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Friday, July 17, 2015

Delightful Decor {Guest Post}

Happy Friday, folks! I'm really excited about today's post because it was written by one of my favorite blogger gals/one of the cutest humans on this earth, Julia! Perhaps you remember her from the giveaway we ran together in December.

Today she's going to talk about an incredibly important topic - dorm decor! (Check out how I decorated mine last year here!)


Hey y’all, I’m Julia from A Southern Heart and am so excited to be guest posing for Memphis Made! Victoria and I did an agenda giveaway back in December, so it’s great to be working with one of my favorite bloggers again!!

Today I will be sharing some of my favorite stores to purchase delightful décor for your home, apartment, or dorm. I will be attending East Carolina University in the fall (go Pirates!) so preparing my dorm room has constantly been on my mind.

Design Darling | Design Darling was started by the famous Mackenzie Horan. It’s my go to online boutique for all things preppy, especially when I am looking to dress up my desktop. All of her items are super savvy and just down right adorable. My favorite: monogrammed acrylic pencil cup.

PB Teen | I’ve always been a fan of PB Teen, especially the linens because of the impeccable quality and comfort. Most of their items can be monogrammed, which is a huge selling point for me because… lets be real—everything I own is monogrammed. My favorite (and dorm comforter): suite organic duvet cover.

Etsy | My mom and I refer to Etsy as our hidden gem. Whether you’re purchasing graduation gifts or wall monograms, Etsy seriously has everything. I really love that every “shop” is a small business! I could spend all day clicking around finding new items to add to my wish list. My favorite: metallic monogrammed pillow.

Furbish Studio | Being only two hours away from me in Raleigh, NC, Furbish Studio is a very fun shop to visit. It’s filled with so many unique, one-of-a-kind items, you’ll be sure to impress your guests with their décor. Some of their items are a bit pricey, but definitely don’t lack in design. My favorite: Ikat lamp.

Target | No surprise here, Target is a great place to get home décor. One of my favorite things about Target is that it has something for almost every style and budget, which makes going there (or shopping online) a joy. I’ve spent a lot of time in my local store stocking up on cute dorm accessories. My favorite: arrow navy rug.

Thank you so much to Victoria for letting me guest post, make sure y’all check out her post over on A Southern Heart. You can also find me on Instagram (@asouthernheartblog) with many upcoming dorm details as I near move in!

I’d love to hear your favorite places to find delightful décor! 


  1. These are great decor tips! I am decorating my new apartment, so I'll definitely be putting this advice to use!

    xx Bri

  2. Love these tips! The navy and gold is such a fun color combo!

  3. I am so heading over to Design Darling! I love preppy things and havent heard of this online store! Thanks for sharing these fab finds!
    xx, Karen
    Glam Karen

  4. Love these tips! I find pieces from everywhere, Target definitely being one of them!! I love some of these pieces pictured, I'm a bit of a gold freak! xo

  5. I swear by Target! They seriously only get better and better every year with all that they have to offer! Love the tips! xox

  6. I love all the places you mentioned!!! I am always looking for fun places for decor pieces!!!


  7. Those Ikat lamps are to die for! Thanks for this post! I have some amazing tassel earrings from design darling so I never think to look at their home decor!

    xoxo Amanda

  8. Thanks so much for letting me guest post, Victoria! I always enjoy working with you!!


    1. No, thank YOU! Always love working together, let's do it again soon!

  9. I love target. They seriously have everything you could ever want! I have their CC for this very reason- you can buy everything + save 5%!
    Southern Elle Style

  10. Love these! I wish I was still in college so I could decorate my dorm all over again.. wahh :(

  11. I was originally going to use Fuchsia Navy and Gold for my blog but it just didn't stick. It is one of my fave combinations!!!! So cute.

    Thanks for sharing!

    À LA PLAGE style

  12. Design Darling really does have THE CUTEST items!! And Target continues to surprise me each and every time I shop their home decor -- so on trend and high quality!

    Love it!


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