We purchased our sectional couch from Room & Board shortly after we were married – nearly 10 years ago. It’s been moved four times, spilled on, slept on, crawled on, made forts out of (daily) and is still in GREAT shape. The color is a mossy brownish something or other, let’s just call it “perfect for little boys”. It’s so comfy that we put it in our media room in our new house. The size is perfect for the space and for cuddling up to watch a movie together. But still, even after all these accolades, it definitely needed a little sprucing up. What’s better to make an old couch look new other than some throw pillows. For very little investment, I was able to give this ol’ couch a whole new look. I grabbed some random decor from around the house and created a neutral and cozy space.
I picked up the pillows from a few different places. The largest pillow in the back was a dreamy find from HomeGoods – it’s a Missoni and I got it for such a steal! The blue spiral pillows came from, wait for it, Costco. They came as a pair so I have one on each end. And the focal pillow is a custom Birds and Blooms throw pillow from UncommonGoods. I love UncommonGoods and think the Brooklyn based company is unique in how they support their artists and designers. Did you know over half the items they sell are made by hand and mostly in the USA? It’s often my first stop when I’m looking for personalized gifts. There are pages and pages of the most interesting gift ideas, all organized either by recipient or department. The personalized items are perfect for baby gifts, weddings, anniversaries, or for the “person who has everything” because it’s something you can’t find anywhere else. These gifts are also great to treat yourself with once in a while!
The Birds and Blooms throw pillows are made to order based on your state bird and state flower. We’ve only lived in Texas for one year, but when I saw this pillow with the beloved Bluebonnets and Mockingbird over the outline of the state of Texas, I knew it would be the one for us! The pillow is Made in the USA (in Chicago actually!) of casual & high quality cotton canvas. The pillow insert is downy and fluffy. It makes such a great statement in our house and shows off our new found, yet strong, Texas pride!
Here’s a snippet into my real life. My little guy really wanted to be in the pictures and slowly worked himself over to the main stage. And you know what? He makes the picture! You can see how big and fluffy the pillow is in his little three year old arms. Ah, my sweet little boy!
Big thanks to the team at UncommonGoods for the awesome pillow. We are loving it! Be sure to check out UncommonGoods the next time you need something unique and special for yourself or a friend!
Author: Candace Thomas
Disclaimer: I was gifted with the State of Texas pillow from UncommonGoods, and I couldn’t love it more. I am under no obligation to write about the gift nor does it affect my opinion. As always, I only write about what I love. xo