Top Ten West Elm Faves!

Do you have plans on Wednesday, May 15th?

Well, you do now!

You should join me for the Grand Opening of the West Elm store on May 15th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Court at King of Prussia.

The invite was sent via an email from the PR peeps at West Elm who are reading my blog!!  How crazy is that -- my little ole blog???  

They sent me this invitation so that I could invite all of you very hip and stylish readers to the grand opening. So join me May 15th and you'll receive a 10% discount and a portion of the proceeds will go to our furry friends at the Main Line Animal Rescue:)

Don't live near here? No problem. Pour yourself a cocktail and settle down at your computer and do a little online shopping. Because I'm going to highlight the top ten besties you can find at West Elm.

Here they are in no particular order.
Look close enough and you may even find a mother's day gift!!
 Branch Lamp
West Elm
$399 in silver
I definitely see this in a library to add a little whimsy to all the serious stacks of books.
 Tall Butler Stand
West Elm
I wrote about the West Elm trays here.  I NEED to get one of these for $149. Just stick your West Elm tray on top and instant tray table! I can think of so many uses for this pretty little thang. I could use it like above as a bar or as a side table with books and a table lamp. ooooh so many choices! 
Huron Outdoor Sofa
West Elm
I'm crazy in love with this outdoor sofa. So fresh and modern. It could be it's own separate seating area on a patio or a secret garden!
Belize Stripe Hand Towels
West Elm
$10 each
 (I know VERY reasonable)
Love the bold stripe with the bold monogram!
 Embroidered Pueblo Pillow
West Elm

Just because it's so pretty.

 Claudia Pearson Hot Dog Plates

 West Elm
 $16 each

Because they are hilarious. And crucial for summer barbecues!

Origami Coffee Table

 West Elm

Just love the lines of this piece and the bone tile top!

Dhurrie Rug
West Elm

Because it's lying there all graphic and stunning in carbon.

Mirrored Frames

 West Elm

I have seen these in person and they are stunners!

Weathered wood spheres

West Elm

Great for a coffee table, on top of a stack of books or on a bookcase to add a little texture.

So there you have it! My faves and hope to see you next week at the grand opening!!

Random Thoughts

Pretty Room of the Day

Suzanne Kasler
Masculine Room of the Day
LOVE them both!
Until next time!!
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Feast Your Eyes on This -- I'm Just Green With Envy!

Those lamps

That wall color

This wallpaper

These rugs

images above via pinterest

I picked one element in the above rooms that I adore,  but they can be big ticket items.

So on that note ... here are my top five most-adored accessories that you can add to any room that will make an impact, look fantastic and not cost a lot of money or time! 

Here we go...

Call me tra-zy!

West Elm trays are my go-to's because they're inexpensive and big. I like big trays and I can not lie, so if I want to add texture to a room I use the raffia version below.
West Elm

When I need to add a pop of color it also comes in this great orange.
West Elm


Jill Rosenwald

It's aint a party unless your wearing ...  a fabulous lampshade.

A quick way to update a room is to change out your lampshadesYou could add a large, plain drum shade like this.

Restoration Hardware

Or why not get all funky and stuff and add one of these

Shades of Light
Shades of Light


Shades of Light

Flowers, Branches and Greens ... oh my!

Live and fresh is best for your table.

But, if you don't feel like buying fresh every week they make great preserved boxwoods that you can buy.

Restoration Hardware
What the What?

Kelly Wearstler

West Elm



These are little doo dads that are usually small in scale and just add interest and fun. They serve no real purpose but they add a little somethin-somethin to your table/ottoman/bookcase.

Read about it!

Coffee table books. These are my favorites...



Now that you have all of this stuff what are you supposed to do with it?

Well silly, if I told you that what would you need me for?:)

Until next time!

If you've been reading this blog since its inception, you know I have no problem with words. I am however totally speechless over the senseless tragedy that occurred in Boston. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and the far-reaching impact this tragedy has had over all of us who have been watching this unbearable act unfold.

Let 's break it down at deconstructed living

Love everything about this

And this little hideaway? ... please. I would never leave.
The Zhush

And this....

Via Design Mom

Hilarious, right? space suit duvet ... available from Snurk for horizontal living. No joke that's their tag line.

So anyway.... I popped into deconstructed living today in Wayne, PA. Wow! What a change of pace -- loved all of the unique items I found. 

For my entry

For my walls

For the playroom

This picture doesn't do these rugs justice. They are nubby and comfy and full of texture!

For my orchids
$100 - would be great with succulents too!

For my beach trips
$40 extremely large and roomy!

To feed my bird addiction
For my hostess
Recycled wine bottle candles $30
Favorite scent for spring? Pinot Grigio of course!

and for my love of all things Philly

Look closely and you can see the outline of the city

This is just a tiny snapshot of items they have so please
go and check out deconstructed living's new and reclaimed/recycled one of a kind items. It's definitely worth the trip!

Don't live near here? No problem! Check out their website here and pop some tags online!

***disclaimer*** all product selections on my blog are my own opinions/recommendations or recommendations by friends. I am not paid to say any of this stuff. trust me. I wish I were!