This West Elm + Commune Collab Is a Boho-Lover’s Dream Come True
West Elm is no stranger to a good collaboration, but their most recent venture with the West Coast design company Commune Design is sure to stop your boho-lovin’ heart in its tracks. The entire collab is a bohemian dream, balanced out with modern West-Coast-meets-East-Coast style and a touch of luxe (wait until you see the Shearling Chair). Commune Design usually works with smaller artists and makers, so their aesthetic feels handmade, authentic and well-crafted. Mix that in with the sophisticated vibe of West Elm, and you’ve got yourself a diverse collection of enviable seating, lighting, rugs, throw pillows, home accessories and more, starting at $39. Scroll through some of our favorites below and then head over to the West Elm/Commune Design collab page to check out the entire collection.
1. Commune Leather Sling Chair ($999): Just like a good leather jacket, this raw leather chair only gets better with age. Leave it as-is for a mid-century-minimal vibe or boho it up with a faux fur throw blanket and mudcloth throw pillow.
2. Commune Shearling Chair ($1,799): If you’re looking for a statement chair that will really cozy up your reading nook, look no further than this shearling chair. Binge watch your next show in comfort while earning major style points.
3. Commune Low Cushion Ottoman ($349): You can’t go wrong having a few extra stools sitting around, especially when they’re as cute as this one. They not only provide soft and comfortable seating, but you can also use them as footstools or a coffee table.
4. Commune Marble-Topped Coffee Table ($799): This handmade table is a gorgeous combination of marble and wood. Plus, the bigger tabletop means you get more space to decorate and arrange your carefully curated coffee table books.
5. Commune Square Shape Pillow Cover ($89): These geometric pillows will certainly act as a focal point, no matter where you put them. The leather sections and tassel add to the laid-back boho charm, especially when paired up with a colorful throw blanket.
6. Commune Metal Wall Art ($39+): Let your gallery wall take a trip on the geometric side with these cool metal art pieces. Hang two or three together to get more height or stick with one to make a simple statement.
7. Commune Planters ($39+): When in doubt, clay it out. Show off your fave plants in style in these classic terracotta planters with playful arc handles and a matte finish.
8. Commune Leather Baskets ($169+): It’s always nice to find more smart storage ideas that help make our workspaces the best they can be. If you’re looking for more ways to stay clutter-free, it doesn’t get much prettier than these natural leather baskets.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)