Animal prints are a classic look to accent your home with, and by classic I mean prehistoric. Earliest historical findings show that animal pelts were worn as clothing. As we learned how to weave and make textiles, furs became more of a source of warmth in the winter months; fur coats, blankets, rugs kept us cozy during harsh cold spells. As we began building permanent structures for shelter and bringing fire indoors with us, furs became more of a sign of wealth and status. Fast-forwarding to the last 60+ decades where wearing fur was fashionable to now when we are much more conscious of our furry friends – we have a lot of options when it comes to incorporating animal prints and faux furs into our homes.
Like many people, I am obsessed with my dogs. (That is probably an understatement.) While I prefer my rescued mélanges, I live and breathe dogs no matter the shape or size. I know that I am not alone in my affection for dogs, which is why I decided to feature pet beds this week.
As a company located in the South, we at Cushion Source are surrounded by the phenomenon that is college football. This is not just an everyday occurrence – this is a lifestyle. College football is like Christmas to us Southerners; a Christmas that lasts around four months. We anticipate the first kickoff of the next season as soon as the last game ends. We long for those crisp fall Saturdays like children anxiously awaiting a visit from Santa. We make our own wish lists consisting of top ten predictions, new collegiate clothing and accessories, and guest lists for our next tailgating event. We serve copious amounts of food and beverages to which we indulge to no end.
As a history buff, avid reader, and devoted television watcher, I wanted to create inspiration boards focusing on periods of style. For this first board, I wanted to share my favorite decade of the 20th century, the 1920s. I was influenced by some of my all-time historical (and historical fiction) favorites: Montgomery’s very own Zelda Fitzgerald, “The Lost Generation,” forgotten mansions of New York’s Millionaire’s Row, The Great Gatsby, and both television series Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey… I could seriously keep going.