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. Lindy says:

    I live bright floral patterns! Especially on pillows so it’s not overwhelming.

  2. carrie m says:

    I’m loving teal and paisley!

  3. cathy claus says:

    Red, orange, yellow and black on patio!….. love your blog! you are so inspirational! : )

  4. J Norrell says:

    Deep red w/ivory floral accented w/bright yellow

  5. Katana says:

    Soft watermelon pink, cream, and black is what I am wearing this spring and decorating with teal and emerald (close to the Pantone emerald color) with warm reds and browns and cream neutrals!

  6. Leanne says:

    I’m loving the peacock blues and oranges right now!

  7. Holly Baumgartner says:

    I’m crazy for greens! Anything to cool down the warm color palette I’ve had for the last seven years;-). Thanks so much for all you do – such an inspiring website…..

  8. Meryl says:

    I am really into beachy blues and coral right now!

  9. Kelly says:

    I am drawn towards blues, and tribal prints! Thanks for the generous giveaway – you have a wonderful blog, keep up the good work!

  10. Christy says:

    I love a bight ikat print, but also love the clean, modern lines of bold chevron.

  11. Elena says:

    I am going to decorate with green, light blue and yellow.

  12. Jen H says:

    I just got two white rockers off of craigslist for my porch and I think I’m going to do a simple front porch this year. Just a plant and white lantern on the table.

  13. darla says:

    I have one daughter graduating High School and then leaving for college and one getting married. I think I will be decorating with green! (Or maybe without green). I do love all the colors and fun things at World Market.

  14. J.Marie says:

    Oh I hope I win!! There is so much decorating going on at our new house! We’re going mint and coral in the home office (because, really, it’s my office, and the hubs only needs to store things there…), light gray walls and white furniture with bright teal, yellow, and green accents for our nursury (to be occupied in August…), oranges and yellows in the kitchen…and I still have to make decisions for our back patio area…

    Oooooh I’m going to World Market anyway, even if I don’t win. It can’t be helped.

  15. Carla says:

    I know that green is the 2013 color, but I always tend towards red on our traditional farmhouse porch. Nothing like ferns and red/white/blue for me!

  16. Karen L says:

    I am loving turquoise. Thanks for the chance.

  17. ashley says:

    I’m loving mint and turquoise!

  18. Laura P says:

    Each of my patio furniture chairs and tables are a neutral tan color so I’m hoping to buy a couple of outdoor pillows in aqua blue and lime green. I’m craving some bright color out there!

  19. crystal b says:

    I’m totally obsessed with chevron prints, and I don’t care if I’m behind the times on it. I really like blues, greens and yellows all combined. Go figure…those were our wedding colors. They make me happy.

  20. Katie N says:

    I love World Market! One of my favorite places to shop!

    I’m wanting our home to be light and airy right now, so I am loving the white and beachy blue combination!! I am still loving the chevron pattern too.

  21. Donya says:

    I love the colors you used! I love orange, yellow and lime green and can’t wait to get my deck in shape.

  22. Jennifer S says:

    I am loving navy and bright grass green this year. I recently spray painted our patio table, and when I was done my husband started laughing at me. When I asked why he said, “Just go look in the mirror”. Green spray paint + wind = me looking like Kermit. The table looks awesome though!

  23. Lynne says:

    I am loving all shades of turquoise or aqua! I would be over the moon to win a gift card to World Market! I could spend it very easily! Maybe on a garden bench!

  24. Maegan says:

    I’m really enjoying hunter green right now, and always love shades of teal.

  25. Gabriele DeHart says:

    I love World Market and find an excuse to stop in there every week even if it’s just to buy coffee and browse the store!

  26. Amy says:

    I love orange, yellow and blues! I could definitely use outdoor footage!

  27. Nikki says:

    Greens and blues are currently my favorites … so cheery!

  28. erin e. says:

    We just closed on a new house and will be decorating with lots of blues and a little coral this spring! So excited!

  29. LeAnne says:

    I’m using orange and navy and mint. And maybe coral and yellow too!

  30. Becky says:

    Inside: oranges and blues with a little golden yellow.

  31. I think I am going to do all colors. Just a more Spanish pallette.

  32. Christie says:

    I will be redecorationg my guest bathroom in a beach theme, blue, white and seashells. For my home office I will be painting that in a mint green color… have not decided on accent color yet.

  33. Jill says:

    My family and I are moving into our first home this summer!!! We have a dog and a 9 month old baby so we couldn’t be happier to have a fenced in yard, and a patio (that needs furnishing!). I plan to use bright green, yellow and oranges to make our yard a tropical get-away!

  34. Holly says:

    I’m adding black accents and pops of color. One project I have in mind is a large chalkboard in my kitchen framed maybe in yellow.

  35. Tori says:

    I’m loving lots of green and yellow lately!

  36. Jennee Hammond says:

    We are trying to add color to the front of our house with the door color and new plants/flowers in the beds. Still undecided on colors yet, just can’t seem to find one that I LOVE! Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Kimberly says:

    I am decorating our nursery right now, so it’s mostly pinks, green and gray!

  38. Rian says:

    I always love anything in shades of blue-green. Anywhere on that spectrum!

  39. Celeste says:

    I recently moved to a new apartment and got a surprise gift of a beautiful Turkish rug. So, my challenge is to incorporate the mostly fall colors of the rug into a room that was originally going into a different direction. I think I’m going to try to pick up the yellow of my favorite painting and the sage green of the sofa and the green in the rug in pillows and accessories. Always a work in progress.

  40. Heather says:

    My backyard is screaming for some new, colorful outdoor pillows. Love those orange chevron ones.

  41. Judi D says:

    Hi, I always love pinks, pale aqua and lots of white….it’s my favorite color. I ask myself, “what would Rachel Ashwell do!”

  42. christina w says:

    I will be using saturated pinks, black and natural/whites, and esp gold. I am so on this kick and it looks great all over the house! But it has to be the guilded gold or antqued gold color – no shiny brass! But I love color so there will be pops of everything in each room – and one color I have already showing up a lot is a dark reddish salmon. Hard to describe but it’s awesome !

  43. christine says:

    Loving Morrocan-inspired patterns lately!

  44. Liz M says:

    I’m loving orange & yellows with blue & green .

  45. Sandra says:

    Blues and greens are my favorites for color. Right now I’m working on our sunroom. I’m planning to paint the walls Edgecomb Gray with a lot of turquoise and green around the room.

  46. Andrea says:

    I will be using navy & coral in my summer decor! Likely going with a nautical theme.

  47. Deborah Krauss says:

    I love your blog! This year I’m sprucing up my front door and might even tackle the garage door. And of course, it will be in my sginature color, red!

  48. denise says:

    World Market is so much fun and so affordable! I’m decorating with blues and greens…colors that remind me of spring and summer.

  49. melissa says:

    peacock blue and grey are always my staple colors and I add in orange or yellow in the spring/summer

  50. Larisa says:

    Hi :)

    I’ve been adding turquoise accessories inside. I also added red cushions outside for my chairs & lots of purple flowers in pots. Looking out my windows makes me happy. I would use the gift certificate for a lantern. Can never have enough candles outside at night time!

    Love your blog. Secret admirer ;)


  51. Katie Beth says:

    I am loving teal and other bright fresh colors (into my neutral and red house)

  52. Kate says:

    I usually prefer a very neutral color pallet but have been wanting to incorporate some blues in!

  53. Brooke says:

    I am going to step out of my typical neutral earth tones and go for bright blues, corals, and maybe some yellows for outside and inside the home my husband and I just purchased!

  54. Mandy says:

    We just moved into a new home and are looking at updating our old tan colors to more greys and yellows.

  55. Mallory says:

    This spring I’ll be decorating with buttery, happy yellows and chartreuse greens! Just bought some teak patio furniture and am looking to incorporate a little lemon/lime feel in to the textiles (outdoor rug and chair pads) I plan to pick up!

  56. Amy O'Connor says:

    I am moving next month and am excited to use citrus colors! I am using a new orange in the bath and green in every room!

  57. Jacki says:

    Shades of water blue are inspiring me this spring – I picked up a bundle of jeans from a thrift store, cut them up, and am making a table runner and pillow coverings – just love the laid back, faded comfy-ness of it – plus the varying shades of blue are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

  58. kristin says:

    i’m loving navy and coral!

  59. Beth says:

    Lots of aqua!

  60. Janelle says:

    Aqua and green.

  61. Amanda says:

    Just found your site and am loving it! Lots of inspiration! I am planning to freshen up my front porch and add some curb appeal By painting my front door a cheerful yellow and adding a couple of chairs with some pretty patterned cushions and pillows. I am really liking all of the fun geometric patterns but I’m always a sucker for a pretty floral. Thanks for the chance to win!

  62. Kathy says:

    I’m trying to get new colors for my bedroom, and the turquoise and green colors would be a nice new way to go. Thank you for the giveaway. I’m glad to hear Coco is ok.

  63. Nancy says:

    Turquoise and orange

  64. Nikki says:

    I’m trying to bring in texture with baskets and live plants.

  65. ashley says:

    Green! Trying to do a very natural palette.

  66. Brenda says:

    I’m loving the turquoise color that’s out now. I’m decorating my living room with it, along with a deep yellow. I look forward to all your posts. Thank you for your insights!

  67. myamogabi says:

    i found this peacock blue and green fabric from joann’s fabric and will try it on my wall.

  68. Colleen says:

    I’d like to bring in some yellows and oranges to brighten up the reds I already have in some of our accessories.

  69. Johanna H. says:

    I’m decorating with different shades of blue this spring.

  70. Deanne H says:

    I am decorating the outside patio in shades of green and aqua. Now I just need a beautiful accent color.

  71. Courtney says:

    Love World Market! They have so may great looks right now. I’m loving mint, navy, grays… beachy, relaxing colors!

  72. Miki says:

    This year, I’m all about bright colors with kind of a Moroccan vibe. It’s eclectic, really, but if I find something bright that I love, I include it!

  73. jacqueline says:

    Love aqua, coral, natural materials with some aged brass accents. Really loving me some Hollywood regency, lattice pattern. I think it would great in an outdoor space, you can be glamorous outside right?

  74. Brittany C. says:

    I’m decorating with bold colors!

  75. Stephanie says:

    I’ve been using neutrals as a backdrop (think light grays, etc) for the bright colors I’ve been accessorizing with, like teals, corals, and yellow. I love summer colors both inside and out, and have two wooden chairs I want to spray paint some bright color or colors so they’ll really pop!

  76. Sandy says:

    I would love to decorate my screened in porch this year with aqua and navy with another pop of color…maybe orange? I need new cushions or really a whole new patio set! Hope I can win and I enjoy reading the blog week after week! Thank you for always making it interesting!

  77. Diana says:

    Definitely coral and navy and I will always be a fan of the yellow pattern- so fresh!

  78. Brianna says:

    Hi! I’m such a big fan of World Market that I literally can’t go there. See, I’m a full time college student (read: BROKE) and it gets hard to leave all my preciouses behind! Perhaps it has to do with the last three years I’ve spent in Seattle, but gray is getting to be my new favorite color! I love to mix it with shades of teals/aquas and even warm plum-y purples!

  79. Deb says:

    Oh lovely color, where do I start! I have a vintage white wicker seating set and a black wrought iron table that I play with color every year, especially vintage bark cloth finds and ’60’s retro prints that are alwasy sooo cool in the color and pattern. Pillows, rugs and add some old iron and candles and I’m set. This year dark navy, red, yellow in a fabulous floral print. Can’t wait till it warms up!

  80. Jan G. says:

    Need to (spray) paint some big metal pieces for outside… I have a funky bright green i’m going with… love World Market!

  81. Randi Lee says:

    My husband and I are newly weds and have just purchased our first house. (aka The biggest DIY project ever!) We just bought outdoor furniture from World Market. I can’t wait to decorate with bright pink, blue and green shades mixed into a Morrocan themed pattern. LOVE!

  82. Ricki D. says:

    I’m sprucing up our patio. I’m using bright colors as a backdrop and mixing it up with pillows. I’m currently looking for bright colored chairs for around the fire pit. Can’t wait for the weather to cooperate and warm up in Illinois!

  83. Diana Duncan says:

    Red and chevrons, those are my colors for summer!

  84. Claudia says:

    I have my eye on several things at World Market. I really hope I win. This Spring I am decorating with white, gray and teal.

  85. Melissa says:

    I have a green and white chevron monogram ordered from etsy on my door. Chevron and polka dot pillows color up my bench along with black flower pots filled with bright flowers.

  86. Suzan G. says:

    I love rustic natural with lots of green, khaki/clay, and cream. I like my flowers to do the color talking–dark pinks, yellows, reds, purples…

  87. sangeetha says:

    Modern classics: grey, blues and greens

  88. Christina says:

    We’re using light blues and vibrant yellows outside with coral accents :)

  89. Linda ONEILL says:

    aquas, robin’s egg blues (which is really a green/blue), splash of yellow-coral, and a warm green like Ben Moore’s Amazon Moss.

    In love with Liquitex’s new spray paint colors–water-based!

  90. Michelle says:

    Love the coral and the teal together! What a fun summer combo!

  91. Susan Gosman says:

    Stripes for summer – inside and out! Wide sky blue and white cushions for outside and skinnier blue stripes for a new duvet cover. Thanks for dong this.

  92. Rose Ascherl says:

    Aqua and brown outside. Aqua/teal and gray inside.Enjoyed hearing having you present at PRSA Intl Conference last October.

  93. Lindsey says:

    I love World Market – its such an eclectic shop

  94. Jessica says:

    I am using coral and mint with natural colors. The colors pop!

  95. Taylor says:


  96. Jen says:

    Hello from Santa Rosa! My birthday present this year is to turn a little deck off the side of our house into my own little oasis. I want boho chic reds, grass greens, and teals as I try to make it an outdoor rooms. Lanters and comfy seating, and room for impromptu dance parties on the weekends after work with the kids.

    Thanks for paying it forward (in many ways, this is just a small of many from what I read)

  97. Aileen says:

    Lime green & blue – they will be bright for foggy days!

  98. Kristel says:

    I honestly have no idea but we finally have a space to decorate so I’m excited at the possibilities. I know something will come to me as I spend time out there.

  99. SmilynStef says:

    Just added grey carpet to three rooms in our house … I’m using lots of orange and teal for accents.

  100. Candace says:

    I’ve been drawn to a lot blues and greens with yellow and purple runner-ups. Depends on the space I’m working on.

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