Mexican Blankets: Versatile for All Seasons

Mexican blankets perfect for travel | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Gunn & Swain

Years ago I went to Tijuana and bought a black and grey Mexican blanket as a souvenir. Guess what’s on my sofa right now?  I don’t really save or keep things, so for this guy to make the cut through endless clean-outs is a miracle in itself. Mexican blankets have been with me through college, married years, and I still snuggle […]

A Bamboo Chair Brings Tropical Heat to Your Home

Bamboo chair in bright orange on summer patio | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Danae Horst via The Jungalow

Bamboo is taking over summer decor this year! A natural or brightly painted bamboo chair is just the right thing to perk up your patio or living room. Lightweight and durable, bamboo gives your home instant island charm. Soften up your seating with pillows in cool, tropical prints and throw in a funky side table. We found some great chairs […]

Reupholstering Furniture is Pretty Darn Easy

Reupholstering furniture | Mid-century modern meets boho | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Adored Vintage

Upcycling makes any piece of furniture more valuable depending on the materials you use. The more time and attention you give your vintage find, the better.  Give any chair a little bit of TLC and a pinch of creativity to instantly transform it!  Reupholstering furniture gives each piece an extra dose of sentimental value, too.  Take a sturdy chair and add […]