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Customer Images in Catalog - Spring 2014

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Brittany Rezende

November 22, 2015

Yes! We love everything west elm!

Patrick Galloway

November 28, 2015

I am a former West Elm employee. I worked on the Sourcing team in a few different roles from 2011-2014 before relocating to my home of the Detroit area. I will always be a huge fan of the brand! Thank you for reaching out and hopefully sharing! My girlfriend, Lauren, and our dog, Hank, love our new Antwerp Sofa along with our other WE items in our home!

Thanks again,

Patrick Galloway

Tamiko Hargrove

December 22, 2015

Thank you! I’m looking forward to seeing my apartment with my marble top coffee table associated with West Elm. Happy Holidays!


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