Anthropologie Placemat Art

Today I am revealing my project for Week 4 of the Inspired Design Challenge. This week Anthropologie was our inspiration. I just love going there! Anthro is fun, its globally inspired, its quirky, creative– basically everything I love about design. I have always thought it’s vibe to be hippie-chic.


I wanted an easy-to-do project for this week. I like to take home items and look at them differently. While I was in Atlanta for the Haven Conference, I stopped by the nearest Anthropologie to get some inspiration. I wish I could have packed up half the store (including the clothes) and bring it home, but I was there to get inspired and not shop ’til I drop. I seriously came up with 10 things to do in the matter of minutes!

I decided to do a project with this gorgeous woven placemat:


Anthropologie Sanibel Placemat

I love the pattern and the color. I’ve been feeling a pink and orange vibe lately so this was speaking to me. I knew I instantly wanted to frame it as art for our bedroom. Placemats are a great item to frame because they are inexpensive and easily fit into frames. There are so many great textile patterns to choose from. It’s a great alternative if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on art for your walls.


On a thrifting adventure I scored this gold bamboo framed art. This placemat is the perfect size for this frame so you can see how easy this is! A quick swap of the art with the placemat and you have some really chic expensive looking art. The frame was $3.38 and the placemat was $14. Beautiful art for under $20.


I am using it on my dresser in our bedroom.





Here are the all the Anthropologie projects from Monday. Enjoy!

Inspired Design Challenge Check out these other great Inspired Design Projects:

Angie’s Roost

Brave New Home

Life of Splendor

Embrace My Space

 Week 5 of the Inspired Design Challenge is World Market. One of my favorites!!

linking to: Snap Show & Tell, The Inspiration Gallery



  1. says

    Hi, Kristin, you beautiful tall thing you! Thank you for introducing yourself and letting me meet you. You are so sweet and so talented. WE loved Haven & we are so glad it went so incredibly well. All of you out there just ooze talent and this niche group of bloggers is so much fun. Til next year! xoxo

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      Thanks so much Rhoda! I loved chatting with you and agree whole-heartedly–so much talent and Haven was incredible 🙂 I appreciate everything you and your team are doing to support and grow our passions for all things DIY & home. Definitely going to be going to Haven 2014 😉 xo Kristin

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      Hi J 🙂 Yes, that is from WM. I had to get it, use a coupon and you can snag that bad boy for cheap! xo Kristin

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      Thanks S! I just saw some awesome Threshold placemats at Target the other day and am thinking what to do with them. It’s all about the placemats baby! xo Kristin

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      Thanks BB 🙂 I can’t get enough of little animals! I think I have one or two in every room. Well, it is a zoo around here most of the time, so I think it’s fitting 😉 xo Kristin

  2. says

    Lovely!!! I love framing fabric and placemats are perfect and budget friendly!!! That bamboo frame is gorgeous btw!!!!


  3. Julia @cuckoo4design says

    I love the placemat idea and it looks gorgeous in the gold bamboo frame. You know how I love pink and orange too!

  4. says


    I love Anthropologie too and your place mat art turned out great! You are right, such an inexpensive way to decorate and I love your finished piece next to your gold lettered, “be brave” art! Thanks for sharing this at the Inspiration Gallery!



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