And just like that, we’ve made it to the end of the week!
While yesterday, I woke up to a brisk 19º F, today it’s supposed to hit 70° F. Nothing like Spring in Cleveland! I say that with sarcasm and an eye roll. Speaking of eye rolls — that pretty much the only part of my upper body I can move without pain this morning. I woke up to a muscle strain/spasm in my upper back/right shoulder and I literally can’t move. Getting dressed and trying to tame my hair was an epic fail. I’ve already popped some Aleve and I’m hoping the muscles relax enough for me to get through my day, crazy hair and all.
Getting old stinks.
To take my mind off the searing pain and discomfort, I’ve put together a great roundup of internet reads to share with you. So let’s get to it! This week’s edition of Friday Link Love is right this way…
I’m back as promised, with my full round-up of the most stylish home decor scores at everyone’s favorite mass retailer: TARGET!
Honestly guys, it was really hard narrowing down my favorite home decor finds this season. Target seems to be getting better and better in terms of home design aesthetic and there were so many wonderful options to choose from for every style of home. Don’t even get me started on the NATE BERKUS home collection… it’s mid-century modern perfection at a fraction of the price. By the way, Target is currently running a spring home sale, with up to 30% off stylish spring updates. You can also save an additional $10 off a $50+ home purchase, with code: DECORATE, so get shopping before these awesome finds sell out!
1 // 2 // 3 + 4 // 5 // 6(a cake pedestal, but how cute would this be for cheese?) // 7 (I own this cart and once stocked and styled it’s a compliment magnet!)// 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 (looks exactly like a much more expensive version found at CRATE AND BARREL)// 13
When it comes to interior design and home decor, I’m a big advocate of high-low shopping. I always advise to spend up on the major anchoring pieces- couches, large consoles, dressers, etc., then find value accent furniture and accessories to give the room personality. I’ve come to expect my personal decor style to evolve over time, so it’s much easier (and economical) to swap out a few relatively inexpensive accessories versus a complete room overhaul.
Also, with 2 kids running around the house, you never know where the next spill, bump, or crash may be. It’s nice to know that whatever gets destroyed (because things will get destroyed) didn’t come with a huge price tag.
Have you found any great home decor pieces at Target that you simply could not live without?
One of my favorite color combinations has always been the very basic black and white. Lucky for me (and my wardrobe), this past fall/winter was the season of bold black and white prints and color blocking. My love for the graphic black/white pairing has not stopped at my closet contents. I’ve become mildly obsessed with home decor that has been stripped of all true color. There is something palate cleansing about a black and white space. When paired with bold accents, rustic woods and warm metals the end result is far from sterile.
Like a breath of fresh design air, no? If you’re looking to take more of a “baby step” into the realm of black and white, the new Nate Berkus Spring 2014 collection at Target, is totally a MUST and at a price point that can’t be beat.
What design themes and colors are inspiring YOU this season?