Inspiration, Monday's Pretty Things

Monday’s Pretty Things :: Burlap

Happy Monday, dear readers! This week’s edition of Pretty Things is all about burlap.

Anthropologie Defined Lines Scarf - Oaxacaborn Pretty Things Defined Lines Scarf via Anthropologie

I’ve really been drawn to these colors lately. Well, I’ve always been drawn to coral and orange, but recently I’ve begun to love mustard yellow, as well. And it’s no secret that I have a weakness for pashminas and scarves! The threads in the warp and weave pattern on this scarf remind me of a softer, more feminine version of burlap.

Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Idea - Roman Shade out of Burlap Sack
Roman Shade out of a Burlap Sack via Better Homes & Gardens as seen on Red Door Home

The natural look & the rustic texture of burlap really appeals to me. I also love the fact that printed grain sacks (or coffee bags!) often have the names of other countries printed on them.

Italian Cottage via Cote Maison and Style Files - Yellow Rug, Stone Walls, Pillows, and Natural Baskets
Italian Cottage via Cote Maison as seen on Style Files

In keeping with the mustard yellow and burlap theme, here’s a strikingly beautiful corner of an Italian cottage. This space as the potential to appear cold since it has stone walls and a tile floor, but so much life is brought to the space through textiles. I like the mix of fabrics on the pillows, but it’s the row of baskets which really caught my eye here.

vivaterra handcrocheted wool rug - circle patchwork - grey, mustard, cream, and taupe

Circle Patchwork Rug via VivaTerra

This crocheted wool rug (no longer available from VivaTerra) makes me want to make my own! The color combination here is perfect, I think. In theory I like how the circles are all different sizes, but in practice I’d find it very hard to refrain from making them all uniform!

Burlap-wrapped Bouquet via Style Me Pretty Burlap and Twine-Wrapped Bouquet via Style Me Pretty

This is so simple and yet so striking. White blooms against the natural burlap and twine — just lovely! I really like it.

burlap headboard - guatemalan coffee - red and yellow patterned bedding and curtains Burlap Headboard via My Home Ideas as seen on Re-Nest

I don’t think it gets much better than this last photo. Guatemalan coffee burlap headboard? Curtains reminiscent of a gypsy caravan? Red and yellow pillows? SIGN.ME.UP.

You might also like to read other editions of Monday’s Pretty Things.


12 thoughts on “Monday’s Pretty Things :: Burlap”

  1. Circle Patchwork Rug via VivaTerra
    I made one in wool and found it almost impossible to make different size flowers. So inconsistent/unbalanced/out-of-alignment. But lovely.


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