Williams Sonoma Home

A Williams Sonoma Home store just opened at Stanford Shopping Center. We thought we'd take a look so that we could give you the real scoop.

When the catalog first came out, Maxwell described the Williams Sonoma Home style as European Traditional with a touch of American Modern. Then last fall their look changed a bit, to Modern Glamour. Patrick (the other one) described it as "most notably a collected American/Hollywood look." Spot on, ptoo!

Here's our take on the store: Atherton (or Pacific Heights) Ladies Who Lunch shop here. (Seriously. But then we were there on a Tuesday afternoon.) While most of the items aren't exactly our taste, Williams Sonoma Home's quality seems good, and if you're looking for traditional with a little twist, then it's the store for you.


We liked the Presidio Settee in white linen ($2,700).


And the Ramsey Chair ($1,850).


The chairs were comfortable. We tested three or four (although we didn't climb up into this display).


One of several display beds.

Williams Sonoma Home's other stores are in West Hollywood, Portland, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis.