I don't know what it is about Anthropologie, but I always want whatever is in their stores. The second I step into one I'm checking out not only what is new in stock, but what the store displays look like. I love the way they set up all their home items, because they always make me want to move right in. I constantly think about ways that I could incorporate some of their decorating techniques into my design style, but I've had to face the facts that I'm just not cool enough. You know what I mean. Anthropologie to me is like that cool girl you know the one that just oozes a certain, "je ne sais quoi". She is a bit Bohemian, a world traveler, gorgeous, smart, funny and always in the know of what is going to be trend, but to her it's just what she likes and by the time it turns into a trend she's already on to the next thing.
When I'm in Anthropologie I tend to pick up mostly small Home items so as to not hurt my wallet, yet I still get to satisfy my want and walk out with a small shopping bag that warms my heart. I have bits of Anthro throughout my home, but I just use them to add a little bit of charm to my existing design.
I always dream about having different homes for all my different design loves. I love the organic look of Anthro's design. The beat up floors, the walls that look like they have been their for decades, the fabulous mix of old and new that is a just a perfect blend and comes up so chic yet homey.
While doing some online shopping the other day I stumbled upon this gem on Anthropologie's site: Open House.
It gives you a virtual tour of different rooms in a house decorated fully in Anthropologie items. It's a great source of inspiration for someone that thinks you can't mix patterns or bold colors. Not only do they provide you with pictures, but there are also tips/videos on how to achieve this look in your own home.
Oh what yummy images! Since I only have one home to my name I'll have to get my Anthro fix by reminding myself that if I saw my water damaged wood floors in my downstairs bathroom at Anthropologie I would be in love with it.
What stores make you weak in the knees?