We alllll know the fastest, least expensive way to freshen up a room is to add/change textiles. A beautiful couch is dead on arrival when loaded with fugly pillows, and the opposite is true; a so-so sofa (hot damn, I should trademark that) can be brought to life with beautifully styled textiles. From time to time, I find the prettiest 3 trillion dollar pillows, hit “complete purchase”, and blame it on a rare, uncontrollable spasm – if approached about purchase ➝ no hablo ingles. So when I discover affordable little gems in the abyss that is the internet, I get happy. I drop stuffed olives in a martini. And get happy. I’ve been searching for pillows for our dining chairs. The challenge – our dining and living areas are one big room, so ev-er-y thing needs to compliment each other. It’s the beauty and curse of an open layout. The living room sofa has a mix of simple, natural colored mudcloth and patterned indigo linen pillows. I wanted something that had a little bit of pattern, maybe some texture, but nothing that was over the top. I came across Danielle Oakey’s Etsy Shop and these Hmong hemp pillow cases – true love at first site. A teeny bit of texture, a faint washed pattern, lined with a touch of color. Perfection. My dining chairs have never looked so happy. The sheer delight I saw on my husbands face after adding more pillows, it brought joy to my heart.