1330 Chestnut St., 215/731-0184,
HOURS: Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Minimalist designs and colorful palettes are what you’ll find at West Elm, the nationwide home furnishings store with furniture so unique you’ll forget it’s a chain store. Prices are comparable to the Crate & Barrels of the world, but with an emphasis on more youthful and spare decor.
Many of the textiles appeal to a simple, breezy “Far East meets beach house” sensibility, while the lighting and wall fixtures echo a sleeker Metropolitan Home aesthetic.
The large warehouse-like showroom space displays the wares in color-coded sections.