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comfortable with the quality and price or you are repulsed by the ‘yuppie’ standard it represents (i know yuppie is outdated – I kind of use it in jest here).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