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See What I Bought On My Target Shopping Spree

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Target has a new line of products for the home called Threshold. And to try them out, they gave me a gift certificate for a hundred dollars. Woo hoo! How awesome! But not so fast...

There was one problem with this deal. I went to Target, found a bunch of cool Threshold stuff, and ended up spending more... a lot more out of my own pocket. I couldn't get over the styles, the quality, and definitely the price!

To give you some background, we moved into our house in September. Before that, we got rid of a ton of our things, so it was a lot like starting over.

We bought a bunch of basics, but it's the little details, the fun pieces that gives your house warmth, that we've been missing.

So that was my goal with my shopping spree, to find interesting things that will show off our personality.

The place I started was with pillows. We have a streamlined grey couch that was screaming out for some pizzazz. So I bought these three pillows, all different patterns and textures and I love how they look together. The ikat is my favorite because for some reason I'm really drawn to ikat patterns these days. The red is more of a plush velour and the mustard has a cool texture of interesting seams.

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Then I moved on to the throw blanket. Again, I like the neutral color, the texture, and the warmth it brings to the couch. Plus, with our big windows we can definitely use it on chilly nights.

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And because of our windows, I've been dying to hang a mirror on the opposite wall to bring the outside in, and I found this retro sunburst mirror that I thought worked perfectly.

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And finally, I bought these two votives because I wanted to bring some hammered metal to the space. I put two flameless wax LED candles in them so my daughter can play with them and I don't have to worry about fire. Plus, they smell really good!

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Take a look at this Threshold video and I promise you too will find something you want...

It’s Time for Springtime.

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

 

My Take on Mixing Patterns and Colors

We live in a mid-century modern house which has dictated many of the style choices we have made. While we really like modern designs, we don't want our house to look stark and cold. Therefore, we have accented it with interesting patterns and colors to make it feel more warm and inviting.

I was asked by Target to share some of my favorite ideas for combining patterns, colors, and textures. So here goes!

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One way I like to create something interesting is to combine hard with soft. I recommend playing with the juxtaposition of warm, soft items (like pillows and throws) with stark metal and glass furniture and accents.

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Another way to create something unique is to combine masculine and feminine in your decor. A soft bed next to a leather smoking chair bring an interesting contrast to a room.  Or adding a big floral rug under a sleek piece of dark furniture can create the same effect.

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My favorite way to change up a room is to use decorative pillows. It's a quick and inexpensive way to add pops of color to otherwise neutral furniture. I usually stick to one color family, like the oranges I chose here, and play with patterns. I like mixing big patterns with small patterns and throwing in some solid textured pillows to bring in more interesting visuals without creating chaos. :) And I like to pile them on to really create an effect! how-to-mix-patterns-and-textures

And finally, one of my favorite patterns these days is ikat. To me, ikat always feels fresh and colorful, with a little touch of boho.  I found lots of cool ikat patterns at Target, and because the patterns can be bold, I paired them with solid color pieces to create balance.

I hope you enjoyed reading how I approach texture and color. What's great is that all these ideas can easily be applied to party styling as well, and everything I highlighted can be purchased at Target!

It’s Time for Springtime.

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

 

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