Temperatures in San Francisco have abruptly transitioned from a reasonable 65 degrees to a rather sweltering 85 in the past two days. I recommend combatting the heat with lemon popsicles, vinho verde, and linen skirts. But why limit linen to one's wardrobe? There's no sense in that! Luckily, I've rounded up some great Etsy finds that will let you deck out your house in this airy fabric.
One look at this sophisticated linen hand-stitched chain pillow, and I bet you'd never guess it's from HSN. Well, it is. And better yet, this Nate Berkus Linen Chain Pillow ($14.95, reduced from $39.95) is unbelievably affordable. Judging the quality of online products is difficult, but considering that this one is made of 100 percent linen, I feel reassured. Moreover, I just love its chain detailing. The zig-zag patterned chain has a great graphic quality and juxtaposes in a fresh way with the natural quality of the linen.
While I do love my patterned shower curtain, I think having a solid white curtain would create more of a spa-like atmosphere, combined with perhaps a teak bathmat, etc. The Eileen Fisher Sheer Linen Shower Curtain ($79, reduced from $128) certainly does the trick. Its delicate woven pure linen has a healthy, organic vibe to it, and its reinforced buttonholes omit the need for industrial-looking shower curtain rings. I love the way the curtains look all bunched up together here. I'd love to use more than one curtain to achieve a similar bunched and draped effect. What do you think?
The rich blue hue and slight crinkled effect on these 3.1 Phillip Lim Pleated Linen Trousers ($275) are worth mentioning. And while I'm still warming up to the new pant silhouette, these are a contender. Alas, they're trendy and I just don't think very flattering, do you?
It's hot, I'm sweating, and I can't even imagine lugging a leather bag underneath my armpit. That's why I'm living la vida linen. Linen bags are a great substitute to leather during the warm weather. My lust of the moment is this Foley + Corinna Linen City Clutch ($175). Besides the Fab color, it won't leave me feeling sticky and will keep my everyday essentials cool and comfy. Spice up your handbag collection and breathe in some linen.