This week I’m excited. I’m excited because the countdown is officially on for Chatswood Chase to be transformed. Throughout this week Chatswood Chase is going to be graced with the opening of Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma. This is massive! These four stores (all under the umbrella of Williams-Somoma Inc) made launch on our Aussie shores, back in 2013 when the maiden stores opened at Bondi Junction. Ever since that spectacular day, Australia, or more specifically, Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs have been a better place. But now, it’s the North Shore’s turn to shine when the doors open this weekend.
Now, I can appreciate that not everyone would know who this homewares giant is, so to give you a little background and to celebrate such an occasion, I’ve put together my top 5 picks from each of the stores.
Pottery Barn – Founded in 1949, Pottery Barn is built on the idea that home furnishings should be exceptional in comfort, quality, style and value.
Clockwise: Avery Linen/Cotton Print Drapes, Vince Accent Stool, Clift Glass Table Lamp, Beaded Outdoor Dinnerware, Hyannis Lanterns – Bronze
Pottery Barn Kids – Provides casual furnishings and textiles designed to delight and inspire the imagination. Each collection inherits the Pottery Barn comfortable, well-designed aesthetic and has been expertly crafted from the finest materials, with a careful regard for child safety standards.
Clockwise: World Map Cork Board, Organic Star Duvet Cover, Wool Elephant Cot Mobile, Mill Valley Bookends, Gold Dot Garland
West Elm – Believe in making things that matter, so they collaborate with independent designers and craft communities, and strive to design products that make a positive impact on people and the environment. They believe that nothing adds personality like you, and so design authentic, approachable, affordable pieces to be used in any desired way.
Clockwise: Hex Side Table, Linen Quilt Cover, Mosaic Tiles Coffee Table, Veronica Taper Leg Chair, Parsons Round Mirror – Herringbone
Williams-Sonoma – From a single store in Sonoma, California selling a small array of cookware and equipment imported from France, Williams-Sonoma has grown to offer thousands of hand-selected products from around the world. Today, you’ll find a wide variety of cookware, bakeware, kitchen tools, tableware, specialty foods and more, all characterised by their commitment to premium-quality, artisanal craftsmanship and cutting-edge innovation.
Clockwise: Rustic Italian Party Tub, Le Creuset Signature Oval Dutch Oven, Williams-Sonoma Nonstick Tools 5-Piece Set, Blue Byzantine Melamine Platter, Hamburger Grilling Basket