Pottery Barn Does It Again and My Craigslist Find

Hey everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday.  I hope you had a chance to enter the Letitia Elizabeth Giveaway.  I will be announcing the winner on Wednesday!!

Over the years, I have found myself less and less inspired by Pottery Barn.  I just felt like their catalogs looked the same season after season.  However, I was recently surprised by some of the collections over at PB Teen.  I wrote about the Emily and Merritt collections here and here.  Over the weekend, I opened up the Pottery Barn Kids catalog and was BLOWN away. They have a new collection of chinoiserie inspired goods that are so sophisticated.  I would die for any of the pieces I saw and would admittedly be very jealous of any “kid” lucky enough to have such a room.

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Here are some of the pieces from their new collection I am drooling over.

Seriously, how cute is this pagoda monogram.  They have upped the sophistication a notch for sure!

Pottery Barn Pagoda Monogram

Speaking of pagodas, I can’t get over this pagoda lantern from the collection.  The bamboo is to die for.

Pottery Barn Pagoda Pendant

I like their whimsical take on chinoiserie prints here in the bedding.

Pottery Barn Chinoiserie Bedding

This gold bamboo mirror is living-room worthy.  It is definitely a more affordable version that what you would find elsewhere!

Pottery Barn Bamboo Mirror

Pottery Barn Greek Key Pillow

The collection has a line of campaign style dressers called the Gemma Collection.  Campaign style pieces, noted for their bold brass hardware, have been popular for a few years now.  If you get lucky, you can find them at a thrift store or Craigslist, but they are hard to come by.

Pottery Barn Gemma Dresser

That is why it is ironic I am sharing my second ever Craigslist find.  It is a campaign dresser I found for ONLY $50!!!  It needs some love, but with the hardware polished bright gold and some paint, it will be beautiful!  This find could not have come at a better time.  My sister had been lending us a dresser that she needed to reclaim, so my daughter’s clothing had been sitting on her floor for a week.  It was driving me CRAZY.  I was about to run out and buy an outrageously expensive piece with no personality!

Here is what it looks like now:

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Pretty ugly now, I know.  It is going to go in my daughter’s room so here is what I envision:

Campaign dresser

For Chic Sake

Campaign desk

Centsational Girl

Or, I may go the white and gold route.  I can’t wait to get to work on this project and turn trash into treasure!

What do you think?  What color should I paint this lovely lady?

New Fall Line: Oh Joy For Target

It’s almost Fall Y’all!!  I popped into my beloved Target the other day for some “school” supplies and noticed that they had a new Fall line of Oh Joy for Target.  I posted more about her debut line here. Joy of Oh Joy is a lifestyle blogger and creates fun and whimsical designs.  Her line for Target is also totally affordable.

I love how the pieces in the Oh Joy collection can be used in unusual and fun ways to create unique vignettes.  For example, I bought this Oh Joy pitcher on clearance at Target for only $6.  While it would be lovely as a pitcher, I thought it might make a fun vase.  I like how the green compliments the pink roses.  Very Lilly Pulitzer!

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And look at how someone styled her goblets.  They are plastic but this makes them look so unique and high-end!

Oh Joy Summer Line

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Here is a picture of some of her fall items grouped together.  They are more graphic than the summer line and have subtle pops of color!

Oh Joy Fall Line

Here are my favorites.  Even though I have the goblets from the summer line, I think I have to have the fall colors.  They make the best bud vases and are only $4.00 for a set of 4!

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 Bowl / Goblets / Servers / Mugs / Pitcher / Lantern

What is your favorite piece in the collection?  Please tell me in the comments!

xoxo

Home Decorators Collection Baby and Child Line

Have you ever shopped at online retailer Home Decorators Collection?  If not, you have to check it out.  They sell very reasonably priced furniture and home decor accessories that look like they are from Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, West Elm, etc.  I just discovered they have a new line of Baby and Children’s furnishings called Spencer and Gracie that is to die for.   This is perfect for me right now as I am dreaming of decorating my 2 year olds “big girl room” when she moves out of her crib.

Many of the pieces look like they could be from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child, but are a fraction of the cost.  Here are a few of my favorites from the collection.

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Love Print / Custom Headboard /Mirror /Cheshire Rug/ Greek Key Rug / Canopy Bed / Fawn Print / Pouf

 What do you think of the collection?  The look for less?

Safavieh Furniture At Target

I am seriously considering changing the name of the blog to Totally Target or I Heart Target!  But, what do you know, Target has done it again!  It is now carrying a line of Safavieh furniture.  If you don’t know, Safavieh is a high-end furniture line based out of New York.  They offer a wide range of furniture and accessories for all rooms in the home.

Now, Target is carrying their furniture online (sorry it is not available in store-boo!)

Seriously, how amazing is this end table and it is only $150.00??

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You can buy this elegant and well made furniture at several different places, but Target has a few pieces that are Target exclusives.  You need to check out the entire line, but here are my favorites that are available only at Target.  They are so stylish and sooo reasonably priced for quality furniture!

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Chair / Coffee Table / Side Table / Coffee Table  /Dresser / End Table / Club Chair / Console

All of these beauties are on sale now during Target’s big home sale.  You have to go check it out.  Even some of the pieces that are sold at places other than Target can be found cheaper because of the sale.  And if you have a Red Card you can save 5% and get free shipping!!

Happy shopping!

 

H&M Spring Line: Affordable Pops of Color

I am so digging H&M’s home line right now.  Just like their clothing line, it is fun, fresh and best of all affordable!

I am particularly in love with their PILLOWS.  I only featured two below, but there are plenty more amazing options online at such affordable prices!! Howe cute is the one with the pom poms?  This would look so adorable in my daughter’s room.  I have even been thinking of adding some pom pom fringe to her existing curtains!

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Pillow / Porcelain Box / Metal Container / Towel / Glass / Pillow

Have you purchased anything from H&M’s home line?  If so, how was the quality? You can see my review when the home line debuted here.

Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Easter!

Party Time: Oh Joy For Target

Oh Boy am I excited about the Oh Joy collection at Target!  Joy Cho, the creative genius behind the lifestyle blog Oh Joy has collaborated with Target on a line of party items.  I absolutely adore her style and think this collection would be so perfect for a summer party, a little girls birthday party, or even a baby shower.

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This collection is available for a limited time only, so I would jump on it if you have any fun parties to plan this year.  My daughter’s birthday is in July and I can’t wait to snatch up some of these items for her party!

Here are some of my favorite picks from her collection:

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Cake Stand /  Wall Decals / Pitcher / Party Hats / Cake Topper / Plates

What do you think?  Not your average party decor, right?  There are even patterned garbage bags for the hostess who thinks of everything!

xo

Another Hooray For Tarjay!

I know, I have a serious problem.  I need to stop talking about Target, but I can’t.  Every time I swear I am done blabbing about it, they come out with something else amazing.  Well, this time, Target has expanded their furniture selections to include custom upholstered furniture.  You can have various pieces for the living room and the bedroom tailored with your fabric of choice.  As with everything at Target, these pieces are very affordable, considering they are custom!

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Target has custom upholstered settees, armchairs, chaises, ottomans, headboards and much more.  Some of my favorite pieces include these:

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target custom furniture 4 Once again they are right on TARGET!  Head over here to see the entire selection of customizable furniture!

Home Depot Now Sells Chalk Paint!!

I did a happy dance when I heard about this!!!  I posted here, here and here, about my love of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  One of the disadvantages I find, however, is the cost and local availability.  Both of those problems are solved now that a brand of chalk paint is sold at Home Depot.  It is by DecoArt and is called Americana Decor.

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It comes in 29 shades that are very similar to Annie Sloan colors.

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The best part is that a 16oz. can is ONLY $15.98.  A can of Annie Sloan will set you back about $38.00.  The Home Depot sells it online and it will ship to your store for free!!

I am excited to try out this paint.  I would hope it is good quality, but you never know.  You can head over here to see how Cassie at Hi Sugarplum transformed her dresser using this paint.

HeySugarplum Chalk Paint Dresser

It seems like Annie Sloan Chalk paint knockoffs are everywhere these days.  I saw some being sold at the local Antique Faire the other day!

What do you think?  Are you doing a happy dance too now that Home Depot carries this stuff? Have you ever used an Annie Sloan knockoff?  Do tell in the comments!

xo

 

 

 

Target . . .You Had Me At Gold and White

My love affair with Target continues.  Their Threshold Spring 2014 line is laden with white and gold with pops of pink and orchid.  If you have been reading for a while, you know of my obsession with white and gold.  I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to the colors.  Here are a few of my favorites.

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Box / Drum Table / Throw /Hexagonal table / Tuffted Bench /Round Accent Table

Target is also having a furniture sale with up to 30% off select furniture until 2/1.  Head over here to check it out!

For more gold and white inspiration, check out my Pinterest board here.

Happy shopping!

xo

Not Just for Teens

One of my favorite decorating tricks is to find cheaper versions of Pottery Barn products at Pottery Barn Kids and PB Teen.  I have a few chandeliers from Pottery Barn Kids that are just smaller versions of pricey Pottery Barn chandeliers.

PB Teen has collaborated with celebrity stylists and designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott to create a chic and whimsical line of home goods.  It totally caters to my current obsession with white and gold. Check out this adorable gold polka dot bedding.  It is the Emily + Meritt metallic Dottie Collection.

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The bedding is reversible to a metallic gold and white stripe.  Bonus!  And, it comes in a queen so us adults can enjoy it too.  Double bonus!!

How luxe is this Emily + Meritt Travelers trunk?  What a sophisticated way to store about anything.

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Finally, how whimsical is this Emily + Meritt gold unicorn wall mount?  What girl (or woman) doesn’t love a good unicorn?  It so brings me back to days of doodling rainbows and unicorns!!

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To see some of these items meticulously styled, check out the Glitter Guide.

I never rule out any source when it comes to decorating and I think PB Teen and Kids are a good way to get the look for less on certain pieces.  I think this collection by Emily + Meritt is sophisticated enough for an adult.

Have you ever found a steal by shopping at the more affordable PB Teen or Pottery Barn Kids?