I have never seen an all white Christmas complemented by natural elements I don't adore and this beautiful collection at west elm is no exception. Some may think that an all white scheme is too "cold and uninviting". However, with the use of natural elements like soft, fluffy feature, untreated wood, and a touch of glitzy silver, the overall look is charming, cozy, and has an organic sensibility. To me, this is truly a winter wonderland.
Now if you want a palette that is a touch warmer and a collection with glamour factors, this is IT! While the cream & grey color palette serves as a calm and neutral backdrop, the use of muted gold, the faux fur pillow, the tufted back cushions on the sofa all screams luxurious living. I love how the visual team juxtaposed this polished elegance vignette with a rustic, handcrafted coffee table ... just for good measure.
I am crazy about gold these days and so is the retail world. However, it is also a tricky color to use and if not apply appropriately, the space may well become a throwback of the 80s. Here is now I inject gold in my space:
On a different note, west elm has also launched a brand new collection, "The Market", that is designed to look after our everyday needs from kitchen, garden, care & repair, and personal care. All the products are selected with us in mind, and the goal is to make our lives just a little easier.
I love the care & repair collection with lots of reminder from my childhood memories. Check out these vintage inspired items that simply put a smile on my face: traditional shoe shine, old fashion iron nails, and a fire starter kit in a test tube.
I don't know about you ... a neatly organized home is what I want to come home to after an insanely busy day. Not that my house is organized in any manner at this point (thanks to busy schedules and boxes of holiday decoration), but a boy can make a wish in December right? Dreaming aside, here is how west elm can help to keep your house tidy and clean.
Kitchen is the heart of the home, and the kitchen market at west elm is truly equipped with everything you need to master your gourmet creations. I am so sending Chris over to pick up his favourites.
In this kitchen, west elm looks after your needs from baking to searing. For my own kitchen, I need a a new rolling pin (I accidentally melted the last one while I preheat the oven ... yes, no more baking for me) and this one piece, solid wood pin is on top of my list.
How many times have we walked into the cosmetic section only to find that only 10% are for men? west elm now carries a full line of skin care defence for men from (1) hand soaps, (2) shaving + after shave, to (3) even a product labelled "Down There Repair". If you are looking for the perfect gift for HIM, come check these out at west elm.
Happy shopping and YAY, Christmas is only 22 days away!!