The Colors of Fall

Perhaps the best part of the fall season is the harmony of beautiful colors that come with the change in season. As the temperature drops and the days get shorter, green turns to gold, red and orange right before our eyes. While it’s sad to see the summer season end, we can’t wait to spruce up our dining rooms and kitchens with this wonderful new palette. Check out some of our tea towels, placemats and linen tablecloths in our favorite oranges, reds and golds below!

Reds 

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Pomegranate Teatowels, 3 for $48.

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Crocus Placemats, 6 for $80.

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Treetop Multi Tablecloth, $80.

Oranges

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Pumpkin Runner, $50.

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Natural Scroll Dijon Napkins, $22 for 4.

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Hemstitch Burnt Orange Tablecloth, $168.

Golds 

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Olive Tree Runner, $50.

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Natural Bleu D’Chine Placemats, $44 for 4.

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Burlap Natural Tablecloth, $55.

Perfectly Pumpkin

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With September in full swing, it’s just about time to put away your summer decor and prepare for one of the most colorful seasons of the year! Just in time for autumn we’re bringing back a customer favorite, the Pumpkin Collection. Designed exclusively for Couleur Nature by Parisian artist Bruno Lamy, this hand-painted print features all the beauty that fall has to offer.  With its bright orange hues and intricately detailed pumpkins, this collection is perfect for both kitchen and dining areas. Mix and match with other autumnal colors for a festive and seasonal spread. Check out our other Pumpkin products!

pumpkin-orange-green-napkin__84542.1328658625.1000.1000Pumpkin Napkins, $80 for 6.

pumpkin_red_green_tablecloth__07384.1370041029.1000.1000Pumpkin Tablecloth in Red/Green, $80.

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-07 at 4.32.36 PMPumpkin Tablecloth in Orange/Green, $80.

 

Fall in Love with Tablecloths

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As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, it’s definitely starting to feel more and more like fall! This season we have a wide array of autumnal prints and palettes. From vibrant oranges and greens to deep reds and purples, our linen tablecloths all the perfect autumnal accessory for your dining room!

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Fleurs des Indes Tablecloth, $80.

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Pumpkin Tablecloth, $80.

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Poire Tablecloth, $80.

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Pansy Red/Green Tablecloth, $80.

Introducing: The Fall/Winter Collection

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With fall just around the corner, we are so excited to introduce Caravan’s Fall/Winter 2014 Collection. Our new collection is fresh, contemporary, and adds a sense of elegance to your home. From white marble cheese boards to glass and copper vases, these pieces pair beautifully with our assortment of French linens. Check out the new collections!

Copper Vases
Our beautiful copper vases are simply a work of art. The unique pairing of copper and glass provide for an interesting yet sophisticated aesthetic. Fill with your favorite autumn flowers or simply let it stand alone as a piece of decor. These vases are versatile and perfect for any room in the house. $52.50 – $265.

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Marble Kitchenware
Our marble and wood collection adds an elegant addition to your kitchen. Beautiful white marble and mango tree wood in our assortment of cheese boards and small plates allow for sophisticated serving. Guests will marvel at these luxe, high quality pieces. $65 – $140.

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Dhurri Rugs
The ultimate collection of area rugs. Available in a variety of sizes, these rugs are perfect for an entryway or even outside on your patio. Hand-loomed from 100 percent New Zealand wool, the flat weave is durable enough for outside or indoor decor. Coming soon.

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Seagrass Baskets
These beautifully handwoven baskets are perfect for all of your storage needs. Made from natural sea grass, the design is sturdy enough to hold anything from bread to fruits and vegetables. Coming soon.

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All About Napkins

 

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Perhaps one of the most essential pieces of the dining table is the napkin. Both practical and decorative, napkins tie all of the elements of the table together. From intricately detailed prints to more contemporary solids, our wide array of linen napkins are sure to complement both modern and classic table spreads. Check out some of our favorites!

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Jardine Napkins, $80 for 6.

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Hemstitch Napkins, $75 for 6.

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Khadhi Cotton Napkins, $45 for 4.

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Natural Batik Bird Napkins, $22 for 4.

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Sonia Napkins, $30 for 6.

Come Visit Us at the NY Now Gift Show!

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Come see Couleur Nature and Caravan at the NY Now Gift Show from August 17-20! We’ll be featuring our exclusive new Fall/Winter 2014 collection including new votives, copper vases, marble cheese boards and more! We hope to see you there at the Javits Convention Center, booth #3356.

All About Table Runners

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Table runners have always been an elegant staple of dining tables everywhere. Whether paired with a tablecloth to provide a decorative accent or set right on top of a bare table, linen runners add a sophisticated element to your table.  Pairing a vibrant print can liven up a solid linen tablecloth, while a more simple design can provide a good contrast to an intricate spread.  From hand painted prints to beautiful solids, our array of table runners are versatile enough to satisfy all of your decor needs!

 

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sonia-burgundy-quilted-runner__82133.1328565051.1000.1000Sonia Burgundy Runner, $90.

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All About Aprons

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Aprons have been around for centuries, historically worn by women around the house to protect one’s clothes from the mess of everyday chore work. However, aprons have come a long way since their days of being made of scrap fabric lying around the house. Our French linen aprons are just another piece of decor meant to make your kitchen beautiful. Both practical and elegant, our cooking aprons will keep the host looking stylish during any cooking spree! Check out some of our favorites:

Screen Shot 2014-08-06 at 6.07.04 PMTreetop Apron, $54.

Screen Shot 2014-08-06 at 6.06.25 PMPaisley Apron, $27

Screen Shot 2014-08-06 at 6.14.54 PMBougainvillea Apron, $54.

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Summer Recipe Series: Summer Drink

Now that August is here, it’s time to beat the heat. We love a refreshing beverage on a warm summer afternoon. Why not try this delicious Strawberry Lavender Lemonade from The Broken Bread?

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Strawberry Lavender Lemonade 
Author: Kristan Raines
Yields 5 cups

  • ¾ Cup Fresh Strawberry Puree, plus a few extra for garnish
  • 6 Tablespoons of Honey, or about 5 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Dried Lavender
  • ¾ Cup of Lemon Juice – About 7 lemons
  • 5 Cups of water

Equipment: Large Saucepan, Food Processor/Blender, Fine Mesh Sieve

1. Mix water and honey into a sauce pan and bring to a boil, and stir until the honey dissolve.
2. Once the water is boiling add 3 tablespoons of dried lavender and remove from heat.
3. With the lid on, let the lavender steep for about 10-12 minutes.
4. While the lavender is steeping, place strawberries in a food processor/blender and puree till smooth.
5. Combine the lemon juice and strawberry puree into pitcher.
6. Pour hot water through a mesh strainer into the strawberry and lemon mixture.
7. Let lemonade chill for up to 2 hours before serving, or until cold. If the lemonade seems a bit tart, simply add a bit more sweetener to mellow it out,
Optional: Dice up a few strawberries and place a small amount in each glass before serving.

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How to Cozy Up Your Patio

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Summer is the perfect time to host a party or gathering outside, and what better place that right in your backyard! From barbecues to bonfires, hot days and warm nights are great for enjoying your patio. Here are some essentials to transform your backyard into a cozy oasis!

Honeycomb Votive
Trade in your outdoor lighting and line your table with cozy votives for a beautiful ambiance. $15.

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Bleu D’Chine Square Plates
Having a set of outdoor dishes on hand is perfect for last minute s’mores. $40 for 4.

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PinStripe Tablecloth
Throwing a linen tablecloth over a plastic or wooden table makes for a more homey aesthetic. $75.

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Color Pop Glasses
It’s always essential to have glasses on hand for a nightcap by the fire. $45.

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