I am THRILLED to announce that Cost Plus World Market is coming to Massachusetts and the grand opening is this week! Since relocating to Boston from San Diego, I have really been missing my weekly (yes, weekly) trips to this fantastic store. Just in case this is your first time hearing about World Market – they have a variety of items ranging from affordable furniture, decor & gifts to international foods + wine…and much more! It’s basically a global bazaar brought to you. If you are in the Massachusetts area, I would highly recommend going to their grand opening this week – the list of events is below. I was REALLY hoping to attend, but TBD based on when our little one decides to join us! ;)
GRAND OPENING // SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Thursday, October 1st
• 9am – special ribbon cutting ceremony-store opening immediately following
• $10 Cost Plus World Market gift card for the first 100 customers in the door! Thursday, October 1 – Sunday, October 4
• Free tasting and live entertainment
• 4-7pm Thursday & Friday
• 1-4pm Saturday
• Free tote bags for the first 100 customers in the door each day.
• Join the World Market Explorer Rewards Program and earn TRIPLE CREDITS.
Sunday, October 4
• Come Meet Jonathan and Drew Scott, Hosts of Property Brothers!
• First 200 customers who bring 5-non-perishable, non-glass food items for HOPE Worldwide Framingham Food Pantry will get to meet Jonathan & Drew and receive an autographed photo.
• Plus, SAVE AN EXTRA 20% on your next purchase. Offer valid 10/1/15 – 10/4/15. Valid at the Framingham, MA Cost Plus World Market store only. Click here for coupon!
Cost Plus World Market
1 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01701
Note: This is a sponsored post and was written in partnership with Cost Plus World Market. As always, thoughts and opinions in this post are my own. Thank you for supporting companies that help keep Oh, I Design’s doors open!
Well, our little one’s due date came and went (the 21st). My family has been in Boston this week visiting, but it looks like our little Evie doesn’t want to join us just yet. :) Honestly, I am not too uncomfortable other than occasional hip and lower back pains, so I feel lucky that I am still able to enjoy my family being here even if Evie doesn’t arrive before they leave Sunday.
If I don’t have her by Monday, we are going to the hospital to be induced. It’s so crazy to think she will actually be here in my arms in just a few days! Seems like I’ve gone over my to-do list again and again to prepare for her arrival, but I am learning there’s not much more I can prepare for without having her here to learn.
Nursery decor update: how adorable is the stained glass bunting in the photo above from Holly Hutchenson in Somerville, MA?! We couldn’t figure out what to place on that wall because I felt like we already had a lot going on with the other walls filled with art + shelves… but the bunting is perfect!
Can’t wait to share photos of our little girl when she arrives, but in the meantime there will be other posts scheduled while we are in the hospital!
There’s nothing I love more than creative women working toward their dreams! Christina Fagan, the founder of Shit that I Knit, has created quite the knitwear buzz in Boston. I had the pleasure of meeting Christina recently and am very excited because she is going to be subletting my studio space for the remainder of the year (while I am on maternity leave).
Christina and her team have already hit their goal on their kickstarter, but are well on their way to reaching their next goal of $25k! Click on the kickstarter link above and learn how you can help them get closer to their next goal! I mean, I think every New Englander needs one of these cute hats during our crazy winters because they are made of 100% merino wool versus acrylic like most knitwear you see at many stores!
With the new addition to the Klein fam a short two weeks away (or sooner/later), I am so excited to share the nursery with you guys! I recently posted the design plans for the nursery here if you need to be caught up. Here are a couple of BEFORE photos from when the previous owner lived here: So the space is fairly small, but that blue/teal or whatever color is on the walls made the room feel much smaller than it is. Now that’s not to say that I don’t believe there are small rooms that look great in a darker color, but this space just isn’t one of them. Plus, I wanted the nursery to feel calm and serene…which is like the opposite of how I felt walking into this room. The layout is also a bit tricky as it’s pretty long and narrow – but luckily it works perfectly for little furniture. So…. let’s get to the AFTER photos!
We first began by painting the room a nice grey/beige – one of my favorites is Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray and after sampling a few this one looked best…per usual! Now I have to share a little secret with all of you that live near and outside of Boston…if you are looking for a painter, Kieran of Ridge Painting is THE BEST. He is extremely efficient, reasonably priced, professional and does fantastic work! I am almost afraid to share him on here as I don’t want him to become too busy to where I can’t book him for my clients ;) *Also, thank you Kathryn for the cute Baby Klein sign – how cute is it on her door?!
This photo kind of makes me laugh, because when I found this ladder online (from Urban Outfitters but is no longer available), it looked much larger in the photos and I didn’t even bother looking at the measurements before ordering (tsk tsk… a designer should know better!). Then when we received it…I pulled it out of the box with excitement and Cody and I looked at each other & said…that’s it?! Haha! Luckily it still works in this corner so we kept it. Lesson: always check the measurements!!
After gathering inspiration, ideas and creating a mood board, we were ready to furnish the space!
Crib – I love how this one is simple in it’s with walnut legs for a touch of mid-century.
3-drawer dresser / changing table – I love using this dresser for a changing table because the height is perfect and it’s simple. I still need to find a couple changing pad covers *working on it!
Graham Glider in Ash Grey (microfiber) – we didn’t end up getting the ottoman that goes with it because it really would’ve cramped the room. We are going to wait to come across a smaller pouf instead. Perhaps this one?
Plum & Bow Kilim Rug – this was really the inspiration for the room once I came across it. Thanks to my dear friends, Anna & Tori, who got it for me for our baby shower!
Curtains – now this is another secret. Ikea has great curtains and here’s the proof! I wanted something off the shelf for budget purposes and they needed to be just a bit higher than 96″ which is normally what you find at Pottery Barn, West Elm, etc. So I did a little research and found these curtains that were 98″ and such a steal! Plus they look really nice!
The awesome hexagon wall art, you ask?! Well, I was lucky enough to win a set of these from Makgoods (thanks to Kirsten of Simply Grove) and thought they would be perfect for the nursery! We had so much fun planning how we were going to place them on the wall and it really only took us about an hour all in all. They were so easy to hang! We do have plans to paint the inside of them white on one side so it gives them a really cool effect when you walk into the room, but for now I think they look great as is.
Two-toned baskets – these are going to be great for toys and blankets! I am also thinking of using one for dirty onesies?
Orbit Pendant Light Fixture – I ended up pulling the trigger on this one as I saw there was only one left on the site and I panicked and ordered it! So glad I did, because it’s the perfect scale and at night it leaves a really cool pattern on the wall. We may have a few late night parties in here…from what I hear. ;)
Southeast Asia map – this was gifted to us for our wedding and we recently got it framed in Beacon Hill.
Now all we need is the last ingredient – a baby! What do you guys think!?