Style It: Orange Hermès Boxes

Style It: Orange Hermès Boxes

Sarah Coffey
Aug 19, 2010

Hermès boxes are one of those things you'll find in almost every stylist's prop room. The signature orange is deep, rich, and instantly spells out l-u-x-u-r-y. If you ever buy anything at Hermès, remember to save the box — here are a few photos with inspiring ways to use it around the house.

But it's just a box! you say? No one should have any trouble finding use for a box. True, but the color and the thin border around the lid are what make these boxes unique. Paired with a vase of Tiger Lillies, artfully arranged on shelves, or just used on top of the bedside table, these are nicer than your average box and can even set the tone for a space. The orange looks great against a chic gray or off white, or you may even consider painting an accent wall in a similar orange.

Quick tip — if you like the way these boxes look but don't want to shell out the money for a scarf or tie at Hermès, you can sometimes find empty boxes for sale on eBay or Etsy.

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