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Styling Our Pillows in Your Home

Styling Our Pillows in Your Home

We often receive questions from customers about styling our pillows in their homes. To help answer these, we've gathered our favorite tips and tricks to find your style and apply it to your home. We believe that by representing yourself in your decor, you'll feel more at home in your space.

We love using our handwoven pillows as a simple way to switch up the style of any space. Pillows add warmth, increase livability, and help express your unique style in your home.

When developing your personal style, ask yourself these questions:

1)   How do I dress? Do I like a lot of color and pattern?

2)   Do I like to match things (match shoes and purse, etc.)? Am I more comfortable using a matching set of dishes or do I like to mix it up?

3)   Do I like many decorative elements or do I prefer more minimalist and simple style?

Once you've determined your style, you'll know what works best for you and your home.

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you get started:

MONOCHROMATIC / If you love to mix patterns and styles, selecting pillows that have the same predominant colors can help the combination feel more cohesive.

 

MIXING TEXTURES / Mixing textures is a great way to bring visual interest into any space. We love mixing pillows of different colors and patterns for a playful spin on traditional home decor. You can achieve a more minimalist look by mixing textures that have similar patterns or predominant colors.

   

MIXING SIZES / Create dimension in your space by mixing pillows of different sizes on sofas, beds, or benches. We love throwing in a lumbar (or two!) to complement the larger, square pillows!

  

A FEW OR MANY  / When it comes to the quantity of pillows, you can't go wrong. A single pillow on the end of a sofa can be a beautiful statement and a collection of pillows on your couch can create a comfy composition. 

 

Happy styling!

-The Mae Woven Team

2020 New Year's Resolutions

2020 New Year's Resolutions

We are bidding a bittersweet farewell to 2019, but can't wait to kick off this new year! We wanted to share a few goals we have as a company, then a few from each of us here at Mae Woven so you can get the chance to know us all better! 

COMPANY RESOLUTIONS:

This year, we plan to immerse ourselves in our community more. Whether it be participating in more pop-ups, volunteering or collaborating with local, small businesses – we plan to do it all! We also hope to arrange more fundraising opportunities and give back to those in need on a larger scale this year. We are excited to grow as a company and learn from the hurdles we know we will endure. 

Meet Emmy (@ameliahannah), the owner!

Happy 2020! I LOVE a fresh new year and chance to reflect. My word for this year is mindfulness. I will be especially mindful of how I prioritize my time, my environment, and what I put into my body. I hope to be more in tune with my family and their needs... as well as a support to my community as well.

 2019 was a year of growth. It was challenging in a lot of ways but I am coming out of it proud of the person I am becoming and so thrilled for what 2020 will bring! I am so grateful for the support I feel from all of you and my incredible team.  

Meet Megan (@megjensen), our Office Manager! 

For me, 2019 was a year full of adventure, growth and love. Reflecting on the past year is always bittersweet for me – Sad it's over, but excited for what's to come. So thankful for all that was learned and accomplished.

This year, I hope to spend more quality time with the ones I love – especially since my parents and siblings are moving to Colorado come summer! I also hope to learn a new hobby (fingers crossed that THIS is my year to become a more regular cook). Lastly, I hope to be more intentional in all my doing. Whether it be friendships, my marriage, purchases and more. I have a good feeling about 2020! Bring it on!

Meet Emme (@emmenelson), our Graphic Designer! 

2019 was a year full of changes: graduating with a degree in Design, getting engaged to my best friend {!!!}, moving into our first home, and joining the Mae Woven team! In 2020, I am looking forward to new experiences and setting a few intentions to guide my year. I hope to read daily {with a lofty goal of reading 40 books in 2020}, run a half marathon, and slow down to create space for the things I love {travel, through hiking, cooking, and painting}. Here's to 2020!

Meet Tani (@tnsmom), our Production Manager! 

My new years resolutions... As you can see, adventure and spending time with family bring me joy! (The tortoise was 112 years old!). My 2020 goals include continuing to study Spanish, visiting some of our international partners, and sourcing new textiles which meet and exceed our company values. Using my time to serve in the community here locally will be a priority also. It’s glamorous to serve abroad but our local underserved populations need us also.. and it’s right in front of us!

We are so thankful for all of the love and support we were shown in 2019! All thanks to YOU. We hope you have a year full of laughter, love and growth. Wishing you safety, health and happiness in 2020! HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Shopping Small this Holiday Season

Shopping Small this Holiday Season

As a small business, we are filled with gratitude that so many of you choose to shop small during the holiday season. With all the hustling and bustling that comes with the holidays, we find it so tempting to shop at larger retailers that provide a "one stop shop" for everyone on your list. But, as a female-run, small-business team, we are committing to supporting other small or local businesses this holiday season.

WHY SHOP SMALL? 

Shopping small is a great way to connect with members of your local community! In addition to small online shops, there are holiday art markets, small brick and mortar shops, and local artisans that provide meaningful gifts for anyone on your list. 

THE NUTS AND BOLTS 

Not only does shopping small make you feel good, it is good for your local economy and directly benefits your neighborhood, city, or town! When you purchase from a local business, the sales tax stays in your community which puts money towards roads and public schools. When you purchase from a small business, your money goes to create jobs, fund creativity and reinforce entrepreneurship!

SHOPPING SMALL GUIDE 

Every community has a unique selection of small businesses ranging from local coffee roasters to small book stores and artisan boutiques to local plant shops. With so many options, finding the perfect gift is a fun way to explore your city! We've included a couple of ideas to get you started:

 

No. 1

We all know how stressful the holidays can be. Treat your friends with relaxation essentials from an artisan boutique! Bath salts, incense and natural face masks make the perfect gift! {Bonus: include some fresh eucalyptus from your local market to add a touch of greenery.}

No. 2

With the days getting shorter and the temperatures dropping, the holidays are a perfect time to slow down and cuddle up. Make a holiday basket for friends or family with a book from a local book seller, a cozy handmade throw, and a bag of your favorite locally roasted coffee or tea. {Bonus: include a deck of cards or your favorite holiday movie so the whole family can enjoy.}

No. 3

Don't forget about your furry family members! Treat them to a unique toy, a locally made biscuit, or a handmade bed from a small shop. {Bonus: pick up ingredients from your local market and make homemade pet biscuits.}

No. 4

As the year comes to a close, we love to thank the people in our lives that often get overlooked. Pick up pastries from your local bakery and attach a handwritten note thanking your mailman, teachers, or crossing guards. {Bonus: include some hand-warmers to keep them warm on their route!}

 

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Don't forget to shop small! 

Show us how you're spending the holidays! Tag us on instagram @maewoven with #maewoveninthewild