Finally Seattle got its own West Elm
— the first in WA state. I am very
Right now I am in the process of helping a dear friend decorate her lovely Seattle home (4-5 rooms) where we are mixing high-end with low-end and some design classics with more trendy objects and furnishings. West Elm is coming in very handy.
The store is the best it has ever been, in my opinion. West Elm’s buyers and stylists are doing a fabulous job of picking up trends and colors early and I have found several lovely things for my friend’s home (and my own!). You get a lot of great design for your money.
I have a serious crush on this fresh Medallion pattern. So pretty!
A perfect ceramic stool for the bathroom.
A really pretty felt pillow. It speaks to me. I am buying a couple for sure!
A handsome rug.
Basic nice, white pottery.
A simple bookshelf.
I am so getting a few wooden trees for my own holiday decorations. They are going to be placed on my 18th c. gray painted, Swedish buffet. Feels Scandinavian to me.
I also salute West Elm for its effort to collaborate with Aid To Artisans (West Elm is the nonprofit’s largest retail partner). Here they worked with artists in Haiti to create papier-mâché animals. Hand made entirely from recycled materials. That is responsible design.
Not bad, right? Not bad at all!
Happy new week!
P.S Is there a secret war going on between the Blogspot and WordPress platforms? I have been having a terrible time lately commenting on some (not all) Blogspot blogs. The comments don’t even go through. It drives me insane! Other WordPress users out there with the same issues?
Images: All images via West Elm.