If you know me, you know I’m obsessed with the following: my husband, avocados, champagne, my cats, Nashville, the beach, buying baskets, and West Elm. Of course, you also know this is a seriously pared down list. Alas, West Elm. Just opened. 3 minutes from my work in King of Prussia mall! Queue happy dance! I won’t be too chatty as the following images speak for themselves, but this event was super fun and it included both baskets and champagne. *Please note: I will share links to items as I find them provided on the website, however, not all are there just yet.
The wall behind the cash-wrap is made of reclaimed wood from an old warehouse in Camden (I believe!) and is complimented by West Elm’s signature rustic furniture as well as soft, hand-made-looking duvets and hand towels. I’m a major advocate of “variety” so this bottom left juxtaposition of yellow glass, wood, and soft, stripey fabric makes my designer heart go pitter-patter!
Yellow/Chartreuse Stripe Duvet paired with grey. Rhyme! *Click Image for Link
One of the reasons I’m personally drawn to West Elm (which falls under the William-Sonoma brand along with Pottery Barn) is it’s youth, clean lines, eco-friendly construction & materials, freshness, and accents with a cultural vibe. These hurricanes, candles, and seemingly hand-made containers above are definitely on my wish list!
Pretty, reclaimed, texture-rich Stria Collection *Click for link
Oh my, these pendants are gorgeous, but not on the site yet!
A variety of soft, rustic, and hand-made accessories!
While I was milling around to hip beats with a champagne cocktail in one hand and my camera in the other, I was discovering fun treasures like the Dune vases and drift-wood-esque candle holders (sorry, no link!). I brought home pretty letter-hand towels and the pretty minty bowls shown bottom right. The bowls match my powder room paint perfectly and with a feature post coming soon, I promise you’ll see for yourself!
Alas, behold my dream collection: Bliss *Click for Link
Now, the highlight of my visit: the opportunity to sit in the Bliss sofa and chair & a half. I’ve been dreaming of this collection for weeks and scheming ways to get it into my living room.
I hope you’re as excited as I am about this not-so-far-as-center-city-or-princeton store opening! Maybe I’ll see you there! …sadly, without the champagne, photographers, tuna tartare spring rolls, and awesome DJ. Thanks for a great night West Elm KOP!