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West Elm opens in Melbourne with local artisan wares

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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.

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