Thursday, August 21, 2014

West Elm comes to Kansas City

… and I got to experience it first hand!!


As I told you yesterday, I was invited to a Media Tour at West Elm's Kansas City store the day before its official opening. My daughter Morgan and I piled in the car and drove the 2.5 hours to KC yesterday morning. Tuesday was her very first day of college classes, but she had Wednesday off. What better way to recoup from one whole day of school then a road trip with mom!

Right?


There were so many amazing things to see!
I've been flipping through West Elm catalogues for years now, but yesterday was the first time I've had the opportunity to step into a store.

If you've also not had the chance, let me take you through one in pictures. 






These table linens all match my decor beautifully. I wanted to take EVERYTHING home!!




The bedding… LOVE!





This Gauze Stitched blanket was my favorite.


West Elm has a Local section in their stores that has got to be one of the neatest things they provide. This area consists of all local designers and artisans whose work is being sold right here in the midst of everything you'd expect to find at West Elm. And let me say, the local items offered are fabulous!!



You can find those yummy arrows here at Axel Co.'s Etsy shop if you're not local. 
The prints on the lower right at TadCarpenter.com.


They're hard to see, but the Kansas City print in the middle is from RuffHouseArt.com.
The trays you see standing up on the right are leather and are crafted by 2ndStoryLeather.com
On the far right are luxurious throws that feel absolutely amazing by HappyHabitat.net.


Morgan was pretty taken with the local items too! This one from AmpersandDesignStudio.com.

I know there are a few local artists that I've missed, but it was pretty much the busiest area in the store, so a little difficult to get all the details.


Not only do they sell local, but the Community Board helps locals and tourists know about some of the great things to see and eat in KC. 
One of these days I will finally make it back up there for First Fridays! I've been dying to go to the antique stores in the West Bottoms Historic District for ages now.
Someday…


Then there were the accessories.




The window displays.


Even a back to school section for college that's extremely affordable.
Think duvets starting at $49 for a queen!!


Oh, and lest I forget, the Halloween decor was out.


If you're stumped for what color to paint your room, drapes to hang, end table and lamp to throw together? They offer free design services. Yep, they'll either go over photos of your space with you, or even come to your house to help. 


All for free!!




This little area was my favorite.


"You've gotta come feel this pillow Mom!!"


Huge fan of that massive dip dyed fabric chandelier! 
I think everyone needs one.


You can see a few more of my photos plus pics from some of the other lovely bloggers I met during the tour via Instagram.  #westelmkc 

Morgan and I had a wonderful time, and were even invited to stay for the grand opening party last night. We had to decline so we could get home at a reasonable hour, but from the pics I saw on IG, they had a blast! 

I should also add, that I was given a small tote bag as a gift for being there, but otherwise have not been compensated by West Elm for this post. All the opinions and rave reviews are strictly the result of me loving home decor and loving West Elm.

2 comments:

  1. I love the lamps in the 2nd picture. Will have to go when Tulsa's opens!!!

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  2. I love West Elm! There's a location not too far from my parents and I try to go whenever I get a chance. That chandelier is awesomeness! Sorry I haven't been to your blog lately!! It been a crazy summer!! 😘

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