West Elm

868 16 Avenue SW

West Elm is a home furnishings store located along the trendy 17th Avenue shopping district.  It showcases simple, clean lines in a medium transitional style landing halfway between modern and traditional.  Prices are mid-range, a few steps above Ikea but below high-end.  Service is just the way I like it – not too intrusive or overbearing when browsing, but handy when you have a question.  I noticed a lot of reduced-scale pieces that would be terrific for small spaces.  All staff warmly welcomed big, hairy, large tail-waving Jay.  The store is busy on weekends;  make sure Fido is comfortable navigating between furnishings and a lot of shoppers if you decide to include him in décor decisions.