It’s Here! :: West Elm Palo Alto

It’s no big secret that I’m a huge West Elm fan. I’ve selected their affordable designs which feature a mix of clean lines, natural textures and global accents for numerous client projects. So I was thrilled to hear that West Elm was opening a new retail store at the corner of University and Emerson in Palo Alto. Each West Elm store has it’s own regional look & feel and the Palo Alto store is no different. It’s earthy accents and trees take center stage. Twinkling holiday trees line the front window, while stacked logs as if ready for a winter’s fire are placed behind the register. In addition, the new store features collections of decorative accessories and art made by local Etsy artists (love).

The Palo Alto store’s door swung open to the public on October 8th and showcased the brand’s early Holiday assortment including vibrant textiles inspired by hues of nature and new furniture and tabletop for holiday entertaining. I had the opportunity to tour the beautiful store the day before the grand opening and wanted to share some pictures I took of the festive and inspirational displays…

West Elm Palo Alto Holiday DisplayWest Elm Palo Alto StoreWest Elm Holiday VignetteSilver and Gold Holiday Tabletop by West ElmChristmas Trees West ElmWest Elm Confetti Tree Ornaments

I love that West Elm collaborates with outside designers and artists. It brings a freshness to the brand that keeps folks coming back season after season. For Holiday, these colorful geometric glass ornaments by ConfettiSystem has caught my eye.

Throw Pillows by Alison Fox for West Elm

Texas-based designer, Alyson Fox’s geometric pillows (above) and Italian designer, Allegra Hick’s hand-block quilt and bedding collection (below) were also standouts.

Allegra Hicks Bedding for West ElmWhite and Silver Paper Flowers

And how beautiful (& easy) are these paper flowers by British designer Sarah Campbell?

If you are in the Palo Alto area, you’ll have to drop by and see the beautiful new store for yourself!

– Cristin

*photo credit: Cristin Priest // Simplified Bee

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7 Responses to It’s Here! :: West Elm Palo Alto

  1. Michaela October 26, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    LOVE West Elm. Had the chance to go to the Palo Alto one last weekend and it didn’t disappoint! We ended up leaving with a mirror for our breakfast nook 🙂

  2. Shauna @Satori Design for Living October 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    I hope we get a West Elm in Calgary. I’m always looking online and through their catalogues, but it isn’t the same as shopping in the store. Love that bedding!

  3. Jennifer October 25, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    w00t w00t! I remember when I was soooo excited when Anthropologie came to San Diego and I finally didn’t have to drive all the way up to LA to go shopping. The funny thing is now that’s it’s close (we even have several now) I don’t shop there as often! In any case, enjoy your West Elm : ]

  4. Luci@BungalowAtHome October 25, 2012 at 5:47 am #

    I’ll have to stop in my local West Elm not that the holiday decor is up.. I always get the best ideas from their displays.. Have to figure out how to make those flowers, they are darling!

  5. pve October 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    We have a West Elm here and I love it….our new Jackson sectional is licorice looks great and I love some of the artist’s special items that infuse fun in the store.
    I hope to get some of my artwork in West Elm one of these days~

  6. Case San Jose October 24, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    Absolutely adore the Allegra Hick’s hand-block quilt and bedding collection. Thanks for sharing. That color blue is a personal favorite!

    • Stephanie Cooper October 31, 2012 at 6:33 am #

      I agree. That cornflower blue is beautiful. I can totally picture that comforter on my own bed…hmmm….the holidays are coming! A link to this post may find its way into an email to my parents!