Tuesday, November 27, 2012

West Elm Opens a New Location in Orange County

West Elm has been a "go-to" design resource of mine for years. Up until 4 weeks ago, the only way I could shop with them was online or through the catalog (unless I wanted to make the grueling 1 hour drive to LA, which is a big fat NO!). When a girlfriend of mine told me about their newly opened location at Crystal Court (across from South Coast Plaza for you locals), I couldn't get there fast enough! Now, as much as I've adored their products over the years, I was beginning to grow a little tired of what they were carrying...always predictable with very little change. That is until I stepped into the new store and discovered the "new" West Elm - still modern and fresh but with an Anthropologie / Urban Outfitters vibe. Two of the sales associates, Melisa and Chris, were super friendly and gave me the lowdown on the store, merchandise and decor. I snapped a bunch of pictures of things I loved to share with you. Here we go...

{This wall is made entirely of LIVE plants in individual containers. Hello! So creative!}

{Love this rustic natural Christmas tabletop setting and the chandelier}

{So many fun things for the kitchen, including baking mixes and vintage inspired gadgets - a first for West Elm!}

{No matter how many dishes I own, I always want to buy more!}

{This little backdrop was made of layered brown paper bags - genius}

{More lovely dishes}

{I could've crawled right into this bed and taken a nap}

{These faux animal heads are one of their HOT sellers}

{Love the layered pieces of wood on the display and the purple-gray linens}

{I need one of those fluffy pillows immediately}

 {That silver tree is on my Christmas wish list!}

{Lots of fun bath products and candles}

{They even have a little garden section, complete with live plants!}



  1. I love the living walls that they put in West Elm! Thanks for the tour! :)

  2. wow julie, i'm with you, i was beginning to see everything the same, not much change with west elm. hmm, i'm going to have to give one of their stores a whirl sometime soon. thanks for sharing!

  3. Do you even know how excited I was to finally have a local West Elm here in OC? The recently added "Market" section is what really helped get me excited about West Elm again. I love that i no longer have to pay for shipping and can hold the products right in my hand before I buy now!

  4. I am so excited for you!!! They just put a new West Elm in Salt Lake City and I love that store.
    p.s. Today is the last day to enter in our H&M gift card giveaway on our blog!! I hope you can check it out! http://lynnandlou.blogspot.com/2012/11/polka-dot-pants.html

  5. I wish there was a store here in Omaha..Love the modern, rustic decor. You are right it does have an Anthropologie type look. I enjoy your blogs. Thanks for posting.

  6. Julie,

    This is officially my best West Elm shop...totally gorge! Don't get me started on the faux animal heads...I have to get those! I love their eclectic mix, and it's almost as if they have something for everyone. Do you know if they do home deliveries? Thanks a bunch!



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