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:

OB-Oh Joy For Target


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!


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.

deco art chalk paint


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!





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.

Threshold Olioboard


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!


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.

pb trunk

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?

If Money Were No Object . . .

Happy Friday Y’all!  On today’s episode of If Money Were No Object is the Chinese Chippendale Chair.  I have wanted one of these FOREVER!


I have scoured Craigslist and Ebay to find one of these to no avail.  The ones on Ebay are usually vintage and tend to be expensive and sometimes in need of repair.  So, I did some research and found this company that will make custom Chinese Chippendale Chairs for you.  That is right CUSTOM!!
Charlotte and Ivy will design a custom chair for $369.  You pick the finish, color and fabric!  You can even designate a certain level of distressing on the wood.
chair colors chair fabrics So, I went in and played “designer.”
If money were not object . . .This beauty would be mine.
I think I would put this in my daughter’s bedroom.  How stylish and cute for a little girl!
And, if money were really no object, I would probably get two (right??).  So, my second choice would be this one.
I would love to use this as a desk chair (if I ever have a space big enough for an office)!

Below is a bit more inspiration.  These chairs can go with a modern or traditional scheme and are so versatile.

Have you been able to score a deal on one of these beauties?  Aren’t they timeless?
Have a wonderful weekend!!

H&M Home Line . . .Hmmmmm Good

Ever since my sister moved to San Francisco, I have been in love with European retailer H&M.  They are known for their modern, stylish and affordable clothing for men, women, and children.  Alas, the retailer did not sell online, so I had to make the trek to San Francisco to get my H&M fix.

I have eagerly awaited the debut of their home line. which I anticipated would be as effortlessly chic and cheap as the clothing.  It. Did. Not. Disappoint.  They currently have a Basics Collection and several themed collections.  The Basics Collection is organized by material: Linen, Shine, Velvet, Cotton, Terry and Glass.  The collections are Fall Days, Bohemian Garden, Shiny Sophistication, and Urban Western.

The products appeal to a variety of design aesthetics.  There is modern glamour, tribal, shabby chic, french vintage and more!  Some of my favorites are below!

H&M Jeweled Pillow

H&M Linen H&M Vintage Floral H&M Bird Pillow

H&M Fall Days Collection

H&M Fall Days Collection

Something fore everyone, right??

Some of my individual favorites are the pillows and accessories:

H&M Round Velvet H&M Knit Pillow H&M Tribal Pillow H&M Tea Light Holders

These votive holders are so chic and only $3.95!

In a tragic twist of fate, the home collection is only available online and not for sale in any of the Northern California retailers near me (1st world problem, I know).  On the plus side, they now sell items online and flat rate shipping is only $5.95.

At that price you can afford to go forth and get your chic on!

Oh, and I just have to share. . .They also have some adorable nursery decor at H&M.  If you are in the market or are going to a baby shower, check out these adorable finds:

H&M Baby

  H&M Baby Rattle

H&M Baby Pillow

H&M Storage Boxes

The last one is a set of storage boxes made to look like books.  Love how whimsical it all is!

Until tomorrow . . .

Come on Get Happy!

Did you know that JcPenney has partnered with famed decorator Jonathan Adler on a line of home decor and housewares aptly named “Happy Chic?”  Really, the JcPenney’s (or Penney’s as my dad would say) where my dad has always bought his underwear, has a fabulous and affordable collection by the fun, modern, and chic Jonathan Adler??  This mass retailer is truly providing a style icon’s look for less.

Jonathan Adler fans will not be disappointed.  The offerings are modern, cheerful and of course chic.  Here are a few of my favorites (if I had to choose)!

Jonathan Adler sofa Jonathan Adler Elephant Stool Jonathan Adler Bedding Jonathan Adler Owl Lamp Jonathan Adler Green bedding Jonathan Adler Greek Key Glass Jonathan adler Greek Key Platter Johnathan Adler Ikat Glass

How gorgeous are these pieces?  The most expensive one is the sofa at $1,735, but it is soo glamorous and modern.  As of the time of posting, all of these items are on SALE and I would bet they are headed for clearance soon so keep an eye out!  Remember my motto- “retail is for suckers.”

These amazing designer collaborations at JcPenney, Target, and other mass retailers are making high-end design affordable for all.  Now that is something to be HAPPY about!

What do you think?  Chic and Affordable??

This decorating junkie is hoping to score a few high-end looks at a great price!

If Money Were No Object . . .

In the spirit of TGIF, I will be starting a series of posts every Friday that highlight what I would buy if “money were no object.”  It will be a bit of an escape from always trying to find the “look for less.”  In a Pinterest world, you can pin beautiful homes and decor that might never be yours, so why not indulge the spirit and pretend to buy what you would if you could??

Up first, is a piece that has a special meaning for me.  I am a huge fan of Hollywood Regency style and have always loved bamboo style mirrors. My parents have a beautiful white bamboo mirror in their entryway.  They received it as a wedding present – so cute!

I have waaaay to many mirrors in my house to splurge on a new one.  But, if I won the lottery today, I would buy this beauty I spied on One Kings Lane

Greek Key Greek Key Mirror


For $399 it could be mine!!

I really intended to only have one object of desire featured in these posts, but as I perused One Kings Lane, I found so many treasures to fantasize about.  I just HAD to post this one.  We have been toying around with having our two girls share a room and using the extra room for a home office.  Of course, that means finding two perfectly girly and chic matching twin beds, right??

Well, if money were no object, I would be nabbing these from One Kings Lane:

Beds Louis XVI-Style Beds

And  . . . they could be mine for $3,500.  A girl can dream, right?  Sadly, my darling girls will probably be slumbering in made-over thrift store finds!

I could spend hours searching around One Kings Lane for home decor.  I wish I lived at 1 Kings Lane.  What do you think?  Have you ever found an amazing score at One Kings Lane?

Right on Target

I know that everyone these days is obsessed with mass retailer Target.  It has been lovingly nicknamed Tar-zhay for its chic and cheap clothing and home goods. Where else can you buy Q-Tips in the same trip as a designer maxi-dress or Nate Berkus lamps?  They have the most amazing collaborations with top fashion and interior designers.  You can definitely get designer styles for less!  A great chance to try a new trend.

I am almost embarrassed to admit how many lovely pieces in my home come from Tar-zhay.  Target’s new Threshold line of household and home decor items is also to die for and constantly changing with the seasons.  Here are some of my favorites this season.

  Ikat Pillow

Threshold mirror



Threshold rug

Threshold lamp base

threshold rock

Target is definitely on my list of stores for budget friendly home decor.   I also almost never pay retail at Target because I find that most of the home decor goes on sale- up to 70% off.  I have some tips I will be sharing soon about how to score serious deals at Target.  Stay tuned!

Do you shop Target for home decor?  Do you have a favorite find?