March 16, 2010
Fine home décor from the Mart of Wal?
The news is out and so are the products. Walmart has launched “Hometrends,” a new collection of home décor and accents. Hometrends offers mix and match selections by room, with a leaning toward modern styling and more trendy materials, themes and colors.
Though the line is fashion-focused, the retailer in question is Walmart. Thus, the price is really the point. Starting costs range from $11 for rugs and $39.96 for bedding sets to $35 for dinnerware sets and $3 for placemats.
Walmart.com offers an interactive room decorator tool, and while online pricing is set, word is that Walmart stores will honor competitor’s pricing on identical items. So keep those Sunday circulars if you plan to check out Hometrends.
What do you think? Share your thoughts on DesignVine! Take the poll and offer your comments about decking the house with Mart of Wal selections!
January 9, 2010
Welcome to post #1 of DesignVine, a connecting point for people who want practical, inspirational information about products for home and garden, building materials, as well as remodeling and design trends.
I’m Irene Williams. For 12 years, I’ve been involved in the home products and building materials industries as a PR and marketing professional. For 2 years, I’ve also been a home and garden columnist and design blogger. And before I ever earned a penny in these categories, I spent many, many pennies on them—ravenously purchasing shelter publications, trying out products, investing in furnishings, appliances and décor.
With my 360° view, I’ve seen a real need for all us consumers (yes, we’re all consumers!) to not only have access to undiluted, honest information about products and trends but to have a forum that lets us share our own experiences.
DesignVine is that forum.
Here, we’re going to present news and views and then open it up to YOU to tell us the truth. What products are great? What trends need to end? No PR spin. No advertising angles. No sponsored praise.
Sure, we’ll show lots of pretty pictures. We’ll hear from manufacturers and designers. And we’re gonna dream and scheme. Yet most importantly, we’re all gonna have a voice on the Vine, to seek-share-give-receive inspirations and information.