Friday, September 14, 2012

While shopping at west elm

west elm opened up a store on our local high street a few months ago. I have long been a fan of their goods, have purchased for and recommended to clients and own a few pieces myself.
I have visited this new branch a few times and during the last visit I took pictures of some of the furniture that grabbed my attention.
The laquered Source Bench - part of a collaboration with a South African design studio, Source - caught my eye because of the color and then I noticed the woven leather seat. I am drawn to furniture with a woven element wherever I see it, and I always marvel at the different woven patterns. I also love the contrast in the spindles in the backrest as well as the colorblock effect on the feet.

This bench would look stunning with a variety of throw pillows on it. Playful, functional and a work of art all by itself.

It is also available in white.

Room View

Incidentally, the Source Dining Chair is also part of the same collaboration.


I saw a customer buy one of these and walk out with it. I took a quick picture of one by a dining table. It is the John Vogel chair.  


Besides the handwoven synthetic seat  - which adds a pretty pattern - the rounded backrest is an interesting aspect of the overall design.

Also on the shop floor was the John Vogel Bench.


One of the reasons I was in the store multiple times was because I have been shopping around - in no hurry - for a rug for the living room.

This ivory Chevron Knot Rug, although neutral in color, is stunning. Its design lends dimension and obvious texture to the piece so therefore it is very appealing.

My other current favorite rug at west elm is this gorgeous Snow Peak Rug - luxuriously soft underfoot.
Incidentally, rugs are 15% off until September 24th.
I shall keep you posted on the rug situation. Are you a fan of west elm?
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