On a stroll at my lunch hour, I walked into Restoration Hardware and was shocked to see a totally different store. I've always liked RH's stuff classic style in upholstered furniture and hardware but found their furniture to be a little bit bleh. Lots of medium colored woods and craftsman style details which never appealed to me. That is all gone now and a totally different look has replaced it.
Check it out...
Be still my heart, I love these chairs. The table and light fixture are also gorge.
My already established love of corbels is bursting at the seams looking at this.
Are you reading my blog Restoration Hardware? No one should be surprised at my admiration for the subway signs. An original already lives in my dining room.
This photo isn't doing it justice but the zinc pedestal table is so nice. And of course the bust in the photo is really sending me over the edge.
Speaking of zinc, I'm loving the play of the industrial nightstand against the elegant lines of the rest of the room.
Ok, enough Restoration Hardware. You are killing me now. A dress form? Do you know how long Ive been looking for one of those? And that amazing pendant lamp? Gasp.
A drafting stool? Are you inside my head or something? Ive been looking for a reasonably priced one of these for at least 2 years. Check out this fab one that Chris at Just Beachy has.
Ok, enough with the swooning. I love the look and Ive got to give the designers a hand for being so bold to change up their entire line overnight. If you are like me, you prefer an original to a mass produced reproduction. At the same time, scouring flea markets for that perfect item doesn't always work out. And sometimes a new one is just as lovely.
Now onto the bad stuff. The prices are insane. $700 for that dress form??? Have you lost your minds people? Its a little linen, some stuffing and iron - how much could that really cost to produce? I don't mind you making a tidy profit but can't you think of all the wonderful bloggers who want one of these and that price is just not reasonable?
On top of that, the scale of some of these things is beyond ginormous. My house is not big enough to work with items so large. How about you make smaller items and charge less? Do we have a deal?
But aside from those two tiny complaints, bravo guys.