Last week, I went down to the SoHo Room & Board store to check out their new 2009 collection. I'm a big Room & Board fan — our sofa and my desk, a custom table topped with cherry butcher block, are both from R&B. Their aesthetic suits me as it's more sensible modern versus super-modern (not me), so their pieces work well in a room with vintage pieces. One thing I love about Room & Board: the company works mostly with American manufacturers, so the solid wood pieces you see are made right here in states like Wisconsin (which is the most green choice you can make with furniture.) Check out my favorites above and below!
1. new exclusive bedding program: the beds all looked lovely, but the accent pillows caught my eye
2. solid cherry cocktail tables in curvy shapes: the Gibson looks like a guitar pick (love!)
3. custom floor pillows that fit nicely under a table = extra seating for friends
4. turquoise velvet chair: I totally wanted to sneak off with the Cole chair. So fun! It's not your typical velvet either — it's a stain-resistant velour that can handle kids and wear + tear.
Apparently tie-dye is the new trend as I saw a lot of tie-dye at the Gift Show (I like it in small doses, like this accent pillow.) My favorite furniture group by far was the Grove collection in walnut.
If you live by a Room & Board store, be sure to check out the art available in store. They're introducing different kinds of vintage art — like letterpress block art (see below.) Each of the pieces are one-of-a-kind. My next Room & Board purchase will definitely be one of the mod wooden frames with their asymetrical openings — I may frame my Hula Seventy print in one.