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Sharing a shot of the...

We all know where the Big Apple is....
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I got the blog post put together showing you all where I put the big vintage sexy-beast-of-a-sectional!
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Ya'll know I've been raving about the #getsmart @tiltsmarthome blinds. 👏I'm obsessed!
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For example, our daughter likes to hang out in here and do her nails, read, chat on the phone with her bff.  All the teen girl things. 💅
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Ya'll know I've been raving...

Last time I was someone's type...
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I was donating blood 👩‍⚕️
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Happy Monday! 😘
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I'm really getting excited about the upcoming @oneroomchallenge 🤸‍♀️
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My friend Ari @arianna_danielson hit on something in her post today.
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LOVE your home. 💖 I create the spaces I do because they make us feel happy, cozy, comforted, relaxed and fun.  Spaces we want to hang out in!
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You don't need anyone else's permission to tell you what's right or wrong.  You just need you. Find your style, rock it and own it. 💖
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This is unapologetically me, this is us and this is our home. 🏠 Welcome to the party! 😁🤸‍♀️
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I'm stoked to share with you that I'm a new #purplepartner embarking on their 100 night trial.  We are a few days in and I've been dying to share this with you! 💜
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Tulip was giving the @purple dog bed a test drive, which she literally spent every moment on until she passed a few days later.  We are so grateful her last days were spent in such comfort and support enjoying this bed. ❤
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Now our other pups are enjoying while we get a feel for the mattress!
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It's been a bit over a week and I must say we are very impressed! I have lots of back issues while the hubs gets numb arms from side sleeping.  So far this has made a difference in our quality of sleep! 😪
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I am really looking forward seeing what kind of longer term usage benefits there might be from this mattress, which is one of the coolest innovations (in my humble opinion) in sleep.  Holla 4" purple smart comfort grid!! And coming from a horrible sleeper that's saying somethin 😁 #lifeonpurple
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Hit up my stories where I share the process from delivery to intial impressions!
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I'll share my honest thoughts and experiences with you during this 100 night trial so you can make an informed decision on what's best for your sleep! 🛏
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Oh Suzani….What’s a Suzani?! And Shopping in Unexpected Places for Amazing Pieces!

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I’ve gone and done it again!  I have changed up another room.  I know, I know, what on earth am I doing changing anything when I’m in the process of selling our house to move across the country?! (here’s the post about what’s up with this moving cross country biz) Let me just tell you one thing, when I see a one of a kind piece that I love I am not going to miss out on it because we are planning a move.  Psshhawww!

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And here’s the new addition!  She’s called Luna and she’s a suzani.  What’s a suzani you ask? Here’s good ole wikipedia’s description:

*Suzani is a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile made in TajikistanUzbekistanKazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. Suzani is from the Persian Suzan which means needle. The art of making such textiles in Iran is called Suzandozi (needlework).

Suzani usually have a cotton (sometimes silk) fabric base, which is embroidered in silk or cotton thread. Chainsatin, and buttonhole stitches are the primary stitches used. There is also extensive use of couching, in which decorative thread laid on the fabric as a raised line is stitched in place with a second thread. Suzanis are often made in two or more pieces, that are then stitched together

Popular design motifs include sun and moon disks, flowers (especially tulipscarnations, and irises), leaves and vines, fruits (especially pomegranates), and occasional fish and birds. [1]

Suzanis were traditionally made by Central Asian brides as part of their dowry, and were presented to the groom on the wedding day. [3] These hand-embroidered vintage suzanis are infused with the character that only comes from everyday use. Perhaps created by a bride-to-be to show her devotion to her betrothed and then in lean times bartered away to a traveling merchant for money or household necessities pulled from the depths of his donkey cart. The story of each of these suzanis is as rich as their colors, as intricate as the designs that cover their surfaces*

As you can see they are incredible pieces each with their own unique story.  Handmade works of art that can be used in many ways in the home.  Commonly seen on the bed as a bedspread or accent textile, they are also often seen as pieces of art on the wall.  Tack them up, frame them and sometimes even used as upholstery fabric.

I personally prefer them in their au naturale form which is intact with wear to match the age and history.  Someone or several someone’s took a significant amount of time to make this beautiful piece with their hands, the least I can do is treat it with the respect and love it was created with.

Which brings me to THIS!!

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OMG you guys!  Say whaaaaatttt?!!!  I have been wanting to do different bedding in here for months but didn’t want to invest big money into a whole new set.  Especially given that when we move I will most likely change it all.  But fate steps in and you come across something else completely.  It went something like this.  My girl Jo owns a small business out of Australia called La Boheme House of the Wishing Trees.  And I have stalked her site for quite some time.  I came across this bold but gorgeous suzani and after staring at Miss Luna (the suzani) for a week I showed the hubs and you guys he LOVED it.  (he never loves anything decor related BTW)  Thus I immediately ordered Luna and then patiently waited almost 2 weeks to get her (customs…….and Australia is a long long way away).

Luna arrived and oh my beating heart she was more gorgeous in person than I ever could have imagined.  I immediately placed her on the bed and swapped out some of the pillows, for others in different areas of the house, to tie in with her bold design!  Along with the minor change of one of my fave pieces of art from another room and voila.  A fresh master bedroom look with just ONE new piece!!

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And I can use it in more ways than just a bed covering so even after we move I will find the perfect spot for her. And the underside (the white you see above) is just as beautiful as the front!  I am officially obsessed and smile every time I walk in and see this bold pop of handmade beauty.

Not that I didn’t love our bedroom before but it needed a punch of something and Luna was the perfect piece. Which brings me to a little shopping tidbit.  If you are looking for decor that matches your unique personality think about checking out online shops/businesses for those one of a kind pieces.  Instagram and Etsy are full of small shops owned by incredible people from all around the world.  And everything from furniture to textiles to accessories to lighting can be found.

They lovingly curate and specially select each and every piece they carry in their shops and that dedication is a resource we shouldn’t overlook!  It might be a wait to receive but it’s def worth it.

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Do you have a special piece you bought from a small business?  Local or on the other side of the world?  I always love to hear from you!  Hit me up in the comments below!

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4 Comments
  • Jamala Wallace
    April 25, 2018

    Wow!! It’s amazing how one item can give a room a whole new look!! I see why your hubby loved it.. it’s fantastic.. I’ve not heard of Suzani so thanks for the intro… Great look in your beautiful room

    • ttbousu
      April 26, 2018

      Thanks Jamala!! He never loves anything but I got him with this one! It was the one piece that was missing. Suzanis are amazing and come in so many designs and colors, I’m so glad I got to introduce you to them! xxx&ooo

  • Amanda Noble
    May 2, 2018

    That bed is beautiful! I love it.

    • ttbousu
      May 2, 2018

      Thank you so much!

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