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Spotted! One of my favorite patterns on Apartment Therapy

So here I am, taking a break and scrolling through inspiring apartments on Apartment Therapy. (My usual.) And I come across Nicole & Aaron's Paris-Inspired Loft. Of course, it's the typical "love at first sight" with their bright colors and eclectic decorating taste. Then, I see it:

Recognize it? It's the same bright, bold, floral pattern on the quilt and pillow I use on my bed. (I purchased the set years ago at T.J. Maxx... as a little redecorating gift to myself during my internship days at Better Homes and Gardens with magazines Do It Yourself and Storage.) 

It's my favorite-ever quilt. Even though it was a bargain at T.J.'s, I take great care of it because I don't know what I'll do someday when I have to replace it. I don't even sleep with it on my bed anymore. It gets folded up and set aside with all my pillows. Will I ever find a quilt I love soooo much? I have my doubts. So without further ado... here it is in my bedroom currently:

Have you ever spotted something you own in an Apartment Therapy tour – or even in a magazine?!

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