Sunday, March 11, 2012

West Elm Spring 2012 Preview

This week I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural bloggerwalk at West Elm in Toronto's Liberty Village. Hosted by the store's enthusiastic manager, Neil Gazmen, our group was led through the trends and highlights for spring 2012.

We started off with the indoor garden, which consists of an amazing collection of terrariums, wall planters and vases. The air plants and succulents are easy to care for, and apparently "impossible to kill". We'll see about that - since I received one as a gift from West Elm, I'll let you know how it goes.

Thank you West Elm :-)

West Elm worked in collaboration with Shane Powers to create this very cool collection of hanging glass bubbles. These are such a modern and easy way to bring a bit of plant life indoors, which makes them a fab idea for condo and apartment dwellers.

This well stocked table top highlights the chalk white trend for spring 2012. You can never go wrong with white dinnerware and accessories since they marry well with anything else you throw into the mix. This table display has a combination of pottery created by Shane Powers and Stephen Antonson in collaboration with West Elm.

Shane Powers Bud Vases:

The Stephen Antonson Collection:

Having enjoyed great success with collaborations in the past, West Elm has chosen to embrace new ventures in the kitchen with Schmidt Brothers knives and with Greenpan natural nonstick cookware.

My personal fave? The Starter Set with City Block:

And the Greenpan 10 piece set?
You're pretty much covered:

Swinging back to colour trends, West Elm loves all things turquoise, sapphire and pacific blue - they call this colour palette Aquamarine Dream. This spring these water colours are on trend for every room of the home.

This seersucker duvet and Lola quilt may
help you set sail on your dreams:

I saved my absolute favourite for last - the Kantha quilts. Part of West Elm's Discovered collection, these quilts from Jaipur are made by stitching two or more old saris together to create a light blanket. Each Kantha is unique, so it takes a lot of looking to find just the right one!!

Introducing: The Kantha Collection:

No two are alike!!

Since I always seem to "drink the Kool-Aid" every time I go to one of these events, I couldn't leave without purchasing a little something for myself. But just look how beautifully my new Kantha ties into the guest room colour scheme!! It's just so pretty :-)

All in store photos by Pamela Graham for Cherish Toronto.
All product photos courtesy of West Elm.

Have you been to West Elm lately?

1 comment:

  1. Great roundup Pam. And ohmigosh your Kantha is beautiful. It works perfectly with the rest of your accessories!


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