Hello my dears! A fresh West Elm catalog landed in my mailbox yesterday, and I stood drooling over every page. I’ve been a huge fan of West Elm from the beginning, but I’ve really enjoyed seeing the brand evolve and become even better. They are the best at staying on top of trends and giving them a fresh spin, featuring Etsy artists in their catalog, styling their photo shoots in really interesting ways, etc. I always get new ideas for my own home while browsing their wares and, of course, tons of stuff to add to my wish list, as well!
Oh my. I am completely over the moon for all everything in Stephen Antonson’s special collection for West Elm. Stephen is an amazing artist, he works in plaster and creates some of the most breathtaking pieces I’ve seen. Totally classic yet modern and fresh, these pieces would fit in anywhere – I am dying to get some of his candlesticks and vases.
This kitchen above stole my heart because (as I’m sure some of you know by now, sometimes I sound like a broken record about this…) I L O V E open shelving and white subway tile in the kitchen. And those glass jar pendant lights are so fun, don’t you think?
West Elm has also become a really reliable source for so many classic pieces that used to be available only in the astronomical price range. Note the nailhead trimmed headboard and classic adjustable wall sconce above.
And have you also noticed the wall colors they have been using? Quite lovely. They are each specially tinted Benjamin Moore paints, available right here.
If I were in the market for a new sofa, I would count this Chesterfield style tufted sofa as a serious contender. So chic in gray!
And I would be remiss not to mention these gorgeous new vases and this gold flatware. Oh, and this adorable house butter dish, yes I want that too. Gah. To be honest, I kind of hate to admit that I want so many things from one store! In reality, I like to mix it up a lot, pulling things from a range of shops both big and small, handmade, vintage, etc…but I do keep coming back to West Elm, because they are getting it so right! What about you? Did you have any favorites above? Any other favorite shops lately? Please share, we’d all love to hear! : ) xo Laura
(all images: West Elm)