March 27, 2014

Anthropologie Inspired Home Decor

Sep12

It’s all about presentation.

Whether we’re talking food styling, our personal home decor or our favorite shop, the presentation, merchandising, and all over look and feel speaks to us when we first walk through the door. Anthropologie is one of those stores that has an ambiance all of its own.

I love to look around and allow their creative juices to permeate my box thinking. I visualize whether or not I could possibly copy what they are doing and apply it to my own home. Recently, our local store had some amazing paper crafts using sticky notes  and notebook paper. They created chandeliers (reminding me of my Pottery Barn Inspired Butterfly Chandelier) out of paper, yes, paper.

As I stopped by my sweet friend, The Nester’s, house to pick her up for our (In)courage weekend, my mouth dropped open as I looked around and saw that she had actually done what I had pondered. The difference? She actually followed through with these amazing  Anthropologie inspired home decor ideas, while I would only ponder. Talk about perfect timing.

She said she had been having fun “playing” around with all these amazing paper craft ideas. Using old books and thrift store finds, she simply went to town with their pages.

Creating a literal paper tree, using a real branch as the trunk and then having it “planted” in a large vase as the base, was both brilliant and fun. I wish I could have fit the whole tree in one picture for you to see.

Using white bowls that she already had, she created her own paper plants.

This spectacular garland speaks for itself.

Note her wonderful accessorizing of white dishes on her shelves, along with the pop of aqua paint color she added to the rim of the shelves. That pop of color makes the whole hutch, at least for me it does, being the lover of all things aqua paint color.

Yes, two amazing ways  to decorate on a dime.  I’ve already stated over and over how paint is my favorite and definitely most inexpensive way you can instantly make huge changes to any home, but accessorizing and staging is crucial as well. Slowly purchasing white dish treasures at yard sales and thrift stores adds to my thrill of the hunt. For me right now, I am looking for blue shades of glassware to add to our shelf as I decorate over our french doors. It’s just so fun to see how everyone is inspired in many different ways.

Am I the only one who is inspired by Anthropologie?


Comments

  1. I love this! I have bookmarked your Pottery Barn inspiration post from a long time ago, and this one is awesome, too! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Yes, I’m inspired by both Pottery Barn and Anthropologie! I love the draping flowers over the hutch, along with the punch of aqua paint.

    Just a general question: Would you consider it okay to take a picture at a store of an idea you saw and then share it later on your website? I saw some great Halloween ideas at a gardening store, and I wanted to share about them in a post on my site. I wasn’t sure if that was entirely ethical. I’m not sure why, except maybe I feel like I was “stealing” someone’s idea?

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  3. My daughter and I are always inspired by anthropologie decor. We especially like the book crafts. Because my daughter is an avid reader and cannot destroy a book, she painstakingly printed her favorite pages and quotes from books onto bird cutouts to make a mobile like the one our store had throughout spring and summer.

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  4. Those paper plants are such a cool idea!

    The ones in the white bowls especially catch my eye

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  5. I LOVE Anthropologies merchandising and window displays. I was so excited to find this idea on Pintrest for what to do with all those corks I had collected. I just found your site via Pintrest, I’ll be back! LOTS!

    http://makingitmerry.blogspot.com/2012/07/what-little-time-little-wine.html

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