Home Staging in NYC with West Elm

March 2, 2014

West Elm is one of my favorite home furniture and decor stores. As a Design Assistant for DLT Interiors we incorporated West Elm in a bunch of our designs. Last year we staged a penthouse suite in Manhattan and had to work with a lot of the existing furniture. Not to worry though! We went to our local West Elm store by Columbus Circle and with the help of a friendly store associate we chose many items to style the living room, dining table and bedrooms. We seriously lucked out. Although on a budget, we were able to purchase what we needed for all three rooms and everything we chose went really well with the existing furniture and decor. By using gender neutral colors (gray, white, yellow, brown, green) we were able to create stylish looks that potential buyers could picture themselves living. Looking back I can't believe I never posted on this! What I love about West Elm is not only their great prices but also the versatile design styles that you can choose from throughout the store. Most of these items are still available on the West Elm website! Under each picture is a direct link to the items from each space. I really love how this home staging turned out - What do you think?

Master Bedroom 

This master bedroom came with the side tables, lamps, bed frame and accent chair. All the furniture throughout the space had very modern, clean lines. We chose the seersucker duvet and textured pillows to soften up the room and add contrast. Mirrors are a great way to add elegant decor while reflecting light. The Ayo Wook rug is one of my favorite pieces from West Elm - perfect for any space in your home.

Guest Room

This bedroom already had the crystal lamps and Andy Warhol art so we chose to use the colors to our advantage and accessorize with green decor. The faceted mirror side tables are one of my favorite items from West Elm and go well with the existing lamps. 

Upstairs Bedroom

This space is probably my favorite! I'm a sucker for natural materials and anything "beachy chic". This bedroom already came with the coral lamps and marble side tables. To continue a natural theme we chose the botanical bedding set, a natural jute rug and succulent wall art. 

Living & Dining Area

Prior to staging, everything in the space was black and white other than the animal print side chairs and gold accent table. So we chose the colors brown and mustard to tie the living and dining space together. We also moved the existing gold side table to the corner to have your eye flow around the space. The pillows of choice are great too because it adds much needed warmth to the leather furniture.

And last but not least, the views this penthouse had were simply stunning! There was a view facing every angle in NYC! Below is the Freedom Tower in the distance. I love & miss my city!

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time...


(All links from WestElm.com)


  1. Awesome!!! Lauren, your ideas are beautiful esp when they come to life ! Very inspirational :)

  2. Wow!! All your ideas are fantastic! You really have an eye for decorating. I love your color choices and the casual, yet chic, feel of the rooms. Great job, Lauren!!

  3. Wow Stunning what a beautiful Job!!! I would be thrilled to be in that space!!! Nicely Done A+++

    1. Thank you, Stephanie! That was our goal!! :)

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