What You Should Be Buying Right Now At: West Elm

Head to the blog to see what on this designer's list to purchase from West Elm! // mid-century furniture, modern furniture, modern living room, west elm furniture

Welcome to my Friday shopping post! Each week I cover a different retailer and share the latest and greatest they have to offer. This week, West Elm* is my target, and I can't wait to share my finds!

If you've been around here for any length of time, you know that West Elm is one retailer that I go back to over and over again. Their mid-century modern meets eclectic style is right up my alley! I always keep an eye out for sales there because they happen frequently and their discounts tend to rotate through different departments every few weeks or months. If you sign up for their emails, you can also get the occasional 20% off coupon!

My only caution with West Elm is that I'm not crazy about the quality of some of their items with doors and drawers - particularly large pieces of furniture like dressers. They're ok, especially if they aren't something you'll use all the time (say, if it's a guest room dresser), but that's my little word of caution to you if you're shopping there. Most everything else though? Pretty top notch and good value for the price. 

This week, I took a deep dive into their website and pulled 16 of my favorite items for you - and man, these are good ones! I took special notice of what was new and noteworthy, and picked out some pretty unique pieces. 

Here are some notes about a few of these pieces of furniture and home decor that caught my attention:

  • Mid-century ceiling light fixture | how cool is this as an alternative to the typical semi-flush mount? It feels funky and fresh, and I could totally see it in an entryway. Talk about a statement-maker. 
  • Green throw pillow | what you can't grasp from a quick look at this guy is that it's hand-beaded. And it has tassels! Grab this one up quickly, y'all, it's on sale and may be out of stock soon. It'll add a perfect dose of texture and will instantly be that special pillow on your sofa.
  • Ceramic vases | You can't go wrong with ceramic vase with a great shape and nice detailing, and these certainly fit the bill. Use them on a bookshelf, console table, or on your dining room table - with flowers or on their own!
  • Green velvet upholstered bench | this is the perfect end of bed bench in my opinion! it comes in a couple of colors, but that green velvet feels so luxe, but in a down-to-earth kind of way.
  • Abstract art | y'all know by now that I love a great piece of abstract art, and West Elm's collaboration with Minted always offers some fantastic ones. Also? This one is huge - 42" square! It's priced at $369 for a framed canvas, which is really reasonable for something that size.

So happy shopping my friends! Note that there's currently a big seating sale going on right now - 20-30% off of sofas and chairs. Don't miss out!

To shop this post, you can either use the links under the image at the top, or use the embedded shoppable widget below. Simply hover over the item you're interested in (or tap an item with your finger if you're on a mobile device) and click on the black and white plus sign that pops up. If you're on a feed reader or receiving this in your email, you'll need to click over to the full website to use this tool. 

*This post contains affiliate links, which means Mix & Match Design Company earns a small commission from your purchase at no cost to you. All images courtesy of West Elm.

 

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Our New Living Room Sofa From Burrow

Our living room got a little update in the form of a new sofa, and I'm excited to share it with you today because this isn't just any sofa, y'all. It's a Burrow sofa. Read on to hear why I'm so psyched about it and how this company is shaking things up in the furniture industry. Plus, I've got a discount code for you if you'd like to have a Burrow sofa of your own! 

(By the way - this isn't a sponsored post, but this post does contain affiliate links and discount codes, which means Mix & Match earns a small commission from your purchase at no cost to you.)

Burrow sofa in charcoal in this mid-century modern eclectic living room. Enter code MIXANDMATCH at checkout to get $50 off of your purchase!

If you've been following along on Instagram, you probably saw that our seven year old Pottery Barn Comfort sofa was for sale, and many of you asked what was going to replace it. I hinted at what it would be, but kept it mostly under wraps since I knew I'd be writing up this post allll about it. A friend bought our old sofa (woohoo!) a couple of weeks ago, and now that it's gone and the new guy is in place, it's time to share the updated living room! 

It's amazing how different this space looks with the new sofa and a few small changes to the decor.

In case you don't remember, here's what it looked like before:

A bright, eclectic living room. // pottery barn sofa, white living room

And here's what it looks like now:

A new gray mid-century modern sofa updates the look of this living room. Head to Burrow.com to purchase your sofa and use code MIXANDMATCH to get $50 off of your purchase.
A new gray mid-century modern sofa updates the look of this living room. Head to Burrow.com to purchase your sofa and use code MIXANDMATCH to get $50 off of your purchase.
A new gray mid-century modern sofa updates the look of this living room. Head to Burrow.com to purchase your sofa and use code MIXANDMATCH to get $50 off of your purchase.

While we loved our old sofa for a long time, my husband and I were both itching for a change. My style has evolved in the past couple of years to lean more modern and eclectic, and the coastal style of our sofa wasn't doing it for me anymore. We also wanted something that had a little more support and wasn't quite so deep.

When I heard about the Burrow sofa, I was intrigued for a few reasons:

  • It's beautifully designed (hello mid-century modern!).
  • It's modular and can be assembled and disassembled super fast, which makes moving it a dream. And because it's modular, it can be as small as a single seat chair, and as long as you want it to be. 
  • It's comfortable, but supportive at the same time.
  • The fabrics are stain-resistant, which is perfect for pets and kids.
  • The price point is super affordable - $950 for a three seater.

Burrow also started right here in Philly, which gives them bonus points in my book!

With all of those pros in mind, we decided to give this guy a try, and ordered one in charcoal, which is quite a change from our white slipcovered sofa! The darker color stands out beautifully against our light gray walls and is definitely a focal point on that wall now.

A new gray mid-century modern sofa updates the look of this living room. Head to Burrow.com to purchase your sofa and use code MIXANDMATCH to get $50 off of your purchase.

It arrived in four boxes, and after removing all the packaging, I assembled it by myself in about 15 minutes. No tools needed. It was pretty intuitive, but they do provide written directions as well. I didn't take any photos of that process, but you can watch a video of how it happens right here. If you find yourself moving a lot or live in a tight space like a walkup apartment in the city, this sofa will be a dream for you.

You know how normally when you order a sofa it can take up to 10 weeks(!) to receive it? Well this one arrived in a week, and shipped for free. 

And I should mention one other thing - you can change the look of the sofa just by flipping the cushions. One side is tufted and the other is flat. If you're like me and enjoy changing things up on a regular basis, this is a pretty snazzy feature. Take a look at the gif below to see the different combos in action. My fave is the flat seat with the tufted back cushions.

Flip the cushions from tufted to flat on this Burrow sofa to create different looks! Head to Burrow.com to purchase your sofa and use code MIXANDMATCH to get $50 off of your purchase. // mid-century sofa, modern sofa, gray sofa

Have I convinced you yet that this sofa is different from pretty much any other sofa on the market? :) I find it really impressive how Burrow has taken away so many pain points when it comes to committing to a large piece of furniture like this. If this is sofa sounds like a perfect fit for you, you can click the button below to head to the Burrow website and use the code to get a nice little discount!

The other change you may have noticed was the art above the sofa. That big ole canvas is something I painted a few months ago and it never looked quite at home over our white sofa, which is why I haven't shown it to you until now. I was tempted to take it down and change it when our white sofa was there, but when we put the Burrow sofa in place, all of a sudden it looked just right!

A new gray mid-century modern sofa updates the look of this living room. Head to Burrow.com to purchase your sofa and use code MIXANDMATCH to get $50 off of your purchase.

I've also been playing around with pillows, which is one of my favorite ways to give a room a new look without spending a lot of money! The light blue ones are both from H&M (one is on sale for $2.99 and the other is sadly no longer available, but you can see my current faves from there in this post from last week.) and the denim one with the zig-zag stripe is from West Elm awhile back (also no longer available). If you're looking for some direction on how to mix and match pillows, check out this post that offers some ideas and tips.

So that's the latest on our living room! I've really enjoyed the process of swapping things out over time to create the look that reflects my style, and our new sofa is the icing on the cake - it was the last big piece I was looking to change, so it's exciting to see it actually happen. With that, I'm calling our living room "done" (at least for now!). :) 

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What You Should Be Buying Right Now At: H&M Home

What to buy at H&M Home // pillows, bedding basics, decor, home decor
What to buy at H&M Home right now. // neutral living room, living room, yellow and beige living room

What? You didn't know they had a home section? Well you do now! In fact, they've got some of the best home decor deals going - especially when it comes to soft goods like pillow covers and bedding (how cute would the turquoise scallop duvet set below be in a kid's room?), and accessories like baskets and tabletop/bookshelf decor. Everything is very affordable, but inventory moves fast, so if you see something you like, jump on it. Sometimes even new arrivals sell out in mere weeks (not months), so it's worth checking back in to see what's new pretty frequently. 

H&M Home fall collection

I've done some scouting of their current collection and found a lot of great items that I couldn't wait to share with you today. Their pillows are especially on point and look a lot more expensive than they are (prices start at $5.99!). Don't forget to get the corresponding pillow inserts if you don't already have them. H&M has feather down inserts that are great, and once you have them, you can easily swap pillow covers out inexpensively.

They also have a lot of great basics in the kitchen, and bed and bath departments. In the latter, I've been quite impressed by the quality of their cotton duvet sets, linen duvet sets, and solid colored towels. I've been to H&M to "touch and feel" them in the past, and they don't disappoint - especially the linen items. 

And finally, there are two awesome logistical things I love about H&M: you can return in store, and there's free shipping for purchases over $40 (use code 0040) at checkout.

Happy shopping, my friends!

H&M Home Decor cutting boards

To shop this post, you can either use the links under the image at the top, or use the embedded shoppable widget below. Simply hover over the item you're interested in (or tap an item with your finger if you're on a mobile device) and click on the black and white plus sign that pops up. If you're on a feed reader or receiving this in your email, you'll need to click over to the full website to use this tool. 

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