Yesterday I was one of the crazy 300+ women waiting in line for the HomeSense grand opening in Victoria. I picked up a few items, although I really had to hold myself back on a beautiful industrial style metal and wood side table. Here are some of my finds:
A couple of down-filled throw pillows with a really interesting texture. They are a nice contrast to the dark leather in the living room.
Also got a white ceramic lotus thingy. I suppose I could put a candle or keys or jewelry or something in it.
And a cluster of giant purple barnacles.
We had actually picked up a cluster last year in Maui, although we paid about 4X the price (tourist trap much?). I have those on a bedside table.
I love how they add an organic texture to the space. I think it's important to have a little bit of the beach in every room of the house!
Here are a few shots of how others have used barnacles as decor...
Photo: Elle Decor
Photo: High Gloss Magazine
Photo: Armonia Decors
Really lovely with the pink peonies in the last photo.
So all in all not a bad shopping trip. Super excited to check back every month or so to see what's new in stock.