Warning: this is a photo heavy post
Last Wednesday, a few lucky bloggers and I had the opportunity to tour the new Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and West Elm stores at Bondi Junction, before their grand opening to the public! My readers will know that I just ADORE all things home decor, so to say that I was excited, is a major understatement. So, why out of everywhere else in the world, did Williams-Sonoma choose Australia to open it's first international storefronts? Well, apparently Australia loves their product, and we're their largest buying community outside of the US. Now that Williams-Sonoma et al are located domestically, we'll be able to enjoy a larger array of products, and cheaper local shipping prices. Excellent news.
|Katrina - The Organised Housewife, Sonia - Life Love & Hiccups,|
Fiona - My Mummy Daze, Anne-Marie - The House That A-M Built
Larissa - My Pigeon Pair, Lisa - Life as we know it, Jen - The Interiors Addict
Photo courtesy of Mel - Georgica Pond
class details here.
|Williams-Sonoma Vice President of Culinary Programs, chef Vladimir Niza|
Pottery Barn is the brand that most Australians will be familiar with, and it's Sydney store certainly delivers. There is a homely feel to the store, with many vignettes set up to encourage you to imagine living in the space. The arm chairs, throws and pillows in the picture above would look perfect in my home! Classic furniture, soft-furnishings, and homewares abound...the carefully selected pieces that Pottery Barn carries really are timeless.
May 12 10am ‐ 11am Frame it: Chic wall and table displays
May 19 10am ‐ 11am Autumn decorating
June 19 10am ‐ 11am Autumn decorating
mini Lazy Susan below to house all of his school supplies on his desk. I might have to pick up one as well for the scrap room!
Anywhere Chairs, and participate in the Book Club story time. There's plenty of upcoming seasonal events as well...
May 11 3pm and 4pm Mother's Day doll tea party (reservations and pre‐payment required)
May 18 4pm ‐ 6pm Nursery Style event
June 8 10am National Geographic Little Explorers
everything baby! Gorgeous nappy bags that any mumma would be happy to carry, beautiful gifts for the mum-to-be, and basically anything else that you think baby might need...
West Elm was my favourite store on the day, with it's eclectic, urban, New Yorker feel. The store features handmade and one‐of‐a‐kind discoveries from around the world, working closely with organisations that support the development of global craft communities and artisan skills.
Front & Main, customers can find the latest collections, helpful design tips and tools, videos and information about current collaborations, as well as share photos of their homes, inspiring one another and discovering new ways to express their personal style. Your pinterest boards are sure to be full of home decorating ideas!
The Exchange Building
466 Oxford Street Bondi Junction NSW
Can't make it to Bondi? Never fear...Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and West Elm will deliver Australia-wide! Check out their sites for more gorgeous products.
Disclaimer: I was invited to a preview event to browse the new Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and West Elm stores. I was not obligated to blog about this event, and no money exchanged hands, however I was gifted a lovely bag for attending. All opinions expressed are my own.