Saturday, May 3, 2014

Where do Designers shop? Pier I has lots to offer.

While shopping with a client, I stopped in an old favorite haunt, Pier I Imports.  It was always a fun place to get inspired and it still is!  Pier I has a little bit of everything at great prices.  That day they were even having a sale.

They still have a fabulous selections of pillows and seat cushions, accessories, furniture, tableware and more.

Pillows for every color scheme.

These pillows had pretty appliqued flowers.

I love  classic navy and white.  These were embroidered.

This fresh, crisp, colorful pattern is just plain cheerful to look at.

A pillow like this can inspire a whole color scheme.....or tie it all together.

Linen covered chests with nail head patterns are so popular now but often very pricey.  This is a great way to get the look at an affordable price.
A chest like this could be a focal point or an inspiration.  Use it as a server, buffet, entertainment cabinet or where ever you want to add an exotic touch.

Want to add a bit or nature or a pop of color?  Butterflies can brighten up any space.
A charming mantle clock like this reminds me of  a pricey Swedish antique.  You could "age" the finish by sanding and distressing it and giving it a light antique wash..
Hammered silver adds sparkle, texture and an artisan feel.
Looking for accessories for an office or den?
Here's a twist on a traditional wreath.  Hang it on a door or wall, or lay it on a table and place a large candle in the center. What other ways would you use it?  Which direction would you hang it?
Wouldn't these elephants add a delightful touch of whimsy to a bookshelf?

A flute playing frog would charm anyone. What about tucking one in a garden?

These youthful musicians would work high on a ledge, on a shelf, cabinet,  or on the floor by a plant.   Where would you like them?
Lanterns are fun to use inside or out.
And garden seats like these are not just for your garden, and not just seats either!
Pier I is a great place to find hanging chairs.  They are so comfy and a little retro.
I even found this traditional sofa with nail head trim there.
Not everything was bright and colorful.  I like the way they took a neutral wing chair and added soft gold.
Want to update your colors without redecorating?  I loved these dishes and glassware, napkins and napkin rings.
Creating a beautiful tablescape on your dining table is like a mini decorating project.  I think that is why holidays are so much fun!

I am starting to feel like this is a commercial for Pier I Imports but it isn't.  I do not often think of it as a place for major pieces of furniture, though it could be, but it really can be a source for accessories and what I call "fill in" or accent pieces.  It is always fun to bring things home and "play" with them.

Where do you like to shop for accessories?  Do you like the "global" style of import stores?  I always get inspired when I pop into places like this.  Now I am thinking of redecorating my patio!

As always I invite you to share your experiences and ideas in the comment box.  I look forward to hearing from you.

                             Happy Decorating!

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1 comment:

  1. Marsha,
    Enjoyed your post on Pier 1, I too found the perfect headboard for our Beach Cottage there.