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FORM 3
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
  Whalen Julie
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
03/06/2012
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
WILLIAMS SONOMA INC [WSM]
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
3250 VAN NESS AVE.
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Acting Chief Financial Officer
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
(Street)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock 849
I
By Managed Account

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Units   (1)   (1) Common Stock 8,750 (2) D  
Restricted Stock Units   (3)   (3) Common Stock 1,506 (2) D  
Restricted Stock Units   (4)   (4) Common Stock 4,575 (2) D  
Restricted Stock Units   (5)   (5) Common Stock 3,045 (2) D  
Stock Settled Stock Appreciation Right (ssar)   (6) 04/05/2018 Common Stock 8,465 $40.87 D  
Stock Settled Stock Appreciation Right (ssar)   (7) 11/07/2018 Common Stock 15,000 $8.56 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Whalen Julie
3250 VAN NESS AVE.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109
      Acting Chief Financial Officer  

Signatures

/s/ Laurel Pies, Attorney-in-Fact for Julie Whalen 03/15/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) These restricted stock units will vest on 3/25/2014.
(2) Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of WSM common stock.
(3) These restricted stock units will vest on 4/10/2012.
(4) These restricted stock units will vest on 5/2/2012.
(5) These restricted stock units will vest in two parts: 1,522 units on 4/5/2013 and 1,523 units on 4/5/2015.
(6) These stock appreciation rights will vest in four parts. 2,117 shares vest on 4/5/2012 and 2,116 shares vest for each of the following dates: 4/5/2013, 4/5/2014 and 4/5/2015.
(7) These stock appreciation rights will vest on 11/7/2012.

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