finds inspiration

Melbourne’s West Elm houses start-up creatives

West Elm opens in Melbourne with local artisan wares

West elm melbourne chapel street


West Elm opened on South Yarra’s Chapel Street, number 464,  just weeks ago and the functional but oh so attractive brand is already representing several Melbourne-based creatives!

Etsy-based vendors Studio RawVice & Velvet and Perch Decor can all be bought within the uber-successful chain store. I love a global business that supports local artists! Here’s some of those locally-made goods available right now in Melbourne’s West Elm:

Custom Jewel Soap Favours - Boxed and Personalised

Above: These Velvet & Vice soaps are cute as gifts or would make a gorgeous addition beside the basin!

Jewel Soap Gift Set - You're a Gem - 3 Soaps, Boxed and Gift Wrapped

Above: “You’re a gem” soap – there are so many people I could give this to!

Siren Soap (VELVET) Rose Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Litsea, Orange & Patchouli

Above: Vice & Velvet handmade soap – looks luxurious and oh so pretty. Plus, apparently all their soaps contain at least fifty percent olive oil.

Little Goodies Gift Box (Favourites) - Soap, Body Polish, Body Mousse

Above: “Little box of goodies” – it’s amazing value at just $18.50. Gorgeous little sample set great for both sexes.

Rockpool Body Polish (VELVET) Lavender, Rosemary, Bergamot, Pine & Litsea

Above:  “Rockpool body polish” – full of good-for-us ingredients such as lavender, rosemary, bergamot and pine!

Blushing Phoenix Bathing Whip (VICE) Lychee, Oolong Tea, Palmarosa & Vetiver -Whipped Soap-

Above: Yet another pretty little pot by Vie & Velvet – this one is called “Blushing Phoenix Bathing Whip” and contains lychee, oolong tea, palmarosa and vetiver (despite never hearing of a couple of those before, it sounds rather delicious!).

Set of 2 Porcelain Conical Dip Bowl/Dish - hand drawn/decorated in black & white dot pattern

Above: Another of the Melbourne-based Etsy sellers featuring at West Elm is ‘Perch Decor’, which sells itself as ‘beautiful homewares for your nest’. These hand-decorated bowls are a bargain at $16.50 for the set!

Set of 2 Porcelain Milk/Creamer Jugs - hand drawn/decorated in geometric chevron pattern - Scarlet Red

Above: I love these tiny milk jugs hand painted with a pretty chevron pattern – very on trend!

Set of 2 Porcelain Tapas/Salt/Jewellery Bowl/Plates - hand drawn/decorated in Hola & Hey Cloud pattern

Above: Who couldn’t love a friendly dish?!

Macrame Hanger - Dip Dyed - Mustard

Above: And last, there is Studio Raw with its eclectic dip-dyed macrame hangers. This yellow one is very summer-like!

Macrame Hanger and Terrarium - Dip Dyed - Winter

Above: The idea of cacti in a hanging bowl is cute and I love the navy contrasting with the green of the plants.

Macramé Hanger and Beach Terrarium - Small

Above: Very cute beach and coral theme – would be perfect for those who like the idea of low-maintenance living (which is all of us isn’t it?!).

Check out more of West Elm Melbourne here.

You Might Also Like...


  • Reply
    West Elm collaborates with local designers - getinmyhome
    January 12, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    […] antipodean producers from the opening of Melbourne’s West Elm wayyy back in 2013 (check out my post!) like Vice and […]

  • Reply
    The getinmyhome Mother's Day 2015 gift guide - + getinmyhome +
    April 27, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    […] been a fan of Vice and Velvet ever since they popped up in the Melbourne West Elm store launch. The Melbourne-based company creates the most amazing body products, and I reckon they get bonus […]

  • Talk to me!

    %d bloggers like this: