|1. Colored Glass Tea Light Holders - $10 (above)|
Nice Kendall Coleman a West Elm publicist invited me (and a few others) to come meet West Elm's venerable Creative Director Vanessa Holden and then tour the store.
The tour was so much fun! So cool being in a store before it opens. There was an employee meeting and all of the new sales staff was cheering...there were stylists and photographers buzzing around making everything look perfect and making sure to document it all. The space is gorgeous. Kind of a warehouse feel with lots of skylights and industrial touches. Love it.
I felt like a bit of a cliche...kid in a candy store...getting to see a store like this on the eve of its opening.
First and foremost...as far as cool modern home furnishings...it is clear the people at West Elm know what they are doing...so many great home accessories and so much furniture to see...all well edited though and perfectly designed. Love!
|The new West Elm store in Los Angeles the day before opening day! (above)|
|2. Kitchen Accessories (above and below)|
|3. Mercury Owls - $14-$19 (50% of retail price goes to charity!)(above)|
|4. Alphabet Mugs - on sale $4 (above and below)|
|5. Modernist Mugs - on sale $6|
|6. Bath Accessories! (above and below)|
|Love these Hammam ceramic soap dishes with the graphic patterns! (above)|
|7. Metal Parsons Desk - $499 (above)|
My faves are the metal Parsons desk, the Mercury Owls (cute table or shelf decor), the bath accessories and the Modernist Mugs. So basically everything!
If you are in Los Angeles today...you should go check out this new West Elm. It opens today! Good affordable options for holiday shopping!
8366 Beverly Boulevard (at Kings Road)
P.S. Great dinner last night with best of guy friend BN and newer friend SCS who is a stylish, clever and nice Hollywood exec who runs a cable network. We went to Madeo and practically closed down the restaurant. Madeo is this Hollywood insiders haven...with fabulous Italian fare and a cozy environment. At the end of the night we got to talking politics - lighthearted politics I might add. Me and best of guy friend BN are always arguing politics so now we just talk about fluffy stuff so we don't fight. It was nice though to have someone on my side of the argument. SCS was so hilarious as she quizzed BN on his views and he tried to quiz back (unsuccessfully). Very hilarious and fun dinner. Can't wait to do it again.
All photos in this post by Coco of COCOCOZY