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Target: Victoria Hagan is HOT!

Mark your calendars! April 22nd is the big day for budget shoppers with an eye for good design because that’s when designers for Target debut their new collections for Spring/Summer. And, fingers crossed, I’m hoping the O’Brien and Hagan lines are made as well as they look. (You can pre-order lots of items on the Target website, although I will make a trip to the store so I can test drive things for myself).


Judging from a recent magazine spread, I’m thinking Victoria Hagan will grab and hold my attention for the next few months with her strong, yet soft, pastel color palette, geometric prints (love the trellis she’s using), and the octagonal mirror she’ll soon launch to hungry design-savvy shoppers everywhere. I hope these pillows feel as good as they look, because for $29, I’d snap ‘em up for sure.


If you don’t know that much about Ms. Hagan, Style at Home out of Canada interviewed her a few years back and it’s quite a good read. Here’s a glimpse of some of her interior spaces. She’s been in the biz for 20+ years, so the lady has quite a portfolio as you can imagine. Classic, chic, stylish, and yet very casual and cozy.


(ad from instyle home, images from target and victoria hagan)

Posted in designers, trends on April 18, 2007
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Artsy Walls: Laura from Orange Beautiful

More art on walls to share today, this time it’s the space of fellow blogger, Laura from the Orange Beautiful blog. Thank you for taking the time to email me Laura, and to go the extra mile by posting about it on your own blog to inspire your readers. It’s great to see everyone sharing ideas and enjoying the unique, personal space that they call home.

“Here is my favorite art wall, that contains (among other things) a screenprint purchased in Tokyo, silhouettes of me and my husband, a picture from a photo booth taken in France (reminds me of Amelie!) and an original painting my sister-in-law gave us. All the frames are from either Ikea or Target” – Laura.

(image from orange beautiful)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, blogs, inspiration on April 18, 2007

Delight: Save 20% until May 15th

Lynda from the all new Delight has a special offer for decor8 readers between now and May 15th. If you enter code DECOR8 upon checkout, your order total will be slashed by 20%. How cool is that? Here’s a few of my faves, that just so happen to be available for a limited time, so act fast before they slip away. I don’t even have a dog, and I want the dog canister…


Delight has some great finds in their store, and they update it daily with special offers that hit at noon (and often sell out immediately), so watch their site each day to see what’s new and to cash in on your 20% discount. Thanks so much, Lynda and congrats on the new site!

(images from delight.com)

Posted in discounts on April 18, 2007

Artsy Walls: Creative Thursday + Outi Harma

Marisa from Creative Thursday sent over a photo of her artsy walls that are bright and full of character. Some of what you see here is from LA-artist Outi Harma, a lady with an eye for bold, saturated colors that are whimsical, festive, and if you gaze long enough, can strike a somewhat emotional chord. Many of her works are available in her Etsy store, which I’m sure you’ll want to visit after this sneak peek… Aren’t her girls beautiful?



Psst: Here’s a print of the original from Outi’s new store that Marisa has in her home, shown above.

Update: To learn more about the other artists shown in Marisa’s space above, click here for their names and links. Thanks, Marisa!

(images from creative thursday and outi harma)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, inspiration on April 18, 2007

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