The New Heather Taylor Home and West Elm Collab Will Satisfy All Your Wildest Cottagecore Dreams

published May 6, 2021
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breakfast nook with printed pillows and table runner
Credit: West Elm

As a strong supporter of all things ruffled, gingham, and pastel, designer Heather Taylor hits on my dream trifecta. The creator, loved by celebs (she’s a fave of Jessica Alba’s), boasts an eponymous textile brand, Heather Taylor Home, with a colorful collection of patterned bedding, blankets, napkins, table runners, and the like. Basically, she’s a pro at putting California-cool twists on the classics (plaid! stripes! gingham!) and making everyday essentials look straight out of the English countryside (#cottagecore).

Taylor’s pieces have topped my wishlist for months, but admittedly fall a bit out of my budget. That’s why I could not keep my cool when I heard about her West Elm collaboration, which just launched today. Priced slightly lower than her norm (starting at just $24.50!), the exclusive collection includes over 100 products in some of the L.A.-based designer’s warm-hued signature prints, plus a few must-see newcomers (hello, floor-to-ceiling pattern play). There’s something for every room, from shower curtains and placemats to duvet covers and fitted crib sheets. Gear up for pretty post-pandemic outdoor entertaining, too, with a hammock, picnic basket, and printed cushions.

Really, you can’t go wrong with any piece, especially since they’re all intended to inject more fun into the everyday — something everyone could use a bit more of anyway, right?

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Consider this your bath towel upgrade excuse. Add some flair to your collection with marigold, blue, or nutmeg stripes — all super soft, absorbent, and made from 100 percent cotton.

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A gingham and ruffle pairing makes for the ultimate charming-meets-cozy vibe. Perfect to cuddle up to and handmade by artisans in India, this classic cover is the best year-round pop of color for your bed or sofa. Not to mention, it screams cottage chic.

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One of my favorite non-patterned pieces from the launch, this timeless mat has all the dainty details — scalloped trim, quilting, and a neutral tone fit to dress up any bathroom floor. Bonus: It's also Global Organic Textile Standard-certified.

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For even more of the cottagecore allure, swap your bedding for a sweetly striped duvet cover and matching shams. A ruffled border adds the finishing touch to this set, made from 100 percent European flax. You can also buy linen sheets in the same print — because the more soft blue stripes in the bedroom, the dreamier (pun intended).

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Dress up every dinner (yes, even takeout) from the dining room to the backyard picnic table. This cotton runner comes in three other patterns, as well — red or green gingham, along with a muted plaid. And for the full look, check out the matching napkins.

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Although one of the pricier items in the collection, this area rug (also available in two larger sizes or a $100 runner) has your space covered when it comes to gorgeous modern minimalism. It’s not all looks, either — count on durable, shed-resistant cotton, too.

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As you ease back into hosting, there’s no harm in stocking up on extra seating — especially when it’s as cute as this. With three other color combos, you can grab a few to mix and match in the living room or even the patio. They’re also the ideal size to add to a playroom or bedroom for your little ones.

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Stay picnic-ready all summer with the most stylish way to stash your food and drinks, patterned liner and all. Pro tip: Pack a few of the cushions to lounge on, as well, and you'll be the envy of everyone in the park.

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If you’re not lounging in a hammock this summer, you’re doing outdoor relaxing all wrong (although this one’s indoor-friendly, too!). I love the delicate handwoven extensions and the fact that this fits more Heather Taylor Home pillows. Trust me, you deserve this.