Coco Chanel Loved Wheat – Perfect for Autumn Decorating

October 12, 2009 Katja Presnal

Coco Chanel Loved Wheat – Perfect for Autumn Decorating

wheat decorating, wheat table decorating

One of the things Coco Chanel loved was wheat. Yes, wheat! Wheat symbolizes luck and of fertility in France and the French word for wheat, blé, is a slang word for “money” and a symbol for prosperity and fruitfulness. It makes sense that Coco Chanel who came from less than humble settings, wanted to surround herself with wheat. By the way, Karl Lagerfelt used wheat in the Chanel 2010 fashion collection’s prints to honor Coco Chanel’s admiration of wheat. Some of the most famous wheat pieces in Coco Chanel’s apartment with wheat are the Salvador Dali’s painting with wheat and the wheat table. And she even tucked wheat behind statues and just to peak behind other decorative items. If you want one easy and very inexpensive design tip inspired by Coco Chanel – get some wheat going.

wheat decorating, wheat table decorating

The famous wheat table. Don’t buy it unless you really have a design eye to make it work. Let’s just focus on some easier ways to bring the wheat element in your home.

wheat decorating, wheat table decorating

The easiest way is to get ready made flower arrangements from your florist. The fall harvest cornucopiaicon is perfect even for Thanksgiving, and the Martha Stewart Autumn Harvest Bouqueticon also brings some other warm colors for the fall time table decorating.

You can find some decorating items with wheat from home decorating stores, like the wheat bookends. Great way to get a permanent way to incorporate wheat in your room’s design is choosing wood trim with wheat design. I have to say that my favorite way is to bring real wheat inside. You can find wheat wreaths from several decorating stores, especially during fall-time, the wreath pictured is from Target, as well as the basket with wheat. The blue pot with wheat is from Etsy. Another Etsy find is the wheat wall decal, it comes in different colors and is another easy and inexpensive solution.

These pictures from taken by Ross Whitaker give inspiration how to decorate with wheat. The prints are art prints from and under six dollars each. If you really want to go all the way following Coco Chanel’s footsteps, the wheat table lamp ($350) might be of your liking. ,

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comment (1)

  1. Linda Cordasco

    Dear Blog:

    Love Coco Chanel, and wheat also, the designs were beautiful and really enjoyed it .

    Linda Cordasco

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