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Deconstructed Furniture

The other day I received the always anticipated Restoration Hardware 2012 Design Source Book and was completely smitten. It is actually 992 pages consisting of three publications. The Home Book’s opening letter from Chairman and Co-CEO Gary Friedman speaks to the brand’s evolution to date — Paying homage to Steve Jobs’ legacy of following one’s heart and intuition in the quest for innovation, this philosophy similarly guides Restoration Hardware and drives its creative process. “These pages are filled with examples of our vision to create an inspiring and irreverent style movement,” says Friedman. “Our new collection consists of new pieces that have been carefully curated, reimagined and composed to push the established boundaries and stimulate ideas of a new and evolving way to furnish our homes.”  

Of course I was drawn to their new Deconstructed Furniture Line~The collection consists of 16 reproductions featuring distressed walnut frames, exposed hardware, and rich burlap and antiqued cotton upholstery secured with tailor’s tacks.


I’m sure there are many in Decorating Land that are appalled by the unfinished and unsophisticated nature of RH’s Deconstructed look because “tisk tisk” it is a reproduction attempt.  But for those of us that appreciate the “As Found Style” we get  it! Cheers to Restoration Hardware for continuing to push the design envelope.

This is a photo of a vintage chair that Shelley featured on her blog recently. The deconstructed look may not be right for everyone but I think it is a piece of textural art and fabulous.



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  • Reply
    September 9, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    The moment I saw R.H showcase this line. I loved it too!
    I have a few pieces of my own deconstructed furniture just loving the way it looks until I find the perfect fabric. Y’all know how that is…I am not in a hurry to cover it just yet!
    The only thing I ponder is… because I’m miss clean, is you can’t really clean it as well….
    Thanks for the lovely post, glad I found your blog!

    • Reply
      Carol Spinski
      September 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      Yes it is a challenge to keep it clean but I still love it:) Blessings and Thank You:) Carol

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    Carol Spinski
    March 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Thank You Shelley~Such a beautiful chair:) Hugs, Carol

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    Carol Spinski
    March 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I so agree Des! Just love those pieces that tell a story:) Thank You~Carol

  • Reply
    March 22, 2012 at 2:45 am

    I know a lot of people are “upset” at the new direction RH has gone but I for one LOVE IT! Depending on where you live,antique pieces are not always an otpion and even when they are finding an upholster can be quite the task. So, I’m quite happy I can buy reprouduction pieces and not have to worry about an old spring poking me in the @ss!!!! I’m not sure I would do a whole room with deconstructed pieces but I think one piece in a room would be so divine :o)

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    sweet pea home
    March 21, 2012 at 2:38 am

    wow, so flattered that you included my pic in this post! thanks my friend!



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