Retail Therapy: World Market

April 22, 2013

Yesterday I took a few hours to run errands and visit some favorite stores to check out new collections and popped into World Market. My sister is also fixing up her place so we were texting pictures back and forth, talking about the pieces and accents and textiles we like, it’s so much fun to shop like that!

cosmo cozy

World Market unveils several collections throughout the year but I always look forward to the outdoor options, full of color and exotic patterns, and picked up some accents there last year for our balcony seating area. I spied a lot of new favorites while I was there on Sunday – I especially love their patterned textiles for a variety of uses beyond the tea towel or napkin (think art and pillows!)

world market favorites

Today I have a $50 gift card from me to giveaway to one of you to pick out something special for yourself.

gift card

To be eligible, simply leave a comment on this blog post answering this question, what colors or patterns are you decorating with this spring and summer in or outside of your home?

I’ll pick a winner at random later this week, giveaway expires Thursday April 25th at midnight PST. One entry per person, US only.  Good luck! *not a sponsored post, just a fan of World Market!


Winner: Rachel Slotman #696, winner notified via email.




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1,484 Responses to “Retail Therapy: World Market”

  1. JanetS. says:

    I am loving small accents of coral. It really perks up blues and greens to have a little pop of coral tossed into the mix.

    PS I LOVE World Market! Great inspiration spot!

  2. Shari P. says:

    I’m decorating my back patio and yard with different colors of blues with a punch of sunflower yellow. The GC would be so awesome. Love this website for inspiration and ideas…glad it was posted on Twitter.

  3. Hannah Q says:

    I’m about to paint some old night stands a pretty marigold color!

  4. Karen says:

    Zig Zags and turquoise blue, love your blog!

  5. Whitney says:

    Recently discovered the world market near me, LOVE it! I am decorating a sitting area right now, going for the global feel!

  6. Jeni L. says:

    Perfect timing! I’m looking for an outdoor dining table and haven’t thought of looking at World Market yet. I’m hoping to incorporate some happy colors this time around. No more beige!

  7. Megan LaBelle says:

    I am loving turquoise and red!

  8. Barbara says:

    I’d like to add some apple green or orange pillows out on the front porch. Either of those colors would add some “fun” to the outside of our house.

  9. Kate Bateman says:

    I know that its crazy but I have been decorating in more whites for the spring and summer! I love the fresh, clean and breezy feeling white can bring when the temperatures rise here in TX

  10. Suzanne says:

    I want turquoise and all the softer shades of aquamarine. If I can find affordable patio furniture, maybe used, I want to paint it and get fabric and make my own cushions for it.

  11. Lauren says:

    I love the colors of sea glass, so I think I’m going to go with them!

  12. Anne Marie says:

    After a few seasons of bold geometrics, I am loving softer organic colors and florals. Who knew I would like florals again! These look so good with earthy accents!

  13. Crystal Young says:

    I love whites. But I’d like to add lime green and blue to my back porch. And who doesn’t love World Market? I love that they are carrying some shabby chic looking items as well!

  14. Snooky Forgue says:

    I’m using red, granny apple green and touches of yellow on our screened porch this summer.

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  16. Selena says:

    Green and blue are my go-to colors, but I’ve been adding in some bright purple lately. I’d love a few outdoor throw pillows in those colors! Thanks :)

  17. momsf says:

    I’m thinking greens and pattern for the lanai with some sort of accent color… coral a la your spring palette post? Thanks for the giveaway! Love the blog. Hope kitty’s okay…

  18. Katie says:

    I’ve been working on a nursery for my third baby arriving in July. I’m using a color palette of mint green and teal, so excited! I’m also working on combining my two older kids into room together an using orange an gray. I’ve been contemplating using a bench cshion from World Market as headboards for the kids twin beds–the orange chevron is calling to me!

  19. Julie RYNO says:

    I’ve been decorating my tween daughters room with bright colors and geometric shapes offset by white. Her name quilt has colorful dots and rectangles. I made the headboard by wrapping 18″ squares with padding and the fabrics in her quilt then mounted in the wall in two rows of 4. Each square has a bit of bling in the middle. It looks fabulous and has been a blast to work on.

  20. Jaclyn says:

    I am a fan of World Market as well! I just repainted our office a very light gray and am hoping to incorporate some yellows and grays. I absolutely adore the blue pillow in your post, and it would look perfect with my patio furniture!

  21. Michelle says:

    Since I live in the city, there is no outside to decorate :) Although I do have a fire escape garden with tomatoes and herbs too! Anyways the colors I am loving inside are blues and greens ! Also peacock feather patterns!

  22. Donna says:

    We have lime green and blue inside and would like to use these colors on the lanau.

  23. Loretta says:

    Ohh, turquoise! It’s such a soothing and cooling color for my back deck! World Market has some great things! I’d love to win!

  24. Karen says:

    I want to go with natural color on my chair cushions and use pops of colors with the pillows. I haven’t decided if I want a natural color umbrella or also a solid pop!

  25. Patti says:

    I’m crushing on orange!

  26. Lauren T says:

    I’m loving greys with orange and teal right now!

  27. Mary says:

    I am using accents in citron. The color works with so many other colors and ties our rooms together.

  28. tammy says:

    I just love the tranquil shades of sea glass and turquoise and definitely some shades of grey. I would love to shop for it all at World Market!!!

  29. Tracy Fulce says:

    I would love to layer rugs to create a warm and sexy space.

  30. Julie Wills says:

    Emerald Green is not only Pantone’s Color of 2013, but mine, too! Love it:)

  31. Julie says:

    I am trying to update my super-cute barn red sofa with some duck-egg blue and sunshine yellow. I have repurposed an old buffet for use in the laundry room in the same blue (which is really somewhat green..)

  32. margetta stoddard says:

    I am using more gray and turquoise. My sorority colors are steel grey and turquoise blue and I am loving those in each room.

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  34. Lauren says:

    I use a lot of greens and blues and browns in our home, but recently learned that I really like pink. And putting little pink things here and there have made our home definitely more springy and fun (and a little girly, which is much needed for me in a house of one female Mama, a man’s man husband and 3 boys) I especially love it in my family room of navy and white. Yea pink!

  35. Rapunzel says:

    I loooooooove World Market and I got so excited last year when I finally got to move near one! Before last June, I was 7 hours away from the nearest WM!
    I’ve recently fallen in love with any sort of moroccan pattern. I love them all! I’d love to incorporate some of that design into my home.

  36. Donna says:

    Seaglass is a gorgeous color & I love it, & I cannot wait till WINTER is actually truly over with. Here in the midwest the weather has been insane even for here – snow in some areas today and record lows (and record low highs, too!). Would love to have the $75 gift card to use at World Market, as they do have wonderful things there.

  37. AshKappa says:

    Aqua is still one of my favorite colors! I live in Florida near the beach so it’s a natural choice :).

  38. Antoinette says:

    I’ve decided on aquamarine and some splashes of coral. I’m focusing on stripes and poka-dots for most pieces. So excited, slowly starting to pick up pieces and put them together!

  39. Lady Delores LeBoeuf says:

    Reds (and all its hues of glory) – thank you for the opportunity to win…Love & Blessings…

  40. Laura says:

    World Market is one of my very favorite places to shop! I am wanting some orange pillows to brighten up my family room.

  41. Shara Aatsap says:

    I finally have a house I can decorate so I am fulfilling a long time desire to decorate with coral. I love the color of coral, especially when it is paired with various shades of blue.

  42. Amanda says:

    Might be a little played out but I still love ikat and pops of bright yellow.

  43. Kara says:

    Inside my home I’m heavy into pastels right with dark navy as my contrast versus black. Colors like soft corals and minty greens. I’m really digging (in small doses) Aztec inspired prints; alongside thick bold stripes. Kind of a hodgepodge but it’s coming together!

  44. Marisa says:

    I am looking to pair some bright blues or aquas with some tangerine orangey shades…love that summery color combination and I haven’t done it anywhere yet!

  45. Juliet says:

    I love world market!

  46. Tracy says:

    I am really into navy & stripes lately!

  47. I’m decorating with a mix of mod & Moroccan prints. The colors I’m using are mostly earth tones, but a little bit of green thrown in.

  48. Kate says:

    I’ve been adding some fun navy and yellow accents to my home, and of course, my wardrobe as well :)

  49. Nicole H. says:

    I’m digging geometrics, impressionistic florals and polka dots in turquoise!

  50. Jennifer L says:

    I am making outdoor pillows using spa colored ikat outdoor fabric. Indoors I have been adding hints of white for summer!

  51. Debbie M says:

    I’m completely gutting my purple office and painting the walls a light gray, making built-ins that are painted white and will have hot pink and dark gray accents with a touch of yellow. Can’t wait for it to be done!

  52. Mary G says:

    Love white and off whites but am decorating with reds this year. Using fun patterns and skipping stripes.

  53. Mona says:

    Teal is my new favorite. Love your blog!

  54. midwestgirly says:

    As soon as it quits raining and acting like winter outside I will be summerfying my deck. I have a black table and chairs. My husband had a vintage wrought iron chair and ottoman sand blasted and painted for me last summer. It was in my garage for 20 years, I love it now.I have black and white patterned cushions I will be adding a rug and small table this year. Can’t wait to get out there!

  55. Melanie says:

    I really like yellow these days. Yellow flowers are popping up all over and I’m trying to bring it indoors. not pale yellow, but not bright. I just bought some cut tulips that were the perfect shade!

  56. Jen says:

    Moroccan prints, in reds and blues

  57. Kim says:

    I love bright yellow.

  58. Laurie says:

    Every summer I fill my deck & backyard with flowers in pots of all shapes, colors & sizes. My furniture cushions are khaki color and frames are distressed black (from the Illinois winters), this season I want to bring the color orange into my yard. Probably coral or terra cotta. We need some spring here!! I absolutely love your blog, it makes me smiley! Thanks :)

  59. Kathy says:

    Teal and yellow is my color for the outdoors this summer!

  60. Rebeca says:

    I love the new outdoors collection at World Market! I am wanting to go a bit more graphic with my outdoor pillows, so the chevron pillow is perrrrrfect. Love bright color everywhere, especially shades of blue and the perfect coral. Yay for spring!

  61. MollyS says:

    Orange and Lime green!

  62. Christine says:

    I’ve been in love with black and white recently.

  63. susan a. says:

    I’m introducing robin’s egg blue into all of my rooms this spring-and World Market has been VERY cooperative in providing plenty of options!! :-)

  64. Annie says:

    I’m loving orange and turquoise. Thanks for the giveaway.

  65. Shannon says:

    I am a blue girl through and through. I would dress up my neutrals with a bit of turquoise.

  66. Sharon Greissing says:

    I am loving lime green, lilac, and gray right now. Just got all the toddler toys off my deck and I can’t wait to reclaim the space, thanks for the giveaway!

  67. Sheila Earhart says:

    I LOVE World Market! Their things are so cool and fresh and upbeat. OOOOOHHHH, look at that letter “K” you found! GORGEOUS! I must get an E! :)

  68. Jenni Key says:

    I love that you include vendors who are accessible and affordable like World Market. Plus all their coupons and specials make it doubly appealing. Thanks Katie.

  69. Ally Grisham says:

    Black, cream and pink… love!!

  70. Laura Ontiveros says:

    “Green” on different shades combined with some yellow, orange, pink.
    Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  71. Kendi says:

    I have no idea what colors I’m going for…too many good ones to choose from!

  72. Laura says:

    I’m digging navy blue right now, and touches of chartruese.

  73. nancy says:

    Wow, I never go to World Market! Can’t wait to go veryvery soon!!

  74. Michelle Hudak says:

    I adore greens and teal colors and I think this summer I’m going to replace my wicker chair cushions with a floral pattern around those colors and accent my yard with some yellow annuals.

  75. Meredith says:

    The colors on our deck chairs is dark green, evergreen almost so I am going to work with those colors…. perhaps jewel tones and small doses of orange/red (to avoid it looking like christmas)

  76. Jill says:

    I keep my outdoor decor fairly subdued, so the plants can be the stars. My annuals are usually in purple and violet shades, so I follow suit with the accents on my gazebo, along with lots of green and dark wood tones.

  77. Rebekah says:

    I always love blue – but lately I’m loving pairing it with yellow!

  78. Lisa Aukeman says:

    I’m loving the bright oranges and reds. Looking to add a rug outside this year

  79. Wow! I was looking for inspiration for my patio redo and stumbled upon your blog! Love the color combos!!!

  80. Amy says:

    I love the blues and greens of the ocean with a white or tan background.

  81. michaelann says:

    leafy greens, aqua, and pink!

  82. Leanne says:

    Turquoise, lime green, and my all time favorite, sunny yellow!

  83. Thanh says:

    I would love to experiment with orange or navy for our deck!

  84. April says:

    I’ll be decorating with purple and red!

  85. Summer Strawbridge says:

    I am working with lots of blues and green

  86. Lynn says:

    have been enjoying your blog for some time now and feel inspired to incorporate some of your ideas in our next home. Whilst I can often find similar products here in the UK it is so disappointing that stores like World Market don’t yet offer international delivery – would be happy to pay the shipping for some of the things I’ve coveted from them and other outlets.
    Glad your puss is a bit happier now – we had this happen to ours 2 years ago – they seem so poorly until they get some medication.

  87. Michelle F says:

    I would love to add some bright orange and lots of pattern to go with my obsession with black and white basics!

  88. Kimberly says:

    Navy and white!

  89. Susan says:

    Orange and yellow. And green and turquoise. I love bright summer colors! And chevrons! I love chevrons!

  90. Samantha says:

    A variety of blues & creams. Love your blog!

  91. Maureen says:

    Right now I’m loving turquoise, orange, and suprising for me flowers.

  92. Meredith says:

    World Market is my fave! Right now I am loving a mix of mint and different shades of pink. Makes for such a happy combination!

  93. Sarah says:

    I’ve been adding some light and bright blues (to my navy and green color palate). Also, lots of geometric patterns & some ikat too.

  94. Blair says:

    I find myself always drawn to orange and turquoise. Funny, because my obsession with it actually started when I bought a rug from World Market that I pulled the colors from for my living room, now I’ve used them on my front porch and even sort of with my wedding colors, coral and turquoise.

  95. Cindy says:

    Apple green and black stripes. Love World Market. I go there every time I visit my son in Northern VA.

  96. Jen says:

    I love World Market, too! And I love your blog!! I’m hoping to buy some new red cushions for our patio set. (I love the pattern at World Market!)

  97. Calli says:

    My room now consists of black and white stripes and bold floral accents. (World Market has beautiful floral pillows right now) I also threw in Gold metals and framed pieces. Timeless and used in all seasons :)

  98. Kristy says:

    Blue, green, and orange…such a tried and true combo. It makes me happy.

  99. Jen says:

    I’m needing to tone down the walls to neutrals & bring in pops of color elsewhere.

  100. Jen says:

    I LOVE World Market!! Right now I’m feeling a soft pink with bright, natural greens for outside. I like that theyre colors that go along with nature but still feel fresh and vibrant

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