Wednesday, June 9

Let's shop West Elm.

West Elm is a unique blend of simple classic and modern furnishings, with a natural twist thrown in. As part of the William Sonoma Inc family, West Elm is like Pottery Barn's cool younger sister. Hip, chic and sophisticated, with a touch of ethnic urban funk. Pricing is also very reasonable, on all furniture and accessories. That includes the added cost of shipping, unless of course you are lucky enough to live near one of the 35 store locations nationwide.

I've picked up a few accessories here and there during my trips to New York, but no major purchases, yet. Here's a little preview of what I'm eyeing these days...

This Globe Pendant is at the top of my list. It lists at $99 for one or $269 for a trio, pretty reasonable as far as lighting is concerned. You could hang a few in a row, or in a cluster at varying heights. Clean and classic yet striking at the same time.

Seen here is a combination of the Butler Tray and Low Stand, found in the entertainment section of the site. For a total of $149, this pair, also available in Espresso, could serve as a side table or a pair could sit in for a traditional coffee table. They are quite low, at 14.5" they'd work best of course with an equally low couch or chair.

This bold Zigzag rug is priced between $39 and $649, depending on the size. It's available in two different colors patterns; Iron and Ivory, with a Fez Red band or Espresso and Ivory, with a Flax (their color names, not mine!) band at the ends. This could go either way, modern or tribal chic, either way it's definitely eye catching.

Love, love this Grid-Tufted Grasscloth Headboard. Prices range between $322 for a twin and $424 for a king, on sale now! Sigh. Sadly, as a cat owner, this is out of the question for me. With my luck it would be the first scratching post the little stinker decides to use. Anyway, this headboard puts a natural spin on a clean modern style. The grasscloth is actually a polyester weave so no need to worry about splinters.

Click the link on the right to do a little shopping yourself. Enjoy!

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