We interrupt our regularly scheduled home decor and design blog for a bit of fashion. Early Access for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts on 7/12 (credit card holders) and yes, even though it is only July, we're gonna just ignore the wool coats and boots for now and focus on stuff you can wear now AND stuff you can stash until November and be super excited to pull out when the temps dip below 60. If you are not a Nordstrom Credit Card holder, you can apply here. Otherwise, preview the sale catalog here and shop starting July 19.
So, what are the trends we are following? Bright bold colors, animal prints, and florals. But really, there is something for everyone. Here are some of our favorites.
BRIGHT AND BOLD
Shop early for best availability! We now return you to your regularly scheduled home decor and design.
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So, if you are in the market for anything for your home or patio, this is THE week to buy. The sales are ridiculous and well, one of the reasons for this post is so WE can figure out what's what and where we need to go spend some money. Check out the sales at our favorite brands and what's on our shopping lists:
Pottery Barn --Up to 75% off Outdoor
Serena & Lily -- 20% off with code GOCOASTAL
West Elm --20% off with code JULY4TH
Pier 1 Imports -- Extra 25% off with code FIREWORKS
World Market --20% off with code WMJULY4 (more of our faves here!)
St. Frank --20% off collection with code FIREWORKS
John Robshaw Textiles -- 50% off Summer Clearance
Want more great deals? Watch our Instagram story feed @shaunaglenn all week for great fashion and accessory picks.
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Taking down all the holiday decorations is usually a bit daunting. And I don't know about you, but my house naked after being dolled up in all the bright and shiny decor that's been up for the last month or so. Believe it or not, the first of the early spring merchandise is just hitting stores. Yes, I know, it's barely winter. But, when the weather can be expected to be dreary and cold for at least the next 2 months, you need SOMETHING colorful and happy to make you smile when you walk in the door! As you've surely figured out, Anthropologie is usually one of our first "go to" sites to see what's new for the season. And luckily, there's stuff already on sale. Who says Merry and Bright has to end in December?
1. Paule Marrot Butterfly Platter
2. Paule Marrot Embroidered Posies Pillow
3. The Object Enthusiast Vase
4. Garden Greeting Pot
5. Sunset Vases
6. Embellished Nishi Pillow
7. Astian Plates
Also, if you are looking for a bargain, (and who isn't at Anthropologie), save an extra 40% on everything in their Winter Tag Sale. Ok, now go shop!
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Wayfair is one of our most favorite sources for pretty much every category. We have yet to be disappointed in the quality or style of anything we bought there, and with free shipping you just can't go wrong. Their Labor Day Sale which lasts through Monday features up to 70% off in categories like Outdoor Furniture, Bedroom Furniture, Lighting, Storage..... well, you get the idea. But how? You say. Will I ever find the right thing for me with thousands of items on sale? Oh friends, that is what you have us for! And we won't tell if you all go buy the same thing.
By now you know that we are huge fans of colorful rugs. How gorgeous is this runner? Brighten up a dreary hallway or put in front of the sink in the kitchen. Other sizes also available.
Hussain Hand Woven Cotton Rug
You may have seen an Instagram post Shauna did earlier this week with some chairs she had reupholstered in a fabulous bird fabric. When you find a chair at 53% off you can afford to replace the upholstery. Even though we think this sky blue is pretty fab.
Coral Springs Armchair
You know that when you live in Texas, outdoor living season STARTS in September. Now's the perfect time to furnish your patio. Start with this adorable 3 piece set.
Klaus 3 Piece Conversation Set
The best time to buy new sheets is NOT when you need them. It's when you find 1000 thread count sheets for under $100 a set.
Italian Hotel 1000 TC Sheet Set
Benches are second only to stools in how versatile they are in your home. Put at the foot of the bed, or in front of the fireplace or as a seat at the table. Maybe you should get more than one.
Seapine Upholstered Bench
This adorable starburst wall decor set fits right in to that space next to that thing that you don't know what to put there. Click. Done.
3 Piece Metal Star Wall Decor Set
We have chairs similar to this in our office around the conference table and they are super comfy and easy to clean when someone spills ranch dressing on them at lunch. Sold 2 to a set, they come in 8 different colors so go crazy with those color pops in your dining room!
Quentin Dining Chair
Sale ends Monday. Happy Shopping!
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Can you believe it's already time to start thinking about Back to School? If you have a new college kid, know that even with our cool closet hacks, all of their stuff will not fit in the closet. Or in the drawers. If they are anything like my kid, half the stuff they take to school they will never wear but good luck convincing them not to take all 37 pairs of shoes. We've put together some of our favorite dorm room hacks as well as dorm essentials that will make your student's life a bit easier, and maybe even more organized.
Dorm Room Essentials
Modular, stackable drawers can be configured in multiple ways and are easier to move in and out than one big unit. When roomie keeps the lights on until the wee hours, a sleep mask with earplugs will be a lifesaver. There are a thousand laundry hampers out there but we've found that one that can both store AND transport laundry is the most convenient. Speaking of too many shoes, this over the door shoe storage bag holds more shoes than any we've found. And it's way better than the pocket style in accommodating larger shoes. Shower totes are also a dime a dozen but the multiple compartments and nylon mesh construction make this our fave. Lastly, slim flocked hangers will allow for maximum capacity in your closet.
Dorm Room Hacks
Beds that can be popped up on risers give you an amazing amount of storage underneath. To keep things looking neat, install a tension bar between the legs of the bed frame and hang short cafe curtains to cover up the storage bins, chest of drawers or fridge.
Decorating the walls can be tricky without the use of nails. Command strips will be your best friend, regardless of what you hang, but you can have some fun with these ideas. Hanging a tapestry not only covers a large portion of ugly dorm room walls it can also be hung behind the bed as a mock headboard.
Fancy string light photo holders like this one can be pricey. DIY your own with a strand of indoor lights and binder clips or mini clothes pins. Paint with metallic spray paint and you have the same idea for half the price.
If you haven't heard of Washi Tape, don't feel bad. I hadn't either. Super dorm wall friendly, it sticks and peels easily and comes in a thousand colors and patterns. Use to frame photos, posters or create your very own art installation.
Did I mention that the closets are small? This little double hanging rod gadget saved our lives and meant that I didn't have to take half of my daughter's clothes back home with me.
So, good luck with move-in. Congrats on your little bird leaving the nest. It's amazing to watch them fly.
Yesterday we were all excited to share some Amazon Prime Day favorite picks with all of you when well, you probably know if your browser was anywhere close to Amazon.com. So, plan B came to the rescue when we learned about the Target One-Day Sale. If you haven't checked out their home line, Opalhouse, there are some pretty fantastic finds at great prices. AND today only, all at 30% off. Happy Shopping!