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pom pom parade

by Grace Bonney


Everyone’s got an inner child, but mine seems to be demanding more attention these days. From my uncontrollable desire to eat brownies for breakfast to my refusal to put away my clothes like I should, my inner child is holding court in a major way. In addition to the excess sweets and household laziness, I find myself drawn to pom poms in an almost obsessive way. This tiny, cheerful decorative detail has always been a favorite of mine, but I swore them off for a few years because I knew they did little to help me convince people that I was 30 and not 20. I’ve always had a soft spot for somewhat child-like design, but there’s something about those dangly little pom poms that make me weak in the knees. So it goes without saying that I’m pretty tempted by these pom pom curtains at Anthropologie. And what’s that? They come in red and navy blue? My inner child and outer adult are equally delighted. I can see someone integrating these in a more minimal interior so that the “whimsical” part of the pom poms are neutralized a bit, but the kid inside me longs to pair them with the sheet set below. It would be an explosion of happy dangling fabric. xo, grace


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