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Things I Like This Week

Keeping up with all of the cool things on the internet can be tough. There are so many things worth bookmarking from clothes I want to buy, music I want to listen to, and random things I insist I’ll revisit later when I get a free second. Truth is I probably only revisit those things when cleaning out my bookmarks further on down the road. 

I’m not entirely sure this post actually solves that problem, but it does give me the opportunity to share some of the things I really like this week with whoever is reading this. So enjoy!

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Dwell x Target

Modern by Dwell Magazine for Target has finally hit store shelves and I couldn’t be more excited. Sorry to that Target employee who had to witness me gasping for air when I finally saw the items in person. 

What I love about this collection is how it is an affordable, elegant, and modern solution to home furniture and decor. Modern design and it’s principles are my favorite and I’ve studied them for quite a while. This collection is perfect because the pieces can stand alone as individual pieces or as a whole harmonious collective unit. They are stylish, simple, and just plain beautiful to look at. Each piece has been innovatively designed to convey a sleek style while serving its function. The pieces breathe new life into concepts we see every day with indoor and outdoor living spaces. The metal outdoor sofas, chairs, and bar stools have decidedly abnormal, eye-catching silhouette that can be covered with padding for a more comfortable feel. The collection has some interesting pieces that give off a 1970s vibe including some rugs and the cocktail glasses. There are many mixed materials in the collection.

The collection itself is appealing to a wide variety of lifestyles, and even if you aren’t a modern design lover, there is likely to be something eye-catching.

Lounge chairtable lampcopper flatwaredrink shakeroutdoor sofaround mirrorthrow pillowcoffee tableside table

 

Holiday Decorating Guide

A few weeks back I was feeling a bit down so I decided to get a tiny little Christmas tree decoration at Target to lift my spirits. I realized afterwards that Christmas time is probably the time where my decorating goes absolutely nuts. Doesn’t everyone go a little crazy though?

I don’t have a ton of space to decorate, but I do my best to spread Christmas cheer throughout the season. I have my tiny little baby tree, my favorite frosted cranberry candle from Bath and Body Works, and usually (in about a week) it will constantly smell like some kind of baked good. With that in mind I went internet browsing to find some other really great things for decorating and entertaining this holiday season.

How beautiful is that Sugar Paper blush pink wrapping paper? 

Sugar Paper wrapping 2 Sugar Paper stocking 3 Christmas Crackers 4 Throw pillow 5 Naughty or Nice napkins 6 Hot Mulled Cider candle 7 Merry Christmas garland 8 Cookies for Santa plate 9 London ornament 10 Twig tree 11 Blue Silver Copper ornaments 12 Christmas tree cheese markers

Dwell x Target

For years Dwell magazine (and their website) has been one of my favorite places to see well designed homes and home products. There is always something beautiful to look at when it comes to their magazine. So, it’s no surprise I was over the moon when it was announced Dwell would be collaborating with Target.

Launching this winter in stores and online, Dwell is collaborating with Target on a line of home furnishings and accessories made for design lovers at an affordable price. Target is adding to their brand by embracing unique collaborations for fashion, beauty, home furnishings and everything in between. The line will feature 120 items from decor, accessories, and home furnishings ranging from 17 to 400 dollars.

I can’t wait to add so many of these pieces to my home because I know they are going to feature and encompass many of the things I love about Dwell and design at a price point I can afford.

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Dwell x Target

IKEA Shopping List

I won’t even try to pretend IKEA isn’t one of my favorite places on Earth. Sure, for someone who loves studying design for fun, that probably isn’t the best thing to say. But I’m being realistic. I love the functionality of their pieces and they suit their purpose just find. Form follows function.

No, they don’t move well and 100% of the time they are a nightmare to put together. I’m not really in the stage of my life where I can drop thousands on a Drake sofa from Crate & Barrel (even though I really love that sofa). Nor does it really suit the aesthetic my life has really become. I don’t really have to defend IKEA because it’s a staple in many homes. I just love the clean lines, organization, and functionality. My philosophy is: If something isn’t functional or serve a function of your life, you don’t need it.

I went browsing a few weeks back and took stock of all the things in my home I wanted to change. Browsing IKEA is rare in my world. I always leave with something (hello, coffee press I have used only twice in 8 months!). Maybe I do need a new shower curtain. Mine DOES have bubble gum Bleach London hair dye on the inside. The shoe rack I bought months ago is falling apart and leaning towards the west. I hate my bedding.

So here’s the tiny laundry list I’ve created for myself. If only I could stick to it….

Shop: Bamboo storage box, Shoe rack, Shower curtain, Black & White stripe bedding, Minimal stripe white bedding, Over the door mirror, Clothing rack