Okay, I want to talk pillows. (What, did you think I was talking about something else?? No, I really mean pillows! This is not a book review for Fifty Shades of Grey … sorry to disappoint.)
Like most things related to “home decor,” I have never taken an interest until we moved into a new family home last June. Whereas before I was addicted to stalking the MLS Guide for my favourite neighbourhoods, now I am addicted to stalking home decor magazines — both online and print. And of course I am steadily racking up a ton of new bloggers to read … I just love following their home updates and soaking in some of their creativity.
But back to pillows. I have never gone out and bought throw pillows before. First of all, in our old house, we never planned to keep the sofa since it was in need of retirement, so it seemed a waste to bother buying matching pillows for it. But also, because they are pricey. For one small bit of material and stuffing, you’re looking at anywhere up to $100! Sure, I’ve seen pillows priced at higher than that in design magazines, but the people buying those are certainly not living with children!
If you wander into HomeSense, you can find some great looking pillows for $25. This, however, comes with its own set of hazards. For one, there are so many choices it is hard to focus (I have this trouble in big stores — too much stuff ruins the shopping experience for me). But mostly, when you take that $25 and multiply it to the number of pillows you need to actually make a sofa look like one in a design magazine … well, let’s just say, it’s starting to seem ridiculous. Ridiculous because you just know they are going to end up being used to swat a sibling, rub greasy hands on, and generally take a ton of abuse by the urchins living in the house.
However, on Mother’s Day, my girlfriend Jacqueline and I decided we deserved a little trip over to HomeSense. It wasn’t long before we were posturing about pillows and declaring ourselves “So Sarah!” (you know, Sarah Richardson, who can magically make a collection of random patterns look fabulous together). I walked out of the store with not one throw pillow, but five. Yeah, baby, I have five throw pillows. Look who’s made it to the big time, now!
So, for Mother’s Day, I bought myself pillows. Not a Kobo, as SNL suggested for you Fifty Shades of Grey fans — but pillows. Pillows! Who knew. But I tell ya, I am so darn happy with these pillows it just kills me! So you can keep your Kobo (and I’ll stick with my printed edition <smirk!>).
Here they are in all their glory.
Now I just need a carpet, Cloud White paint, and curtains. Lord help me!