Moroccan Pillows

{Photo by Teri Lyn Fisher, via Anthology}
Right now I am very inspired by Justina Blakeney, a blogger and designer who is so good at getting the bohemian/globalist look just right. A mid-century/bohemian/globalist style mix seems to be the theme I see in what I'm drawn to and all over my Pinterest boards. I have a hard time with it, though. Even though I'm not always drawn to minimalist design, I tend to think of my style as rather minimalist because of my fear of clutter. I don't want my home to look cluttered or too full of crap, so I have a tendency to edit everything down to the bare minimum. Then I photograph my home and I look at the photos, and I think, "My home is missing something." To me, it looks a little bare and missing personality and oomph.

Justina's rooms really speak to me and have that oomph I'm looking for. Her rooms look well-traveled and lived in. They look like rooms I want to sit down in and stay awhile, because they look comfortable and interesting. She's not afraid of colors or patterns and she's not afraid to fill a room with interesting stuff.

I'm learning a thing or two from her. I still love my white walls and trim, and I like my furniture mid-century, but I'm trying to put my finger on what it is exactly that make her spaces work so well, so I can get some of that action happening in my own rooms.

She recently wrote on her blog an easy little trick for injecting some bohemian life into a room. Hang plants and load up on Moroccan pillows. I can hang plants with the best of them, but I really need some Moroccan pillows in my life. Justina recommends an online store called Baba Souk for finding reasonably-priced Moroccan pillows, so I gathered up a few of my favorites to share with you. They are all so beautiful!



Each pillow is one-of-a-kind, so many of these are already sold out. But hopefully this gives you an idea what I'm looking for. All of these or similar styles are priced at $80 and can be found here.

Now for me, $80 for a pillow is a lot.  I could pay that if I plan to slowly accumulate a collection of the course of a few years, which I may do, but I'm on the lookout for some similar pillows for less.

I also have a lot of questions about what makes these pillows Moroccan. How are they different from other pillows I've seen labeled "Turkish?" How will I know the difference? Ideally, I would travel to all these places to gather these things, like what's implied when I use words like "well-traveled" and "globalist." In the meantime, I would just like to know where these items came from or what country inspired them, even if I can't travel to the source just yet. I have so much to learn!

Be sure to check out Justina's blog and her incredible Pinterest boards.

12 comments:

  1. I LOVE Justine Blakeney! I think a couple of Moroccan pillows would be a great addition to your living room. Good luck finding some more affordable ones! Can't wait to see the result.

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  2. Those pillows are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing such a great source.

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  3. Those are some fabulous pillows! But I have to agree that at $80 I don't see any in my immediate future. :) Hope you can find some similar ones soon. #SITSBlogging

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  5. Love color combination this pillows. very colorful, this kind of pillow will definitely be great addition to any place.. . choosing pillows can be a bit overwhelming, especially if we're running from store to store.

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