When I lived in Los Angeles, I strolled into an Anthropologie store in Santa Monica one day — and never wanted to leave again.
What are your favorite items in Anthropologie? When I walk in, I always check out their kitchen and dining decorating items first. I want their pretty glasses, measuring cups, soap dispensers, kitchen towels… There isn’t much I don’t like!
I wouldn’t mind living in an Anthropologie store. How cute is this little “kitchen” setup, again with the chalkboard influence, which is such a hot trend right now. And I’d like this bedroom — but that Big Bird pillow would have to go.
Too bad that a lot of their items are pretty pricey — I have a hard time justifying buying one pretty bowl for $38 when I can buy a whole set of dishes for $6 at a thrift store, which I just did today.
L had a lot of fun looking at all of the knobs. I’m thinking of replacing the knobs on his dresser we inherited with animal pulls from Anthropologie; that would make it really unique for a kid’s room. And I might even spray paint them in some surprising colors.
See this turquoise wall color? I just partly painted L’s room that color! It’s called “well water,” which really misrepresents the color. I didn’t want a blue room for him, that’s so predictable, so turquoise it is! He loves it.
I wouldn’t hang orchids on my wall, but I do like the simple use of different frames to display objects in them. What a big statement! I especially like the big key — remember that I just bought one for pennies at the Women’s Club tag sale?
The window with the mirrors is something that reminds me of my parents — they used old rod iron windows and replaced the glass with mirrors 35 years ago to hang them in our house I grew up in.
I hadn’t seen it done with a huge window like this one, but the effect is pretty awesome and makes any room look much bigger.
Of course I never miss the Sale section. I scored the fabulous “Found, Free & Flea” book by Tereasa Surratt, which now sits on my side table. Found, free, and flea just happens to describe my decorating style :)
Have you ever been to an Anthropologie store? What are your favorite items?