My mom has a knack for picking perfect pieces. Whether we're at a yard sale rummaging through heaps or at a high end boutique fondling the wares we can't buy, my Mom can skillfully pick out the prettiest and most unusual gem. While shopping at Finn Style last week I ogled the Marimekko textiles until my eyes bulged out. Meanwhile, my Mom found stunning Villila pillows. A lesser known but equally inspiring design house, Villila makes gorgeous textiles. The print covering my Mom's pillows depicts an urban street in Helsinki, Finland.
Take a peak at the pillows in their new home, the living room of my parents' 1950s home (my paternal, Finnish great-grandfather built the home).
Mom's house is a work-in-progress so wide angle photos are expressly prohibited but I couldn't help providing a little sneak peak into the rest of the living room, where she's hung one of my paintings. Mom & I also now own the same sofa, but hers is this great cinnamon colour. I love how she made the matching ottoman look less matchy-matchy (and more soft and cuddly) by tossing on a sheepskin.
Mom also picked up a fabulous Marimekko dress (on sale). It looks like the one on the left, but in a black with beige polka dots that are a bit smaller and more irregular.
My Dad bought this mug. Cute, right?
|Aarikka Moose Mug, Photo from Finnport|
With the addition of some discounted Marimekko giftcards (pictured below), that's Mom's haul.
P.S. Here's a little glimpse into Mom's library from last year.