Hello, hello! Let's talk comfort. After a particularly rough surgery check up this morning (word to the wise: "breaking up scar tissue" = more excruciating pain than I could have ever fathomed), I was in some need of some major TLC and coziness to nurse my wounds and get myself back to "normal" (a relative term). And with the "polar vortex" upon us, I have a feeling you're looking for some coziness and comfort of your own as well. I suggest a two-pronged attack:
1) stay home and swathe yourself in a faux fur throw, and;
2) look at some photos of super cute, fuzzy animals.
Prong 1: The Faux Fur Throw
Before my surgery, I purchased an ivory faux fur throw from One Kings Lane that turned out to be the greatest $55 I have ever spent. I have since realized that it is like the grown up version of a stuffed animal. Admittedly, I am a little bit embarrassed about it, but the thing is so darn cozy and comforting that I just don't care. Juge away, my friends, but I suggest you skip the juging and instead buy one of these bad boys for yourself. My intention when buying the item was for it to be a nice little throw at the bottom of our bed (and I liked that it's machine washable!), but since I haven't been able to sleep under the regular covers for the past 3.5 weeks, I've relied on our faux fur throw as my "comforter" (in all senses of the word!) to keep me super warm at night and feeling truly ensconced in softness and comfort.
Where to Buy
OKL doesn't have the exact throw in stock that I bought (they may in the future), but they have another slightly more expensive (but bigger!) option in light camel, $115. Below are a few others to try (most of these are in white, which is what I prefer, but, really, just go with what you love!):
Restoration Hardware Luxe Faux Fur Throw, $99
I like it in Arctic Fox, but really, any color is nice.
Pottery Barn Faux Fur Oversized Throw - Ivory, $139
And why not throw in that pillow while you're at it.
West Elm Faux Fur Throw in Frosted Mocha or Mocha, both $119
West Elm doesn't carry a faux fur throw in white, but all of the colors are pretty darn cuddly.
Prong 2: Fuzzy Cuteness
Now that you've swaddled yourself in the faux stuff, let's take a look at some photos of the real deal in all their cute glory. A couple of these images should do the trick:
Did that help? I thought so. I certainly feel better.
Happy warming, happy healing!
I am an artist/designer and former financial professional with a background in comparative literature, business and design. I live in New York with my overworked lawyer husband and my two boys Michael and Theo and spend much of my free time dreaming about how to enhance the aesthetics of our little world. I am endlessly inspired and always in search of something new. This is a blog about my search, my inspiration and things I just really, really like or want.