Thursday, August 6, 2015

Pier 1 Picks

The other day while helping my sister source some pieces for her new apartment, I found myself in Pier 1 Imports - a store I hadn't been inside for years! I have a history with Pier 1, as I'd worked at one for some time during my school years over a decade ago. It was amazing how it still smells exactly the same as you open the door after all these years. Pier 1 is an almost overwhelming inundation of products and colour, almost impossible to take in all at once. In terms of store design, they definitely are on the bohemian and  maximalist side of the scale.While some of the items lean towards garish and gaudy (sorry Pier 1!), there are definitely some great finds for even the most minimalist of palettes. I was also reminded of some of the staples they do so well and at a fantastic price point. Looking for a starburst mirror - this is your place to go, they must have over a dozen different styles and sizes! Here are just a few of my favourites -

Clockwise from top:

Wood framed round mirrors - round mirrors are often difficult to come by, especially in a clean modern style. I love the thick wood frame around these. Would be great grouped together or separated and used in different spaces. 

Jute rugs - they have a great selection of jute rugs in lots of different size and colour options.  I love this thick grey popcorn jute (and the price is right!)

This ceramic elephant stool would be a fun piece to use as a side table or to hold some plants. I also think it would be perfect in a nursery next to a rocker or lounge chair.

Chloe etched mirror - this Venetian style piece would look beautiful juxtaposed against more modern pieces in a bathroom or entrance.

Storage baskets - Pier 1 has always had a fantastic selection of storage basket styles, and often at a better price point than many other stores. I love these thick chunky baskets in water hyacinth - perfect for gathering up all sorts of clutter.

Hammered silver stool - this pretty piece is perfect for indoors or out to add a little touch of sparkle to a space, loved the Moorish tile shape.

Probably the coolest indoor / outdoor rug I've seen - this zebra rug is loads of fun. Fantastic for summer patios or super practical to bring inside for a kid's room.

Moroccan side table - this carved wood table adds a little global glamour to a space with modern lines.

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