Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NELL HILL'S IN KANSAS CITY - HOME DECOR PARADISE!


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?



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18 comments:

  1. This store screams YOU!! So many great pieces! xo Kristin

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  2. i agree with kristin! it is like "house of dimples and tangles" could be it's name.

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  3. One request...can I go with you next time? Love it!!!

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  4. Those beds! Oh my goodness, they are all lovely :)

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  5. My Favorite Store!!! I love Nell Hills and Mary Carol is so talented! I can't believe you resisted the temptation to bring home some goodies.

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  6. This store is so spot on for you and your style! I'm drooling over the bedding in your first photo!!

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  7. love nell hills! and what a lucky duck you are that you got to go visit in person. I ordered a huge double happiness vase from her website a few years ago and it was like $20. wish I'd ordered more! but sadly they don't carry it any more.

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  8. Jennifer!!! As you know, I love Nell Hill's! I always get home and wish I had purchased something or other. Or I wish that I had taken more pictures. Wouldn't it be fun to work there?? I would just walk around all day looking at everything. Did you get to meet Mary Carol? Last time I was there, we sat on the sofa and chatted like old friends. She is so sweet and friendly. I have a great story from my first visit: I had a salesman get a trumeau off the wall for me and mark it with my name. Then he put it at the front of the store. When I went to the register to purchase my mirror, some lady had gotten a sharpie, marked through my name, and put her name on it. We had to get the salesman to verify that I was, indeed, the right customer. It was hilarious and kind of maddening. I hadn't ever experienced such crazy behavior before! ;) xo, Emily

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  9. LOVE Nell Hill's!! I have a few pieces that I bought online...was so disappointed when they closed there online website:(

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  10. Jennifer, you could move right in there - everything about this store is so you!!! I wish I could visit - what a great virtual shopping adventure with you! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I was to the Nell Hills in Atchison Kansas years ago - loved it! It is so you Jennifer! You could move right in and all your home furnishings would go!

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  12. Wow, what a great store! I'm feeling so inspired just by your pictures! I think that lattice fabric will be perfect in your bedroom and I've always loved that leopard print. I just need to find somewhere to incorporate it in my home!

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  13. These images make me want new bedding so bad! My current bedding is very neutral and I am dying for more color. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Jennifer@decoratingdelirium.com

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  14. Send Starbucks, I think I could get lost in there for a very, very long time. Oh my!!! How big is the store. I'm in Cali and we don't have ANYTHING like that. I agree with everyone else. Looks like your cup of tea! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. What a pretty store! Lots of beautiful inspiration. Enjoyed all the great eye candy:)!!

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  16. Wow! What inspiration, wonder if my family would be up for a vacation to Kansas City! :)

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  17. I LOVE Nell Hill's Mary Carol is just fantastic. She does home tours during the fall and winter and I get so many great ideas. She does have a blog and a FB page. I shop their store via phone/online - you can call those folks and say - "I saw this in a picture on FB, how much is it? Can I buy it?" the will help you! Thanks for the tour!

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