Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Buyer’s Remorse

You may have heard about West Elm’s awesome makeover if you are a regular on design blogs.  I went to see their new stuff over the weekend, and I’m in love.  Their collections include mostly neutral colors, in natural materials and everything is clean and streamlined.  Think yoga studio.

I came home with a tray for my coffee table, and avoided purchasing a $30 “stick” to put in one of my vases.  (Instead Pottery Barn had curly willow (why does that sound really weird?) on sale for $5 a bundle.) 

I’m particularly drawn to their new ikat patterns, similar to the pillow cases you can find on fabricadbra.  I purchased the orange pillow case, and it makes me happy every time I look at it. 

Using that ikat love, I finally (after 2.5 years in our apartment) splurged on some decent curtains.  The only thing is now that I look at them, I’m not in love.  Are they too much?  The pattern is literally hurting my eyes.  What have I done?  They won’t arrive for another month (um – why? I don’t understand) but I’m hoping my feelings change before then.

Here are some of my other faves:

Green Ceramic vases only $9/each!

west elm_green vases 

Profile Pillow


Zigzag rug



  1. Sar...maybe interior decorating is your calling not business consulting?

    Curtains=love. Better be up in time for my Houston weekend! :)

  2. Curtains are fab -- not too much at all!

  3. Thanks guys! Hopefully they will be here for Ash's weekend visit!