HOME + DESIGN

January 11, 2017 |

The Current State of Our Home + Living Room Inspiration

We’ve been buried in home decor books, pinning to our home boards, moving furniture around daily and trying to give this sweet old lady of a house the best layout we can give her.  It’s been a month and a half since we moved in and we are slowly figuring things out.  When we moved in the night before Thanksgiving, we knew it would be full holiday mode for a while before we even got to the “normal” home style, so when we took down all the Christmas decorations a few days ago (that wreath was the last to go — it still smelled so good!), it was the first time since we moved in that we got to take a really good look at our Tudor.  Our sofa has been moved to three different places since we moved in, and we’re thinking the third time was a charm.  Our living room is a narrow rectangular shape, so we are trying to create an intimate seating area that allows for conversation without having to yell across the room.  Bigger isn’t always better, and we found out quickly that we’d rather have a functional space than a space that just holds a lot of our things.
We have some big plans in the new year for our home.  We’ll be sharing the befores and afters, as well as the in betweens on here, along with a few of those not-so pretty, not-so styled corners of this humble abode.  We’ll be switching out many of the items we’ve come to love as the layout is just very different from any place we’ve lived in previously.  Many of our things are piled up around the house until they find their permanent home, and our plans to create a studio space out of our garage is encouraging us to hold on to the things we are swapping out. We’re getting there though, and our late-night photoshop mock-ups of each room are definitely helping us visualize the final product that will be coming down the line.

As far as renovations, we have a few of those in our plans as well. Keep an eye out this week for a post on the biggest reno we want to tackle first.  For now, we’re just trying to get the living room/entry area to be a functional and comfortable area for us. It’s the first thing you see when you walk into the house, so mentally it’s important to us to get it in order. We love this home and how the previous owners cared for it and loved it, but we want every inch of this place to be a reflection of us and that will require a little tweaking with some of the rooms and design.  Friday we have the electrician coming to switch out the fans, change out the switch plates and electrical sockets to white for a cleaner look, and moving around the internet hook ups and bedroom light fixtures. We also want to get a painter in here to paint the window frames and then figure out window treatments. We’re stuck between curtains or roman shades. Thoughts?

Our mock-ups and ideas for each room will be shared here and we’d love to hear your feedback and input on the direction we move in as this is our first time owning a house and going through this process.  We are overwhelmed, excited, terrified, and a little impatient, but we know if we do it right, we’ll have the home we have always wanted.  Our goals are hefty, but we’re hoping to achieve most of them (emphasis on the word “most”)  by April/May.  We’ll see.

Okay, so living room design! We played very heavily into the mid-century and boho look in our old place, which we still love, but now we’re in a 1930’s home and want to incorporate a few different pieces, even if it just means a change in the textiles to make it feel more period appropriate. We’re envisioning a more neutral color palette, with gray and black accents, minimal accessories and a big focus on art work. We also have been eyeing a few fabric sofas, but are still on the fence about that.

Here are a few images we’re loving below:

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What do you guys think? We’re hoping to have this space all put together by the end of the month.
You can see more of our favorites for the living room on Pinterest too. Follow along with us!

December 10, 2016 |

A Clean Slate

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When we started looking for our home we had many specifications, just as any Property Brothers fans would have…a certain style, flooring, x number of bathrooms and bedrooms. In our previous apartments we had created a small cozy home for ourselves among many plants and our mid-century and boho favorites, but as our search for a house continued, we became enamored with the quirky ins and outs of the old homes in Phoenix. We quickly realized we were being drawn to other styles. For a while we were set on a mid-century Haver home with cement floors and minimal open concept, but then we laid eyes on our 1930s old lady of a Tudor home and we were completely smitten.

new-darlings-dining-roomThe floor plan is pretty open, but there are defining rooms and living spaces, with a separate kitchen, living room and dining room in the front of the house. We were pretty excited about the original floors, doors, and hardware throughout, with a warm cottage feel. It immediately got us thinking about different decor styles and placement of furniture. One of our favorite rooms has to be the dining room. Although our place is mostly in boxes, with the exception of our living room (we just couldn’t hold off on busting out the Christmas decorations), we’re excited about the potential of the dining area. With the holidays right around the corner, we keep daydreaming about the idea of family and friends gathered around a table, eating and laughing together.

new-darlings-dining-room-05So here is the dining room with nothing in it, the day we got our keys. We were so excited and had a pizza and champagne picnic on the floor. It’s a great blank slate and should be an easy space to make feel like our own. This was shot from the living room. To the left is the kitchen in the back.

new-darlings-dining-roomWe hired movers to move into this place, thinking it would be less stressful and everything would go in it’s proper spot, but it didn’t exactly work out that way and six hours later after the entire move was complete (side note: that felt a bit long to move a two bedroom apartment with a three man crew, can anyone weigh in here?), the dining room looked like a bomb went off. We’re cleaning it out little by little, shining up these hardwood floors, and putting all the dinnerware and silverware in the cupboards and drawers. The clean freak gene was passed down to the both of us, which is both a blessing and a curse, so tidying up and having a clean space to wake up to each day is so important to us.  I remember having a conversation with my cousin years ago, when he first bought his house. He was saying how crazy (and kind of funny) it was that he reached the level where he got excited about the thought of a new washer and dryer. Well, we’re at that stage now and we’re feeling the same way about new household appliances and gadgets. One that’s been making our lives easier throughout this move has been the dual-action CrossWave from Bissell.

New Darlings - Dining Roomnew-darlings-dining-roomnew-darlings-dining-roomWe plan to have an area rug in the dining room; not sure yet if we’re going to keep this one, but we currently have it laid down in the room to help visualize what we may want to do. The CrossWave has been great for switching between cleaning the area rugs and hardwood floors. Also, Henry is partial to bringing his treats in this room to snack on the rug, so we’re thinking the rug washing option is going to come in handy. We love that it has several options for multi-surfaces in one machine, because we don’t have a ton of closet space to tuck away multiple cleaning supplies in. We’re thinking about turning the coat closet in the hall, into a linen/supply closet, but that’s a whole other beast to tackle. 😉

Here’s a few inspiration images we’re loving for the look of the dining room.

 

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Follow along with us on Pinterest for more home decor inspiration.

What do you guys think? Any styles you’ve been loving lately?

Thank you to Bissell for partnering on this post and keeping our place tidy in the midst of this move and holiday season. As always all thoughts & opinions are our own.

November 27, 2016 |

We’re Home!

New Darlings - We Bought A HouseHoney, we’re home!  After what feels like forever, we bought a house!  The night before Thanksgiving, we were handed the keys to our very own 1930’s Tudor home here in Phoenix.  We have some really big things planned for this old beauty, but it’s home, and we are beyond excited to share this experience with you guys.

Since we started our house hunt back in March, we saw more houses than we can remember.  From the modern cookie-cutter to the completely gutted, mid-century homes and even a few 1940s WWII brick bungalows and Craftsman style houses.  We knew we wanted a charmer, but didn’t know how to describe exactly what we were looking for until we found our Tudor.

New Darlings - We Bought A House!It’s hard to put into words exactly what we were feeling when we first opened the door to our house on move-in day.  Our hearts were pounding, our eyes were teary from the entire drive over, and we stood in the living room of our empty house with huge, giddy smiles on our faces.  We are overwhelmed at the wall of boxes that now line the walls over here, the work that is ahead of us, and the new routine that awaits, but we have never felt so good to be home.  Whatever ends up happening here is ours.  For better or worse, we will go through it together and create memories (good and bad) within these walls, and as we spend our first holidays here, we can’t help but feel incredibly grateful for the journey that led us here.  Here’s to new beginnings, a crazy new journey to embark on, and our first HOUSE! WHAT?! THIS IS CRAZY!!!

Thanks so much for all your support and encouraging emails throughout this whole process. We loved hearing about your personal experiences with buying a home. Also, big thanks to our realtor and friend, Michelle Renteria. We couldn’t have done this without you! You knew exactly what our vision was from the start and we couldn’t be happier. 🙂

November 15, 2016 |

The new Domino book!

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Camp Collection romper | UO blanket and socks | Eye Buy Direct glasses | Domino book

Nursing a nasty cold this morning with some tea and puppy cuddles (Henry will take any excuse to nap on the bed), while going through the new domino book. Last fall we had the pleasure of shooting with Michael Wiltbank for domino magazine. We posted about it a while back when the feature on their website came out. (You can view it here.) At the time we were completely unaware of the new book they had been working on, but were pleasantly surprised when we received an email from the team in June asking if we would like to be involved. Of course we said yes!

Our passion for interior design is something that we didn’t really discover until the last several years or so, which is pretty funny when we stop to think about it because it’s such a big part of our every day lives, as well as our blog. Maybe it’s because over the last few years we’ve actually had a place of our own to express our style in and experiment with various patterns and textures. We’ve always been obsessed with interior design shows and we love a good before & after photo, but it wasn’t until we moved into our last apartment that we really felt the creative juices flowing and found ourselves reading more about mid-century design along with various architects.  Our style has recently taken a turn and we’re slowing gravitating toward something a bit different. We have so many ideas floating around for a future home, but until then we’re gaining a lot of inspiration from this pretty pink book below.

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Divided into various topics such as seating, artwork, shelving and entertaining, the book has a little of everything to help you identify you own style and then fully execute it. We have definitely spent many hours hunting down a light fixture or textile that we’ve admired from a photo, so the mood boards complete with product sources are a nice touch!  We are so honored to have been able to contribute to the book, sharing our love for filling our home with plants and how we use them as a design element.

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There are so many incredible features in this book including fun flooring with Elsie from A Beautiful Mess, lighting solutions with Stephanie and Robert from Workstead, and DIY shelving with Claire Zinnecker.

We’re giving away a copy of the book on our instagram, so head over there and tag a friend who you’d love to share it with or gift it to for the holidays! Good luck!

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November 13, 2016 |

Cozy at Home with UO

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We found ourselves traveling again quite a bit the last few weeks, and although we enjoy new places and a change in scenery is always a nice refresher, we’re looking forward to staying home with the holidays quickly approaching. We’re still hoping to get into a home of our own for the holiday season, but that’s all still pretty uncertain and we’re trying to take it day by day. Half of our apartment remains in boxes (you can read more about that here, incase you missed it).  We probably should have unpacked everything and put things back in order, but I guess you can call it wishful thinking on our part. Regardless of the state this apartment is in, we still want it to feel cozy and embrace the change in seasons.

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Urban Outfitters sweater, socks, blanket | Levi’s denim | Instax camera

New Darlings - Cozy at Home with Urban OutfittersNew Darlings - Cozy at Home with Urban OutfittersAlthough we have moving on our minds, we’re quickly learning we can’t neglect our current space, which we were kind of doing maybe just a little bit. It really affects how we feel when we’re home and to put it simply: we like to be home, whether it’s with friends, with each other, just watching a movie, or curling up with a book in our pjs. We thought we should give our space some TLC, so we gave our bedroom a refresh for fall, with soft mixed patterns, warm textures, and a few twinkling lights from Urban Outfitters. It’s just a few very small additions, but they really make the room feel so inviting. When we were living in NY we had our room lined with a bunch of little white Christmas lights. It was always so calming to turn those on at night or during a cold and rainy winter day. They definitely offered a sense of comfort.

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Urban Outfitters sweater, shirt, socks, blanket, pillow | Eye Buy Direct frames

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Urban Outfitters candles and mug | Camelback Flowershop cactus and planter

These candles made our room smell like fresh baked cookies and it was glorious! Add some tunes by Iron & Wine, take a few moments to de-stress from whatever may have consumed your thoughts this week, cuddle with your pup and loved one, and you have a recipe for the ultimate Sunday.

We recently upgraded our record player to the Audio-Technica with external speakers, and what a difference! We’ve had our eyes on it for a while. If you’re a music lover, definitely take a look. 🙂

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Our favorites from Urban Outfitters for cozy days at home:

Thank you to Urban Outfitters for sponsoring this post. As always all thought & opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that hep support this blog.

October 25, 2016 |

The House Hunt Continues…

New Darlings - Bedroom Somehow this is the only room that stays neat lately. It’s embarrassing, but true. We’ve been up and down with the whole house hunting process, getting so close, and then having to start over again from square one. Part of our living room and dining room are in boxes. Yes, we got all the way to that point, where it seems like you can begin packing, only to have to turn back. Having our bedroom as a fresh and calm place to wake up to has been a major help throughout all this. We’ve been trying to put everything into perspective, and not stress about this very long, drawn out process.

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Back in late August, after seeing about a dozen houses, we found one that seemed perfect for us. It was a little 1940s ranch with a lot of windows on a cheery little street. It checked off most of our wants and needs in a home and was only listed for a few days.  Knowing how quickly everything around here has been going, we put an offer in the night we saw it. There was a bit of back and forth and negotiating (which we know is normal, but man was that a stressful 24 hours), and then our offer was accepted! We were over the moon, nervous, excited, and ready for the next steps. Our inspection came back great, which was a sigh of relief. You never know what you’re going to find with a house that old, but hearing our inspector have nothing but great things to say about the place made our hearts even more full about moving into that house. Not too long after, our loan was completed and we received the preliminary thumbs up of approval. Naturally we began envisioning where we would place furniture, ideas for the bathrooms and kitchen. It all was looking good and then somehow with each next step, things went sour and the process became more difficult. The appraisal came back with some issues, the mortgage insurance company was having trouble obtaining documentation on the historic tax rate, the list went on and on and on.  It went on for well over a month.  The morning of our closing date came and that was pushed back as well, three times. After doing everything we could possibly do with this house, we decided to finally walk away from it after 50 days of uncertainty.

Towards the end of it all, it was something we knew we had to consider seriously, but it definitely stung signing those papers. We had visions of holidays and birthdays in that house…plans for the yard. You can imagine where our heads were at. My family moved around a lot when I was younger and after going through this whole process, I could not imagine how they did it, especially with three kids. However, everything happens for a reason, right? Well that’s what we keep telling ourselves. We know everyone’s experience with buying a home is different and it’s something we have to keep reminding ourselves. When we lay down at night and find our way to various listings on Zillow and Trulia, scrolling through picture after picture, we can’t help but think maybe after all, it just wasn’t the right place for us. Maybe the process was that difficult, because it wasn’t meant to be the place we “settle down” in.

We’re keeping our heads up, our eyes open, and just letting the universe lead us where it may. This week will be a fun one with Halloween parties, puppy play dates and a birthday thrown in there too. We have a lot to be thankful for and know this is just a bump in the road…a long and winding road. 😉

October 19, 2016 |

The Crafter’s Box

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When I was in elementary school on Friday nights, I used to go with my mom and sisters to my mom’s good friend’s house. The kids would play and run around in the yard until we tired ourselves out, while the adults would drink coffee after coffee and craft for the holidays. I didn’t think much of it when I was younger, I just remember them making little village setups with festive ice-skaters and wreaths for every occasion. They clearly enjoyed themselves and my sisters and I loved seeing what they made at the end of the night, along with taking home some extra ribbon. Now I realize, it was more than them just getting their craft on, it was a stress reliever and way to gather with friends. I took on the crafting gene I guess, taking every opportunity to create a Halloween costume or paint in my spare time. My ultimate favorite when I was younger was the weaving loom. Anyone remember those? Oh man, I think everyone in my family received several pot holders from me that year.

I recently had the pleasure of getting an early kit from The Crafter’s Box, for their November project. I discovered them back in April when I began chatting with Morgan, the creator of The Crafter’s Box. She described what she was building as an “artisan-led community” and I was so intrigued by what she was creating. They offer monthly crafts and online workshops with everything from fiber arts and block printing to leather working and weaving.  When you sign up you receive instructional videos and kits with everything you need, which is a major plus, because I don’t think I’m alone when I say, sometimes the most difficult part of getting started on a project is dragging yourself to the store for materials. 😉 I’m really excited about the November box by Lynn Muir, which features Scandinavian wooden beads for the holidays. It really brought back some memories for me and I’ve been enjoying putting together some decor ideas for the coming months. (I know Halloween hasn’t even come yet, but I’ve already got Christmas on the mind. I know…I know…)

Here are some of my favorite ideas below:

newdarlings-craftersboxI began the garland, which is a bit of a larger project, but it seems like once I get a nice rhythm going it will be a breeze. The ornaments and napkin holders may be a great place to start for a craft night. The beads are pretty versatile for any time of year, so a Thanksgiving tablescape with these could be fun too. I’m thinking a little dessert potluck, Frank Sinatra spinning, and crafting with friends next weekend may be in order. 😉

Anyone else into crafty projects like this?
I would love to hear what you like to create in your spare time!

August 30, 2016 |

I Think I’ll Head Home

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Hers: Sloane Rouge blouse c/o Sisters of Nature | Urban Outfitters shorts | bag c/o Sezane | glasses c/o EyeBuyDirect

We’ve been talking a lot lately about house hunting, as it’s pretty much the only thing on our minds these days.  We figured it was time to get a little more real about the process and where it all started. So here we go…

New-Darlings-Home-Tour-1stApartmentNew Darlings-1st ApartmentOur first apartment in AZ, where we lived for two years.

When we first moved to Phoenix, three years ago, we lived in an apartment in a part of town that we didn’t really love.  It was a very nice, quiet, suburban area which was great for running errands and going for walks at the local park. There was everything we needed right there, a minute or two away, but there wasn’t much culture or many interesting places to check out.  We had to typically drive anywhere from 15-45 minutes to go to the places we have come to enjoy so much.  The first two years here were tough as we were transitioning from our New York lifestyles, to our new jobs, and our new neighborhood.  It definitely wasn’t easy and at times we really second guessed ourselves.  We had moments in the first eight months where we really thought we might have made a mistake.  Back in NY we weren’t living in the city…we were in the suburbs, which we didn’t love. We considered moving to the city or Brooklyn (where many of our friends were moving to), but after a lot of back and forth we decided we needed something completely different…and what’s more different than the desert? Even though we (accidentally) found ourselves going from a NY suburb to an AZ suburb (more on that another time), there were a lot of changes that were difficult to get used to in the beginning. It was a total culture shock, not a single thing was familiar, but we quickly reminded ourselves that’s what we originally wanted. That unsure feeling slowly went away as we started to find places we loved and people who felt like friends we’ve had forever.  It kind of all came at once.  It rushed over us and one day we just knew we didn’t want to live anywhere else.  Phoenix was the place.

New Darlings - Boho Living RoomNew Darlings - Office - Midcentury BookshelfApartment #2: Our little casita!

In July of 2015, we moved in to the first place that really felt like home.  We were in our ideal neighborhood.  It was a casita-style apartment with no one above us or below us, and we were only attached to our neighbor by a brick wall that ran along our dining room and living room.  It was great.  The complex was built back in the 60’s; it had character and great light and we’ve come to learn that it’s not always easy to find those qualities in an apartment.  We really enjoyed our space, but not the issues that came with it.  As one could imagine, an older apartment doesn’t always feel so charming when you have water leaking from your ceilings and maintenance pretty much living with you from 9-5.  Despite how much we loved the apartment and how much time we put into making it feel like our own, the issues really took a toll on us.  We work from home and need a space that feels creative and most of all clean, and for two months we just didn’t have that… there was dry wall falling from the ceiling some days and during the last few weeks we were there, pots were constantly on the floor full of leaking water. With just six weeks left in our lease, we decided to leave. It was tough, because 1) we had already created so many wonderful memories there in such a short time and 2) it all happened way too quickly. We had some travel plans coming up, so we felt like we just had to make a decision fast.

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We found a brand new apartment complex which was pretty appealing…we knew the likelihood of water and ceiling issues would be a lot less, and we would still be in the part of town that we loved spending our time in, so we figured we’d give it a try.  So here we are… three months later… and this brand new, cookie cutter, not so bright apartment is not exactly the place we hoped it would be.  It’s clean and safe and we’re super thankful to be here, but it doesn’t feel like it’s ours and well…that’s probably because it’s not.

Vintage HomesHow awesome are these advertisements from the 40s and 50s? (via Pinterest)

That’s when we really started talking about houses.  We’ll be honest.  We never saw ourselves owning a house.  We like to travel and never saw ourselves with a huge family, so we always thought apartment living was the way we were going to live.  It’s great to have a maintenance team on call if anything goes wrong, we have a fitness center, and a pool.  It all sounds great, but at the end of the day it doesn’t belong to us and we’re starting to understand all the fuss about being a home owner.  We know nothing is going to be perfect, and hey, what fun would that be? But at the end of the day we would feel so much better knowing that the money we’re putting towards where we live, will be for a place that we will own and can create memories in for years to come. So… we’ve been looking… A LOT!  We started looking many months ago, when we had some family in town.  Mostly out of curiosity and let’s face it, it’s fun showing out-of-towners different neighborhoods and discovering new areas for yourself, too. We are on the hunt for a charming, historic home here in Phoenix.  We have seen some beauties out there, but apparently so has everyone else, because they are going quick!  We mentioned it a bit on instagram. We’ve missed out on a few already, but we are staying vigilant and waiting for the right one to come along.  We would love something from the 1930s to 1950s with little touches from those decades.

We’re excited, a little nervous, and hoping to find something before the holidays roll around, but the beauty is there’s no urgency, like in the past. We can really take our time and enjoy the process, no matter how nutty it may make us at times.  It’s pretty crazy how life works…how you end up in places and walks of life you never thought you would, but this journey has been so incredible so far! So, here’s to the next part of our lives. We’re so happy to be able to share and document it here.  Stay tuned!

August 16, 2016 |

Dreamy Outdoor Spaces

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It might sound strange, but we never thought we would want a house.  Apartment living was always something we felt content with and thought we’d happy with for years to come.  Maybe we never felt settled, maybe we didn’t want the commitment, maybe the dream of traveling often was too appealing (well, it still is)…whatever it was, it wasn’t something that was part of “the plan” for us. As time goes on, and we feel more and more comfortable here in Arizona, it becomes more clear to us how much we really love it here and want to make it our permanent home. Coming from New York, the appeal was how extremely different our way of life would be in Arizona and how cheap real estate is, was an added bonus.  Both of those are still true, but its remarkable how less expensive real estate is in community homes and new builds vs. older homes.  It seems with newer homes you get a lot more for your money. Sounds weird, right? Don’t get us wrong, custom homes can obviously cost you a pretty penny, but we have been more drawn to the older 1930s-midcentury homes in Phoenix. The charm has completely sucked us in and apparently we’re not alone, because they’re selling like hotcakes! Over the last few months we’ve seen a few dozen homes. We’ve been actively looking, but nothing has really spoken to us. The one or two that did were sold just hours after us seeing them, giving us little time to discuss anything or let it all soak in. It’s so strange, because its one of the biggest investments of your life…you should be thinking everything through and not be impulsive, yet if you don’t strike while the iron is hot it can just slip away. We’re still on the hunt! One of the things that surprised us the most about these older homes is just how big the yards are. We’ve seen some that are completely decked out (fire pits, crazy tile, even a spot to park your airstream) to some that are literally dirt lots in the back (a blank slate for whatever your heart may yearn for).  It got us thinking about all the possibilities and dreaming of the perfect outdoor space. Here’s a few from Pinterest that we’re loving…

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Follow along with us on Pinterest for more daily inspiration.

June 29, 2016 |

Top 3 Etsy Shops for Indigo + Mud Cloth Pillows

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We’re a little pillow obsessed over here…there’s no denying that! One of the biggest questions we get asked about with home decor is about our pillows and where to find indigo, mud cloth, and shibori prints.  There’s a lot of places selling them nowadays, but some bigger retailers can be really over priced! We love searching on etsy for pieces like these…you can usually snag a better deal and you get to connect with some independent business owners. Here are our top three favorite etsy shops for pillows, throws, and blankets!

BOHO PILLOW
Monica is a local business owner in Arizona, and one of the sweetest people! She has a lot of variety in the different prints she carries,
and some with a great pop of color.

MAE WOVEN
If black and white patterns are your thing, this shop is perfect! Amelia has a ton of black and white mud cloth pillow options,
along with some great baskets and throws.


ONE FINE NEST
This was the first shop we found when we were searching for indigo and shibori print pillows for our living room.
Since then they’ve add some great blankets too.

You can see some other home + design posts here:
Office Refresh | Our Kitchen Nook | Living Room Makeover

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