Friday, June 17, 2011

West Elm Love

It's Friday.  Can I get a whoop whoop.  I am slowly digging out from under the rubble of my "stuff".... which I have way too much of.  Seriously like a hoarder but with better things and no dead animals.  I am not sure if I mentioned it but we had to get a new HVAC system last week.  This home was build in 1946 and when we renovated we left the old one in the basement and had another system put in the attic for the new part of the house.  Well...dang after 45 years the old one was refusing to work and ask to be retired.  So....long story short, we just took out all the systems  and put one mac daddy in the attic [which by the way is HUGE and looks like something from outer space].  

Where am I going with this you ask?  Cause I know you do not give a rat's ass about HVAC systems.  Well now it now leaves an area in the basement as big as Texas [maybe not that big but to a semi-hoarder it does] so I can stash more STUFF!  But I have to be very sneaky about filling it up or else this might be my last post if you get my drift.  Kind of like Joan Crawford when she shouted "no more wire hangers" in the movie "Mommie Dearest".  Only insert "stuff" for hangers.  And say it loud with a deep voice and with veins popping out in the forehead.

I had to go to Ikea yesterday to get some white frames and I thought I would swing by West Elm for a quick looky.  Yum...glad I did.  Just to remind you of some of their great stuff I took some pics.

Honestly their bedding is to die.

Seriously....you know you want.

Why do I always go for the pillows.....the shoes of design!

Love this color with gray.

Yep...almost went in my bag.

Hello you cool as hell desk!

Yes you!  The top.....

Stop kidding me....for real?

Beautiful white vases.....I had to refrain from kissing each and everyone of these.

More whiteness....

More grayness.....

Get yourself some of these

And these....

Tufted cuteness.  Great at the foot of a bed, or in a foyer.  Not mine, as it is the size of a stamp.

Black and white for the bath.

On sale....put them in your beach house.  Or your dream beach house.

Anthro is gonna be pissed......

This is their first kitchen line and they have some great things.


These would be cute with herbs planted in them on the kitchen windowsill you think?

Lots of colors.

Summer dining.

I know you are thinking why this picture....well when I was young [back before cars] and I had my first apartment this was the only plant I could grow.  Everyone had them....kind of like the fig tree now.  The nickname is "mother in law tongue".  Why you ask?  Cause they were so sharp :)  Hee Haw.  But here is the good thing....you CAN NOT kill them.  They can go forever with no water, seriously like a year or something.  I was so shocked to see them here.  

I took a few shots of my floors for you.  I am trying to wait until I have a good one with everything back in it's place.  Ha!  That's kind of funny because really nothing has a permanent place around here.  It feels like a Gap store where they get new merchandise in every 2 weeks and change up everything.

This is my guest room.  Got that little vase at Scott's for $5.

You can see how some of the grain shows through.  Messy bed.

More white....pretty much everything!

Kitchen.  Love this indoor outdoor rug!  Just take it out back and hose it off when it gets dirty.  Dash and Albert.  Check them out.

More when I get organized in 2014.  Can you wait that long?

I will be working on it this weekend.

By the way I am on sale now.  Yep...on the ipad it is only 99 cents to download the BH&G May issue and you can see the video of me shopping at Scott's. 

Later. 




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37 comments :

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love west elm! our sectional and a lot of our textiles come from there!
and i can't wait for 2014 to see the room! yay! ;)
the floors look amazing so far!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Oh, West Elm, it's been too long. Guess where I want to head this weekend?! So many terrific finds. I love your white floors as much as I adore your sense of humor! Sherry have a fabulous weekend.

Cheers ~ Deb

Karena said...

Sherry I love this post with all of your great finds, and by the way I had a Mother in Law's Tongue when I was a young bride!

That Dash & Albert rug is a great color palette.

xoxo
Karena
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Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Well I got my laugh in for the day! West Elm is quite poisonous to my credit card. I adore that bedding...

Your house looks quite amazing... If I were a guest staying in that bedroom, then I might never leave!!

Have a great weekend!

Sarah Gibbs said...

Some beautiful pices in there, love that first white flower bud cushion its gorgeous & I love the white ceramics

The enchanted home said...

I love your white floors!!!!! Think they look amazing. Loved the funny spin on this post and here is your whoop whoop! Yep glad its Friday too and the weekend! Great finds from West Elm..agreed they have such great things!

Jessie said...

West Elm have some of the best and most affordable pillows out there, love this shop! Your white wood floors look great, it makes me think of a beach home or something. Would love to see more of the guest bedroom! The preview is looking good so far. :)

Anyway, hope you have a wonderful weekend, Sherry!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

martine@martinelouisedesign said...

Hey Sherry. We need to swap some tips on taking photos in retail stores. Some times I ask but often they say no, especially the bigger brands. You've got to be really sneaky sometimes! I've been told off a couple of times (ooops!) I just play the "oh i'm so sorry I didn't realize" innocent face card. I find my iphone a good decoy as I pretend i'm texting whilst lining up my shots! love those white vases at West Elm (the textiles and citrus mugs are lovely too).

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Glad we don't have one here in Chattanooga. I have design ADD and get pulled off track so easily...

Heidiopia said...

Love West Elm! I obviously need to make a field trip down there to see what's what. Could i handle that plus Ikea in the same day?
The floors are divine... a home run! Good luck climbing out from under-- I'm immersed in my home office debacle today myself (once I finish blog-reading)!
Happy Friday! xo

Mrs. DeVore said...

Oh man, what great stuff at West Elm! I might just have to stop on by there and stach up some of those pillows, I could get into some serious trouble there...Love your new floors!

hartmom said...

First of all, your floors look amazeballs! (borrowed that word...I know I'm too old to pull it off, but it's a good word!). So gorgeous!! I can't wait to see more pictures so I can begin to copy (borrow?) all your great ideas! Secondly, wow...your West Elm has a lot of stuff that ours (Santa Monica) does not have yet. Hopefully all that great stuff coming west soon! Have a great weekend Sherry!

traci zeller designs said...

Your floors look amazing!! Love!! BTW, I spotted some West Elm frames on a certain M McD's desk on Million Dollar Decorators ... and I thought the same thing about those Anthro-alike bowls!

Courtney said...

Your posts crack me up.

Kathysue said...

Fun shopping with YOU!! Next time I go to Ikea I have to stop by West Elm I look at the catalog all the time but never have been to the actual store. You are making me want to go.I love the look of your white floors, it all look so fresh and clean. kathysue

Cindy said...

i would read your blog everyday, even if there were no pictures... and i'm delighted to hear that you have yet to find any dead animals!

cindy

Erika Ward said...

I'm really enjoying West Elm more and more these days. Love the highlights you photographed. I may make it down there this weekend to shop for a client. Next time you are in the store ask for Christina. She's a real sweetheart.

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

I really wished we had a West Elm store here. Hopefully we will get one in Seattle soon! Love seeing your new floors. They are fabulous!

eclecticrevisited said...

oh Sherry...
your hoe looks amazing...and isn't kind of fun sorting through everything and putting the rooms back together? still love the floors..and all your white furniture and accent pieces...

maureen

casey at loft and cottage said...

Fabulous. I pretty much love every single thing at West Elm.

Interior Design Musings said...

House pics are divine! As for West Elm, my husband should be so thankful we don't have one in Birmingham. Maybe I should be (since I think my marriage might suffer if we did)! M.

lisaroyhandbags said...

thanks for the shopping trip - West Elm rocks!
your floors look amazing and I love the rug too. I have a Dash & Albert that I had out on my entry porch. I've shipped it to Dubai to either use on my balcony or in my kitchen -love it! :)

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

Your floors look amazing! Thanks for the sneak peak to your guest room...beautiful!

Rene said...

Your floors look amazing! Get crackin' girl cause I want to see it all! Happy weekend!

A Delightful Design said...

Floors are nothing short of fantastic! I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one with a husband's veins popping out of his head.

Has West Elm gotten better or has my style just changed? Luv-it.

helen tilston said...

You are at an exciting time in decorating. The floors look terrific and now it is time to play
My best
Helen

meenal@maison marigold said...

that's a crazy lot of goodness here..love the vases and those white beaded boxes..gorgeous..and your striped rug is just fabulous!! have a lovely weekend, sherry..xx meenal

Mary said...

2014? No, I can't wait that long! Here's a thought...quit shopping, get your house done, & then take a lot of pics so we can see.
I have a WE near me but have never been there. I guess I need to check it out.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Your floors look awesome.

West elm has really stepped up their game.

My Many Moments said...

I love all things West Elm! I always gravitate to pillows as well. They are like shoes, you can't have enough! Your floors look amazing!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

You are such a comedian and I would love to hang out with you. You would have me wetting my pants with laughter pretty much all the time. I've never been in a West Elm. Big Sigh. They really do have great stuff. Some of the cutest pillows I've seen. Can I just say that I am totally in love with your new floors. Definitely worth the risk. Can't wait to see all of it. Mona

Janis@Home Style Interiors said...

i am West Elmless here in Ottawa, thanks so much for the eye candy. I swear my heart beat faster just looking at those pics.....want, want, want.

PS: love your floors....and yes pillows ARE the shoes of design!!

Rosa @ Flutter Flutter said...

I am so excited that I'll be able to check out West Elm for the first time in September!! NYC here I come! I think I may have to ship a crate home when I'm done... ;)

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I wish we had a west elm nearby! I can only browse their catalogue online. I keep harassing them to open one here in Vancouver!

Annette said...

white floors turned out beautiful, mazel!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Oooh I have seen all of this in catalogs, but I think I need to go check it all out in person. Love it all!

LLH Designs said...

Catching up on your blog and don't even know where to start. You are so good at making people laugh...and bringing levity! Needed that at the end of this crazy week! THANK YOU!

Happy weekend,
Linsey