Thursday, January 31, 2008

Restoration Hardware comes to Calgary!



I just confirmed today that one of my favorite American chains, Restoration Hardware, is coming to Calgary! The store will open at Southcentre Mall in late 2008.




I first discovered Restoration Hardware whilst living in Toronto in 1999 or so, right after they opened their first Canadian store at Yonge & Eglinton, about a block from my office building! As you can imagine, I often spent my lunch hour roaming the aisles, admiring the wares. I dreamed of owning my own home and adorning it with Restoration Hardware's genteel old world charm. Ideally I'd love a real character home, with original fittings, but if that isn't possible...you can buy the shiny new version at Restoration Hardware!
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They also sell lovely home decor products, with gracious clean-lined furniture, nobel Italian bed linens, sumptuous bath products, classic area rugs, refined draperies, and various other lovely reproduction and old-fashioned-looking items. If you need a classic umbrella stand, a hat rack, or an upscale laundry bin, this is your store!
But most of all, I loved the historical-looking hardware...the fine little knobs and hinges, quaint hooks and brackets, elegantly scrolled register covers, cool Arts & Crafts house numbers, and mailboxes of yesteryear, each one a lovely little character study...

And the paint...what sublime colours! I know I'm not the only one who loves silver sage (right Linda?) and the pretty brown flax colours and the soft gray ash colours and those butter yellows! Just a small and perfect collection of necessary colour!

I can't wait for the new store, which will be a 5 minute drive from my house!
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Oh, and even more decor news....Crate and Barrel will open in the same mall in 2009! Thank heaven for globalization! As proud a Canadian as I am, I've always loved shopping in the USA. Now I barely have to leave home to do it.

12 comments:

  1. Ohhhh, that stuff looks great. You really are going to love it. I don't think we have a store that specializes in unique hardware on this side of the border.

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  2. I get their catalogues but there is nothing quite like the actual store. Mine is in the same shopping center as the Crate Barrel also. I purchased my new,old cabinet pulls and drape rods from RH. Love Love their stuff! Some of their sales are good too. Kathy b

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  3. Aaargh ~ you make me miss Alberta and the great shopping even more now! Not even a "Chapters" or "Home Outfitters" or "Linens and Things" here. *sniff* Is your headache manageable once again?

    I used to be Patricia from Storms and Rainbows. I signed off that blog and started a new one, that I used to sign in here today. See ya around!

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  4. I love that store. I've bought hardware there for my cabinets, faucets, lights...tons of great stuff!

    Happy Weekend!

    xo

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  5. Yeah, I do love Silver Sage...I call it the perfect neutral for those of us who don't want to be neutral. I went into RH when I was in Toronto and I picked up a pot of Atmosphere Blue, kind of the blue version of Silver Sage. Cool, elegant, perfect!

    You're going to have a lot of fun shopping there...it is pricey though!

    Linda
    xoxo

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  6. mmm, i am LOVING that rug! so beautiful. someday (when i have a home to decorate, and am not renting), i will most certainly give them a look!

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  7. Lucky you!! I so drool over their website ...but I'm guessing Norway is not on their map yet ;-)

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  8. Another RH lover. The only complaint I have about them is that their furniture is HUGE! I never lived in a house that has a living room large enough for even their standard size sofas. Granted, I live in New York City but old homes tend to have smaller proportions. They really should have smaller options.

    Congrats on getting a store near you. Does Canada have some stores I should be pining for as an American?

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    Hi nice blog........see we Americans aren't that bad after all lol !!

    Susie

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