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Anthropologie: New For Spring!

February 2, 2011

I was at the London Anthropologie shopping drooling on Monday and spotted pieces from their Spring collection trickling in, they have a rather modern African theme in housewares currently… I felt both inspired and mesmerized by the patterns and saturated colors with all the ethnic influence though I’m more about small doses and definitely not into overdoing things… I love dots of color splashed against a neutral background, but some of you love a bright, saturated background with more color layered on top and lucky for all this line satisfies all. This season at Anthro African prints and patterns are all the rage along with  animal motifs but in addition to their pieces with African influence, they also have some industrial pieces and lots of flea market-inspired finds as they are best known (and loved) for. Here is a glimpse of a few of my favorite things.

Anthropologie: New For Spring!

Animal wall hooks in white ceramic

Anthropologie: New For Spring!

Block Begonia Wallpaper– I am dying to order 4 rolls of this for a wall in my dining room… I guess I should just go for it but I need samples first before I take the leap!

Anthropologie: New For Spring!

Safari Study Pillow, Gazelle

Anthropologie: New For Spring!

Flights and fancy salad plate, On-a-whim dinner plate, Wanderlust Journal – Chevron, Recipe bookmarks.

Anthropologie: New For Spring!

Decker bookshelf

Anthropologie: New For Spring!

Ethnic rugs – love that magenta one, perfect with a gorgeous black leather sofa or a sumptuous linen one.

Anthropologie: New For Spring!

Coralie bed, Lunet chair and stackable animal pots.

Spot anything that speaks to you? What? Why? Do you like their modern safari style, industrial inspired finds and the overall eclectic, well-traveled look?

(images: anthropologie)

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33 Comments

  • Reply Jillian February 2, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I was literally just on the Anthro site drooling over the IKAT bedding and the lampshades. I’m also completely smitten with those animal hooks.

  • Reply janis - pinecone camp February 2, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I do love some of these things, but wouldn’t want to o.d. on it. The little heads are adorable and I love the cushions.
    Have a good day Holly!

  • Reply Kristan February 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I DO like the new safari-inspired look, but what I even more is that gray ruched comforter! Granted, it would probably collect crumbs, dust, and dog hair worse than anything… but its so purdee!

  • Reply Catherine February 2, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I really love Anthropologie, but other than the Flights & Fancy salad plate and the wallpaper, this doesn’t really appeal to me. It feels a little masculine and dark for my taste.

  • Reply Jem February 2, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    My other half grew up in the Middle East as a toddler then lived in Africa for several years before coming home to England and these gorgeous new Anthro pieces so remind me of some of the fascinating things all around his mother’s house – it is a large barn conversion crammed with all sorts of artefacts from their travels.

    Must say I love all of the new pieces! The Coralie bed is divine and I think it would be relatively versatile too and I really like the zebra pillow hidden just behind the gazelle one!

    Jem xXx

  • Reply laura trevey February 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Anthropologie just does everything right!!

  • Reply Kristi@lovelyvelo February 2, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I’m obsessed with that book shelf, have been oggling it forever! I can barely contain myself in anticipation of Anthro’s new wedding collection launching on Valentine’s Day!

  • Reply JB February 2, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I would love to get the stackable animal pots as a gift for a friend, but they don’t seem to be on the Anthropologie website. Do you know if they’re only available in London? Thanks!

    • Reply decor8 February 2, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      @JB – I’m not sure, I’m sorry — I cannot access the US site from Europe so I don’t always know what’s what!

  • Reply Ele February 2, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Holly, that wallpaper is amazing! I haven’t been into Anthro in a few weeks, so I don’t think I’ve seen it before. Is the texture a bit like screen-printed kraft paper? That’s what it looks like, how awesome. I can totally see that working in your flat.

    I also love the elephant medallion pot, probably due to my lifelong, name-induced love for all things elephant. Alas, he’s a bit pricy for me…

  • Reply Christine February 2, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    I spotted those animal hooks yesterday and send them straight to my sister and bestie who are planning their nursery designs right now. They are so cute, I want them for my room too :)

  • Reply Marianne February 2, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    The wallpaper is beautiful! Love Anthropology!

  • Reply thedoodlegirl February 2, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Fun stuff!

  • Reply Genevieve February 2, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    The ethnic rugs look so warm & vibrant. I also really like the animals wall hooks & stackable animal pots.

  • Reply Vanessa Elizabeth February 2, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Everytime I visit an Anthropologie, I have the urge to just pack up my stuff and move into their store. It’s so gorgeous!
    I’ve heard the most fabulous things about the Anthropologie in London. I cannot wait to visit it in March!

  • Reply Katie Truelove February 2, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I love the safari study pillows– something about those tiny tassels…so cute and fun!

  • Reply Mandy February 2, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Love it … I want that book shelf !!!

  • Reply Dagmarette @ The Finishing School February 2, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I love the mod safari look. I feel like if anyone wants to go for the safari/african look, its always overkill, like they’re so obvious with everything from leopard print wallpaper to their towels (i.e. my mothers bathroom). This is nice because you can mix it up and switch it up if you’re tired of channeling that look

  • Reply Sarah February 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I recently visited a store in New Jersey and I do like the layout of everything and the vignettes. They are so well done, though I am stating the obvious. I do like the safari theme and the pillow as well as the rugs and ceramic wall hooks. I think the theme can add a bit of eclecticism to the home – perhaps this is what they are going for. Make a home look lived in and not like a page out of a magazine. :))

  • Reply Alyssa February 2, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Completely taken! I Love anthro!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Ann Gorman February 2, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I want money to go shopping! :P

  • Reply Making it Lovely February 2, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    That wallpaper is gorgeous! And the descriptions says the flowers are “the palest aqua”… Sounds so pretty. Order samples and then go for it!

  • Reply Diane @ kitchen-dreams February 2, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    How exciting to visit Anthropologie in London! How does that store compare to the stores in the US? I’m planning to be in London summer after this for about 5 weeks. Should I put it on my must visit list?

  • Reply LoLAinMA February 2, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Yesterday I went browsing thru the Anthropologie site looking for a specific wallpaper, one used by Anna at Door Sixteen. Instead I found the very same Begonia wallpaper for a bathroom. I love the ‘kraft paper’ background. I still love Anna’s Orla Kiely Blossoms…but it is sadly out of stock.

  • Reply Asiye February 2, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I love the flower plate. love the mix of painted coloured flowers and the blackline drawings – really cool
    love the bookshelf. i adore that colour wood, and am always short of a bookshelf for my books. While I love the overal ecclectic and well travelled look and also really like the industrial inspired finds- i dont really fancy the whole african thing. i like it- but have had too -way way to much- of it since we live in Cape Town…well is still like the idea in someone elses house, just not in mine.

  • Reply Nina February 2, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I really like the bookshelf but even more the chair that stands beside it- and even more the gray wall and rustic window..so nice..we had the same feeling in our old apt in Shanghai but the window was single glass so it became too cold on the concrete wall..beautiful on a picture, but less livable in a city like that..
    xo nina

  • Reply Stephie February 2, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Why oh why have they not set up shop in Australia! I know, I would max out my credit card on a regular basis!

  • Reply Patti February 3, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Great Finds! I am in love with the On-a-whim dinner plate!!

  • Reply kerry February 3, 2011 at 12:12 am

    I love anthropologie! Their windows are fantastic and the store! I could hang around in the store for hours. I just did a post on my own blog with photos of their windows

  • Reply Eva @ Four Leaf Clover February 3, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Anthroplogie/Urban Outfitters always has some of the best home products! I think they’ll be some of my go-to places when I get my own home.

  • Reply gina February 3, 2011 at 7:52 am

    i love just about everything i see at Anthro. i must admit, all of my purchases come from the clearance section. now that i know all the new stuff is coming in i’m heading over to the website to see what they are clearing out!

    i really <3 this blog, it always, always makes me smile and think. But always smile first ;)

  • Reply ARTiculateART February 3, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Love that flower plate and the animal wall hooks!!! Really cute =)

  • Reply A la mode Maven March 18, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Since ya’ll are Anthropologie lovers (like me!), I thought you might like this Anthropologie- esque find from Homegoods/TJMaxx/Marshalls I found yesterday! xoxo
    Shelli
    http://alamodemaven.blogspot.com/2011/03/chic-boho-bargains.html

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