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like it or not, fall is just around the corner… which of course means new store displays! here are some shots of the new displays at our king of prussia, PA store. the rich colors and the added texture of the yarn is perfect for fall, bringing to mind a cozy knit sweater you just want to wrap yourself up in.

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i love how the fabric seems to be dripping from the ceiling, like the store is oozing creativity.

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you may recognize the fabric covered vases that have been pictured around our home office and at our costa mesa store.

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i think my favorite part of the display is the yarn.  it is also used as decoration here at the home office – i love it, the colors make me happy :)

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amazing work again, guys!

Val -Jun 09, 2013, 11:57AM
Anthropologie sells these quilts as found objects in their stores. The prices range from $200-$300 which may be why Free People won't sell or give their sources for the quilts. There are many vendors on Etsy who sell kantha quilts and many who will see you a bundle of, say 10 for the price of one at Anthro. check it out: http://www.etsy.com/listing/127455855/10-wholesale-vintage-kantha-quilt-kantha?ref=shop_home_active If you can sew or are resourceful in finding someone who can make your curtain panels, Voila!
Lilwy -Apr 25, 2012, 10:57PM
I also love the curtains you use in your dressing rooms. Where can I buy them? Are they for sale? Hope so. Love 'em.

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it’s one of those gray, rainy days in philly where you just want to curl up under the covers and sleep all day.

if only i was here…

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…at the w retreat and spa in vieques, puerto rico.  the rest of the decor doesn’t look too shabby, but it’s those rainbow chairs that got me.

Lauren -Aug 05, 2012, 3:36PM
I went here on my previous spring break and it is even better than it looks! Take a week off and go there!!! You will not regret it
tgp -Aug 18, 2010, 1:27PM
wow! they look like the best chairs ever.

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some DIY inspiration from wanderlust- a jar lantern chandelier! so beautiful. i did some hunting online and found some similar ideas that are so lovely…

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i really love the idea of putting some sand in the bottom and dropping in a tea candle. i think that would be the perfect outdoor lighting at my family’s beach house.

Be sure to check out our new DIY Projects category for more DIY Inspiration!

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Hiren Modi -Jun 08, 2012, 6:59AM
@fp julia Nice DIY for chandeliers. I love that second photo and can't stop my self to re-publish on my recent blog post about backyard decorating ideas. http://www.vistastores.com/blog/best-backyard-decorating-ideas-with-shade-great-seating-and-lighting
daisy -Sep 16, 2011, 5:52PM
you can never have too many mason jars! :) I love the evening photo

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…this dude’s home is in.sane.

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i’m in love with that oriental carpet.

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ohhh what i would give for a rooftop space like that…

gerald decock’s NYC home photographed by the selby.

fp julia -Jul 22, 2010, 2:26PM
!!! thanks for letting me know alyssa, i'm so excited!!!
Alyssa -Jul 22, 2010, 2:15PM
You can buy those rugs online. They're called Mad Mats and they're made of recycled plastic bottles or some such. Perfect for patios since you can hose them down. I have one just like in the picture with the blue couch.

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i LOVE these.  i saw this image on design for mankind last week and i’ve been a little obsessed with the idea every since. i want to go find a bunch of sticks and paint them and display them around my apartment.  it looks easy enough to do, right??

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-Aug 26, 2010, 6:10PM
just did it today :) looks really cute!
Kelsey -Jul 21, 2010, 6:00PM
This is amazing, the colors are so bright! I may have to try this one out myself.

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when we posted photos of our new costa mesa, california, store the other day, you may have noticed these beautiful fabric-covered vases sitting on some of the shelves. i loved them so i did a little digging to find out how are display team made them…

our team used large aluminum vases cast in india – but you can pick up some large inexpensive flower pots at your local gardening shop.

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next you need some pretty fabric. our team used antique turbans, bridal blouses and quilts they picked up over in india. check out vintage stores and flea markets for pretty vintage fabrics that work just as well :)

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now all you need is some mod podge, which you can order online or get from an arts & crafts store. use the mod podge to coat the fabric so it stays on the vases.  use the fabric however you want- i think it would look cool if you cut different fabrics into strips and collaged them onto the vase for a quilted effect!

Dawn... The Bohemian -Jun 13, 2012, 2:32PM
I Love this Creative Idea for incorporating Exotic Beautiful Fabrics into Works of Art to Display! Thank You for Sharing it! Dawn... The Bohemian
Supergirl -Nov 15, 2010, 9:40PM
I am enjoying all of those when i come to this website.

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day sleeper

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dreaming of relaxing outdoor spaces and dozing off in sun blotched shadows today…

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i need a hammock.

images via weheartit.

import towarów z chin -Oct 16, 2011, 11:05PM
Fuckin' Amazing!
Breanna -Jul 14, 2010, 6:54PM
Me also

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I moved here in January from the big smoke London.  I wanted to start fresh so packed light and got on the big jet plane.

Moving to a new country can be a pretty daunting experience. Unfamiliar with my new surroundings I had to find a place to live, pretty tough yes!

I wanted to find a place that I could play around with and create a little haven for myself. Not knowing Philadelphia I came across the first place that was safe and pleasant and took it.

Now I’m having fun making it my own. I love using my walls to create collages of inspirational thought; I collect random photo frames to trap my most memorable photos hang trinkets from family and friends and feature dried flowers wherever possible.

When I have friends over they engage themselves in the floor length mirror while I burn my multi coloured candles, dripping wax over wine bottles. The Diptyque scent usually fills the air while Nick Drakes plays subtly in the background.

My place is almost there, it’s nearly reached that comfort zone.

Starting from scratch is the most refreshing thing and letting your personality pour into a new home is quite satisfying don’t you think?

 

MOski -Aug 19, 2010, 10:59AM
An older post, I know, but I was just browsing and stopped when I saw your purple crochet tank top/dress? Where is it from??? It's wonderful I love crochet work, tell me about it!
Georgie -Jun 30, 2010, 12:49PM
What an amazing job you've done! Can't wait to see it in real life ;) xx

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fp jemma has been talking about making a chandelier out of tree branches for her apartment and i think its an awesome idea! another fp girl was telling me they used to make them for our store displays as well. it doesn’t seem too difficult – you can collect fallen tree branches and sticks in your own backyard or at a park, and bind them together with twine , arranging them however you want them to look.  this is definitely something you can play around  with and experiment with several branches or just a few.  it would look amazing  with some christmas tree lights woven in!

here’s some inspiration i found to get your creative juices flowing…

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kat -Jun 11, 2010, 12:58PM
i absolutely adore this post. the branches give such an organic feeling even in the more modern room (fourth from the top). definitely have to incorporate this to my room somehow.
kayla -Jun 11, 2010, 6:52AM
my roommates and i have trees and tree branches hanging and placed all over our apartment. it's honestly super helpful, super cool, and totally random. i love the look of a huge tree branch just chillin in our great room with pretty things dangling from it. we even have one in the bathroom and we put toilet paper on branches to hold them. it's so unique and cute.

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i saw these “walldots” by pony rider on the blog daydream lily and i think they’re so rad! i love how the circular shape gives the appearance of a little portal to a dreamy outside world. it got me thinking that this is something you can definitely do yourself.  i’ve decided i’m going to blow up some of my favorite photographs of places i’ve been and cut them into circles and put them on my wall! i think it’ll be a really cool way to display the photos too- especially cut into different sizes and shapes… triangles might me cool too!

check out some more pages from the pony rider book, maybe they’ll inspire some ideas…

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and some more inspiration…

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dental hygienist -Jun 01, 2010, 11:36PM
Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

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i saw this studio on design sponge and i had to share, it is so beautiful! i love the framed chalkboard and all the different prints and patterns on the wall in the last photo… reminds me very much of free people. i’ve been really into the mixed prints right now, probably as a result of all the inspiration on our website but it hadn’t occurred to me to try it in my home. i love how it looks and it’s a great way to make a somewhat empty space (like my apartment- i am seriously lacking in furniture) and make it feel more busy and full.

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replica bags -May 20, 2010, 4:11AM
Three steps forward .... Still, you know what they say about the man who never made a mistake! Keep going - you'll get there soon - and it's good to have some news again.

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how adorable are these wall decals? one of our soho employees sent these photos, which are of a craft project she and her sister did for her sister’s new baby’s room.  they found vintage sheets and cool textile fabrics and cut out the shapes.  they then corn starched them and attached them to the walls of his bedroom.  this is something you can do with any fabric and it adheres really well, plus they peel right off if you ever want to take them down or change them up!  i love this idea, and there are so many things you could do.  here are a few more examples i found to stir the creative juices:

there’s also a full tutorial to show you how to do it right here!

Cath -Dec 17, 2013, 2:47PM
I LOVE it. What a great way to perk up a plain white wall! I think the birds flying in a flock are my favourite!

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