot at a bohemian campfire.

$T2eC16RHJGoE9nuQfSSmBRLCLki4ig~~60_57But maybe there’s not the same appeal for blanket coats across the pond? Maybe they’re a little bit passe…I just don’t know…maybe for you it’s the equivalent of Laura Ashley and bad tweed for us??

DSC02125_zpsfd630323 But I had to get me a piece..and this one is MINE!

DSC02126_zpsde1a1ba2I’m very ready to make a winter statement..coats are very special…but how many can you actually ride into the sunset?

Laters, Kate x

Turning to the Dark side..


Now to decide on the colourways for the hall.  This isn’t my hall, just a picture for inspiration, but I know I want the woodwork to be dark, virtually black, except how far do you go? The newel post in this picture is epic, but I can’t help feel they missed a trick not painting everything that dramatic thundercloud grey up to and including the dado. Does that mean below the dado has to be dark as well? The radiator cabinet? It’s a dilemma..


Although having it dark certainly makes wallpaper pop.


And wallpaper is a cert.  William Morris if I have my way, but not this one, though the black wood looks magnificent against it.


A dark top half which directs the eye beautifully to the bamboo paper at the back. But it’s not what I want.


Dark all the way..tempting, except it’s leading into a dark room..


This is the closest picture to reality…and it’s got to be black all the way, up to and including the dado.

Decision made. Now to choose the wallpaper..

Laters, Kate x