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under $100: neon

by Grace Bonney


i’m not sure if it was my trip home to virginia or just a general yearning for trends of years past, but i’ve had neon on my mind in a big way. i unsuccessfully searched for my neon slap wraps (argh!) and t-shirt rings that let me knot my best shirts at my hip. it’s probably better that i leave those pieces in the past, but i couldn’t resist devoting today’s second under $100 roundup (click here for the first: iphone covers) to all things NEON. the majority of the guide is under $100, but i through in a few spectacular neon designs that tipped the budget scales a bit- in case anyone feels like splurging on some seriously bright colors. quick note: i don’t imagine any of these objects being used all together in one room, but the odd neon piece can really be a fun spot of color indoors. i never met a bright orange i didn’t like. enjoy!

[images above, clockwise from top left: fruits of design wallpaper $150, neon luggage tag $4.99, neon shower curtain ring $50 per set, neon fawn lamp $48, neon frame $6.99, blue tub trug $18, harry allen roller stop $95, hot pink extension cord $25, post it neons $7.99, personalized owl napkins $23 (for 50)]


[images above, clockwise from top left: slime walls wallpaper $150 per roll, square colander $11, neon balloon cards $8, dachshund lamp $65, “neon lime” paint by benjamin moore $25 per can, menu trivet $21.85, file file $25, echo green chair $80, flat fold grater $20, arrow hook $45]


[images above, clockwise from top left: maison sauvage a-z tabletop collection (i couldn’t find a price for these online, but i’m guessing they’re part of the “over $100” category)]

CLICK HERE for more neon designs after the jump!


[images above, clockwise from top left: tube top lamps $110 each, neon jellies from see by chloe $123, tolix stool $195]


[images above, clockwise from top left: neon pink watch $71, pancake and franks birthday card $6.50, rubber vase $39, elephant bank $12, essie nail polish in “short shorts” $8, neon pink clock $51, folding colander $20]


[images above, clockwise from top left: “sharp descent” wallpaper $150 per roll, tribella watch $52, lcd notecards from yellow owl workshop $12.13]


[images above: neon bike (custom options) available through urban outfitters $399]


[image above: lucienne day dish towel $40 (that acid green is so beautiful and bright in person!), balloon speaker $45. these last two aren’t bright neons, but they’re VERY bright in person so i figured they could squeak by under the “BRIGHT” heading]

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