Catalog Challenge: Restoration Hardware.

It's time for another Catalog Challenge, where Paige from Little Nostalgia and I take on one room and one catalog and come up with our dream collection. This time we wanted to go super high-end, so we decided to take a wander through Restoration Hardware to see what we could come up with for a dining room.

I have to admit that this one was hard for me!  I love Restoration Hardware and have spent much time drooling over their catalogs, but I've been trying to stretch myself and add some color to the rooms I pick out and RH is really strongly industrial now and is filled with (gorgeous) neutrals so there aren't little splashes of color like you find in most places.  However, it didn't take me long to pick out some strong contenders. 

First, I like a simple table and chairs.  I love these higher-back ones, but they had so many different complimentary styles, I could see doing a mix-and-match chair thing with this classic table.  The sideboard is everything and more with the storage underneath and the ability to display things on top of it, plus I would hang the mirror the horizontal way right over it.  I thought the settee would be a fun touch along a wall somewhere, and since it's my room, I can do what I want.  I love all of RH's lighting, and it was really hard to pick just one but I think one of these pendants would be lovely, and a row of them would be even lovelier.

As for the tableware, I chose the white square dishes which would enhance the look of any meal I prepared, and I love the riveted flatware.  I have always wanted a set of stemless wine glasses, even though I don't drink wine- I just love the look of them.  The linens have a metallic sheen to them, and the color would go nicely with the thick silver gray rug.  Then I got lost in the decor section but ultimately decided on the wooden trays, cloches, and the amazing book press, all of which would look fancy on that sideboard.

Overall, I think this collection would do well in the imaginary New York City brownstone I've picked out for myself.  The whole thing screams modern old world, and I love it all.  I honestly lost track of the tab for this one, but I know the print is $1200 so just add on from there.  Totally worth every imaginary penny.

Make sure an hop on over and see Paige and drool over what she's picked out.  I'm always impressed with the way she styles her rooms.  Looking for more?  Check out my previous rooms here.


  1. Paige @ Little NostalgiaApril 27, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Okay, we were of one mind for this challenge again. I literally picked the same table, but round, and those chairs were my backup. I didn't notice the settee while I was "shopping" or it might've ended up in my room, too. I love this! When you move into your imaginary future brownstone, take me to the store with you. :-)

  2. You will be the first one I call, obviously, since we think so much alike!


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