A few months ago HomeGoods came a lot closer to home. Hence the celebratory “holla” in the title of this post. Yeah, I’m psyched. The closest location used to be in Short Pump (about twenty five minutes from our house) but a new one recently opened right in Chesterfield Towne Center (a mall that’s about eight minutes from our door). Score. So we thought it would be fun to run around with our camera and take some photos of whatever caught our eye (just like we occasionally do at Target, Ikea, and even the other HomeGoods location). Let’s go virtual shopping, shall we?
This cheerful turquoise bench ($150) caught my attention right away. Apparently Mr. Pony likes it too. Only in HomeGoods can you take a photo like this. Seriously, a giant iron horse checking out a garden bench? Check.
These little grellow ottomans ($80) were cute and functional thanks to the pop off tops. They’d look so good in an all neutral room in lieu of a coffee table to shake things up and add some color.
The ones that got away were these white bowls ($3 for the small salad/cereal ones and $8 for the bigger ones). I’m in love with the faceted gemstone-like shape. Should’ve gotten those. Darn.
The aisle marker that said “Library Decor” had us laughing. You know, since everyone needs faux books and a magnifying glass for their library.
I liked this sweet mauve velvet and linen-esque pillow ($35):
This gorgeous stripey velvet guy had me drooling too ($30):
I almost took this guy home with me ($24), but I kind of have a pillow problem so I vowed to give them a rest for a while. Sniffle.
But I did take this $22 planter home with me. There’s not much in the way of scale when it comes to this pic, but it’s a huuuuge metallic bronzy-brown planter with tons o’ texture thanks to the wavy sculptural shapes around the side. I’m smitten. Photos to come when I find a final resting place for him (I figure he can house magazines or even rolls of wrapping paper in a gift wrapping corner- or a plant, duh).
Then we had some fun with a giant watering can:
Here’s my favorite little shopping partner. Her “Eggy” (a yellow egg from Easter) kept her happy the whole time that John and I snapped away. Smooches to Grandma (aka: Nonna) for introducing Clara and Eggy. They’re a shopping match made in heaven.
Along with my metallic planter we also got two $19 Ralph Lauren pillows for our bedroom (our pillows were all flat and easily over 5 years old- time for new ones):
John didn’t have a little yellow egg to keep him company, but he did have a little too much fun in the pet aisle. Check out his wearable cat carrier and “I heart my cat” mug. The best things about the cat carrier was that the box’s tagline was: “no pet left behind.” For some reason that had me snort laughing. Update: I’ve since been enlightened that these carriers are for saving animals in emergencies, and now completely understand and endorse their function – we have not one but two doggie-carrier bags for Burger – safety first!).
This cheerful yellow lantern ($17) had me at hello. Up on a mantel, the top of a console, or an armoire it could definitely add some happy to any room.
John and I both fell hard for this industrial meets rustuc Hooker table. But even though it was marked down to $299 from $699, it was still too rich for our blood. But it’s gorgeous and so inspiring. Maybe someday we’ll master the whole welding thing and DIY something. Oh to dream…
This mirrored table ($70) was really similar to this $199 one from West Elm. So glam… and so hard to photograph.
This $49 lamp kind of reminded us of the metallic round-based ones that we have on our console table (from Marshall’s). We’re just suckers for clean white drum shades up top and some textured metal sheen down below:
This $29 botanical canvas was kind of fun and oversized. It could be great in a bathroom where you’d worry about prints or photographs getting all clammy and wrinkled.
This giant capiz mirror ($129) would be one of those room-making things when hung over a fireplace or above an entryway console table. Anything capiz = my jam. Seriously, I’d drool over a capiz bust of Screech from Saved By The Bell. Make it capiz and I’m in.
This $129 chair was cool. I could picture it pulled up to a desk instead of a stuffy office chair for a totally inviting little bill-paying and laptop-trolling zone.
This cool Moroccan-inspired black pouf was $80, and I could definitely see it in any sort of living space to add texture and a splash of the exotic. It might even look cool in a nursery. I know that seems weird, but it would add plush sophistication without posing any sort of hazard since it’s squishy and baby friendly. I can picture it pulled up to a charming clean-lined glider with a floofy white flokati rug. Mmm.
So there you have it, a quick little virtual shopping spree through HomeGoods. Have you guys seen anything there that you’re loving lately? Have you snagged new bed pillows or a jumbo planter that you plan to use indoors? Do you read faux books in your library with a posh magnifying glass? Come on, somebody tell me they do.
Psst- We weren’t paid or perked for this post, we just like HomeGoods. Like a lot.
Dominique Teall says
Our closest one is over an hour away!! So sad, so very sad.
Never been near one, sorry. And I’m not a shopper — I’m a DIYer. Ogling that Moroccan pouf and the pop-top ottomans heavily . . . I think I feel a project coming on!
Hilarious irony – my 21 month old has a yellow egg that we bring with us shopping! lol.
Jane @ The Borrowed Abode says
I saw that “Library Decor” sign and immediately the jokes started flying in my head. They were bad, lame jokes so I won’t share. But then I was glad to back up and read and see that you, too, found it ridiculous. :)
And if I tried to use that wearable cat carrier, I’d have no eyeballs left behind. They’d be clawed out in an instant!
[email protected] says
Your comments about the no eyeballs left behind is hilarious! Hahaha..you are too funny!
I am off to check out your blog now!
I have a pillow problem too!! (and also am cutting myself off…) In Canada, our version of HomeGoods is HomeSense -Many a pillow has come home with me from that store…
I was wondering what our Canadian equivalent was! Haha. I also looove HomeSense.
In the US, T.J. Max, Marshalls and HomeGoods is Winners, Homesence, Marshalls and Stylesense in Canada
teeheeeee! can’t stop giggling about the capis Screech :o)
Is homegoods the same as homesense in Canada?
Yes- I think it’s all the same thing.
Hooray for Homegoods! The planter you bought was my favorite thing you snapped.
I recently did my own Homegoods review, if you want to see what you’re missing in Atlanta:
Looooooooooooooooove Home Goods.
Unfortunately the closest one to me is a HG/TJ Maxx combo which is 45 minutes away.
Kristin @ Ogo's Love Nest says
The new one here (I live in Chesterfield too) is a HG/TJ Maxx combo too. :)
I saw this tile the other day and thought of you. It is glossy white with a honeycomb texture. Very cool. I think the picture shows it in brown, but the white is pretty striking.
Just click on more images if the honeycomb tile isn’t the picture shown.
I’m in Ontario, Canada, so I have no HomeGoods to visit unless I cross the border. However, we do have HomeSense, which looks to be verrrry similar and it’s my favourite store! So many good finds! If you ever visit Canada, you’ll have to check it out! :)
OMG I have been looking for a lamp EXACTLY like that for my console table… I hope they have one at the HomeGoods by my house!
Love these posts, and love Homegoods, but I hate that the closest one is an hour away! Please buy me the West Elm-ish table and mail to me? Postage to SC shouldn’t be bad, right?
Haha- riiiight :)
Jessica @ The Southern Belle Baby says
I feel your pain! I’m in SC, too, and the closest Home Goods is an hour and a half away from me. So sad!
That is the lamp I’m looking for! Unfortunately… our HomeGoods doesn’t have it. Alas, that’s the sad part of HomeGoods!
So true. HomeGoods is a fickle beast. Haha.
I want that turquoise bench!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOVE HomeGoods! And you guys, too, of course. :)
Erin @ His and Hers says
You “window shopped” some cool stuff! I especially like the lantern and fabric for that pouf. I’d also run out ASAP to get the oversized magnifying glass if I didn’t already have one for my personal library. ;)
Clara’s too cute with her eggy. :)
I love the yellow lantern! Always a ton of great stuff at Home Goods – our closest one is too far away for us to go regularly, so I’m jealous of your new close location!
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says
I could lose hours of my life in that store. Glad you have a closer one now :)
Kristin @ Ogo's Love Nest says
Haha – I have already lost hours of my life… and I don’t see an end to running the clock down a day at a time in there. I try to go late that way I have to leave when they close. Hahaha.
Christy K says
I WANT that blue bench and blue striped pillow! DARN YOU HOME GOODS FOR NOT BEING AROUND HERE! Ok.. I’m calm now. ;)
Absolulutely LOVE HomeGoods! In there at least once a week to window shop. I was in Chicago last week and went in the new one downtown (yes, can’t resist that place even when I’m on vacation)…anyway it’s HomeGoods on steriods! Tried to figure out how I could get stuff in my already overflowing carry on bag to take on the plane…oh well…by the way, “Thanks” Sherry…I am now addicted to Pinterest! Love it and wish I had known about it last year when I planning my daughter’s wedding. It would have been so much more convenient than cutting and pasting pictures from the million websites we visited!
Totally sucked into Pinterst too!
Michelle Vinson says
I am madly in love with Homegoods :). We used to have one 5 minutes from home, which was dangerous! Now that we have moved, the closest is 30 minutes away and I am itching to go. I think I could beautifully decorate our new home from Homegoods, Ikea, Target and consignment stores. Done and done. Great post–now I am really dying to make a visit :)!
Ummm… I bought that ‘I <3 My Cat' mug for my boyfriend for a Christmas gag gift. Too funny! In love with the bench..I'm a sucker for ANYTHING turquoise. So much that I had to calm down on the amount of turquoise painting I was doing in my house. I even painted my kitchen cabinets turquoise! I'll have to hunt for a Home Goods nearby.
I love Home Goods! We got one not far from us in Harlem on the UWS near Columbus Square. Can’t wait to check it out.
Hi Guys, I was at Home Goods last week and bought the chair you eyed!! You can view it in our living room here:
It’s moved upstairs into the guest room but I haven’t gotten around to posting that yet.
You have FABULOUS taste! :)
Love it so much!
LOVE Homegoods; was just there yesterday and bought a sunburst mirror for $69 which looks exactly like the one from ZGallerie! I could live in HomeGoods seriously!
Love your blog!
Stop by mine: DancingStilettos.blogspot.com
can i please take you shopping with me? :) everything here is fab! i am currently working on a blank slate of a house, and it’s a weeeee bit overwhelming! hope y’all had a great 4th – always look fowrard to ready your posts!
I’m jealous that you’re that close to a Home Goods! I’m 25 miles from a Marshalls that totally lacks in the home decor items and I don’t even know how far from a Home Goods. Maybe it’s a good thing though… for my pocket book! I’m loving that yellow lantern! I have a tall armoire that’s a little over 5 feet and feels too high to put things like pictures but too low to just ignore. Those yellow lanterns would be awesome! And that bench… yes please! I’d love to have that bright teal on a porch!!!
Paula W says
I’m a sucker for glass. Bubble glass, clear glass, crackle glass, and they always (usually) have a vase or 2 I like for cheeeeep. LOVE the lamp you showed and the price is unbelievable, might have to check out a HG soon for that!
Michelle Vinson says
PS. Just referenced your wall art gallery on my blog. I always find great inspiration in your blog posts :)
Kristin @ Ogo's Love Nest says
I was so super stoked when they opened! They’re about 5 minutes from me and I have to talk my self down everytime I pass by. “No, not today Kristin, you were just there.”
It’s good and bad at the same time. Love love love Homegoods. Not to mention you can walk over to Chipotle afterwards and eat 1000 calories and be happy as a clam on the ride home. Yeah, definitely not a weekly trip…
No store like that near me either..sniff… but I am loving all I see. Thanks for letting us shop with you! I can totally relate with your pillow problem. I have sworn off buying any more for awhile, too. My son asked me the other day.. what is your problem with all these little pillows (who..me?)
joni tyrrell says
love it when you guys do this! our closest home goods is 3 hours away :(
I saw a white ceramic-looking paintbrush at HomeGoods just last week and thought of you. There were actually two sizes: normal and huge (i.e. several feet long!).
Ooh I’ll have to keep an eye out.
I saw that too and ALSO thought of YHL! HomeGoods is across the street from my work and I recently scored some AWESOME turquoise lamps for the family room (after looking for 3+yrs!) and also got some awesome woven baskets for the side tables…control that clutter! Can’t wait to see what you put in that planter. And so impressed your hasta survived the winter in your basement. Hardy plants and they are super easy to split to do as a groundcover in shady areas!
Krysta @ Domestic for Dummies says
I LOVE that turquoise bench and the grellow Ottomans. The last thing I bought there was a giant clock a few months ago that is still sitting in my trunk. Thanks for reminding me to take it out!
Home Goods Gods! Please send a location to the Seattle area! Amen.
Robin @ our semi organic life says
Our closest is less than 5 minutes and dangerous! So glad there’s one at Chesterfield towne center now since we may be moving over by Forest Hill park in a few weeks! My fav is that cat carrier – ha! Okay the bench but not sure we’ll have a porch to put it on – may look good in a bathroom or hallway.
I have to confess: for about 10 seconds in the middle there you had me thinking “What is a rustic hooker?!”
Haha- you know a weathered timeworn call girl. Haha.
Love these window shopping posts!!! My closest WalMart is 1 hr away. And that is a thrill for me because anything else (HomeSense, Home Depot, a mall) is at least 4 hrs away…. so I enjoy living vicariously through you guys!!!
Wow – that’s isolated! :)
Julie (from Pocketful of Joules) says
I have a Homegoods about 5 minutes from my house and it’s soo tempting to just walk around and ‘window shop’, which of course turns into ‘I MUST have THIS shopping’… I actually saw a very similar lantern on my last visit, but it was more of that grello color that you’re obsessed with. I loved it, but convinced myself that there was no perfect place in my house waiting for it… until a couple days later and I decided it would have looked great on my deck. Of course, it’s gone now. BOO!
Lisa in Seattle says
Alas, there is no store in my state. Which is either a shame or a blessing, because that white “library deer” is calling my name. I’m a fool for deer.
I have some little cubes like those yellow ones in my living room (except in a more neutral brown leather.) I use them as little seats for my kids at the coffee table. When they’re done, we can just slide them under the table and no one is the wiser, plus the storage inside for toys for my toddler is great. Might be a good idea for a cute little seat at a coffee table for Clara someday. Beats having an obvious kids table and chair in the middle of the living room.
Chelsea J says
Home Goods is my crack. There are three!! in my metro area so I have to try really hard to keep my wallet clamped shut!
I am ADDICTED to Homegoods. I go there almost weekly! I have been on a hunt for a mirrored table from your mood board which showed the Welm Elm one! I can’t find one anyone under $100. Maybe my Homegoods will have one!
Crazy! I just posted about my love for HomeGoods today as well! I definitely spend a good hour or two just browsing and tempting myself (yes, I just admitted that!). And very jealous of some of the selections at your HomeGoods too! Love. It.
I take my boys to the play place there all the time and we conveniently park in the parking lot outside the HomeGoods so we HAVE TO pass through. :) I love those ottomans! I’m looking for something like that, just a slightly different color. I’ll know it when I see it. :)
Holly CF says
You make me want to shop.
SHUT. THE. FRONT. DOOR! There is a HomeGoods there now too!? Like I didn’t have enough trouble reigning myself in at GardenRidge (their planter/plant pot section is so, so, so very epic) now I have both to contend with. Not only are you guys my go-to DIY blog it seems you are also now my go-to housewares shopping in Richmond blog. Cheers!
“It could be great in a bathroom where you’d worry about prints or photographs getting all clammy and wrinkled.”
She’s growing up so fast people! My how times change!
Proud of you Sherry!
home goods is so great. they just opened one up the street from us too! i was in there the other day, bought a tufted tan chair for my office chair and fell in total love with this ottoman that had exposed turned legs that were wood and the top was amazing. it was green, yellow and cream (crewl?) type work…i was ready to throw out everything in my living room and design it completely around this one ottoman. loved that turquoise bench, so cute!
I just visited my HomeGoods/TJ Maxx combo store yesterday! I absolutely fell in love with a wooden arch (not the kind one gets married under…the kind one puts against the side of a house for climbing plants), which, of course, had me thinking about morning glories or jasmine. But I had to pass since my hubby and I are still doing the apartment thing right now. I also saw these really creepy stuffed animals…like Chucky creepy. They were mice, about five inches tall, and decked out in 4th of July finery. But the faces were painted on, and they were very creepy.