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Somehow Halloween snuck up on me this year, is it really the end of October already? To get in the holiday spirit I’ve rounded up a few seasonal decor items to give your place a dash of ghoulish party atmosphere. The glittery hanging bats from West Elm are my absolute favorite!
Last night I stopped by West Elm after work for the Design*Sponge book signing. Grace did a DIY workshop on personalizing napkins with freezer paper stencils — one of the crafts in the new book. I made a pair with my initials on it (Warning family and friends: monogrammed dinner napkins may be coming your way this holiday season!). It was awesome to meet Grace — I have to admit, I was a bit starstruck meeting her; she’s one of the first bloggers that I started to read regularly. She was as warm and nice in person as she seems from reading her blog. And the book looks awesome, I’m so excited read it!
I came home to a nice stack of catalogs in the mail tonight, and I’m excited by their covers. J.Crew is looking sharp with that graphic shirt — I’m a sucker for stripes — and I’m loving the soft lavender and pink hues matched with the bold black and white. And West Elm’s cover also popped! Chalkboard paint? Check. Globe? Check. Dashes of bold yellow? Check. Good job West Elm & J.Crew, you had me at hello.
I wanted to share a recap of the great event I attended last week at the Boston West Elm. The event, hosted at West Elm with Patch NYC and several local Etsy designers was a total success, I had so much fun with girlfriends sipping on cocktails, indulging in h’ors d’oeuvres, and going on a mini shopping spree. It was quite a festive occasion — I loved the wooden faux-chandeliers decorating the store:
One of my favorite Etsy vendors was Earmark Invitations, in addition to their gorgeous stationery they colorful pencils with funny sayings on them like “Stay Classy” and “I’m kind of a big deal” — I snagged a set of them for myself and got a few for Christmas presents too!
Another vendor with adorable creations was eclu, their flower pins were artfully displayed on a dress form — I can’t resist the color-coding!
Plus I checked out some of the West Elm products — they have amazing seasonal displays, lots of yellow and gray, and dashes of chevron here and there:
I’ve come down with an awful cold. Thank you, change of seasons, for this little gift. All I want to do is snuggle up under a cozy blanket with a stack of magazines. I think a fashionable throw just might be a cure for the common cold…. any of these will do:
I noticed during my venture to West Elm this weekend that their Spring collection was drawing a lot of inspiration from the recent Dwell lines. The people at Dwell might not be so thrilled, but I’m all for the knock-offs — I’ll take all the gray stripes I can get…
I spent the greater part of this weekend searching for end tables for my living room, and the hunt was incredibly unsuccessful! Everything I found was either way too low and modern, or way to big and bulky. Two TJ Maxxs, HomeGoods, Pier1, West Elm, and I came home empty-handed. Well, almost empty-handed… I did score two West Elm crewel Kenya Pillow Covers for 65% off.
My dream end tables would like this one from Domino’s February 09 issue… but the problem with having a dream table in mind is that they are impossible to find! My hunt continues…