West Elm Love
I have signed up for West Elm’s e-mails and I am not so sure that was such a good idea…I find myself ending up browsing their website far too many times. Of course, that is the whole point of the e-mails, blast how well it works on me!
Here are a few of my favorite things that I have come across lately:
1. Alphabet Trays
For anyone who loves typography, these would make a great addition to a bedside table or desk to gather small things on.
2. Large Traditional Wooden Bowl
For that well-travelled look without having to pay the price of a plane ticket. Even though I’d prefer to be traveling the world and bring home cool pieces myself, this is the next best thing.
3. Native Union Pop Phone
I love these retro-looking phones that plug into your cellphone. They come is such fun colors and also minimize your exposure to cell phone radiation. (Ever since reading an article about it, I’ve been concerned about cell phone radiation – I mostly use it for texting but if I talked on it a lot, I’d probably get one of these to use at home.)
4. Dipped Side Table
I love this paint-dipped look, such a fun side table.
5. Alphabet Scented Candle
I am slightly obsessed with scented candles (just ask my sister who patiently endured me sniffing every scented candle in a store we visited when I was with her) and I like it that the letters allow you add an even more personal touch to how you use or gift them – buying your own or someone else’s initials, for example, or spelling out a word.
6. Henry Sofa
I really like it that this sofa looks very comfortable without being bulky. It has nice clean lines and good proportions. The gray velvet looks sumptuous and this line is made with a variety of recycled materials – environmentally conscious design is always a big plus in my books.
7. Essex Printed Bench
The pattern on this bench is so pretty and I love the turned legs, such a great item to place at the end of a bed or use as a coffee table.
8. Slate Placemat
I really love these slate placemats and coasters. Natural stone has such a warmth to it – I know it may sound weird to think of stones as warm, but just the fact that they come from the earth makes me feel like they add a sense of warmth. But maybe that’s just me. At any rate, the texture is great and these would go so well in a variety of settings, from modern minimalist to rustic or country.
9. Rajasthan-Stripe Printed Dhurrie
One of my favorite West Elm rugs is featured in my last post on Stephanie’s bedroom design, and this is another one that I love. Such a great pattern and pretty inexpensive!
10. Charity Mugs
These mugs are really fun and 50% of the sales price of each are donated to charity, different mugs have different charities attached to them. What a great way to add both a bit of whimsical style to your morning cuppa as well as give back.