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Design Favorites

Design Favorites

While out yesterday shopping for props for a home that I am styling/staging for sale, I came across so many fun and colorful products, (some of which I bought, e.g. #1, 4, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 14) that I had to share them with you. 

I am such a sucker for anything colorful and pattern-ful, like the two IKEA boxes (#5 and 9). You've got stuff, why not put your stuff in a pretty box? 

Cocktail napkins (#10) — they are always good to have on hand. I got mine at my local Tuesday Morning. They are by Amscan and the pattern is called "Natural Instincts".

My shower curtain, although in excellent condition and filled with fun color, is more that twenty years old. You heard that right. 20 years. Now that I finished painting the bathroom (that will be featured in a later post) I thought a new, updated curtain was in order. Hello new curtain (#14).

I also LOVE reusable bags. And if they have a cool pattern, like #12 from IKEA, then even better. This bag is huge and built to last. Hello, groceries!

The other great thing about the list below is that several items are less than $5 and most are under $10. Who says to be trendy it's gotta be spendy? But if you feel like splurging, the Paint Chip Placemats (#6) and the Orla Kiely Multi Stem Salad Bowl (#7) are a great way to go!

Enjoy!

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Sticky Labels (#1) are from the Dollar Spot at Target (not online)

 Desktop Wastebasket (#4) is from Target's Room Essentials line (not online yet)

Plastic "Singla" tote bag from IKEA (#12) can be found in-store; the pattern is not online

Taliesen West and Arizona

Taliesen West and Arizona

Illustrator Mary Hamilton

Illustrator Mary Hamilton