Sunday, March 20, 2011

A trip to Columbus

My sister-in-law and I went to a mall in Columbus, Ohio last week.  You may recall that I visited a mall in Troy, Michigan recently.  Again, I am mystified as to why Cleveland has nothing like these malls.    Cleveland has many strip clubs and is supposed to get a new casino.  But no where to buy a beautiful sofa for your industrial loft.  Maybe I should run for Mayor.  I apologize for the political digression.  Here are some pretty things I saw at the mall in Columbus.

I was thrilled to see the West Elm store!  I've only shopped West Elm via the internet, so it was great to experience its tactile reality.  I love this little staged dining area,  Display can be so inspirational.  The white-washed wood on the wall makes a great installation piece.

Here are some of their beautiful vases in my favorite finish, matte white.  Seeing them in person really puts them in perspective for me.  These are very large, too large for my place.  I have trouble visualizing sizes from the online stores.

I love these tables!  I took these two photos at a shoe store.  I tend to marvel over fixtures more than I do merchandise.  I love these tables.  There was a lot more beautiful furniture, a large wrap around ottoman-like sofa in a beautiful turquoise color.  A beautiful armoire.  But the sales woman passionately chased me out of the store.  I thought she was going to take my camera!  She accused me of being a paparazzi.  Hmm.  Never really thought about it, but I guess I am.  But I have no intention of stealing designs, merely showing them off.

These two photos were taken at Crate and Barrel.  The sofa is such a beautiful color.  I love this modern white lacquered dresser.  I'd love to have this dresser for my flat screen TV.

1 comment:

Jessie said...

Isn't crazy how store clerks freak out when you take photos! I don't get it. lol I love that sofa and dresser from Crate & Barrel!!!! I love all their furniture.


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