This morning I was lucky enough to meet up with Kendall Coleman of west elm along with their Creative Director, Vanessa Holden for a sneak peek tour of their 2nd Canadian store opening here in Vancouver tomorrow. The new store located at 2947 Granville Street houses their latest fall collection along with a selection of decorative accessories and art made by artists from the Vancouver area through a partnership with Etsy. The fall collection includes one-of-a-kind discoveries and handmade crafts collected during recent visits to Cape Town and Johannesburg, Africa along with their regular diverse mix of furniture, home décor, and gifts. I snapped a few favorites, take a look below:
|The Etsy display including works from Dahlhaus|
Loved this white washed wood-tiled 3 drawer dresser
Elton Settee (10 times nicer in person) - I couldn't get a good shot of it when I was there, but it is definitely being added to my wish list. It's just the right size for a smaller space like ours and I love the graphite colour (a common thread throughout the store by the way). In fact all of the colours at west elm are easy on the eye, a calming palette, something many I'm sure welcome to come home to after a hard day at work.
They are also introducing their very first Mix and Match Dining collection with the opening. Buyers can customize their tables by choosing different bases and tops, mix and matching to create a look that's perfect for them. Also do it with the bedding; everything has been chosen so that one can mix and match pillows, quilts and sheets. (Some examples below).
|Lots of textures and shades that can be mixed and matched.|
|Potters Workshop Tableware (in blue) - South Africa|
The store opens Thursday, September 13th (at 10am) and regular store hours are 10-9 (Mon - Thu), 10 - 8 (Fri), 10-7 (Sat & Sun). Click here for the map.
west elm Vancouver
2947 Granville Street