My Love Hate Relationship with Restoration Hardware

LAST UPDATED: Oct 01, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Aug 31, 2016 | By:

traditional breakfast room / dining area

If you haven’t noticed, I love the style of Restoration Hardware furniture. Over the years, we have purchased several pieces, one-by-one. I blend them with antiques, painted pieces and of course, lots of baskets. I never intended to be so loyal to a brand, but time and time again the style just fits. Even when I’ve hoped to find a better option by another brand, I always circle back to one of their timeless pieces.

neutral living room | spring decor

That’s my love story. Now a little about the hate. Yes, hate is a strong word, but gosh, it’s so frustrating sometimes! I love their slipcovered sofas, which have held up incredibly well, but beyond that, the furniture doesn’t hold up well, especially for the price. Uhehm, the baluster and trestle tables in “natural”? Thankfully, the two deconstructed chairs we purchased conceal the fact that all of the tufts pulled out within the first year of use and that the burlap frayed off. I give them weekly “haircuts”.

a soft, neutral and romantic master bedroom

For the last few years I had been dreaming of replacing our master bedroom furniture set with a few new pieces, to give our room a feel of being collected, a little softer and more romantic. When I saw that the serpentine dressers were being discontinued, I finally took the leap and ordered them immediately. I was so excited that they were to arrive today, even arranging for our old furniture to be picked up tomorrow. Guess what? Restoration Hardware failed me once again. One piece that has been sitting for a week, waiting for delivery, was completely mangled. But the good news {as the gentleman on the other end of the line said to me} was that the other piece was only chipped and he could fix it and deliver it soon. Thanks. Just what I wanted, damaged goods. Not to mention that this natural finish I love so much is only a powder that wipes off, so I consider it unfinished since I have to put a protective coat on it.

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One piece that I’m head over heels in love with is our leather chair. It sits low to the ground and it’s positioning makes it so cozy. Love. Let’s end on that note. Why? Why do I keep going back? Seriously, it’s a love hate. I know that they likely source their furniture from different wholesalers and would love to know who creates these pieces so that in the future, I can find an alternative to order from, as well as readers.

So, I’ll see you in 4-6 weeks with our finished master bedroom. Until then, expect piles of clothes on the floor. Maybe I should share that behind-the-scenes on Instagram? First world problems, back to happiness and maybe a little baking. Have a beautiful day, friends!


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