Restoration Hardware’s New Look – Hate or Love?

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are comfortable with the quality and price or you are repulsed by the ‘yuppie’ standard it represents (i know yuppie is outdated – I kind of use it in jest here).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)

Cabriole Ottoman

1950s Leather Copenhagen Chair

Louis Bench

Vintage French Square Side Chair

Vintage French Round Side Chair

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?

Alice In Wonderland Meets Decorating

images from Vogue

images from Vouge Sharp family apartment


image via weekend host

image via Trixie’s table

image via simply seleta

via shelter

via shelter

via la dolcevita

via Kristomatic

image via highstmarket

via habitually chic

via frolic

via – fine little love

via decorology


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): Mantadia Rug , Tropical Flock Chair , Aligre Cabinet ,
second row: Scalamandre CHINA ROSE , Batik , SIGNE Rug , SVEJE Rug .

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 :)

top row (right to left): Quilt Amanda Blue , Round Tablecloth Fantasia Blue,
Second Row: Napkin Francesca Orange, Aster Stripe Dishtowel , Napkin Amanda Blue

Emmas Garden Floral Porcelain Blue , Portrero -55 Navy , Classic Blue , Lee Cobalt Swavelle/Millcreek , Canopy Blue