Monday, August 6, 2012


One of my absolute favorites, practically every room in my house has something from West Elm - whether its accents and accessories or furniture pieces. As part of the Williams-Sonoma family, it offers GREAT quality at affordable prices. There are 42 stores throughout the US and one in Toronto and one in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Known for their clean line approach to furniture design, West Elm pieces are both trendy and classic. Great "first apartment" furniture that will last - not like their Swedish competitor (no disrespect intended).

Emmerson Bed

Essex Ottoman

Narrow Leg Dresser
High Rise Coffee Table

Parsons Metal Filing Cabinet

Victor Chair

Last season's influence was Moroccan inspired furniture and accessories. I absolutely loved the textural rugs, colorful poufs and pillows, and intricately carved wood pieces that are staples in Moroccan design.


Moroccan inspired textiles and accessories

This season's crop of ethnic influenced treasures are from the other end of the continent - South Africa.  I especially love the chair and bench from South African designer John Vogel and the Kuba Bench and Stool. The even have pottery and tableware handcrafted by local artisans.

Chair by John Vogel
Bench by John Vogel

Senufo Bench
Kuba Bench

Kuba Stools

Potter's Workshop Tableware

If your taste is more modern and urbane, you might enjoy the new Wood Tile Bedroom Collection. Love the iron leg detail on these eclectic pieces.

Wood Tile Bedroom Collection
Can't wait to see what's to come next season. In the meantime, happy shopping...

Peace and Blessings,

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