10/23/13

A Few Home Updates From Target

Tar-jay has done it again. Well, technically I have done it again. I should know better than to look through the home section at Target and expect to leave empty-handed. I can always find a little something. It's actually kind of ridiculous how much we have in our home that is from Target. Many of my absolute favorite things are from there.

I definitely didn't expect to find 2 (well technically 3) things that have been on my wish list for a very long time.
Do you guys do that? Make tons of lists? I do. I kind of have a list-making obsession. One list I have for home stuff. Sort of like a more long-term list of things that I want to keep my eyes open for. If you've been reading my recent posts, you may have seen me mention our foyer rug quite a bit. Or I should say rugs. I swear, it's different in every post. I've switched the rugs around in there more times than I can count. Mostly because it's a super high-traffic area (right at the bottom of our stairs) so it takes a very specific type of rug to actually work there. Waylon is the main issue. It either gets bunched and curled up (because he crashes into it and pushes off of it at the bottom of the stairs) non-slip rug pad and all, or matted looking because of the constant vacuuming (he sheds like crazy). So it takes a particular type of rug to work there. Check out my most recent rug post  here.

So I needed something large (but not too large), something that wouldn't slide around, something that would hold up well, and something that actually looked nice.
Kind of a tall order. Oh and let's not forget how tough it is to actually find affordable larger rugs in the first place.  I wasn't actively searching for one. Mostly because I've had zero luck. So I figured I'd just make do with what I had (which wasn't working very well) for a while until I eventually came across something that would work.

So Brad and I were at Target (I think shopping for pretty boring things like toilet paper and lightbulbs), and we passed through the rug aisle on the way to the home accessories (because I've always got to check it out to make sure I don't miss anything fab), and this baby was there...


It's called the Nate Berkus Arrowhead rug (5'x7') and was $149.99 (although it's on sale now, so I think I'm going to see if I can get a price adjustment in the next few days).

The size is perfect.


It's a wool/jute rug and feels like it will hold up really well in the space. You can even flip it over for a different look (it's the opposite colors on the back). The look is right, the material is right, and best of all, it's Waylon-friendly.

Because of the rougher texture, I think it's going to hold up really well. Because it is wool/jute, it's a little scratchy. So I definitely wouldn't recommend this in a living area or an area where kids would be playing on the floor or where you'd want a softer feel. However, in an entryway, it's pretty perfect.

As I mentioned before, Waylon's shedding forces us to vacuum daily. No joke. Black rugs are usually not conducive to light-colored pet hair, but I love how this one disguises it well.
This pic below is the rug right after being vacuumed. It has a natural, wooly texture with different lighter-colored fibers sort of woven throughout.
So even if there was some stray pet hair (or hundred), you wouldn't notice it.


I just can't get over how great it works here and for the size, I think I got a super great deal.

K, one more shot then we'll get on with the rest of my finds.


This one shows another point I forgot to mention... It ties in really well with the rug in the adjacent living room/my office. That was another difficulty in finding a rug. I didn't want one that was too plain, but I knew that it needed to sort of complement the neighboring rug that was so close by. This one doesn't compete at all. I just can't get over what a lucky find this was. The other rug is from Rugs USA.

So the next few things have been on my long-term list for, well, a long time. A few years ago, I was on the hunt for black lamp shades with gold lining on the inside to go with the lamps in the family room. Well I ended up finding a medium sized one from Target with silver lining, but no luck with the gold. Unless I wanted to pay an arm and a leg and order them from some specialty website.

So I think I audibly squealed or made some sort of embarrassing sound when I saw these right after finding the rug on the same Target trip. Best. day. ever.



Yep. Waylon hair. He's totally worth it though.

Since our family room is very light and bright, they added the perfect amount of contrast.


Hey, a Pretty Little Liars marathon was on all day. Don't judge.

So what do you guys think? Any amazing Target finds lately??


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44 comments:

  1. Your house is seriously GORGEOUS!! I hope one day to transform my house to look half as wonderful as yours does! You don't happen to do a touring interior design "fix my house up" thing do you?!

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  2. Wow - that rug is fantastic! I love the color combination.

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  3. I love your Target finds posts! We have a very similar home decor style so I'm always excited to see what you find. Those black shades work perfectly against those walls! Plus, I'm loving that you have PLL on the TV!
    xo, Mallory

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  4. Love Love good target finds! I have a yellow lab so I definitely know the feeling about the dog hair! I am loving the rug and the lamps so cute!

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  5. Love everything! Where are the sofa and chair from?

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  6. Where do you keep your lists? I have several on my pinterest account but sometimes it is kind of difficult to look through them when shopping. Looooove what you've done with your place. Amazing style!

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  7. I absolutely LOVE your living room! Where is your couch and chair from?

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  8. those laps are so pretty! I want to get a couple for my apartment! I am also in love with that rug!

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  9. Tiffany,
    I love your decorating style. I have very similar taste to yours, but my living room is done in tiffany blue, grey, black and white. My walls are a light grey. I'm stumped as to what color lamp shades and curtains to get (if I get curtains at all). What is your take? And would you suggest curtains in every living room?
    ♥ Linnea

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  10. It's wonderful! Your taste for home decor is an inspiration!!!

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  11. Love your style! The rug is a nice touch!

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  12. You have such a pretty home! You have amazing decorating skills!

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  13. Love the rug, you have a beautiful home :)

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  14. Love the Decor! You are amazing at interior decorating

    AA Perception

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  15. That Nate Berkus rug is beautiful and I must get one, thanks for sharing.

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  16. Run back to target for your adjustment, they only give you 14 days! :)

    everything looks amazing. I wish I had a target close by :(

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  17. Your home in beautiful! I definitely need to check out Target for some home decor updates!

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  18. I love your style, and all of your home update posts.
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  19. I love your home tour updates. You have such a beautiful decorating style! I recently got my fall wreath at Target. That place is heaven on earth.
    The Grass Skirt

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  20. The rug is great. Love the lamp shades too. Our big doggie is black. I have black dog hair everywhere. And we have 2 cats. I feel your pet hair hair pain. I have those masking tape lint rollers all over my house. But, I love my pets. Totally worth it, agreed. I made your crock pot apples. They were a big hit at my little dinner party. Take care.

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  21. So beautiful, I like this house so much!
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  22. This is a really great review. I love having a look around at other bloggers content for inspiration.

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  23. Thank you do much for posting your decorating ideas. I love your style, and your house belongs in a decorating magazine. You and Brad and done an amazing job.

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  24. Thank you for posting your decorating ideas. I love your style, and your house belongs in a decorating magazine. You and Brad have done an amazing job.

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  25. That all looks AMAZING! I was in there shopping for some fall clothes the other day and spent a bundle but got some amazing dresses, sweaters and leggings. Best part is that with the Cartwheel App it ended up taking around $40 off my purchase!! That app is almost literally one of the most amazing things in my life, especially considering the amount of money I spend there.

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  26. I just love your sense of style you have going in your house! Target never fails!

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  27. GORGEOUS!! divine! wonderful! stunning! loved every little detail of your home! I wish I could find target in Rio de Janeiro / Brazil.

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  28. Beautiful pieces, I'm surprised actually (and don't get me wrong now I actually love your style) but your home looks more like North European than American or perhaps I'm just very ignorant since the style might have changed and those rugs and wooden floors very Nordic indeed! :D Lovely!

    Annie

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  29. I love how your home is growing, I love it as if it were my home!

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  30. Thanks for sharing the information. I really liked this post and went through it.

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  31. wow that looks amazing !!
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    Thankyou

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  32. I want to hire you as my interior designer!! You have such an eye for beauty and placement! Example - in your living room, who would have thought decorating with white vases etc (on your bookshelves) would look so interesting and gorgeous?

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    1. aw well thank you! Yeah I chose light colored accessories because I DO change my mind often and the thought of sticking with a particular theme freaks me out. I like to be able to add in fun accessories or colors on a whim and have it always work and tie in without having to buy all new stuff :)

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  33. I am in love with your coffee table ottoman!! Every time I read one of your home decor posts I want to go shopping!

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  34. I know you've had it for a while but where is the white and tan rug in your family room from? I don't think you mentioned it in your other post about this room and it is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks!

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    1. The big one in our family room is from Pottery Barn. I got a great deal on it at the PB outlet :)

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  35. Love how you've decorated your home!

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  36. I love your house and your great Target finds! Are the new lamp shades medium or large?

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  37. I am in Love with your house and the beadboard in the tv room! Did you guys build your home or just buy it? If you lived in Florida I would have hired you to decorate whole home. You just have such amazing taste! :-)

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  38. I was on H&M's website and they have the cutest house stuff!!! I never really knew they sold house things but the style reminded me of you so much!!!! You should check it out :) I love the way you decorate!

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  39. I love the rug! Don't mind me while I get one for myself :) And Charlotte^, thanks for the idea! I never knew H&M sold house stuff!

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  40. Tiffany - what size do you have the in the acrylic ball lamps? I am trying to decide between the medium and large sizes.

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