images from newest lonny mag of founder Michelle Adam’s new ‘green’ apartment.
I have been noticing some bloggers ripping on Restoration Hardware’s new look lately – which made me wonder whether I liked it myself (btw – restoration hardware furniture is still out of my price range right now so this is a more “theoretical post”.) I think RH – like Pottery Barn hits a certain cord with people – either you are comfortable with the quality and price or you are repulsed by the ‘yuppie’ standard it represents (i know yuppie is outdated – I kind of use it in jest here). One lovely sunny sunday a couple weekends ago my boyfriend and I went and saw the collection in person on our way to the Shake Shack. We even sat in a pair of versailles domed chairs -which I loved the theatrics of,the bf was not a fan – but he was a sport about it ;).
I found that I really liked a lot of it – RH’s – glossy brown wood combined with tufted leather and gray upholstery was starting to get ubiquitous – so I am excited that they have branched out into another style and that they are embracing design classics. I feel like they are stressing the industrial look in their layouts so they don’t alienate their customer base – But they are producing some exciting new designs. (see below)
For the first time I feel like they are producing a far more feminine line – in color, finish and in shape – it also looks like these pieces are almost neutral classics – I think they could go with any decor – and blend really well. And I think even though they are pricey for me right now – they look far more expensive then then they actually are. Thoughts?
Tattersall Plaid Wool Throw (now $29.99)
Cotton Woven Chevron Throw ($49.50)
I bought these last week and I am still in love – such lovely and subtle colors. Here in NYC we have had some unseasonably warm days (89! yesterday) but I love having light throws for the occasional chilly spring evening. The wool one is obviously a better deal – but the cotton one is really beautiful as well. cheers!
images from Vogue
images from Vouge Sharp family apartment
image via weekend host
image via Trixie’s table
image via simply seleta
via la dolcevita
image via highstmarket
via habitually chic
via – fine little love
image via bottom of the ironing basket
image from ebay
image from lonny
images from Domino
Image from Anthropologie
Continuing the theme:
top row (right to left): Two Tier Rectangular Coffee Table- Gold Leaf or Nickel , Chinese Porcelain Blue and White Ginger Jar Vase 18″H , Bear Opener ,
second row: Vintage French Square Side Chair , 2×3 Large Ditsy Printed Rug , Nautical Stripe Pillow ,Cornishware , UO Tea Rose Duvet Cover
top row (right to left): Easy-As-Pie Dish , Atom Art Bowl, Red , Indigo Fabric ,Napa Chair , Island Time Juice Glass, Flora ,
second row: Cygnus Hook , Atelier Chesterfield , Clarence House Mergellina ,
top row (right to left): painting by my sister , Twin cabinet , Horta Water Glass ,
second row : Fleur De Lys Glasses , Blue and White Design Rice Bowl , Potted Olive Topiary , Anokhi Aqua & Pink Primrose Round Tablecloth; 90″D ,
third row: Anokhi Blue, Violet & White Cotton Tablecloth; 60×90 , crewel fabric , Aster Stripe Dishtowel , My own photo – Easter flowers from my bf :)