As you all probably know, I love traveling. I really enjoy seeing new things. Sometimes I travel far, but sometimes I travel just far enough to visit one of my favorite stores in Seattle, like Anthropologie. Visiting Anthropologie is like a little mini-vacation for me, where I can soak in some creative inspiration and maybe even see old things in new ways.
When I visit some of my favorite stores, I am not only looking at their products, but I look at their display furniture, their shelf arrangements, their lighting, and more. You can learn a lot about design and spark your own creativity by paying attention to the entire ambience as you walk through some great shops.
In Anthropologie this time I was especially smitten by their lovely display cabinets and even by their beautiful floors. Their wood floors reminded me of my own with the beautiful variation in light and darker grain (photos of the new floors and stairs soon, promise!).
Observing creative ways of putting together a beautiful room inspires me to step outside the expected to try new things. It is easy to get caught up in what you see repeated everywhere, so I like to be exposed to a variety of creative ideas to hopefully keep my own style fresh and unique.
And of course, I love the smell of Anthropologie. I spend most of my time there walking sniffing all the candles. SNIFF SNIFF. I’m sure I look weird sniffing all of their jars, but I’m OK with that. I was tempted to bring this green jar candle home to meet my blue jar candle but I resisted. Next time.
I love Anthropologie’s creative ideas for displaying every day items like dishes, mugs and towels.
I enjoy each little detail in every corner of the store.
It was another inspiring visit to one of the most creative ‘home stores” out there! Glad you could join me for a little tour!
Check the first two posts in this new series, Out to See.
Check out this post on 4 Decorating Lessons from Anthropologie
And if you love Anthro, see my Anthro curtains!
How was your weekend?
Did you get out to see anything fun or interesting?