Decorating & Design

June 22, 2010

Fall Finds

I love summer. And what I love most about summer is the amount of time I get to spend outside — be it on the tennis court, a restaurant patio, the dock at the cottage or the park with my dog. It really doesn’t matter where, as long as it’s outside.

Photo Blog June 22 West Elm Sofa

Then, the other day while I was “window shopping” online, I came across West Elm’s new line-up for fall. Now, all I want to do is get inside, paint a couple of walls dark grey and redecorate with all their cool and cosy items for autumn — go figure!

Here are some of my new favourites from West Elm:

Photo Blog June 22 West Elm Mirror Rug

It’s confirmed — I officially have a thing for round mirrors. I like the simple, blackened wood frame and large 32” diameter of this one on the left. (Perfect for an entryway!) Graphic, patterned rugs are not new, but we are still seeing them everywhere. The Kite Kilim Rug (right) is a woven cotton and wool blend. In addition to the standard area rug sizes, it comes in a  2-1/2’ x 7’ runner. Also great for a front hall.

Photo Blog June 22 West Elm Lighting Lamps

Thes cute, rustic Jute Cubes (left) are perfect for extra seating or to put your feet up after a long day of gardening. And as we all know, statement lamps are ‘the thing’ right now, and they don’t have to be horrendously expensive. I love these Loft Floor and Task Lamps (right) at $149 USD and $79 USD respectively.

Photo Blog June 22 West Elm Napkin Rings

Dress up your table with the Boho Bead Napkin Rings. These could play double-duty as bracelets — I would totally wear these!

Photo Blog June 22 West Elm Cushions Sofa

And finally, the textiles — so many great pillows! These are my favourites:

Photo Blog June 22 West Elm Cushions Pillows

First, a no-brainer for the animal lover. Designed by artist and antique dealer Mike Miller, the Animal Cutouts Pillow (left) is part of his larger collection at West Elm. And secondly, these Chevron Floor Cushions (right)— oversized with a chunky weave, a winning combo!

So, get outside and enjoy the beautiful summer we are having. Just don’t forget that fall is just around the corner,  so you don’t miss out on any of these great finds!

Photo credits:
1. Tillary Modular Seating, West Elm
2a. Round Wood Mirror, West Elm
2b. Kite Kilim Rug, West Elm
3a. Jute Cubes, West Elm
3b. Loft Floor and Task Lamps, West Elm
4. Boho Bead Napkin Rings, West Elm
5. West Elm
6a. Animal Cutouts Pillow Cover, West Elm
6b. Chevron Floor Cushions, West Elm