When it comes to purchasing furniture and accessories, I flip-flop between three options: in-store locally, online and when visiting new countries. The latter is probably my favourite method due to the sentimental value of purchasing items that encourage you to recall your time in a different country, though I'll admit, it presents the most difficulties - ever tried packing an XL blanket into a suitcase? I assure you, it's no fun! It was that wonderful experience that forced me to limit myself and keep the purchase of larger items to shopping online. With this in mind, the first category over on the UncommonGoods website that caught my eye was the Pillow & Blanket section (found here). All four of the below give serious 'spring vibes', though I adore cushion designs inspired by nature and so Barry Rosenthal's botanical art-printed rectangular canvas pillows receive a massive round of applause from me!
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I find I get most excited with regard to home decor when I discover something both unusual and functional. Don't get me wrong, I really, really love knitted throws and metallic prints! However, when I spotted the above bookend designs by Eric Gross, I immediately saw them as the perfect accessory for my growing magazine collection. As sad as it may be, my magazines have a routine - they start in magazine files as they await being read, move on to being left on any available bare surface while I work my way through them and then end neatly stacked one-by-one on a wall-mounted bookcase. Do they fall over there? All the time. How many candles have they smashed in the process? Two and counting. The idea of black cats clawing away at my magazines has never seemed so appealing!
Note: This post has been sponsored by UncommonGoods, however all opinions are my own.