Mae Woven

Mae Woven in the Wild

Mae Woven in the Wild

Cover photo by @paigejonesphoto.

Today we are sharing some of our favorite ways our customers have styled their homes using our pillows, blankets, and baskets.

When styling a bed…

You can never have too many pillows! When styling with throw pillows, try using different size variations.

Try this pillow combination idea: Make your bed with your normal sleeping pillows, then stack two 20" pillows side by side in front. We love the incorporation of both black and white mud cloth here. From there, add a lumbar pillow to make the scene feel more full. Top off the stack with a third 20". Finally, add a decorative mud cloth bed scarf to tie in the differing fabrics. Try keeping the stack monochromatic for a more minimal look.

Pillows we suggest using:

White Mud Cloth options:

Rudo (20”

Raj (20")

Black Mud Cloth options:

Zade (20”)

Zimbabwe (20”)

Lumbar options:

No. 4 (14” X 22”)

Zain in Black (14” X 22”)

Front pillow options:

No. 5 (20”)

Imani (20”)

Malee (20”)


White Mud Cloth Pillow & Black Mud Cloth Pillow & Mud Cloth Throw
Post via @arrowsandbow

Think unique…

One out-of-the-ordinary way to style your throw pillows is pairing them together in a blanket basket. This will make the room feel cozier and adds some depth. In this example, we love how a basic mud cloth has been paired with a more detailed throw pillow, then stacked on multiple folded blankets. In addition, try styling pillows on a unique piece of furniture to make it stand out more. For instance, add a more colorful accent to a simple indoor swing.

Basket suggestions:

First combination idea:

Rupi Throw + Nailah in Gray (20”) + Preed (20”)

Second combination suggestion:

Tetechas Throw + Nadia (20”) + Mbali in Black (20”)

  

Swing suggestions:

Swing 1 & Swing 2

First combination idea:

Naja (22") + Rooi (22")

Second combination idea:

Latice (18") + Kidal (20"-22")



Pink Mud Cloth Pillow & Baoulé Pillow
Photos via @celestecclark & @maddiebroderick

Aiming for sophistication…

While not everyone will see your bathroom, you can still add some finesse without too much effort. Instead of hanging your towels on a typical rack, drape your turkish towels over the side of your tub for a more sophisticated look. We love the incorporation of beautiful bath accessories. Here are some of our current favorites:


Black Check Turkish Towel & Black and White Stripe Turkish Towel
Photos via @caro_kmartin and @branchabode

Playing dress up...

Dress up your bags & baskets by arranging some blooms or household items, such as blankets, hats, and so forth. They make for an easy, smooth, and pretty transportation. Adding keychains, bandana’s, or pom poms also contribute to the overall appearance. Some additions we currently love:

Or, our favorite option, get crafty and make your own!


Market Bag & Black and White Turkish Towel
Photos via @amandabarkerphotography & @maddiebroderick


We hope that these styling tips gave you the inspiration you were looking for! Be sure to follow our Pinterest to see more customer photos. Remember, if you need help styling your #maewoven products, we have designers that are here to help! Assistance is just an email away!

Sunshine x Mae Woven

Sunshine x Mae Woven

 For the month of December, we have chosen to highlight bohemian goddess, Sunshine Abou Bakar. She lives in the busy city of Brooklyn with her sweet husband and babe. She is a world traveler and is able to capture and write about her travels in the most magnificent ways. We are inspired by all that she is! 

Tell us a little bit about yourself...

My name is Sunshine and my husband and I are raising the kindest little multicultural global citizen we can. I’m an Island girl and a 1st generation Brooklynite my husband is Nigerian by way of Benin. Noon is a child of the world uniquely flavored as both a First and Second generation American.

I’m an old soul with a bohemian spirit, I’ve been to 40 countries yet I can’t have a conversation with most humans due to my severe social anxiety.

I’m so anxious about social interactions that avoid seeing others in embarrassing scenarios I fast forward past awkward moments on television and in movies! If I can’t fast forward or I’m watching with someone else I curl into a ball and stick my fingers in my ears till I feel like the moment has passed. 


Market Backpack  

How do you balance being a mother and professional? What have you sacrificed (both personally & professionally) for your career?

Most days it feels like my sanity is frayed, but on Thursday’s (random day of the week) I feel like I’ve got it all together. I create in my daughters downtime but I’m more inspired to create while she’s a part of it all.

While designing Mino the Label, Noon has been fit model and muse. She’s helped me pick out fabrics and field tested samples. Having her inspired me to take on my dreams in a big way, it’s only fitting that she be apart of every step of my process.

Now that she’s a bit older I have moments where we are a part.


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If you could teach the entire world one concept, which one would you choose?

Saying negative things gives you a double dose of the worlds negativity. Standing in light, thinking/speaking positivity allows you to control your own surroundings and filter the negativity. I wish people spoke kinder when they think no one is listening, because I’m the end they’re listening.

How do you think your future self will remember your current self?

As a mama who tried her very best.


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What is one life lesson you learned the hard way? 

That loving someone fiercely doesn’t mean they love you at all.


Market Backpack

What does it mean to be human?

To be human, means you have every second of your life to be someone absolutely new. 

I’m the biggest Lauryn hill fan, a fan of the classics growing up she was my ideal vision of beauty. I saw her perform once in California and I wept the entire performance. I was so moved by her might. She first play any of her old songs like she used to, she plays what she wants how she wants. I remember thinking, how hard it is for me to be myself in a room full of strangers and here was this woman, my idol. Baring her soul in a room full of people who sweared they knew her intimately, boldly refusing herself on her own terms. Ever sound that came out of her beautiful mouth she took a stand for the version of herself she loved, the version of herself that filled her up. I’ve never witnessed something more powerful.

Instagram: @africanboheme
Website: Sunshine Abou Bakar

Paige x Mae Woven

Paige x Mae Woven

For the month of November, we have chosen to highlight the wonderful Paige Christensen. She lives in the hot temps of Arizona with her three sweet kids and husband. She is an incredible photographer and we are truly inspired by the woman she is! 
   
Tell us a little bit about yourself... 
   
I grew up in Arizona, then when Ben and I were married, we moved to California, back to Arizona, then Utah, and back to Arizona. Arizona always seems to pull us right back because we love it. I went to school and became a Physical Therapist Assistant where I worked in a skilled nursing facility with the old folks and I loved it. They always wanted to talk and tell stories (my kind of people) and it was always fun joking around with them. I have three kids – Milo is 6, Ruckus is 3 and Raen is 3 months. My husband and I are both photographers. I shoot more local commercial photoshoots and Ben travels all over shooting commercial photography, look books, lifestyle, all sorts of things!  Milo, our daughter, already shows an interest in taking photos, it's been fun to watch.
   
  
How do you find happiness in each day?
  
My happiness comes from not only my family but also because I've learned to take a step back when I think something is a big deal or something is upsetting. I try to think, "How can I fix this," rather than to instantly be bummed or upset. With a husband that travels a lot, it can be hard to take care of the kids and get them on time to everything they need to be at; but rather than being overwhelmed, I try and think of ways I can make life easier for not only myself but for them as well! Even if that means that I simply set out my daughters bowl of cereal the night before and prepare her school lunch before going to bed, just so that we're not rushed and overwhelmed in the morning. It's the little things that make the biggest difference.
   
   
What is one life lesson that you will never forget?
   
To never trust a skinny cook ; )
  
    
Who or what inspires you to be a better person?
   
My kids inspire me to be a better person. The last thing I want is for them to pick up on my terrible characteristics. For example, it's not really in my nature to offer words of affirmation often, so that's something I need to work on. Every night before they go to bed, I tell them three things that make them so great (obviously there are more than three but we have to keep it semi quick). Then, throughout the day, I make sure to give them lots of kisses and hugs, even when they don't want me to.
  
    
What is one thing you would do to make the world a better place?
    
Oh man, if I had super powers I would get rid of diseases and cancer.  Way too much heartache comes from that.
  
    
What are some major things you are thankful for?
   
I'm thankful for good friends. Everyone needs at least one person that is just there for you even when you didn't know you needed it. Someone that shows up to help with your kids, brings you a treat, gives you a phone call because they just get it.  Be a good friend!
  
  
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