What does this beautiful bathroom below have to do with an addiction to pillows?
Let me explain.
Last March, Carolyn of Sweet Chaos Home faced a dilemma with her contractor.
After all the cabinetry, counters and plumbing was installed, a subcontractor
gouged the marble counter top.
Would you settle for a repair job or rip it all out for a new counter
and endure the subsequent delays?
She had it repaired. That was my conclusion also.
My point: Our master bathroom design is similar to hers, ergo,
we are kindred spirits, ergo
(who uses "ergo"?)
she MUST be a pillow nut like myself...
I am so honored that Mary Ann has invited me here today. Not only do I adore her design style
and gorgeous home, but I think she is just the sweetest thing ever! Aren't you just loving her
"Pillow Addict" series?? I mean, what's not to love about pillows? They're soft and cozy.
They're a place of comfort for a tired head or an aching back. They dress up a bed,
provide texture and color, and soften a room. I love a pretty pillow, and my family
lives with several of them. In fact, we've even taken in our fair share of pillow pets :)
Here are a few of the pillows you'll find lying around our house.
I had pillows made for our sunroom in this pretty indoor/outdoor fabric. I highly recommend using an indoor/outdoor fabric in rooms with lots of direct sunlight. I've had these pillows for a few years, and they haven't faded at all. I know a lot of people change their pillows with the change of seasons. However, I love this aqua blue color, and in the dead of winter, I feel like I'm on vacation in this room!
The ivory duvet cover in our master bedroom used to be adorned with jewel-toned pillows to complement our previous home's "Old World" vibe. When we moved to this house, I wanted our bedroom to have a light, airy, coastal feel. These pillows from Pottery Barn helped achieve the look we were after. (How many pillows does one need to have on the bed before they are classified as a "pilloholic?")
This sweet little Oilily pillow was a baby gift for my first-born. His baby clothes and toys are long packed away, but this pillow remains in his room. I will never be able to part with it!
Ever since my grandmother gave me her French Provincial bedroom furniture, I've been hunting for vintage aubusson pillows for our guestroom. They're not difficult to find if you're willing to spend some serious cash. I've seen most going for $150 on up... some as high as $500. You can get them from China for around $80. I wanted a vintage one, and I was determined to get a deal. I am afraid to admit how many hours I logged on Etsy and ebay, before I finally "won" this one for $36. Now I need one for the other bed :)
I found my latest pillow purchase at a local fabric store. I can't believe I left without it the first time I spotted it. I couldn't stop thinking about it for a couple of weeks (yeah, maybe that's a problem), before I went back in and snagged it. It sits on a bench in our side entry, and it makes me happy every time I come in the house! My living room is currently undergoing a makeover. It's still a work in progress, but this is what it's looking like today.
Since the walls and furnishings are neutral, I'm looking forward to creating a new look with simple changes... art, accessories, and what else? Pillows! My current pillows are cute and cottage-y.
I haven't decided what direction to go with new pillows yet, but below are some looks
I'm digging right now.
Obviously there are so many great pillows out there! More than enough to keep this "addict" hooked for a long time :) Thanks, Mary Ann. I had so much fun being here today!
NO doubt about it, Carolyn..."couldn't stop thinking about it (a pillow) for a couple of weeks"
--you are totally hooked. Join the ranks.
Check out Carolyn's fun blog Sweet Chaos Home.