DI”Y” Design

In our last post, we started a series on how to find inspiration for design. If you’re anything like me, there is one place I can always turn to, without fail, if I need design inspiration — Target! Walk into a Target store this week and you’ll see their new spring dĂ©cor series with designs from Threshold Designed with Studio McGee, Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, Opalhouse with Jungalow and more. With the turn of a season (I know, wishful thinking, we’re definitely not to spring yet in Minnesota!), I am always antsy for a bit of a home refresh, and when I went to the store this week, I fell in love with this pillow and thought it was the perfect inspiration.

Floral Block Print Square Throw Pillow with Tassel Zipper Mauve - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee, image 1 of 8 slides

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Maybe you see this pillow and think, ” So cute! I could never integrate pink in my home.” Or perhaps, “Great, I found a super cute pillow, and it is the opposite of everything neutral in my home, so now what?”. One of the many things I love about Target’s home goods is they set consumers up for success with accessible do it “yourself” design ideas. They provide an abundance of pieces that play happily together, so all you have to do is choose your favorites and bring them home!

With the help of Threshold Designed with Studio McGee, let’s design a spring, bedroom refresh. Look at the pillow and you’ll see a beautiful color palette for our room: shades of mauve, sage and tan.

Target has a wonderful eucalyptus plant, in multiple sizes, we can add to a dresser or night stand. This will highlight the sage in our pillow.

Medium Eucalyptus in Pot - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee, image 1 of 5 slides

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Another piece I adore that accentuates the sage is this beautiful ceramic vase. Pair it with the eucalyptus or set in on a pair of hardcover books on your night stand. It’s also perfect fodder for a built-in bookshelf!

Round Ceramic Vase Green - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee, image 2 of 7 slides

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Our last splash of green comes from this fabulous, velvet ottoman. Tuck this piece at the foot of your bed or under a large window.

Vernon Ottoman - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee, image 2 of 10 slides

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To begin to pull our mauve and sage palette together, let’s add this incredible landscape study to the mix. If you look closely, you’ll notice it even has shades of mauve you also find in our pillow. This print remind us of the final color for our design — tan!

24" x 18" Landscape Study Framed Wall Canvas Antique Gold - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee, image 1 of 10 slides

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Surround bolder color choices with neutral items and it they quickly become more digestible; they bring small splashes of personality versus causing a room to feel bright and overwhelming. Choose a variety of neutrals, and with various textures. Not everything has to match perfectly, it’s okay, and even preferred, to integrate different shades of tan!

Heavyweight Linen Blend Collection - Casaluna™

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Made by Casaluna, grab linens from their Heavyweight Linen Blend Collection. I appreciate their ready-made variety of textured blankets.

Toss a few throw pillows into the mix. Grab what you like, as long as it’s nuetral!

Linen Square Throw Pillow - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee, image 1 of 6 slides

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Oversized Oblong Boucle Woven Stripe Decorative Throw Pillow Khaki - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee, image 1 of 12 slides

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Set a pair of white, ceramic, matching lamps on matching nightstands. Threshold’s Lomita Rattan accent tables would be a perfect addition.

Ceramic Assembled Table Lamp White - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee, image 1 of 22 slides

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Lomita Rattan Accent Table Natural - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee, image 2 of 11 slides

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To round out our bedroom design, we can add a few additional pieces of neutral décor. Toss this funky circle object on your dresser or bookshelf as a bookend.

Circle Object - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee, image 1 of 10 slides

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Integrate one of Threshold’s many calming candles.

 Clear Glass Cypress & Juniper Candle White - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee, image 2 of 6 slides

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Hang this beautifully curved mirror both for function and to help your new space seem even larger.

23" x 36" Metal Curved Top Mirror Gold - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee, image 2 of 5 slides

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Voila! We have ourselves a revitalized room to welcome the spring season! It’s okay to feel like you don’t quite have an eye for design, or if you look at the items curated in the post and think, “I never could have pulled this together!”. The beauty of stores like Target, Pottery Barn, West Elm and others is they’ve done a lot of the design work for us. Experts have already professionally selected and organized the items that correspond well. Next time you see something colorful and bright that you absolutely must have, go for it! surround with some similarly colored pieces, wrap it in an abundance of neutrals, and consider your DI”Y” design a success!

Guest Blogger: Katya Larsen, Stager, A Home Revival

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Kelly Zabel is an award-winning stager, recognized nationally by the Real Estate Staging Association in 2023, 2021 and 2020. Whether new construction, remodeled, or in its original beauty, Kelly knows how difficult it is for potential buyers to imagine a home when viewing a vacant property. She loves taking an empty room, filling it with personality and comfort, and showcasing how homeowners could actually live in that space. Her natural eye for layout and design helps highlight the potential of any space.

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