Stumped on a design? Don’t be! The west elm Design Crew can be categorized as nothing less than interior design super heroes. From tricky living room layouts, holiday decorating dilemmas, and even installation help, Design Crew tackles any design challenge, small or large. Our favorite Design Crew projects this year have been entire home design projects that are as diverse as the spaces themselves. These are proof that Design Crew can work with any style, any budget, and make an ordinary space shine. Scroll through our top 5 picks from 2018 below!


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west elm design crew best of 2018

1. A 1936 San Diego Craftsman Home Redesigned

Okay, we might be cheating a little bit with this one here. Originally published on December 27th, 2017, it was just too good to pass up for this list – and hey, it’s close enough! When Rebecca Bellingham + Benjamin Saltman, along with their 6-year-old twins Annie + Ezra made the big move from Brooklyn, New York to San Diego, California, they chose this charming two-story Craftsman, built in 1936, in the Mission Hills District. Rebecca enlisted Design Crew from west elm San Diego to help with their home, noting that her favorite part of using Design Crew was “how they tied together all the spaces and rooms with some key west elm pieces. Even just one accent piece helped make the room feel complete. And the way they designed my book shelves was incredible – they looked so pulled together and perfect!”. Tour this stunning San Diego home here!

west elm design crew best of 2018

2. Preservation Greensboro: The Julian Price Show House

This space is pretty much the definition of Instagram-ready. In partnership with Preservation Greensboro and the Julian Price Show Home, Lead Stylist with west elm Greensboro‘s Design Crew, Andrew Webb, along with Shopkeeper Michael Wimbs, designed the third-floor attic space of the Show House, transforming the 325 sq. foot narrow space into a large office with multiple seating areas + reading nooks. It was completed just in time for the home to open up for public tours during the month of April 2018. Missed out? See the full tour here.

west elm design crew best of 2018

3. Four-Story Townhome Outfitted To Inspire

A particular crowd favorite this year, this 4-story townhome at the Aria in Alpharetta, Georgia was outfitted by the west elm Avalon Design Crew and is overflowing with design inspiration. “The builders office is directly above our store. They wanted to work with retailers in the same area to showcase how their clients can arrange their new homes with furniture + product that is easily accessible in the area,” notes Sarah Eccles, General Manager of west elm Avalon. “It’s so inspiring to walk in and see how our products really brought the space to life!”. See the full space here!

west elm design crew best of 2018

4. Lofted Hideaway In Historic Charleston

Not the typical Design Crew home project: a carriage house! Tucked away back behind two large homes in Charleston, South Carolina’s Historic District sits a lofted carriage house that encapsulates all the character + charm of this colorful seaside city. This weekend home-away-from home has recently undergone a remodel, and with the help of west elm Charleston’s Design Crew, this quant space is now living its best life! Check it out here!

west elm design crew best of 2018

5. Keeping Austin Weird: Bloom House

Wrapping up the year with this funky favorite: The Bloom House! Tucked away in the Westlake Hills neighborhood of Austin, Texas, the saying “Keep Austin Weird” is almost an understatement for this organically-shaped work of architecture, with its fully curvilinear design intended to connect its inhabitants to the nature that surrounds it. It’s sculpted out of a polyurethane foam covered with concrete stucco for energy efficiency. Because of it’s irregular shapes and odd angles, it was a serious design challenge for the Design Crew at west elm Austin (hint: they nailed it!). See the full space here!

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Katarina – Sukhirugs.com

December 30, 2018

Love them all, but the Bloom house completely steals the show! I’ve never seen such an unusual architecture and style. And you’ve done an incredible job at styling it. I’m head over hills for all your 2018 projects and can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with next for 2019.

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