West Elm

Today was a good mail day. Grabbing the Spring '06 West Elm catalog, flipping through every page with eager enthusiasm for some sexy new products, I spotted one that I fancy very much. Well, okay, I found several, but the one that really sucked me in is the Overlapping Squares chair in Stem (shown). Also available in chocolate, the sidechair is only $159 and the arm chair is $189. Funny, I've seen it a gadzillion times in chocolate, but after seeing it in stem, I knew I had a crush. The geometric pattern reminds me of the Chinese Chippendale fretwork so popular in the 18th century and then revived again in the 1950's. More and more mid century design is popping up, and I just love it. Other than stem, the only color I'd really like to see in this style would be a high-gloss white. But, I'll take the stem. This is a fresh find!