now for the good news - i have finally found the etsy shop where i had my leather pillows in our family room made! elizabeth at house of pillows! she actually found me on instagram and i'm so glad she did.
photography by Kate Renyi
the design i dreamt up was to have a seam vertically and horizontally but you can have them made as one seamless piece as well. these are the real deal though and elizabeth helped me source that perfect leather from a couple of images i sent. very glad this mystery has been solved! (if only my memory was in tact, it would never have been a mystery!!)