Over the past two years Restoration Hardware has completely transformed the look and feel of their products and stores. I'm in the I love it camp, and if you are too, I'm sure you will share my jaw dropping, wide-eyed, can't-believe-it's-a-store amazement at the newest addition to the Resoration Hardware family - baby & child. It's absolutely gorgeous! The architecture of this store rivals the merchandise, so imagine my delight to find out it was designed by Backen Gillam Architects!
Since the corporate office is located here in Marin, all of the company's debuts take place at the store location closest to the headquarters. Lucky for me, it happens to be only a few miles away from home! When these unveiling's happen, it's usually with stealth speed and covert-middle-of-the-night execution. One day it's the same sage green walls and cherry wood furniture, literally the next it's all greige. Thus was the case when I had an errand to run at the mall last week and noticed what just opened a few days before. I hope you're sitting down...
As you walk in, there is large lightly decorated space. The archway leads you down a corridor that runs straight through to the back where there is another large space. Along the corridor there are many small, beautifully decorated nurseries each with their own arched entry as well as a few large kid's rooms decorated to the hilt.
There are several items in the store that are not yet available for sale, but will be in the fall. Mostly it's the art, lighting and a few decorative pieces. These framed vintage sheets of music are part of the Fall Preview. So if you or someone you love has a bun in the oven, take a good look and start planning that nursery!
The crib above was my favorite piece in the store. Almost made me want to have...kidding!
This crown is part of the Fall Preview and will be for sale in a few months. Just in time to find the perfect pink fabric to create a coronet for your baby girl's crib.
These framed letters on burnt edged parchment will be available in any letter.
all photos taken by serena armstrong/theurbanfarmhouse
For more info on the products, go to RH's baby & child website here.