Inspiration + fabric shopping
What caught my eye this time more than the springy fashions was the home decor. I love the bohemian/French country/industrial look they have going on... I would love to pull it off in my living room, which desperately needs a unified decor scheme.
Of course the store has that whole thing going and it all fits in to the atmosphere there. I can't do it all, but here are some of my fave looks:
I love all the throw pillows so much! Time to pull out some random colorful scraps and make my own...
But I have more fave inspiration sources for home dec! I used to be a Pottery Barn kind of girl, now I've shifted to the company's more modern line, West Elm. I love how it's a balance between the funky/vintage-inspired Anthro-ey stuff and the super modern lines it had 10 years ago.
For our August wedding we are registered at Crate and Barrel, as well as Macy's and Alternative Gift Registry, so sometime when I have time I should go through our registries again and add a few of their newer items; we stuck with basics when we registered a while ago since so much of their stuff changes seasonally.
But for the meantime, I'm all inspired to redo the living room, and I have to find the right balance between modern and funky. Right now it's just got all the stuff from the old living room, which sort of bums me out. New room, new paint, time for a new look!
So when I went to JoAnn's yesterday it was the last day of a great sale on quilting calicos. I don't usually buy these, since I don't quilt and they're not very good for clothing. But some of the prints are so adorable. So with this patchwork Anthro pillow in my mind, I bought some 1/2 yard pieces, and I bought some bigger pieces for a new shower curtain possibilities:
I guess my style is a mix of IKEA, Anthro, and other sources...
Have you seen any smaller retailers I might not have checked out, or any creative Etsy stores that fit this description? I could still use some pics of whole rooms with the hybrid look. Decorating is so fun!!