As you know from previous posts, one of my favorite activities is to cull the best design, at the best prices from both larger retailers and unknown sources. So when it's catalog season (now) I really can have some fun. I generally like the design coming from West Elm, but I do tell clients to see the pieces in person. There are sometimes quality or comfort issues, particularly on upholstered pieces, which don't show up in photos. Having said that, I'm really excited about the look of things this season and there are some great pieces here that add texture and shape and will 'play well with others'. West Elm has updated their logo and website, including a "We Love" tab with links to other sites of interest such as Pratt and Aid to Artisans. They are collaborating with other designers, and making an effort to connect more personally with their customer and community. Works for me.
Most of these pieces have modern lines, and a mix of materials or texture which will give your room warmth without clutter.
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The Clark Sofa leans back to form a bed/lounge for guests or just spreading out. I would double check the stability on this piece in the reclined position, but it looks great and the price is fantastic. $899
This Stackable chair has a really great shape reminiscent of a school chair. $99 or a set of 4 for $396 (I'm no mathamatician, but isn't that, like the same price?? C'mon guys)
The Kite Kilim rug is new, and is a great piece for adding pattern without color. It is a great example of how Native-American patterns integrate with modernism. Clearly an influence to be explored in a future post... A 5'x8' is $299 This pattern appear on other items as well:
This glam mirror side table next to a velvet sofa... $199
Let me know what you think, and I'll keep up my 'best of' posts