The best part of being away was decompressing from all the ideas swirling around in my mind. Walking in the house again totally confirmed some of the decisions I had been doubting (needlessly) as far as furniture placement and choices. But I also feel rejuvenated with ideas for the areas I still feel unsure about. I have a couple posts planned for my favorite inspirations that I plan to use here at home after seeing a few new places and went places I hadn't been in a long time.
My first inspiration was a beautiful store I am sure some of you may be familiar with: Pom Pom. Hilde, the genius behind Pom Pom, has establised several locations in the LA area, all of them brimming with beauty and wonder! I could have spent hours, days, even weeks exploring her tiny Santa Monica store. It is located right next door to Shabby Chic Couture and I have no idea why I hadn't stopped in before.
Hilde has worked with everyone, I just didn't realize who she was until I did some google research after arriving back home. Looks like I am just finally discovering what others have known about forever!
Currently at that location everything is slipcovered and covered in linen. The first thing I saw when I walked in was this bedding and I nearly tipped over. Isn't it the perfect mix of so many styles???
I LOVED it, but knew that it just wasn't quite what I was looking for.
Then I saw these linen shams.... I think I coul have some pretty good dreams on those babies! But they weren't white. And the white ones didn't have white ribbon so I had to pass.
Then I discovered this set. Clean, simple and beautiful. I just knew it was what I had been hunting for.
I splurged and bought a simple white linen duvet. It is free of ruffles and frills, the only adornment being a small embroidered crest in the middle of the duvet. It was a little more than I was planning on spending (not a lot, but I really wanted to stick to the budget...) so I had to fore-go any of the matching shams and bedskirt. Plus I didn't want to do all linen, but a mixture of linen and cotton.
We stopped next door and I debated on a few of the lovely Miss Ashwell's shams, but having dealt with her return policy before (48 hours just wouldn't work for us LOL) I didn't want to take the plunge until seeing it all on our bed. Knowing I could call the store and order after getting home, we returned to the desert.
The next day my mom and I made a stop at Kohl's, and it was probably the best shopping I did the whole trip (besides PomPom, of course). I found these Ralph Lauren throw pillows in the clearance isle.
This is the part where I wish I lived across the street from a Kohl's. THEY WERE $4.99!!! Minus an extra 15%! I still cannot believe that price.
I think they will live on our family room sectional~
But Kohl's didn't stop there... they won me over time and time again! The next one being this white bedskirt. HELLO, I nearly bought this identical one at Shabby Chic for ten times the price! The price was $35, but was also 35% off and then another 15% off. What???
They also had shams! I got two king shams and two standard shams... for like $6 each!! I wanted to go simple with the duvet and add bits of glamour with pillows, which made these just perfect.