When I recently received Restoration Hardware‘s hefty Spring 2012 catalog in the mail, the understated, monochromatic cover gave little hint of the incredible products displayed inside. I was completely blown away by so many of the pieces — right now, nothing else can compete. They nailed it! Restoration Hardware’s current lines have so much to offer to many clients on many levels. I could easily see myself doing a whole house with these pieces!
I believe the Spring 2012 catalog signals the pinnacle of Restoration Hardware’s shift over the years from a focus on authentic period hardware to true furniture gallery offerings suited to a luxury lifestyle. When Gary Friedman became CEO in 2001, Restoration Hardware was still being affected by multiple store closings and restructuring of the company. They began to expand their offerings to include bathware, textiles, furniture, and lighting and gradually moved away from such items like toys, books, and gadgets. The core of the company now seems dedicated to fine, historical design as well as updated classics, all with superior quality. If this most recent catalog is any indication, Restoration Hardware has truly come into its own as a distinctive and responsive source for home decor.
Have you seen this Restoration Hardware catalog? If so, what do you think and do you have a favorite piece or line? I know I am really looking forward to incorporating a lot of these furnishings in my own projects!