Fab Finds at HomeGoods (Budget Friendly Decor)

I’ve spent a lot of time in my local HomeGoods stores lately looking for accessories for several clients.  HomeGoods is such a great source for shelf fillers, tabletop decor and general accent decor.  HomeGoods is usually picked over when I go shopping but on a my most recent trip I hit the timing just right.  The shelves and aisles were over-flowing and I spotted so many great items.

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Let’s start with the furniture….

I loved this garden stool/side table.  At first glance it looks like its made of concrete but it’s actually a resin materials so it’s not too heavy.  If you’re into neutral decor, this would look great between a pair or chairs or next to a sofa.

I’ve seen the cube ottomans at several stores and thought they would look cute in a play room or nursery.


HomeGoods has some super cute chairs but they aren’t always comfortable.  This animal print chair would be a great accent chair in a bedroom or kitchen desk.

The acrylic trend is alive a well at HomeGoods and this tiered side table was fun.  The only down side about buying acrylic from HomeGoods is finding a piece that isn’t all scratched up.

I really liked this tufted bench.  It was actually really comfortable and would be perfect at the foot of a bed.

tip:  don’t overlook upholstered furniture pieces at HomeGoods.  Their prices are so go you could have a piece re-upholstered and still spend less than buy a higher end piece.

This brass and marble-look side table was really cute.  The top is made of a composite material that looks like a piece of marble.  This table would be perfect between two club chairs.

This dining table caught my eye mostly because of the legs.  This mid-century style would look great in a loft and because it’s so big, it could even be used as conference table in an office.

tip:  if you see surface scratches or dings in a piece you like, ask for a discount.  

This chest of drawers had a really great texture to it and I loved the clean lines of the design.

tip:  if you’re considering a large furniture piece from HomeGoods, make sure to look it over.  I often see scratches and missing pieces (note the missing drawer pull below).

Now let’s check out the accessories and other decor I spotted…

You can find spheres like these at several big box stores but they are usually in a gold finish.  I love these in black with a touch of gold on the end of each prong.  You can use these a tabletop decor or hang them on the wall.

Decor Finds from HomeGoods

The faux boxwood topiary at HomeGoods look pretty realistic and the ceramic containers make them look more expensive than they are.

Decor Finds from HomeGoods

This acrylic and gold-rimmed tray almost came home with me (tray hoarder)!  If I remember correctly, it was less than $20 and it came in several colors including the champagne below.

Decor Finds from HomeGoods

Decor Finds from HomeGoods

This copper mailbox was really chic and a great size.

Decor Finds from HomeGoods

This metal stool is perfect to tuck away in a closet or kitchen to reach those high shelves.

Decor Finds from HomeGoods

These glass lanterns were really pretty and would look great on a covered porch, sunroom or indoors.

tip:  unless glass is tempered, you don’t want to expose it to prolonged periods of hot sun or changing temperatures.

Decor Finds from HomeGoods

This artwork would have been perfect for a clients powder room but the frame was busted up.  Hopefully I’ll run across it at another store.

Decor Finds from HomeGoods

HomeGoods has started to sell more abstract art.  This piece had lots of texture and looked more expensive than it was.

Decor Finds from HomeGoods

Decorative and patterned lampshades seem to be a trend and there were plenty the day I was shopping.

Decor Finds from HomeGoods

It’s always challenging to find small lamps that can work on a bathroom vanity or on the kitchen counter.  HomeGoods has lots including this pierced ceramic lamp.

tip:  don’t pass up a lamp you like because of the lampshade.  Changing the shade is an easy and inexpensive fix.

Decor Finds from HomeGoods

My collection of teacups from Anthropologie is growing.  But now I have a new source because I saw several Anthropologie inspired styles at HomeGoods for a lot less.

Decor Finds from HomeGoods

The pillow section looked like a tornado had gone through it so I didn’t spend much time looking .  I did see this beautiful needlework lumbar pillow which would look great on a bed or sofa.

Decor Finds from HomeGoods

One other thing you should keep your eye out for at HomeGoods–design books.  I needed 9 coffee table books for a client and found some great titles for less than $20 each.Decor finds from HomeGoods

I follow lots of folks on Instagram so I know I’m not the only one spending time at HomeGoods.

 Have you found any great items there lately?

 

Favorite Posts, Pins and Products of the Week

Favorites Of The Week

The time has come for us to sail away on a glorious 8 days cruise.  I’ll be posting the highlights on Instagram so make sure to follow me there.  And next week I’ll be sharing the Best of ConfettiStyle with a round-up of some of the most popular blog post since I started this blog journey.  Enjoy your weekend and I’ll see you back here on the 12th with a tan and sand in my shoes!

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FAVORITE POSTS

Only one word to describe this kitchen makeover…gorgeous!

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Lessons in Layering your decor.  A great read and a great home tour too!

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William McClure via Marcus Design

Where have these Mod Melts been all my life.  So many ideas and so little time.

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FAVORITE PINS

This is a beautiful and creative way to design a bathroom vanity.

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This gold leaf table top table is stunning. The rest of the home is pretty great too.

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This is the newest addition to my Words To Inspire Pinterest board which includes over 1800 inspirational quotes and words of wisdom.  If you need to positive energy, check out the board here.

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FAVORITE PRODUCTS

I love the palm leaf trend that is so popular right now and I love this pillow.  Oh, and check out Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall/Winter Botanical Garden collection.

Crewel Palms Pillow

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This wall shelf would look great in a kitchen or in a bathroom.  It pays to shop where the teenagers do.

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These fall leaf appetizer plates will be the star of the show on your fall dining table. And I love these pumpkin ones too.

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I’m so happy to find malachite decor at an affordable price.  You could buy this malachite dish and use it as a coaster.

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A Few Of My Favorite Blue & White Vignettes

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♦  My Favorite Blue & White Vignettes  ♦

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of all things blue and white especially blue and white chinoiserie decor.  Although I really started building my blue and white collection, this classic and timeless look is one I’ve always been inspired by. Here’s a look at a few of my all-time favorite blue & white vignettes.

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Blue is a color that mixes well with just about other color but one of my favorite color combos is blue and orange.  This vignette is the perfect way to dress up a small foyer and make a statement with just a few dynamic pieces.

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Or you can keep the color palette to just blue and white.  Don’t you just love how the lines on the mirror replicate the lines on the console? #detailsmakedesign

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I’m a sucker for blue and white ceramic pieces and this vignette was built to showcase each and every decorative piece.

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Nothing makes a dynamic tablescape like this collected grouping of objects you see in this vignette.  If you ever come across a blue and white piece missing its lid, keep in mind that it can be used as a flower vase.

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What’s not to love about this bar cart vignette?  The blue and blue pieces add personality and relate to that amazing wall decor.

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Then there’s the idea of using blue and white to dress up a party table.  So much inspiration in this one beautiful vignette!

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A blue and white statement lamp is a great way to add impact and elegance to a bedroom.

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If you’re an avid flea market shopper like me,  keep your eyes open for inexpensive blue and white plates.  Hung on a wall, a collection of plates is really dynamic.

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So who else out there loves blue & white as much as I do?

 If you’re shopping for some budget friendly pieces, check out a few I’ve come across recently…

Budget Friendly Blue & White Decor

1)Blue & White Vase–$24.99 @ At Home // 2) CHD Home Textiles Shower Curtain–$14.99 @TJMaxx.com // 3) Happiness Jar–$14.99 @ TJMaxx.com
4) David Textiles Ginger Jars Collection 44″ Cotton Fabric By The Yard–$4.97/yd @ Wal-Mart //5) American Atelier Acrylic Chair–$129.99 @ TJMaxx.com
6) Blue and White Ceramic Jar-$14.99 @ TJMaxx.com // 7)  E & J Home Embroidered Pillow–$19.99 @ TJMaxx.com // 9)  Set of 4 Tidbit Plates–$15.00 @ TJMaxx.com

Happy Shopping!

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Back-To-School Shopping–The Adult Version

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This past weekend was a big back-to-school shopping weekend here in Atlanta.  It was a tax-free weekend and most school are starting back this week or next so shopping had to get done.

Even though I knew the stores were going to be crowded, I ventured out for a few hours to see if there were any deals to be had.  And boy or boy were there.

I never really took note of it before but shopping during the back-to-school season has its benefits.  Most of the big box stores like HomeGoods, Target and Macy’s had beefed up their inventory levels and had some great decorative pieces to decorate dorm rooms.  Not only were the prices good, but many of  items could work just as easily for home decor.

 p.s. if you haven’t noticed, dorm  decor has really become style statement these days.  Far from the posters I hung on the wall.

So I know you’re asking yourself what does this mean for all of us that aren’t going off to school.

It means back-to-school season is a great time to shop for home decor items.

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Here’s a list of home decor products that are worth shopping for NOW during back-t0-school season and some great pieces you might want to snag:

  •  Bed Linens–there are lots of fun patterns including plaids, stripes and geometrics out for back-to-school.
  • Organizing Items–I spotted lots of amazing baskets and cloth storage bins as well and space-saving door and under-bed storage pieces.
  • Office Decor–caddies, trays, boxes and bins plus lots of cute bulletin boards and wall units.
  • Lighting–especially tabletop and desk lamps many of which are priced better than those styles marketed for home decor.
  • Accent Furniture–if you’re in the market for a small side table, ottoman, pouf or stools, you’ll find lots to choose from.
  • Bathroom Decor–great under cabinet pieces, towels and vanity accessories.

 

Back-To-School Shopping For Adults Who Like To Decorate

Back-To-School Shopping For Adults Who Like To Decorate

 

Shop these looks:

Palm Leaf Quilt //Modern Anywhere Chair //  Two Head Task Lamp // Faux Marble Clock // Enchante Wall Storage Bin 
Wood and Metal Storage Boxes // Rope Medallion Pillow // Enchante Pillow // 2 Drawer Accent Table // Claudette Wire Hamper

Did anyone else find any great home decor deals while school shopping?

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Favorite Design & Entertaining Posts of the week!

Favorites Of The Week

I came across so much great design content on the web this week so today in my Saturday Favorites post, I’m sharing some of the goodness with you. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit back and enjoy. There’s lots of eye candy and inspiration coming your way.

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Favorite Design Spaces

I’ve been a fan of lighting designer Barbara Cosgrove for years and loved this look into your beautiful home.

I like simple. I like form. I don’t like piddly little statements. If you’re going to do it, do it.
— Barbara Cosgrove

Design Inspiration

The art of layering your decor happens before your eyes.

Design Inspiration

These are the colors that are dominating the design world in 2016.

Life should be chic, glamorous and colorful, and so should your home.

–Jonathan Adler

Summer Entertaining and Design Inspiration

Summer entertaining secrets and a beautiful table setting.

Design Inspiration

Celebrity designers spill their decorating tricks.

Be a ruthless editor of what you allow into your home.  Ask yourselves, “what does this object mean to me?”

–Nate Berkus

Design Inspiration

No more ugly clay pots…especially when you can UpStyle them in a flash.

Enjoy your weekend friends.

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Product + Inspiration: Cloth Napkin Pillow Covers

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When we purchased our first home in Seattle years ago we didn’t have a lot of money to spend on decorating it.  One day when walking through a department store I picked up a pack of cloth dinner napkins that were on clearance.  The pattern was what caught my attention at first but as I opened the napkins up, I remember thinking that they would make great pillow covers.  Fast forward to today and cloth napkin pillow covers are still one of my ‘design on a dime’ decorating tips.

If you’ve never thought about using cloth napkins to make pillow covers, let me tell you why it’s a good idea:

♦  Most cloth napkins are sized perfectly for pillows–18″ x 18″ or 20″ x 20″ which means standard pillow inserts will fit.

♦  Cloth napkins are already hemmed so there is no cutting on your part.

♦  Cloth napkins are inexpensive so you can make seasonal pillow changes without breaking the bank.

♦  Many big box stores (Pottery Barn, World Market, Target) sell napkins in the same prints that they sell in their pillow collection so you can have the same look for a fraction of the price.

♦  Napkin pillow covers are simple to sew or you can use fabric glue to make the pillow covers if you don’t have a sewing machine or don’t know how to sew.

♦  You can add decorative trim to your napkin pillow covers to UpStyle the look even more.

Now let’s get to the inspiration part of the post and check out some pillow covers made using cloth napkin…

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Pretty cool idea don’t you think?

 I did a little shopping for you and rounded up a few of my favorite napkin designs that I think would make beautiful pillows.  Let’s go shopping…

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top--WORLD MARKET:   Anita Napkin // Succulent Napkin // Pink Pip Floral Napkin // Foil Geometric Sheila Napkins
middle--Anthropologies:  Caicos Napkin  //  Fellina Napkin–orange  //  Fellina Napkin–blue
bottom--TARGET:  Dot Napkin // Geometric Decorative Napkin // Indigo Print Napkins

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The long weekend ahead is the perfect time to whip up a few napkin pillow covers.  Happy crafting!

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Favorite Posts, Pins and Products of The Week!

Favorites Of The Week

Yay for Friday!  It’s been a busy week and I’m excited that the weekend is here because I get to spend time working on a few fun things like planning for my nephews college graduation next week, finalizing the details of our anniversary trip (so excited) and working on a stencil project.

Lots to do but all things that put a smile on my face.  Enjoy my favorite posts, pins and products of the week and have a super weekend. I’ll see you back here Monday.

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FAVORITE POSTS

This flower arrangement is just stunning and Anatashia walks you through the easy steps to create your own.

Garden Wisteria and Iris Arrangement

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I loved seeing the reveal of this truly stunning bathroom by Maggie Holmes. And I would kill to own that vintage gorgeous glass and brass vanity mirror!

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FAVORITE PINS

One of my favorite vignette combinations….malachite + black + gold and stripes.  And check out that simple nailhead detail around the door.

Design Chic Vignette

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Do you get Style at Home magazine?  It’s Canada’s leading home decor and interiors magazine and one of my favorite publications.  The spaces they showcase in the magazine as beautiful and inspiring.  You can follow their Pinterest board here.

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FAVORITE PRODUCTS

I love that block heels are a hot fashion trend right now and I can’t resist tassels so I had to buy these adorable sandals.

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I recently discovered this great Etsy shop, OneDayLongAgo which sells beautiful Turkish gift wrap and other unique paper products.  Many of the design have a chinoiserie vibe and most of the sheets are under $3.00. The shop is currently running a 15% off sale for purchase over $35 (good thru June 30th)!

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Favorite Posts, Pins and Products Of The Week

Hi friends.  I’m changing things up a bit and bringing you my Favorite Things post a day early.  I’ve got some great inspiration for you today along, things to add to your shopping list and a couple of projects you might want to try this weekend.  And if you’re hosting a Kentucky Derby party tomorrow, here’s a quick and easy party decor idea you can whip out tonight.  p.s.  You can buy plastic horseshoes at Wal-Mart or Party City.

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FAVORITE POSTS

These DIY hot dog and marshmallow roasting sticks are just the cutest.  Makes me want to plan a camping trip just so I have an excuse to make a set of my own.

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I love all things Eddie Ross and this living flower arrangement he created is just stunning.  Check out this video to see how he does it.

Living Flower Arrangemeny by Eddie Ross

If you’ve ever wanted to add a decorative trim to curtain panels, here’s an easy to follow tutorial on the process.

How to Add Trim Tape on Curtains

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FAVORITE PINS

I just love dark details in a room.  The black bookcases and dark window and door casing really makes a statement in this library space.

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I’m always on the hunt for creative tablescape ideas and since I have a whole box of white tile lying around, I will definitely be making my own tile placemats after seeing this tablescape.  Such a fun idea and so many ways you could mix and match patterns.

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FAVORITE PRODUCTS

I know every one of you is going to want to run out and buy this stunning gold and white striped magnifying glass especially when I tell you it’s on $10!  p.s.  If you can’t find it in the store, you can buy it online. Magnifying glasses happen to be one of my favorite things when it comes to decorative accessories.

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One of my all-time favorite starburst mirrors is on sale in a big way–50% off thru May 9th.

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I hope everyone has a great weekend.  I’m spending tomorrow at the Food-n-Fun Festival being hosted by the non-profit agency I work with.  If you have kids and live in the Atlanta area, come out and enjoy some fun, food and sunshine.

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