Making Moves: Restoration Hardware Coming to North Hills
RH Pittsburgh, The Gallery at Ross Park Mall is opening later this week. The new store will replace the luxury brand's prior location in Mt. Lebanon.
photos courtesy of Restoration Hardware
Restoration Hardware, the luxury furniture and decor brand, is packing up shop at The Galleria in Mt. Lebanon and relocating to the North Hills.
RH Pittsburgh, The Gallery at Ross Park Mall opens Friday, Jan. 27 at Ross Park Mall in Ross Township. The gallery's prior location closes Thursday, Jan. 26.
If you’re unfamiliar with Restoration Hardware — which has locations across the United States, but only one location in western Pennsylvania — the upscale furnishings chain often is on the forefront of the latest design trends. And it sells more than just hardware.
The new gallery will feature RH Interiors, which includes collections from internationally renowned artisans and designers. There also will be space dedicated to RH Modern, a line of modern furnishings, lighting and décor. Select RH Outdoor collections also will be featured at the gallery.
If you need help designing your space, RH Pittsburgh offers an interactive Design Atelier, a professional workspace for customers, designers and architects.
The atelier, which RH describes in a press release as a place for collaboration and ideation, will have access to RH’s expansive library of fabrics, leathers, and furniture and lighting finishes.
There also will be the Ben Soleimani Rug Showroom, containing the designer’s hand-knotted and hand-woven rugs, as well as specialized displays for window treatments, bed and bath linens and bath hardware.
(RH Pittsburgh, The Gallery at Ross Park Mall, 1000 Ross Park Mall Drive, Ross Township; 412/563-5909, RH.com)
At the top of the design wish list for most families is a cozy and comfortable living room. A little style never hurts as well. To make that happen for a special family of four in Pittsburgh, Houzz partnered with The Ellen DeGeneres Show in April 215 to make over the interior of their 1920s side-gabled Craftsman.
Here’s a look at the home’s transformation.
Designer Jennifer Jones of Niche Interiors helped turn their living room into a warm and inviting gathering place, giving their home a fresh new look. As an extra surprise for the family, their bedrooms also got a colorful design overhaul.
The Living Room: A Whole New Layout and Look
BEFORE: Jones started the design process by collaborating with the couple through a Houzz ideabook. The husband and wife looked through living room photos on Houzz to narrow down their style preferences; the husband favors rustic, industrial style, while the wife prefers transitional.
“They both were drawn to fuss-free rooms that felt light and bright,” Jones says. “The main goal was to make the home feel welcoming, brighter and inviting for the whole family. We wanted it to be a space they want to spend time in.
AFTER: Jones took design cues from the industrial-style clock above the fireplace that the couple picked out together. The color palette marries the two styles and includes layered, neutral tones of taupe, ivory and gray.
BEFORE: Original Craftsman details, like hardwood floors and wood trim around the windows, are found throughout the interior. At night the room was dim, as the only light source other than the windows was the ceiling fan light.
The family members spend most of their time together downstairs, so creating an inviting layout for more family interaction was a top design priority. They also wanted to make sure there was ample room to maneuver the husband’s wheelchair around the furniture.
“The furniture was smashed against the walls, so there was no easy way to have a conversation with someone,” Jones says. “We wanted to make it more conducive to talking, and wanted to create more conversation areas.”
AFTER: The husband has a special chair that eases his transition from his wheelchair, and Jones recovered it with a chic gray fabric to match the new color palette. She also painted the fireplace gray to neutralize it in the updated space.
Fresh white paint for the walls, ivory curtains and three new lamps help illuminate the space. New flexible seating options in the form of poufs allow the daughters to curl up next to their dad.