On Impulse.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

When it comes to shopping for our home, or my closet, I rarely buy things on impulse. Sure, I will be in a store, or walking by and pick something up that I wasn't planning. But internally, I am always running a list of things I "need" want, and said item usually fits within those constraints. In the past I've found that when I do buy something completely on impulse, without fail, I end up regretting it or returning it, which is why I'm somewhat shocked that right now my favorite thing in my home is something that I bought last week, on the spot, which was most definitely not on my need or want list. 

Honestly, I think it's better if I just show it to you. 

Okay, I know what you are thinking. "Have you lost your mind, lady?" And I have, but in a good way, I think. See I know at first glance, it's the most ridiculous stool ever, and it is, but isn't it also kind of fantastic? I want to use it in the future guest room, which is only large enough to house a queen bed and a small side table, as sort of a conversation piece. As in, "remember when we stayed at  Robin's house and she had that crazy goat stool, with the gold painted nails at the end of the bed??? That was kind of awesome." You know, that kind of conversation. 

 I agree on its own the thing looks freaky weird, but when I saw it, all of these images popped into my head. The ones I has been bookmarking and pinning for the past few years. 







Sure these are a little more on the "safe" side compared to the weirdness that I picked up, but still I think the vibe is the same and I love the texture and funkiness that it will add to what otherwise will be a fairly simple room. For those of you who know me, by simple I mean, pattern on pattern on pattern, but in this case I will "try" to stick with one or two colors. I mean, I can't try to compete with that stool now can I?

What do you think? Domino chic or totally insane? I think it's probably somewhere in the middle, but I love him so much, that he's a keeper no matter what. Of course, that big no return stamp on receipt made sure of that ;). Like I said, I'm not one to shop of impulse, but this time I think I may have lucked out. Or not. I think we may have to wait until the big reveal before we can judge that one. 

Have any of you bought something completely insane, only to love it afterword? Or is it always the other way around? I'd love to know!

P.S. For those of you who like the look, without the weirdness, I found this little guy from etsy who would fit the bill perfectly (freaky legs not included.) 


Lou said...

Hi - you goat lady you....! I have been following your blog for a long time and have witnessed the whims and oddities and this is one of them!! I must admit - despite the fact that I had never considered goat legs, it does have some charm! I like the fur - very tactile and of course Pinterest has a wealth of things to show how fur can fit in a modern home! The legs do slightly freak me out - I'm not gonna lie - but overall, from what I have seen of your interior style, I think it will defo work :-) Lou x

Flora Fascinata said...

I don't like it. I love it!! You'll have to give it a name and be kind to it. Laughed re the photo of the car trunk open and the stool 'standing' there. Xx

Anonymous said...

Ha, fabulous! Ecclectic I say.