November 12, 2011

I.O. Metro, weekend decorating

Have you heard of  I.O. Metro? They’ve only been in Georgia for one year, but have locations nationwide and a brand new e-commerce site! It’s a shopper’s paradise chock full of the most affordable, colorful, and trendsetting home furnishings and accessories all in one store. I’ve sent many of my e-design and redesign clients there for items to mix in with their existing furnishings. The result is a fresher, updated look with dollars to spare.

Here are a few of my favorite picks and with their extensive selection it was definitely hard to choose!


See items here: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10
On my very first visit, I spotted the Champagne Alita Chandelier which instantly reminded me of this one from an home office designed by Sarah Richardson. A shelter magazine-worthy light fixture for $249 is a total steal!

IO Metro’s owners, Jay and Christine Howard, furnish their home with their store’s merchandise as well. A tour of their beautiful home is featured in At Home Arkansas Magazine.

Have you visited your local IO Metro? Click here to find a location near you.

Do you ‘Metro?

*Note: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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About Erika Ward

Multi-passionate entrepreneur, spokesperson, speaker, and philanthropist, Erika Hollinshead Ward worked in the design-build industry as an accountant before turning her passion for interior design into a successful business. Named by Atlanta Tribune as having one of the top design firms for two consecutive years, Erika is a highly sought after expert whose work has appeared in several media outlets such as House Beautiful Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Fox 5 (Atlanta Affiliate), Huffington Post, HGTV.com and many others. Her influential voice in the home improvement sector has lead to marketing collaborations with leading home and lifestyle brands including Home Depot, S.C. Johnson, and Home Decorators Collection. Erika holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia and resides in Atlanta with her husband and five children. With her sharp business acumen and design prowess, you can rest assured that she is one to watch as a voice for working mothers, women entrepreneurs, and interior design enthusiasts.

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  1. TSL - Living in Art Says:

    Daughter and her husband have number 8.


  2. effie's paper Says:

    I had no idea about I.O. Metro – Thanks for sharing. I will definitely check them out.


  3. Dr. Reginia Says:

    What awesome information! My mom is in Arkansas. I am not sure if she knows about this store, but I will certainly share the information. We both love your blog so much and thanks for providing such great inspiration.


  4. Erika Ward Says:

    Hey Tina! Thanks for stopping by to say hello!

    effie's paper, you must visit soon. They have an amazing sale going on right now!

    dr. reginia, Your mom reads my blog, too! Thanks for turning her on to BLB. I swear each time I go into that store shopping for someone else, I always see something I want to take home. Occupational hazard I suppose! Have an enjoyable Sunday!


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