Simple yellow 24-inch lacquer tray
Simple 24-inch lacquer tray, $59, on 14-inch-high wood stand, $89

Its name used to be synonymous with a trek to Oak Brook. But now West Elm, the budget-and-trend-conscious sibling of Williams-Sonoma, has brought its pebble rugs, armless sofas, and capiz-shell pendant lamps into the city. The new 20,000-square-foot store is divided into loftlike vignettes, and its associates offer free design services, making coordinating rooms a snap. 1000 W. North Ave., 312-867-1770,