West Elm: Finally Open In Vancouver!

Well, folks, we have arrived. We finally have a West Elm here in Vancouver! I was beyond excited.....it is the icing-on-the-decor-store cake. 

And lucky me, I was invited to the media preview night the day before the store was opened. Not only were we fed delicious appies and wine but we had 10% off the whole store! It was a fabulous night, dj's spinning up tunes, wine, canapes, and enjoying the company other  bloggers, who I now consider friends, to ham up in the photo booth!

Here is Tracey Ayton (her photo made it to the cover of Sept Style at Home} and I!

I was so overwhelmed by the deliciousness of the store that I need to go back, I have a few gift cards that need spending. I am in love with the West Elm aesthetic, so up my alley. The earthiness, the texture, the layers and the whimsy are decor perfection!

But here are a few photos from the night, I snapped them with my iPhone so they aren't the most amazing photos.

 Fabulous table setting idea, load up on pillar candles, bottles, hurricane lanterns to create a cozy atmosphere.

 West Elm has the BEST lighting.

 Me with the VP of PR for West Elm, Abigail Jacobs, and on the far right, the creative director of West Elm, Vanessa Holden!

 Another fabulous light fixture.....

The satellite bar.

 I am in LOVE with this pendant. Not sure how it would work in my kitchen, but I love it!

 Trend alert: Off centered mat

 Cinnamon sticks for breakfast anyone?

And.... HELLOOO! Where have you been all my life?

So make sure the next time you visit downtown Vancouver, pop into West Elm, you won't be disappointed!
West Elm is located @ 2947 Granville Street

XO Barbara


  1. Looks like a fun night :) I love those silver frames!

  2. Have you decided what you're going to purchase with your gift cards? I don't know how you'll decide - West Elm always has so much great stuff!

  3. You're standing with Andrea Stevens, I believe. Still plan on getting that light fixture?

  4. Love that light fixture. And happy that they are here now - although it DOES make anything you get from there less unique...

  5. So much eye candy. I'm so jealous that you have one near by. Lucky lady!

  6. I'm counting the days until I can go in and soak it up!

  7. I'm dying over here! Seriously!!! You are so right - West Elm has 'the' best lighting! I looooove the hurrican lanterns, and that black wire chandie - OMG!!! So many things to swoon over... And, honestly, where has that chevron rug been all your life? I think you need to take that one home!

  8. Ah! I'm so jealous! Be sure to make an extra trip someday just for me. ;)

  9. Looks like you guys had an amazing time at the West Elm opening! I agree, the chevron rug looks AMAZING!

  10. This makes me want to go to West Elm RIGHT NOW. :) You look fabulous as always Barbara!

  11. barb - how did i not know you were THAT cute? thanks for a peek into your night. you are just darling!

  12. I'm a huge West Elm fan and have a lot of their products in my home including 2 of their lights! Great post Barbara and you look lovely!

  13. WE is quickly becoming one of our best go-to stores. They really have hit it out of the park lately. So glad you have a store now and looks like you had a fabulous time at the opening! What fun!
    Have a great week.


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