Emily_ReadingI often miss having a little girl to dress up and plan princess parties for, but now my daughter and I are onto “grown up” creative adventures. Emily, who is about to turn 21, will be finishing her cosmetology training soon (yesterday she gave me the best haircut I have ever had) and I am helping her design and style her first home. Though she loves my vintage, rustic style, her taste goes more towards a fresh and modern look, so we started scouring the stores for affordable and well designed pieces. We hit the mother lode with Target, and found this great Room Essentials collection of upscale and well priced pieces in this gorgeous teal and yellow theme. To give you a sneak peek of her new house, here is a cozy little reading nook we put together with modern furniture, lamps and accessories, my favorite being the Scandinavian print pillow. LOVE!


Here are a few pieces we chose:

WIRE BASKETS // These vintage style baskets come in several colors including chrome. We chose the bright yellow for an added pop of color. These are so versatile and will be used for many things in the upcoming years.

COLORFUL PILLOWS // I am personally in love with the grey and yellow color mix right now and have it in my own living room. To make Emily feel right at home, we chose these fun pillow in the triangle graphic print, grey and yellow embroidered pillow and the Scandinavian style multi floral print pillow.

TRIPOD TABLE LAMP // I just love the mix of grey and dark teal with the grey linen lamp shade. So handsome! They even added the dark teal to the cord.

CIRCLES AREA RUG // Living here in Portland we are careful to make our spaces as bright as possible to get us through the rainy winter months. This pretty yellow rug is the perfect foundation for a room all year round.

TEAL OTTOMAN // When you live in a small space and have limited furniture, it is good to have a piece that can be used for multiple purposes. This stool makes a great foot rest, extra chair, coffee table and of course a perch for the dog.

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