3 Trends We Spotted at the West Elm Preview (and Plan to Follow ASAP)

Updated 05/05/19
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It might only be June, but after the West Elm preview, we're counting down the days til fall and winter. This week, the brand invited MyDomaine to a private condo in downtown Manhattan, which it transformed with new-season furniture and décor. It was disorienting, to say the least: Outside, the sideway sweltered as the temperature hit 85-degrees. Inside, velvet throw pillows adorned plush sofas and Christmas trees took pride of place. 

Holiday décor aside, the preview offered insight into the trends West Elm will be backing this year. Beyond wreaths and gifts, a clear color palette emerged with tons of textural finds. We also discovered that the brand will be focusing on the bathroom, a space it's previously steered away from. Expect to see crisp white robes, charcoal waffle towels, and slippers later in the year as well as an in-house hand soap and lotion line to rival our favorites at Aesop. 

Heads up: These are the three top trends we spotted at the West Elm preview. Shop our picks below and head in-store when the new collections land in September.

Desert Hues

Dusty desert hues took center stage. Picture terracotta sofas, dusty pink velvet throw cushions, and midnight teal rugs and vases. Unsure how to introduce these colors into your home? Follow West Elm's lead and choose either a cool or warm color palette then layer accessories in varying shades within that spectrum. 

West Elm Living Room
Sophie Miura

Wood and Brass

Mid-century modern design continues to dominate. Expect to see furniture and decor with wood and brass details, like this architectural lamp and side table. 

West Elm Chair
Landon Vonderschmidt

Distressed Velvet

We're big fans of West Elm's performance velvet sofas and now, the brand is releasing furniture in a new finish: distressed velvet. The fabric is super durable, adds texture to a room, and hides spills and stains. 

West Elm Bar Cart
Landon Vonderschmidt

Can't wait for these new products to launch in September? Shop our favorite West Elm buys in the meantime. 

Wire Frame Dining Chair
West Elm Wire Frame Dining Chair $179
Sphere + Stem Floor Lamp
West Elm Sphere + Stem Floor Lamp $299 $239
Marble + Copper Dip Bowl
West Elm Marble + Copper Dip Bowl $19
Charley C-Side Table: Walnut / Antique Brass
West Elm Charley C-Side Table: Walnut / Antique Brass $199
Corded Wavy Shapes Collage Pillow Cover
West Elm Corded Wavy Shapes Collage Pillow Cover $29
Pinched Vase
West Elm Pinched Vase $34

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