Tag Archives: World Market

Reader Question: Affordable Stools

I love getting questions from Spark! readers.  I recently received this one from Julie:

I need some help with finding some great stools for my entry way. Seen any lately that aren’t $500?

I am imagining Julie using stools in her front hall like this:

{Image from DecorPad via Simplified Bee}

Or like this:

{Image from Little Green Notebook}

Although I do not know much about Julie’s entry way or her design preferences,  I decided to give her a wide range of options and keep it under $200 per stool.  Shall we?

Bargain Stools: Under $100

{Hourglass Side Table, Urban Outfitters, $78}

 

{Cindy Crawford Trellis Foot Stool, JC Penney, $99.99; and check out this post
on painting and recovering this stool by the girls over at Matters of Style}

 

{Zebra Kilim Stool, World Market, $59.99}

{Black and White Printed Stool, World Market, $79.99}

Stools That Won’t Break Your Bank: Under $200

 

{X Bench, Ballard Designs, as low as $179 depending on specs}

{Julah Ottoman, Anthropologie, $198}

{Louis Stool, Restoration Hardware, as low as $170 depending on specs}

{Charles Ghost Stool (Small) by Philippe Starke for Kartell, Unica Home, $127.50}

{Courbe Ottoman, Ballard Designs, as low as $149 depending on specs}

{Seagrass Stool, Gumps, $195}

 

{Chinese Garden Stool, Wisteria, $129, and if you didn’t see my previous post, try $49  for something similar at Target, click here to read}

{Pod Table, Urban Outfitters, $110}

It’s hard to pick a favorite, isn’t it?  Also, CB2 has some great options.  Their website was down when I was preparing this post, so definitely go check out their selection too. 

Julie, I hope that I have given you some inspiration for your entry hall.  Thanks so much for writing!

Do you have a question?  I would love to hear it!  Leave me a comment or drop me a line at needsparkblog@gmail.com.

 

 

Perfect Prezzies: 17 Days!

Sorry for the unexpected blogging silence!  Work and life has me hopping this month.  Not to mention that there are still pumpkins on my front porch….

Speaking of, YIKES — 17 days until Christmas!  Here are some  unique, fun and affordable stocking stuffer inspiration for all the great peeps on your list:

For Her

What gal doesn’t like fun, dotty accessories?  I love this belt from Boden (on sale for $32)!  It would look great with brown, black or any color!

And this dot scarf from Garnet Hill ($58) adds some fun to bundling up.

And speaking of accessories, this triple strand headband from Anthro ($32) would make a great stocking stuffer for any girl on Santa’s list:

I would love to hang these fabulous icicle quartz ornaments from Viva Terra ($44 for a set of 12) on little pine trees on either side of the front door.  Or even from a chandelier.  Gorgeous!

For the traveler on your list!  You would never overlook your bag at baggage claim or forget your passport with these awesome faux croc Ivana passport cover and luggage tag from Z Gallerie ($16.95).

 

For Kids

I just bought this Fair Isle Hat from Gymboree for baby spark! and we both love it (on sale for $11)!

For the chic-est baby on the block!  Check out these zebra booties from Layla Grace ($10).  So.Darn.Cute!

Wouldn’t this stag toothbrush holder ($8) from Urban Outfitters be so cute in a kids bathroom?  Gotta love useful antlers.

 

For Him

Can’t have too many of these.  And for $4!  Check out these nice fleece gloves from Old Navy:

This is totally random, but is your man as obssessed with shredding as much as mine is?  I thought of him immediately when I saw these shredding scissors ($8.99) from the Container Store.  No need for that bulky shredder by the trash can anymore! 

Check out this great off-season deal: 4 piece barbeque tool kit for $7.48 from World Market.

And of course, the good ole standby in our house for all stockings: Moose Munch by Harry and David.  Yummmmm.

I hope these ideas have inspired you!  Off to start decorating — merry merry!

Buy This, Not That — Rugs!

Welcome to the RUG edition of Buy This, Not That!  I found some good match-ups — three pairs of the exact same rug!  Enjoy!

LOVE THIS?

[Light Wheel Rug, Anthropologie, $298 (5′ round)]

BUY THIS!

[Fair Isle Wool Rug, Garnet Hill, $178 (5′ round)]

LOVE THIS?

[Celia Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Ballard Designs, $289 (for 5×8)]

BUY THIS!

Same. Exact. Rug. $50 Less!

 [Chains Indoor/Outdoor Rug, World Market, $239 (for 5×8)]

LOVE THIS?

[Spiral Vine Tufted Rug, Garnet Hill, $678 + $20 add’l shipping (for 5×8)]

BUY THIS!

Same. Exact. Rug. $64 less!

[Vine Tufted Wool Rug, Dash & Albert, $634 (for 5×8)]

LOVE THIS?

 

[Diamond Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Dash & Albert, $288 (for 6×9)]

BUY THIS!

[Diamond Jute Rug, West Elm, $129 (for 5×8)]

LOVE THIS?

[Vintage Box Hooked Rug, Sundance Catalog, $1,200 (for 8×10)]

BUY THIS!

Same. Exact. Rug. $155 less!

[Vintage Boxes Wool Hooked Rug, Dash & Albert, $1,045]

LOVE THIS?

[Striped Braided Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Ballard Designs, $299 (for 5×8)]

BUY THIS!

 

[Chic Indoor Outdoor Striped Rug, Shades of Light, $198 (for 5×7)]

HAPPY BARGAIN HUNTING!

Buy This, Not That – Fab Fall Finds!

Enjoy this eclectic mix of Fall accessories to cozy up your home and your wardrobe….

LOVE THIS?

btntpillow

[Lost Garden Pillow, Anthropologie, $88]

BUY THIS!

btntpillow1 

[Linen Suzani Toss Pillow, World Market, $19.99]

LOVE THIS?

btntboot1

[Biviel Tall Boot, Nordstrom, $244.95]

BUY THIS!

btntboot

[Aerosoles Lasticity, Piperlime, $80]

LOVE THIS?

btntwreath

[Autumn Harvest Wreath, Crate and Barrel, $49.95]

BUY THIS!

btntwreath1

[Fall Berry Wreath, World Market, $19.99]

LOVE THIS?

btntdecanter

[Skull Decanter and Glasses, Gump’s, $98 for decanter, $48 for 2 glasses]

BUY THIS!

btnttray

 [Skull Tray, Pottery Barn, $24]

AND THIS!

btntplate

[Skull Plate, Pottery Barn, $7]

LOVE THIS?

btntthrow

[Haverhill Afghan, Garnet Hill, $348]

BUY THIS!

btntthrow1

[Pine Cone Hill Squares Crochet Throw Blanket, Layla Grace, $234]

OR THIS!

btntthrow2

[Granny Square Afghan, Etsy, $145]

LOVE THIS?

btntcoat

[Betsey Johnson Brushed Plaid Coat, Bloomingdales, $536]

BUY THIS!

btntcoat2

[Steve Madden Hooded Duffle Coat, Nordstrom, $99.90]

LOVE THIS?

btntmat

[Flying Witch Silhouette Doormat, Wisteria, $34]

BUY THIS!

btntmat1

[Halloween Skulls Mat, World Market, $12.99]

Happy Fall Bargain Hunting!

Buy This, Not That — Mirrors!

LOVE THIS?

gumpssun

[Argentum Mirror, Gumps, $1,495]

BUY THIS!

horchowsun

[Sunburst Mirror, Horchow, $270 + $70 shipping = $340]

OR THIS!

targetsun[Gold Sunburst Mirror, Target, $69.99]

LOVE THIS?

horchowmirror

[Window Mirror, Horchow, $340]

BUY THIS!

ballardmirror

[Montego Mirror, Ballard Designs, $119]

LOVE THIS?

westelmmirror

[Essex Mirror, West Elm, $299]

BUY THIS!

cb2mirror

[Perspective Mirror, CB2, $149]

LOVE THIS?

vivremirror[Large Shell Mirror, Vivre, $1,250 + $150 shipping = $1,400]

BUY THIS!

wisteriamirror

[Oyster Mirror, Wisteria, $339.15]

LOVE THIS?

anthromirror[Angels and Orbs Mirror, Anthropologie, $648]

BUY THIS!

ballardmirror

[Octagonal Border Mirror, Ballard Designs, $299]

OR THIS!

wmmirror

[Clover Mirror, World Market, $39.99]

LOVE THIS?

horchowvenetian

[Venetian Style Mirror, Horchow, $1,195 +$165 in shipping = $1,360]

BUY THIS!

slmirror[Venetian Mirror, Serena and Lily, $450 + $15 shipping = $465]

OR THIS!

wisteriavenetian[Venetian Glass Mirror, Wisteria, $189]

Happy Bargain Hunting!

Buy This, Not That — Bathroom Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of Buy This, Not That.  This time we are visiting the bathroom and finding lots of fabulous bargains.  Enjoy!

LOVE THIS?

anthro

 

[Samanid Shower Curtain, Anthropologie, $98]

BUY THIS!

costore

[Blue/Green Print Shower Curtain, World Market, $29.99]

LOVE THIS?

ballard[Harlequin Rug, Ballard Designs, $89 for medium in khaki (23×39)]

BUY THIS!

garnet

[Cobblestone Bath Rug, Garnet Hill, 21×34 in Savannah Tan, $28]

LOVE THIS?

horchow

[Animal Parade Towels, Horchow, $34 for Bath Towel]

BUY THIS!

pottbarn2

[Giraffe Jacquard Bath Towels, Pottery Barn, $19 for Bath Towel]

LOVE THIS?

 

horchow

[Newport Striped Shower Curtain, Horchow, $198]

BUY THIS!

ballard

[Monogrammed Shower Curtain (with or without monogram), Ballard Designs, $42]

LOVE THIS?

crate[Hapao Tissue Cover and Wastebasket, Williams Sonoma Home, $68 & $48]

BUY THIS!

SedonaBathGroupS9[Sedona Wastebasket and Tissue Cover, Crate and Barrel, $19.95 & $16.95]

LOVE THIS?

lg

[Argyle Bath Mat, Layla Grace, $50]

BUY THIS!

target[Simply Shabby Chic Criss Cross Rug, Target, $24.99 + free shipping]

HAPPY BATHROOM BARGAIN HUNTING!