Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Store Snaps: Home Goods

If you had told me a few years ago that I would become obsessed with Home Goods, I would be like, "You trippin' boo." I thought of it more as a place for my mom, full of porcelain roosters and giant bedazzled candle holders. But I am so into it now. I have a confession... There are three Home Goods stores within 5 miles of me, and sometimes on the weekend I will drive out to the farthest Home Goods and make my way back toward home, hitting up the other 2 on the way back. Because DEALS! And every Home Goods is a little bit different! The following photos were taken over a few different trips.

This credenza is a beaut!

Above: Jonathan Adler Kids bank, and Bang Candy simple syrup (which I know they sell or were selling at West Elm). Sometimes pictures I take in stores are blurry because I don't want someone to catch me being a dork and taking a picture. So I try to do it really fast.

There were a few different colorways of this ikat pillow. I also like that sweater knit-looking orange pillow behind it, but although it is cozy, I feel like sweater-knit is a little too "winter" and I am ready for spring colors and textures.

Jonathan Adler coin purse. This was the first JA item I found at Home Goods and it was a tiny miracle because I was browsing in the kitchen section, and this was randomly placed on a shelf with random kitchen items. We were drawn together, like a moth to a flame, and it was only $8.

On my last visit to Home Goods, there was a TON of the Jonathan Adler for JC Penney stuff. I wasn't too into that stuff. There were a lot of things with print, and while I obsess over JA pottery and 3D items, I have to admit that I have never been a big fan of the prints. I do really like the bases of these lamps.

I do, however, look to Orla Kiely for prints, and there has been Orla Kiely bedding at all 3 of my Home Goods stores every time I have visited in the last 6 months. This bedding set was from the collection done with Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I have also spotted one of the throw pillows that goes with this set, a bunch of towels (pictured above), and 2 bath robes, which gives me hope that maybe some more "official" Orla items will show up some day.

Happy Socks were all the rage for a while, weren't they?

Marc by Marc Jacobs wallet.

Kate Spade wallets!

I slightly regret not buying this wire table for my patio.

Even more Jonathan Adler goodness! I took home a couple of the "dolls" cannisters, and the "charade drape bowl" on the bottom left which retails for $195 on the Jonathan Adler site. I paid $40. By the way, can you believe the way the peacock (originally $295) is just haphazardly poking out of the bottom end cap waiting for someone to knock it over? Don't worry, I moved it.

I also have several non-name brand items at home, like mirrors, table lamps, picture frames, and throw pillows. Sometimes on Saturday nights after Z goes to bed, I run over to Home Goods. So there you have it, my little confession. Home Goods, who knew?!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Color Crush: Indigo

Bomaki Big Bag by Job & Boss.

Amberla dress by Ivana Helsinki, via Summerland.

Indigo Geo Cotton Dhurrie, via West Elm.

Azure confetti felt coasters by Cotton and Flax.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Damn, Target

Can we just talk about how much Target is killing it right now? Not only the Threshold and Nate Berkus stuff, but this season even some of the "lesser" sub-brands, like Room Essentials and Xhiliration - which I usually ignore and pass off as crappy dorm room stuff – even THAT stuff looks pretty good.

1. Threshold™ Round Metal Honeycomb Accent Table - Gold / 2. Nate Berkus™ Earthenware Vase White / 3. Threshold™ 29" Industrial Barstool with Wood Top / 4. Nate Berkus™ Arrowhead Bath Towel / 5. Threshold™ Color Block Round Woven Basket / 6. Threshold™ Acacia Bowl with Handles.