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Favorite Room Essentials Pieces

Favorites from Target's RE Line

I’m all for great design that’s accessible and affordable, so I’m happy to be sharing some of my favorites today from the Target Room Essentials line. The pieces below would mix with a huge range of styles, making it easy to incorporate each item into your home and really make it your own.

  1. Gooseneck Desk Lamp
    Such a cute little desk lamp, and it comes in black, gray, pink, blue, yellow, or white.

  2. Large Coiled Rope Baskets
    Just one of these would look great on its own, but I love the look of the three together.

  3. Plus Sign Bath Rug
    The black and white palette makes it easy to use this bath rug in most bathrooms, and the design is simple but with a nice graphic punch!

  4. Wood Pole Scholar Lighting
    So digging these. How cute would a floor lamp and table lamp in different colors look in the same room?

  5. 6 Drawer Dresser
    This one comes in three colors, and the angled feet are a small but noticeable style upgrade over the chunky blocks you usually find on affordable furniture.

p.s. I just helped my sister choose new bedding and we went with this quilt and sham set, which is the best yellow. I want her to add some of the lamps from above into her bedroom too!

Here’s to Summer Soirées

Tiny Prints Thank You Cards and Address Labels

Summer parties call for festive color, don’t you think? I love keeping a few fun supplies on hand, like party hats and glasses, so we’re always ready to set the scene. And I think I’ll always be a paper invitations kind of person — it’s the former stationery designer in me! Below are a few of my favorite invitations from Tiny Prints, along with the thank you cards and address labels we’ve been using lately.

Tiny Prints Summer Party

  1. Plenty of Confetti: Begonia Return Address Labels
    The wraparound style of these is cute, and the confetti print makes me smile.

  2. Sunray Celebration: Blaze Party Invitations
    So bright and summery!

  3. Acapulco Lounge Chair
    I assure you that if this chair were on hand, it would be every guest’s favorite spot.

  4. Cube Lanterns
    Light the way with colorful lanterns.

  5. Toot Sweet Party Hats
    Kids love these. (Adults, too!)

  6. Heartfelt Thanks Bright Red Thank You Cards
    I love the little surprise when you turn it over.

  7. Joyful Herringbone Party Invitations
    The sleek black circle against a playful backdrop is perfect.

  8. Colorful Plastic Goblets
    Unbreakable cups are great for outdoors, and they don’t get much cuter than these.

  9. Pineapple Party Invitations
    What’s more summery than luscious, ripe pineapples?

Chicago Picks from Chairish

This is so brilliant. Chairish has launched a Chicago City Guide! You don’t have to be in Chicago to shop from these pieces, of course — Chairish will ship them across the country. If you are local though, you can go pick them up and skip the shipping fees. See? Brilliant.

I’ve chosen a dozen of my local favorites to feature below, and I have even more Chairish picks from Chicago in my collection on the site.

Chairish Chicago Faves from Making it Lovely

  1. Eames DCM Style Bentwood & Steel Chairs – A Pair
    Two of these cuties flanking a credenza would be perfect.

  2. Chromcraft Smoked Lucite and Chrome Dinette
    Kinda weird, but in a really good way.

  3. Four Post Gold Leaf Table Lamp
    The rectangular support structure is fantastic, and the shade of top is just the right proportion. So good!

  4. C. Jere Style Brass Faceted Pedestals – Set of 3
    Because I’m sure you need some super shiny brass pedestals, right?

  5. Industrial Desktop Lighting
    The adjusting mechanisms on this look super cool.

  6. C. Jere Brass Double Shade Floor Lamps – A Pair
    So sleek! So mod! Would be perfect juxtaposed with a more traditional tufted chair, tucked away in the corner as a spot for reading.

  7. Black and Gold Distressed Tuxedo Side Table
    Simple in its lines, but with just enough detail to add interest.

  8. Iranian Flateweave Kilim Rug
    Sometimes these rugs are teeny, but this is a decent 8.5″x5.5″ size, and in great colors.

  9. Milo Baughman For Thayer Coggin Button Up Sofa
    Hello, beautiful.

  10. Bassett Faux Bamboo Dresser
    How I wish I had a good spot for this! Ah, but maybe you do?

  11. Starburst Sculpture on Marble Stand
    When you wish upon a star…

Chairish makes it easy to sell and browse from their iPhone app, and I’m loving the addition of City Guides like this one for Chicago. And as always, in addition to the local pickup option, they can help arrange for shipping cross-country with a 48-hour return window. You know, so you can give that table and chairs set a try. Someone’s gotta be into them besides me, right? But if not, there’s always
all of my other favorites to check out.

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