Last weekend I was at the Eatons Centre, and of course, had to pop in and check out H & M Home. I was really hoping that it would be overpriced and overrated, you know, so I could say I had been there and that it totally wasn't worth it. That I could walk in, and walk out with out any damage to my wallet. That I wouldn't come out of there with a half dozen knicknacks because oh my gosh they were pretty. Well...If you want to see what I did walk out with...keep reading.
I walked into H&M and a bit of a daze came over me...so bright, so much light, all of the pretty things. I followed the signs right to the home section, walking past their beauty department without so much as a single swatch (impressive, am I right?!). As it turns out I walked straight into the children's department.
Circling through H & M Home I came across all sorts of beautiful plates, textured bed sets, and all sorts of things that I aspire to own one day. I am so excited to decorate
Any ways I digress. After circling all of H & M Home (and spending significant time day dreaming about the little dinner parties I will host in my open concept loft with perfect lighting) I meandered my way back to the children's department.
My cat bowl
My cat bowl in use. Until I have an actual cat.
My room is still being put away...but my rug!
Ah I love this so much.
As it turns out, the Zebra rug is also from the Children's Department. I was speaking with a gentleman working there and he told me that he purchased four of the cat bowls to feed his four cats from. What a genius.
So basically I ended up buying a cat bowl for the cat I don't have, and a Zebra rug for the kid I don't have. Being an adult is really classy guys.
In my defence, we plan on getting a cat when we move in together. Except I wouldn't want to share my bowl with them. Maybe I should buy a back up? An aspirational cat owner?
So to wrap it up here are the three things I learned from my trip to H & M Home:
1. You don't know it, but there is something there that you need.
2. Its okay for adults to shop in the Children's department because 8 year olds are cooler than I was at 14. And 14 year olds are probably cooler than I am now. Social media guys....they grow up so fast/
3. I wish I could speed up my life by like 10 years because I think I would do a fantastic job at decorating a 3 year old girl's room. So muck Ikea, so little time.
Have you had a chance to check out H & M Home in Toronto or Edmonton? What did you think of it?
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