On our recent trip to California, Tim and I took the opportunity to visit a number of inspiring stores. Of course it was on my list to visit as many Anthropologie stores as possible! :) And today I wanted to share some of the inspiration I found!
I love this suspended canopy. The shapes are fun and I love how it adds a layer of interest while still keeping things light and airy.
Up close you can see they even took the time to add a fun pattern to the surface of the shapes.
This wall (below) caught my eye immediately. The zig zag pattern is very dynamic.
You will notice that Anthro stores use paint, dye, and paper a lot! This is because the budgets they are given to work with are surprisingly much lower than you would think. It's definitely a testament to the caliber of artists Anthro has working for them when the things the artists create look like they could be super expensive.
This textured wall was pretty cool and I think it would be easy to achieve with joint compound and a trowel.
If you're a plant lover, this idea below could definitely be applied in a real home.
Light fixtures are one of the most important design elements and I love to see one of a kind lighting. This fixture was especially fun and super cool. I love how each light is adjustable.
This installation reminds me of enlarged pieces of yarn. Maybe like what you would see when you look through a microscope. The look was created with cardboard circles and dye.
Anthro often creates their impact by repeating smaller pieces in a large scale. If you think about it, one of these hand painted canvas tiles would not be that impressive. But when you cover a wall with them, it looks fantastic!
You may have also realized that Anthro uses a lot of ideas from bloggers and other artists! The display coordinators are research fanatics and devour the internet looking for inspiration. This pallet planter and rope wall (two photos below) are two ideas that I've seen from other online sites that Anthro executes beautifully.
The sock and washcloth cactuses are adorable! Exactly the type of plant I need. . . the kind that don't die! :)
I thought this light fixture (made from plumbing pieces) was interesting and doable for us here at home!
Adding art to a space always brings the style up a few notches. The good news is art can look high brow without the high price tag. These panels were created by attaching painted strips of something (maybe a thick paper?) in a wave like motif inside a wooden frame. What a lovely look! I could see these being perfect in a beach-y design.
So, that's all from Anthro today. See you tomorrow with more design goodness! :)