Saturday, July 30, 2011

A New Anthroplogie

Yeah! The latest Anthropologie store opened up a few weeks ago just a short distance from my home. The Westlake, Ohio store, located in Crocker Park, is just what you'd expect from Anthroplogie. Bringing to us their many creative decor ideas, along with their bohemian clothing and fun accessories, the store is also chock full of inspiration.


The store's exterior plaster... smooth as a bunny's butt! 

It's really a pretty wall and window!

Come on a tour with me...

Anthro's directive to each store, according to Chris Herrick, the Visual Team Manager, is to give a general guide and then let each store interpret how they choose, using materials with a green approach. Love the roses created with cardboard!

These felt petals were painted and "arranged" in their frame.

This window display was wonderfully textural, with its carved pattern.

Chris and his team canvased local schools when they closed for the summer months to recycle their old magazines.

Jackson Pollack must have been their inspiration for their canvas backdrop. When you're ready for a change, just take it down and do something else!

Of course, I was immediately drawn to the plum Venetian plaster wall!

And they still had cute summer clothes...

Reminds me of Leslie Oscmann's fabulous Swarm bags...  she used to be the Visual Director at Anthroplogie, where she renews reclaimed objects out of Amsterdam.

I hope that Anthropologie decides to transform this beautiful store into one of their Decorator Shops soon! Only 12 exist right now, where they have workshop-style spaces that highlight Anthropologie's curtains, furniture, hardware, etc. with sample books and in-store workshops. They will also carry the quarterly Anthology magazine.

A big Thank You to the team at the Westlake Anthroplogie: Rachel Nehamkin (store manager), Ashley Rowland (assistant home manager) and Chris Herrick (visual team manager)!


  1. Oh yes, Anthopologie. One of my girlfriends told me last week that she needed beautiful knobs for her daughter's bedroom...of course, before she could finish her sentence I interrupted and said, "you've got to go to Anthro." She finished, and said she had found the perfect ones at Anthro. Amazing stores. Houston is about to open the 1st Anthro bridal boutique called B.L.H.D.N. (beholden) so their prosperity continues. Love all those colors.

  2. I don't even know where to start! Anthropologie has always been ahead of the curve. I don't know how you got such detailed photos, they will tackle you in the Dallas stores if you even suggest taking a picture. NO PHOTOS allowed! I do love the exterior walls...and the cardboard roses...and the carved yellow walls made my heart skip a beat!

  3. Anthropologie has beautifully styled stores. This one is beautiful!

  4. what a gorgeous store full of wonderful and inspiring designs..have never been to one..perhaps soon...

  5. Hi Ann, Great pictures. Have also never been to an Anthropologie store...need to investigate if there is one in our area.

  6. I just discovered your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty. and one on everything coastal
    I had a lot of fun putting them together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

  7. I'm with Theresa -- they were definitely not pleased when I started snapping shots of my local store. LOVE all the pics!!!!



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