Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley October 29, 2016

Happy Halloween weekend! I’ve finished up all the details on the costumes around here, they all needed hemming for proper fit but we’re ready for the next few days of fun! I’ll be taking Monday off to enjoy the Halloween festivities with friends and family. Favorite links from the past week below!

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halloween-cocktails

How cool are these DIY iridescent pumpkins.

Ew creepy! And yummy. Spider bite and poisoned apple cocktails.

Could not love this kitchen makeover more.

Also loved this modern farmhouse tour.

I’m crazy about this backsplash.

2017 paint trends.

Why you need more plants in your life.

Yes yes the joy of less!

 

See you all back here on Tuesday!

Have a Happy Halloween!!

Etsy Sources: Mudcloth Pillows

By Kate Riley October 27, 2016

Mudcloth fabrics have taken over the design world, they’ve been appearing everywhere this year but the textile is not new, it’s been around since the 12th century.

Mudcloth originates from Mali, Africa, and it’s true name is bògòlanfini. In the Bambara language, bogo, means “mud,” lan, means “with” and fini means “cloth,” hence the translation into the English word mudcloth. Find out more about the history of mudcloth in this article.

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Authentic mudcloth fabric is handwoven and has a textured surface. It is also hand dyed so imperfection is to be expected. For both those reasons it’s a desirable textile in interior design, and will add a touch of global flair to any space. Mudcloth pillows are the “it pillows” right now, it seems everyone’s got at least one. I too have jumped on board, recently ordering a lumbar for my guest room.

Below are some great sources on Etsy for mudcloth pillows, as you can see the colors and patterns vary. Happy shopping for the perfect one for your home. *affiliate links used

One Fine Nest

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white mudcloth / indigo mudcloth

 

Ebb and Thread

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indigo mudcloth / african mudcloth

 

The Modern Farmhouse Co.

 

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brown / black

 

One Affirmation

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black arrow / white arrow

 

Squared Charm Décor

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triangles / yellow arrows

 

Maewoven

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indigo / stripes & dots

 

MINImalist

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white tribal / x motif

 

Pillows by Elissa

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abstract black / zig zag

If you know of any other great sources for authentic mudcloth decor, please share!