Anywho, the main reason I wanted to go to Atlantic Station is for West Elm. My goodness, I’d own everything in the store if I could. And if I had 100 homes to furnish, since this store in particular carries a lot of stuff. But I think out of all of the stores I shop in, W/E usually catches my eye. Not only because each item in itself usually suits my aesthetic, but also because of the styling ideas I get when I’m here. Not that I need to put any of these ideas to use for a while… styling an entryway is less important when half the steps aren’t painted yet (or are they? Next week’s update!).
See what I mean? Swoon.
This basket setup makes me want to collect soaps that smell heavenly and look pretty in handmade paper (but of course don’t really do very much other than that). My totally ridiculous attempt/version would probably involve Dove bars bought in bulk from Costco wrapped in wrapping paper. Classy.
I want this light fixture for the dining room. But I can’t afford it, so I’ll have to figure something out that doesn’t involve stealing (I think I’d look weird with that many boobs under my shirt).
Speaking of stealing – hey Ann Marie, West Elm swiped your font.
These are easy DIY with some glass votives and some spray paint on the inside (though I’d advise being careful with actual candles since the paint is on the inside of the glassware). But this idea may be just what I need for some extra color in the guest bathroom.
I love these stone bath accessories. They’re heavy, but they have little glinty tiny bits that catch the light.
I picked up only two things and spent less than $15. Pretty proud of myself for keeping to a budget. One will be a piece of art for the kitchen someday, but you’ll have to wait for a new post about that since I have to iron it (and let’s face it, ironing is not on my priority list right now). Tonight, I’ll be heading to the YHL book signing event and will probably spend a very long time standing in line (the RSVP met its limit weeks ago and I’m sure some fans will show up anyway). But I’m wearing flats and have my iPhone charged and ready with the Spotify (music can make anything seem to go faster). The rain is not going to be a picnic. Thankfully the shops next to the event are on my to-do list. Anyone want to be my line buddy and trade off the shopping vs. standing in line?
(Btw, not a paid post. I mostly just get bored when I shop alone and tried to pass the time by experimenting with pictures on my phone. Then I realized I had a lot of photos of West Elm and nothing else to post about today. And that’s how posts are born.)