The Emerald Girl

casual. classic. curious.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

New Pillows for a Classic Look

I'm a bit of a nut but I always come back to my roots. I may run after certain trends but my heart is set on tradition. Long story short but for some reason I thought maybe I would just throw a bunch of patterned and colored pillows together on my couch and hope for a bohemian type vibe. I will upload a picture later. Why, why, why? Why. While I can certainly see myself visiting a boho inspired resort or rental somewhere, it's not where I can actually see myself living. I thrive in a known, structured environment. Boho is practically the opposite of that. It feels so disordered and chaotic.

This brings me to the point of this post. I need to fix the pillow problem. (Thankfully I bought most of the wild pillows from Target). Now, I'm on the hunt. On the hunt to create that classic charm and appeal that makes me feel so at ease and right in the world. Simply changing the pillows in our living room will do a world of wonder.

My preferred style for home (and clothing) is classic, simple and timeless. Let's say light and fresh too. We've never really decorated the walls, due to living in a rental, but what I want is to get a vintage American flag as the centerpiece. My Dad always told my sisters and I that we always need to have a flag. I do love America and that classic Americana vibe that just pulls a person in, says welcome and makes them feel instantly at ease and at home. With that in mind, I don't want my home to be cheesy older person Americana. Something more subtle. I don't want flags EVERYWHERE. That would be feel tchotchke-ish.

Now, I just have to decide which pillows to bring in and in what order. One key is to buy in pairs. (There are no pairs in my "boho" look and nothing to ground the look with). Numero uno below is actually black and I love it. I must have it. Which means that I need the other pillows to fall into line.  And then my main dilemma which prevents me from making any decisions is 'have I seen all the possible red, white and blue pillows out there'?

If you all have any other pillows that would fit this scheme, send me the links! Which pillows would you pick?


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Update: I have now bought two of the black ticking stripe pillows!

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