Last month I was in London for a week. My husband and I usually travel to the UK in December to spend some time with his side of the family. Because the exchange rate in the UK is not in my favor, I typically don’t do much shopping. But this year I turned 30 during the trip, so all bets were off! My big splurge was a waxed Barbour jacket I had been coveting for ages. Sadly the weather in Michigan has been brutally cold, so my lovely jacket has spent most of its time in the coat closet.
Now I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I love decor so much that I geek out at in-store decorations (nothing gets me out of a creative rut like an afternoon browsing some of my favorite boutique shops). After spending all my money on a Barbour jacket, I decided to do some browsing at some of my other favorite shops, like Zara, Zara Home, John Lewis, Burberry Brit, Kate Spade, etc. It was at Kate Spade that I saw the dart. In case you haven’t noticed, I love a gallery wall. So it’s not surprising that when I stepped into the Covent Garden Kate Spade shop, my eyes immediately went past all the beautiful things for sale and straight to the gallery wall. I’m always on the look out for interesting items to feature in my home, so I immediately fell in love with the use of the dart. I apologize for not getting a close-up – I always feel so weird taking pictures inside a store.
Luckily, I have a few random darts in my junk drawer (weird I know). Rather than use the flights the dart came with (flights are those fin looking things on the end), I decided to make my own using the original as a template. Much prettier!
So what do you think? Do you like in-store decor like me?