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Friday, January 16, 2015

Personal Shopper {Trend Spotting}

Today -- let me be your personal shopper!  If you haven't been out home decor shopping this month, then you haven't seen all of the new items hitting the shelves for Spring!  I see bright colors, flowers, gold details, and neutral textures in our near future for Spring.

Sometimes, when I feel stuck creatively in a project, the best thing for me to do to get inspiration is to just go shopping.  And that is what I did this week.  With SO many different projects going on right now, I had to just get out there and see, in person, what my favorite stores have available for Spring.



I don't know what I would do without Nate Berkus and Threshold items at Target!  If you are debating about whether or not something from Target will look good in your home and it is either the Nate Berkus or Threshold line, chances are, it will.  So just buy it!!  Their home decor is that good.

Here are some of my TOP FAVORITES right now!

I am noticing a lot of PEACH colored items from Nate Berkus.  Neutrals are still very hot and trendy and will always fit your home decor for years to come.  And navy is still really popular right now as well.

I am really happy to see Target step outside the box and offer some amazing items such as these fringed wall hangings!  




I think I first fell in love with this style of tapestry hanging on the wall after watching Genevieve Gorder on HGTV.  If you know Gen, then you know she loves her Moroccan Wedding Blankets.  She used one here, in this design.

"Soaring Living & Dining Space" by Genevieve Gorder via HGTV

This style tapestry from Target is very similar.  It comes in two different sizes and styles.  The larger of the two is shown below in a space designed by another one of my favorites -- Emily Henderson.


I know this style isn't for everyone -- but I think they are really cute!  I could imagine this in a sweet little nursery (boy or girl) or above a headboard in a bedroom as a focal point.

I love everything Emily did with this space using some of my new favorite Target pieces.



You can see the entire room design on Emily Henderson's blog here.

I think I could go on...and on...and on...about all the new items I love at Target.  But instead, just go here and see all the new home decor for yourself.  Don't forget to shop on store's websites too.  Because sometimes, they have "online only" items that are even better than what you can find in the store.

My next favorite place to shop for more unique, worldly items is Cost Plus World Market.  And here are some things I am crushing on at the moment.

I can't get enough of this mirror from World Market.  I saw it from a distance as I was shopping and I was like a deer in headlights!  I immediately made a b-line towards it to get a closer look.



It has that soft, raw wood look that World Market does so well with so many of their items.  It just has such gorgeous detail to it that makes it unlike most mirrors I find.

If you didn't know -- in the last couple of years, World Market has started offering pendant lighting and chandeliers.  The designs are reminiscent of high end lighting and the prices are amazing!!  Here is one of my new favorites.



It reminded me of some I saw last summer in the M/I home at the Indianapolis Home-A-Rama.  See my post here.  


This is a much more expensive version in the show home.  World Market's version does not have the glass panels which saves on cost to be able to sell a much less expensive version of the same light.

And another pillow because I am a sucker for pillows, fringe, and ticking stripes!



I mean, who doesn't need a huge black & white watercolor buffalo on their wall?!?  It's very chic!



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Hobby Lobby was my next stop of my shopping trip this week.  Most people think of Hobby Lobby just as a craft store, but it is SO much more.  It is really another one of my favorite places to shop for unique home decor.  They always have items 50% off and if it isn't on sale, wait until the next week and it will be 50% off then.  Or you can always search online for a 40% off coupon.  I always just pull one up on my phone while I am in line to check out if I need to.

They have had some awesome artwork lately at my local Hobby Lobby.  And the prices on these large canvas or framed art pieces are unbeatable!  Here are some of my favorites.....



This framed art is by a very talented lady Lindsay Letters.  She has one of those styles that when you see a piece of her work, you just know it is Lindsay Letters.  There are lots of fun prints by her.  We used this same framed print in my niece's playroom.  Follow Lindsay on Instagram -- you won't be disappointed.  She was also the calligrapher of one of my all time favorite design books -- The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith.


Other favorites.....


 Hipster Arrows Framed Wall Art  //  Be Strong and Courageous Canvas Wall Art  //  Brown & White Let's Be Adventurers Framed Wall Art 

You can now shop online at Hobby Lobby's website.  But I must say, their website is quite challenging to navigate.  It is almost impossible to find what you are looking for sometimes, so you do have to have some patience if that is the route you are going.


Pottery Barn has really "upped their game" in the last couple of years, adding in some more modern prints and furniture among all of the heavily traditional pieces.

via Pottery Barn
Some really beautiful pillows in those striking orange and navy colors again!


I love all of their wooden beads!  Especially the White Beads Vase Filler.  

Some new modern, global inspired rugs, starting at $250 up to $1000.  



I never purchase items for my clients from just one place.  That's boring!!  I know which stores have he best deals and how to stretch the dollar as far as possible.  Besides, a grouping of items from different stores makes a space much more interesting.  As I see more Spring "must-haves" on my shopping adventures, I will be sure to share them all with you.  But for now, I don't want to get too carried away!

If you really want me to be your personal shopper, you can hire me by the hour to find a few new items to spruce up your home for Spring.  Visit my Design Services page for more info on a la cart services and how to contact me.







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