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If these etsy crush posts were indicative of my etsy browsing tendencies then 95% of them would feature pillow shops. It’s true. I spend most of my time on etsy looking at pillows. It’s what I do. HH’s reaction is always the same “are you looking at pillows again?!” The majority of the time, I’m not looking to buy. I just really like looking at pillows. Like, really like looking at pillows. I am a pillow researcher. Yes, that is an official title. And I’m fond of all kinds of pillows: patterned & solid, shabby chic & graphic, vintage & new, cutesy & sophisticated… you get the idea. I think it’s pretty amazing what pillows can do for a room. Whether there are two or ten, they can totally “make” a room.

This week I couldn’t resist sharing a pillow shop. I recently purchased a pillow cover from Oriental Tribe 11 for our master bedroom and I’m so happy with it! Take a gander at which one lives on my bed now…

oriental tribe

Oriental Tribe 11 features pillow covers made from tribal textiles – many of them from traditional Hmong batiks. I love all the unique patterns, colors and embroidery work. They have a casual vibe with a playful, bohemian look. I can’t help but think of Amber’s design aesthetic. These are definitely pillows that could carry a room.

So now tell me, are you a pillow researcher too? I can’t be the only one.

images: Oriental Tribe 11

13 Comments

14.June.2013

I’m a pillow nut too! I blame your blog and all the other great bloggers out there who have shown me the power of pillows. I may be obsessed with etsy, pillows, and etsy pillows. I love the way pillows can soften a room and pull it all together. Too many options to chose from!

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14.June.2013

I’m guessing the one on the bottom left corner– but theyre all beautiful!

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Pillow fan here as well! I don’t know how pillows can be so cute (maybe because they’re fluffy?), but seriously, I need so much self control to keep my bed from being overrun by throw pillows!

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14.June.2013

I love this pillows great choise!
I saw a post about your kitchen and I want to ask you something. Do you know what time of the year Ikea has the 20% off? I’m from México so I need to plan my trip to buy it. Thanks :)

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replied on June 14th, 2013

Around here, there is always a kitchen sale in April/May.

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replied on July 10th, 2013

The sale is going on now through late August. Their website will have the details.

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14.June.2013

I am a total pillow freak! I allow myself to browse (which means eventually purchase) a couple of pillow covers a month. It is amazing how much I love this activity and getting new pillow covers in the mail is so much fun. I am currently into ebay shopping from Great Britain. The kind where you Buy Now! Some lovely things out there on ebay and etsy. What a nice aesthetic world we live in

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15.June.2013

I’m guessing top right or bottom left, but that’s just me imagining what “goes” with your bedding!

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I’m LOVING these. What a perfect mix… I love it when pillows just jive together but don’t match or anything. It’s the little things like that that really create a home!

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Gah!!! They’re all gorgeous! Why do I always love the most expensive ones…

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17.June.2013

These are so cute – a home can never have too many cushions! The patterns have so much texture..love them!

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17.June.2013

I’m glad I’m not the only one perusing etsy for new pillows! My pillow crush is http://www.etsy.com/shop/HAWThome – her patchwork pillows are gorgeous

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16.August.2013

I’m Hmong, so I was super excited to see that you featured a Hmong batik pillow!

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