Williams Sonoma Home

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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.

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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.

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

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And the Ramsey Chair ($1,850).

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

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One of several display beds.

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