A Good Throw’s Job

February 11, 2013

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This weekend, Greta’s room got another dose of whimsey:
You can see from Greta’s original mood board below, we were planning on adding a bold pink throw with pom poms to the bottom of her bed.
But, when the pelmet box changed from green cub print upholstery to plain white velvet (among other changes the mood board has undergone as the room evolved)–we were feeling the need to add another fun pattern in. Plus, the curtains just got a dose of pom poms.  Luckily, we kind of fell for Karrie and her eco throws over at Happy Habitat.

Specifically the Pez blanket in Candy. That’s the actual name and color of this darling throw.  Which makes me believe even more it is perfect for Greta’s room.  The girl and her candy. I got in touch with Karrie right after Christmas, when my sister gifted the “Greta the Great” poster to us for Christmas.  The color match was uncanny (!!) and the fun scalloped print makes this taupe-y/grasscloth/pelmet box room feel a little more toddler-chic, right?!

Aside from the cute-factor, the throw is thick and has a really great weight to it–plus it is made from 80% recycled cotton–so we can feel good about giving this cotton a second life and it is beyond soft. But more than anything–it is really making Greta’s big girl room now and tying a lot of elements together.  I think it is safe to say–that’s a good throw’s job: Tie a room together and be soft enough to cuddle in. Check and check.
So while Greta’s room is donning (and rocking!) a little Pez Candy courtesy of Karrie, one of your casas is getting a Happy Habitat throw, too! Your choice! Come back tomorrow for the giveaway, but in the meantime–feel free to start eyeing your selection here.
Update: Hit up the eco-throw giveaway going on right now here.

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  1. Annemie says:

    Oh my god, I ended up here from the comments over at Young House Love,
    and I’m droooling over these throws!! Had to google if I was still in time, but yay!
    Fingers crosssed!

  2. Cali says:

    Wow. I can’t decide between the Pez or the Ikat! That blalnket looks fantastic in there! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  3. I cannot believe that it is 80% recycled cotton!
    Wow, I really love that.
    Love the room as well.

    Nicholle Olores of Allkind

  4. I cannot believe that it is 80% recycled cotton!
    Wow, I really love that.
    Love the room as well.

    Nicholle Olores of Allkind

  5. Susannah says:

    Wow, this is looking amazing! I would love this room for myself! :-)

  6. This throw looks like it was MADE for her room! The colors are so perfect. Along with the previous posters, I didn’t realize how large the gallery wall was! It really makes a big impact! Great job!

  7. Wow very cute throw! That’s what the room needed. I can’t wait for the little give away! No idea what throw I’d get or where but I’m totally entering.

  8. I love that throw! It looks awesome in that room! And is definitely “toddler chic” if not just chic in general! ;)

  9. DoublClik says:

    I didn’t realize the Greta the Great print/frame is that large! So clean, refined, And you know what, I think color butterflies is what wouldn’t make it feel like a big girl room : )

  10. The black and gold one has my name allll over it. Thanks for introducing us to this great company!

    Also, this room is looking out of this world. I still can’t get over how perfectly imperfect those butterflies are!

  11. YAY! Julia– the whole room is gorgeous! You have a great eye for putting things together–sophisticated, but fun. SO happy to be a party of Greta the Great’s big girl room!

  12. Laura says:

    I didn’t realize how large the pictures were! Love the trow and how it ties in with the art work.

  13. Oh my gosh, I’m absolutely in love with Greta’s room… and it’s not even finished! You’re doing a spectacular job! :D That throw is pretty darn adorable, too.

  14. AviLynn says:

    Dying over these throws!!! They’re all so gorgeous! I love the colors in Greta’s.

  15. Her room looks awesome. Yeah, love how giant the art is and the blanket ties it all together perfectly. Love it! Excited for the giveaway!

  16. Perfect again! I love the scallop details.

  17. Rachael says:

    I LOVE this blanket!! The colors, the pattern, everything. Great find!!

  18. I didn’t realize from the previous pics how BIG all the frames are on the pic wall. I love it!

  19. Michelle says:

    Greta’s room is coming together so nicely! Love that throw…it would match my little ones new big girl room also. Karrie has some bee-you-tee-full options! Sigh…

  20. Kristine says:

    that throw is ammmaaazzzing! in love! toddler chic is right! love every move you’ve made with this room. lucky greta!

  21. Adrienne J says:

    Wow, I really love the way you’ve balanced it all out. I was confused at first by the black butterflies but I hadn’t made the connection between them and the dark frames on the other wall. Such a beautiful room! I bet it looks even better in person.

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