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. Leslie M says:

    darker turquoise and a little mustard to blend the old with the turquoise.

  2. Kelly says:

    Right now I’m loving pops of color against a neutral background.

  3. T. Dunn says:

    World Market is my favorite store! On my last visit, I had to resist the urge to pick up a small stuffed llama as an impulse buy.

    I use a lot of red and gold Asian accents in my home office, so I’ll be kicking things up a notch this Spring.

  4. Ashleigh says:

    I’m decorating in navy and spring green! And I LOVE World Market too!

  5. Beth Heim says:

    I did something totally different in the way of decorating our living room. Reclaimed wood, stained and painted with milk paint, done in a herringbone pattern on our vaulted ceiling!! (I’ve linked to all sorts of parties. Please take a peek if you even get to read this comment!!)
    I got the idea from seeing the pattern on floors, but have never seen anything like this on the ceiling.The colors are distressed beach tones with a lot of gray and blue grays. I found a gorgeous chandy that compliments the ceiling!! The floor is silver travertine laid in a versaille pattern. (Yes, we did all the work ourselves!!) My couch is being redone in a charcoal velvet w/matching chaise. The ottoman is peacock velvet, diamond tufting w/nailhead trim. I was going to do pops of yellow as an accent, but I’m loving orange now. So I have pops of turquoise and orange along w/the charcoal, peacock and grays/whites. I have a beautiful piece of art done in all those colors of a leopard. That art piece will be the focal point on the wall. The walls are silvery gray with an accent wall of BM “Kendall Charcoal”. Oh, and we built our media console ourselves with plans I got from “Ana White”. It’s a Restoration Hardware knockoff. Also on my blog.
    Sorry for the long-winded comment!!! Just wanted to make sure you got a “visual”!! lol. Thankyou!!!!!

  6. Nicole says:

    Blues greens and grays with splashes of bold hues

  7. Stacy Soto says:

    Since my new house won’t be ready till the end of May, which by the way, I could really use the $50 gift card(hint…hint..hint), I will be using soft yellows, pale blues, and light greens. I think they are fabulous spring colors and get us all ready for summer!

  8. Penelope says:

    Beach colors this summer: aqua, turquoise, sand, navy blue…
    Thanks for the opportunity :-)

  9. Sona says:

    Bathrooom in gray and teal. thank you for the opportunity.

  10. Erin says:

    I want to incorporate coral!

  11. Jared says:

    Teal, teal, teal paint on a piano…..get ready for awesomeness.

  12. Colleen H says:

    Teal green is a favorite. I found an older style outdoor seating with orange cushions – I love the teal with it. I love World Market for great ideas and terrific buys. I always check out their clearance section to see what I couldn’t possibly live without.

  13. Staceys says:

    I find that I always lean towards blues and greens. I try really hard to find some masculine pieces too, so the man doesn’t feel like he lives in an anthropologie store.

  14. Beth W. says:

    Garden colors, like green and peach, are on my mind right now. Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Kristin says:

    I’m currently in a state of confusion as I prepare to decorate a new house. I love a colorful 1950s look but the new place is more traditional and “elegant” looking. So I’m thinking about what I can do to go for a cozy bungalow look. We’ll see. As for color….everything! I use a lot of color in accents and my very colorful window boxes are brightening up my living room now– pink and white geraniums, greens, orange, yellow, and pink million bells, blue ageratum, and so on. It’s spring and I love bright!

  16. Jonna says:

    Orange is the new accent color in my yard!

  17. Amy P says:

    I’m loving wicker, wood, and other natural elements. My patio set is several years old, but it’s still in good shape so I have to work around those colors. It’s not my favorite anymore, but I know I can make it look great with some new accessories! Thanks for a great giveaway!!

  18. Alex Cosgrove says:

    I’m really loving sapphire & turquoise right now!

  19. pyrogirl says:

    My little apartment is a Mecca of saturated colors. I am so lucky that we have management that allows us to paint. Of course it all has to go back white when we leave, but its worth it!
    My son wanted a Seahawks room, so I took his Christmas Fathead to my Sherwin Williams. I matched Benjamin Moores 839. Its a medium blue/gray with a slight purplish under tone. It gave the room a warm hug. I’m using the Seahawks eye (SW6923 Festival Green) as sheet and pillow accents.
    I gave my all white room a boost by painting the headboard wall a beautiful blue SW6500 Open Seas. It really makes my white iron and brass headboard pop.
    I also bought a new Chinese Red Obsession to refresh my entryway. It’ll be a bold way to welcome my friends, but I love it!!!

  20. Lesley Anne says:

    We are still under contract for our new house, but once we are settled I’m hoping to decorate our front porch in dusty blues, greens, and a little bit of brown. I can’t wait to move in and get started!

  21. Angela says:

    I’m obsessed with teals and bright happy yellows!

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  23. Erin says:

    Blue! That is new for me…I usually go with yellow and green.

  24. Lauren says:

    Decorating our patio with bright teal/blue/green colors! The pop so well next to the wood finishes!

  25. Johanna says:

    ikat I just love that print in all colors!!

  26. Anne says:

    I plan on using lime green and planting some lemon grass in my huge pots to keep away the mosquitoes!

  27. Becky says:

    This spring, I am feeling a blend of turquoise and coral in my decorating….but not over the top with tropical patterns! hopefully something more classic. Thank you!

  28. Stacey Carter says:

    I am using grey and light, bright Caribbean blue.

  29. Traci Snider says:

    I’m going with orange and aqua. The chairs I fell in love with are from World Market so this would be a great start to the budget :)!

  30. MaryO. says:

    This year I experimented with more color and using teal, fuschia, and mustard yellow. It’s working out so far!

  31. I’m decorationg my outdoor space blk/white/red. ikat throw pillows

  32. Robin says:

    I’ve been inspired by your site, since I found it last year, and I’m now in the process of brightening my neutral living room with some accents of teal and moss, in some patterns of lattice and birds to bring some nature in. And, now that I’ve read your other post, I’m going to go out and get some cuttings from my Viburnum tonight. (thanks!).

  33. Grace says:

    I will be adding bright pink and orange to my tiffany blue living room. And hopefulling incorporating a lot more patterns!

  34. Dana says:

    White and hot pink!

  35. Ashley G says:

    Navy, yellow, coral, green! I love a mix!

  36. Sarah says:

    I’m actually planning on furnishing the patio at my new house with World Market furniture! On my list are the orange drum stool, the catalina outdoor dining table, and the blue cadiz stacking chairs. I love the bright red and turquoise combo.

  37. Melissa says:

    Bright yellow and turquoise. Need a spring pick-me up.

  38. Raizel says:

    I’ve been using pinks and yellows. A bit out of my comfort zone, but it’s good for me :)

  39. kelly l. says:

    We are currently re-plastering our pool in a deep gray with navy blue tiles…. so im on the hunt for navy cushions and coral accessories for a pop of color!
    world market has such fab pieces for the outdoors!

  40. Corinne says:

    hmm I’m still in love with creams and teal/blues!

  41. Elizabeth says:

    Using touches of teal, oranges and whites…makes for a happy patio

  42. Brenda Hyer says:

    We have a deck that has really only been used by our dogs as a place to nap. This year, I’m reclaiming the deck and turning it into a place to entertain and relax. World Market has so many beautiful accessories that will transform our deck into a space that we can enjoy all summer long. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas for outside spaces!

  43. Ti Thompson says:

    Oh, I am so obsessed with World Market’s products! I’m decorating with teal and white, with accents of black!

  44. Becky says:

    Blues outside on pillows for patio furniture to tie in with what is going on inside.

  45. amelia w. says:

    I will be adding trellis curtain to the living room. I just need to decide on what color!

  46. Edith Wilkens says:

    We purchased a painting of poppies to celebrate our 62nd anniversary, so have been keeping my eyes open for shades of orange, which has not been a fav of mine before. Fun to see what I can find in our own home but would also LOVE to shop World Market with your gift certificate in hand. Thanks for the opportunity. Cheers.

  47. Roxanne says:

    I was just last week in a World Market store for the first time. I was out of state, and they don’t have any locations near me. LOVED IT. I am working on furnishing my garage-turned-family room in a rustic meets elegant scheme. I have my eye on several things, this would really come in handy!

  48. Michelle says:

    Usually I use a lot of neutrals but this year I am into a dark Navy – kind of a neutral I guess! Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Michelle says:

    I’m all about neutrals with pops of color!

  50. Tiffany says:

    I’ll be decorating outside with deep tan colors and hints of Ball Glass Jar Blue!!! – like you have your vibernums in!!! LOVE world market!

  51. Kim T says:

    We are moving in June, so I have to wait until then to decide.

  52. wendy b. says:

    We are laying floors this summer and adding new moldings.I’ve been trying to neutralize a little more with pops of patterns!

  53. Jamie says:

    I’ve been using lots of blues and yellows and am crazy about ikat lately.

  54. Roshni says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love pops of different colors against a neutral background!

  55. Debbie says:

    I have the most boring family room of all. Everything is BROWN; furniture, tables, lamps, drapes…..YUCK! I am going to paint my tables, get colorful artwork, fun pillows and new drapes. I love neutral with pops of color. My new colors are TEAL, RED, ORANGE! Wish you were here in Medina, OHIO to help me…..LOL BTW… I lLOVE World Market.

  56. Kamaila says:

    I’m loving the mix of turquoise and yellow

  57. Anna says:

    I am hooked on green right now. Love it!

  58. rhonda smart says:

    i am loving coral, emarald green and gray…maybe some turquoise in there too

  59. Karen Calvert says:

    Hi Kate, I’m in love with grey and lilac and a pea green all mixed together. But you definitely got me going on the coral vibe and am in love with navy gray and coral. For outdoors always a favorite- green, ivory, and coral, sweet pink or soft coral.

  60. Maribeth says:

    HMMM… I am loving soft bluish grays at the moment mixed in with a little kelly green and bard red.

  61. Cherri says:

    I’m loving grey and turquoise for a bedroom makeover

  62. Anne says:

    Reds and yellows are calling my name! ;)

  63. Amy says:

    My back deck is needing some color…..any color! :)

  64. Annie says:

    Orange and light pink and chartreuse. Gorgeous and cheerful!

  65. I am crushing on stripes and quatrefoil patterns right now…and anything with medallions! Decorating the patio is always so fun…it seems summer is almost here!

  66. Stephanie says:

    It’s not usually my thing, but I’m really drawn to bright red right now. I just potted all my herbs in red flower pots.

  67. Katie says:

    Love a great pop of color…the reds and oranges are too fun!

  68. Jessica R. says:

    Green! I’m into a fresh, kelly green right now. Just little doses of it to help bring the spring inside our home. Love this time of year!!

  69. Alexis says:

    Loving turquoise for some seat cushions for outside!

  70. Robin Carter says:

    Thank you for your blog. The kids and I are looking forward to using some of your ideas on our deck. We love to be outside and enjoy the fresh air. One problem, I don’t have the confidence to decorate. So I like seeing the product ideas you gave. I think I can jump in and try. We are looking at bright orange and light blue. Sounds strange but after reading some of your posts, I think it will work.

  71. Priscilla says:

    I’m into turquoise, gray and spring green.

  72. Jen says:

    I’m currently searching for dark reds to go in our enclosed porch but I’m finding lots of great stuff to go throughout the house! I’m also planning a turquoise painting project on an old beat up desk we just inherited!

  73. Tamar says:

    Gray, orange & aqua!! — Our closest World Market store is and hour & a half away … so winning this would make online shopping that much sweeter (since I can’t physically go to the store like I would like to)! Love, love, love the Orange Paisley Antigua Plates!! Would be perfect for our outdoor space! Thank you for the opportunity & for your creative & inspiring blog!!

  74. Rhonda says:

    I am loving chevron and turquoise right now. And gray

  75. Linda says:

    I love everything about World Market. Beautiful house stuff, good wine, lots or munchies, wonderful coffees and load of yummy international food!:)

  76. Kristin says:

    I’m using navy blue and burnt orange in my new little man’s nursery!

  77. Emma says:

    Pale turquose (BM Thunderbird made into chalk paint) with coral and accents of yellow with neutral geometric outdoor rugs..

  78. Sandra says:

    Anything turquoise, aqua or teal!

  79. Becky says:

    Red, red, red!! We have a nice big deck with nothing but a table and a trip to world market is on the to-do list!

  80. vera says:

    For this Spring, I chose florals. I’ve always loved floral prints and they are perfect for this season, not to mention, they transition well into summer!


  81. Ashley says:

    We are in the process of redecorating our screened in porch and I think we are sticking with a color theme of emerald, navy and tangerine!

  82. Joey says:

    I am loving the coral branch pattern – blues, neutral tans, and white – a cool, crisp, beach getaway….

  83. Linda says:

    I’m using orange and peach colours in the textiles in my home.

  84. jen says:

    Greens & browns with touches of cream & gold. I love all geometric patterns.

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