Hide yo' kids!
Hide yo' wife!
Hide yo'.... wallets?
West Elm is back on the Kansas City scene with a fury, setting up shop in the highly coveted Country Club Plaza area. Ever since the day my beloved home decor store closed it's doors at their original location, I have been praying that it would one day return to KC.
Well folks, today was the ribbon cutting ceremony and I was there welcoming them back with open arms.
...and I'm sure Adam is terrified. #byebyepaycheck
Their store front is a gorgeously decorated space that feels so creative and warm. As I slowly mosied about gawking at the earthy colorful furnishings, I was brainstorming about how we could turn the Haskins House into an equally bold and authentic home.
One of the areas I loved most was their We Local section (full list of local artist vendors here). West Elm commissioned several local artists to create unique pieces for their store, like the incredible tote bag they gave out from Ruff House Art (I also bought the coordinating print in blue for our guest room!), or sell their handcrafted products to the public.
I couldn't resist this incredibly made reclaimed wood rustic arrow by Axel Co. As of this morning's grand opening, I snagged the last one in store, but you can find more on their Etsy shop! This is going to be a fantastic addition to our dining room, and I can see many more Axel Co. purchases in my very near future!
For the event this morning, they gave out a very generous 50% off all purchases, so I was finally able to buy the lacquered jewelry box [read: pricey] I have been eyeing for months! Felt lined, easy access drawers to store my jewelry have been on my wish list for quite some time.
And then on my way to the register, I spotted these colorful beauties. They knew their strategically positioned yellow + gray ikat bowls would be hard to pass up for a sucker like me. I mean they are our wedding colors in a mod pattern, how could I resist?!
Ugh, why do you have to be so amazing, West Elm?
So in case you are in the Kansas City area, stop by West Elm today to score some great pieces and take advantage of their 1-day only 50% off discount. Hollaaa!
In the meantime, I will be consoling my husband by reassuring him that I won't be redirecting my paycheck deposit straight to WE...
// What's on your West Elm wishlist? //
Pretty much the whole store?
Yeah. We need to start a club.