We visited Kansas City for a few days over our Spring Break last month. I've been once before and was excited to get back to visit this fun town! I had one stop that I knew I must make no matter what... Nell Hill's. So, I dropped everyone else in the family off at the World War I Museum (which they said was fantastic!) and headed off for a few hours of uninterrupted shopping time. Want to take a little tour with me?
My first visit to Nell Hill's was 5 years ago so I knew what wonderful eye candy was in store, and I think it was even better this time! Since I'm hoping to start my bedroom makeover soon, I couldn't get enough of all of the beautiful beds they had made up. Although the photo is not the best, this one was my favorite. I've loved the Xu Garden lattice fabric for a long time, and here it is in shams and a duvet cover! Don't be surprised if the fabric shows up somewhere in my bedroom. #hinthint
The colors and fabric combos were right up my alley. Even though I have a solid plan for my bedroom, I was so tempted to change my mind with each new display that I saw! These two were also favorites...
This was right inside the front entry.
This living room set up was fab-u-lous! Those wing chairs were extra tall and just what I've been scouring CL for to use in my bedroom. And the color combo... black and white? Yes please! The upholstered chaise on the right was on the left side of the room. How about that fabulous color blocked black stripe down the middle, not to mention the houndstooth pillows.
More pretty rooms...
The dining room on the left was SO cozy feeling. There's a close-up of that amazing gold accordion-arm chandelier a little further down. All of the table settings gave me loads of inspiration! Now if I just had more cabinet space to hold such fun dishes...
The accessories were so, so good. That blue and white jar with the brass lid? Divine! It was a nice, large size, but the $400+ price tag made me happy to just take a photo of it.
Lastly, they have a huge section of all the best fabrics! This area has really expanded since the last time I was there and I spent a great deal of my time wandering back and forth multiple times taking everything in. There's the leopard that everyone in the blog world is crazy about (Natural Jamil), and what I really like is that they have samples ready with a sticker on the back labeling the name and price. Easy!
One thing I noticed in the store- all of the trends were everything I'm seeing on all of the beautiful home blogs. Bright colors, TONS of blue and white, gold and metallics, beautiful neutral furniture pieces, and plenty of graphic, geometric, and abstract fabrics.
As much as I wanted to purchase something, I didn't find anything that I couldn't live without on this trip. There was some fabric that I wish I would have bought, but maybe my friend that is there often (Hi Carol! :) can pick some up for me. I did leave with LOADS of inspiration for future projects, one especially that I'll share with you next week!
Do you have a home decor store that you could just get lost in?