throw pillow refresh.

A couple weeks ago I decided that I was tired of the throw pillows in my living room and that it was time for a refresh. Pillow covers can range from super cheap to incredibly expensive. Because I like to change mine out every couple years, I try to seek out a good bargain and wanted to share what I found.

As I’ve mentioned on this blog before, I’ve been really inspired by kilim style textiles that have recently come back en vogue. I wanted at least one of the pillow covers to be a kilim textile, but, they can be incredibly expensive. Last year I purchased a vintage area rug on Etsy and so I was aware of their vast inventory of vintage goods. I took my search to Etsy once again and was not disappointed. After scrolling through many options, I settled on a 20×20 inch Turkish Kilim pillow fromΒ orcunshop. The price was very reasonable ($40) and the shipping was incredibly fast.

Because the Etsy cover was fairly ornate, I though the second pillow should probably feel a bit more neutral and understated. Last year H&M launched a home decor line and I’ve been really impressed by their overall aesthetic β€” plus their products are always extremely affordable. The pillow I bought their doesn’t appear to be on their website (perhaps it’s an in-store only item?) but it was very reasonably priced at $17.00.

I’ve shared a couple photos of both pillows below. If you’re ever looking for an affordable throw pillow refresh, Etsy and H&M are highly recommended resources πŸ™‚

FullSizeRenderFullSizeRender 2pillow

Advertisements

eastern market, d.c.

Sharing some photos from a recent visit to D.C.’s Eastern Market. I love a good outdoor market and this visit did not disappoint with plenty of great crafts, food, fine art and flowers. Fun fact: Eastern Market is one of America’s oldest outdoor market at 136 years running. Enjoy!

FullSizeRender 5FullSizeRender 6FullSizeRender 7FullSizeRender 8FullSizeRender 9FullSizeRender 11FullSizeRender 12FullSizeRender 13FullSizeRender 16FullSizeRender 18FullSizeRender 19FullSizeRender 10