Finding that elusive piece of trad-meets-mod furniture just got easier. Like Alice in Wonderland, stepping into Restoration Hardware’s vast showroom in Chicago’s renovated brick-beauty, the historic 1914 Three Arts Club, leads you into a maze of magical things. You might not find a Mad Hatter or a dormouse in a teapot, but you’ll tumble for their timeless, updated classic designs and authentic reproductions including furny, lighting, bathware, textiles, decorative accessories and garden kit.
The luxury Cali homewares store opened recently in Chi-town, debuting two of its newest brands: RH Modern, which incorporates contemporary art into its minimal furnishings and lighting, and RH Teen, targeting the tricky-to-design teen bedroom. The store also includes RH Baby & Child for nursery decor solutions, a rug showroom, a design atelier with a library of fabrics, leathers and finishes, and complimentary valet parking. Pick up angular metal desk lights, come-hither armchairs or sculptural bookshelves to inject your home with a little extra charisma.
Fancy a cold-pressed kale juice, pastries, slow-roasted beets or artisanal prosciutto? RH is worth a visit for its cavernous in-store 3 Arts Club Café alone, one of Chicago’s hottest hangs right now, complete with chandeliers and lanterns, graceful grey sofas, babbling fountains, indoor trees and a gorgeous courtyard. A hybrid pantry, wine vault and cafe, its enticing all-day menu will restore your spirits, just as its sister store revitalises your crash pad.
The Gallery at the Three Arts Club / 1300 North Dearborn Pkwy / +1 312 475 9116 / store: 10am-9pm Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm Sun; cafe: 10am-8pm Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm Sun / restorationhardware.com