Nemus Bench || Talma Tasseled Throw || Haverhill Dining Chair || Magnolia Curtain || Oscarine Lucite End Table || Meralda Rug || Helen Dealtry Floral Euro Pillow || Linen Edlyn Bench || Geo-Marquetry Nightstand || Keramisk Decorative Stoneware || Marbled Knob || Embroidered Elsa Pillow || Tufted Yoursa Pillow || Swimming Pool Wall Art || Angelica Lamp || Stripeside Dish Towel || Gold Accent Candle ||
Welcome to the "Best Of" series! Each Friday I choose a retailer and feature a roundup of my favorite products. If there's a particular shop you'd like to see, please leave a comment, or use the contact form with the subject line, "Best Of Request." To see all the places I've featured in the series, click here.
Anthropologie* just released their spring home collection, and man, it's beautiful! I swung by one of their locations this week to see some of the newest items, and pick up the House and Home catalog while I was at it. It's full of bright colors, pretty florals, gorgeous subtle details, and unique pieces - I'd definitely sign up for a few of these to make their way into my home. Everything feels so fresh, which is perfect for this time of year when the weather is starting to turn (for the better!) and we're starting to see signs of life outside. Hooray for those brave crocuses and green buds on the trees making their presence known, am I right?
But back to Anthropologie...I think of the pieces in their home collection as investments - a purchase from there can be a splurge, but I always encourage folks to take a "save and splurge" mentality when it comes to buying items for their homes. If you spend a little more on a special piece or two that you love, be prepared to scale back on some other purchases and things tend to even out. (And yes, it's totally ok to do something like stick an inexpensive lamp on top of an Anthro credenza! I give you full permission.) For those of you with who have some flexibility on budget for that room makeover, definitely check out Anthro's upholstered items - I've seen many of them in person and can speak to their stop-you-in-your-tracks beauty and great quality.
On the flip side, if you've dismissed this company completely in the past because of their higher priced items, I'd challenge you to take a deeper look through the collection. They do have some items that are reasonably priced, especially some of the smaller furniture items, accessories and decor pieces. You can get "the look" by popping in a couple of throw pillows on your sofa or bed, or by adding some of their fabulous decorative hardware to a less expensive piece. I have some really simple, modern Target dressers that I'm thinking would look amazing with the addition of those marbled knobs I included in the roundup. Even one or two items from Anthro can have a big impact on a room.
We all value different things when it comes to furnishing and decorating our homes - you may think it's worth it to spend a good chunk of change on a coffee table, while someone else might think that's outrageous. Remember, your home is your home, no one else's. Be thoughtful, but also trust your gut. If you need some guidance, I'm here to help too. If you have a burning decorating question, you can always use my contact form to submit it (a single question is completely free!), or get started with one of my e-design packages if you're ready to go the whole nine yards!
So there you have it, friends. Another "Best Of" post is in the books! This series will be coming to a close in a few weeks, so if there's a particular store you're dying to see included, let me know!
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What are your favorite items to shop for at Anthropologie?
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