Steven Alan for West Elm

by Grace Bonney

There are very few brands and companies that I trust almost implicitly, but Steven Alan is one of them. For me, Steven’s stores (and the brand in general) represent things I really believe in, like investing in well-made classics. I visit the Steven Alan Brooklyn shop twice a year to buy basics that I know I’ll have for years: striped shirts, button-ups and, every now and then, a cashmere sweater that will keep me warm for a long, long time. Steven’s eye for great design has mainly been something I apply to the clothing portion of my life, but recently he’s branched out to include home goods in their own shop and now, a guest collection with West Elm.

Stripes are the main theme of the collection, which includes bedding, pillows, rugs (my favorite) and furniture. Working with artisans in India, Nicaragua and Haiti, Steven designed pieces for West Elm that carefully walk the line between classic and current, using a mix of stripes that are broken up into more minimalist compositions or sewn together in a modern patchwork style. I’m really impressed with the rugs and white papier-mâché tables made in Haiti- they feel timely to me, but not so on-trend that you’ll be tired of looking at them next year. Click here to check out the collection online and get more info on the pieces and their creation.

Stay tuned for more Steven Alan tomorrow, when he shares a Day in the Life photo story with us, the first in a new bi-weekly column on D*S!

Click through for more photos from the collection after the jump…

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Image above: Round Table $299

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Image above: Coral Duvet Cover and Shams $135

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Image above: Midnight Duvet Cover and Shams $135

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Image above: Square Table $299

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Image above: Striped Vases $24 – $59

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Image above: Quilts $169 – $189

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Image above: Steven Alan Esma Wool Dhurrie $79 – $849

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Image above: Steven Alan Ferda Wool Dhurrie 79 – $849

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Image above: Triangle Pillow Cover $39

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