(I'm finally catching up with a few written but unposted past entries. So much to write, so little time...)
Back in May, when we visited family in Minneapolis, we also took a tip from Apartment Therapy: Chicago and visited the Room & Board Outlet. We have a few cherished Room & Board pieces (a Mackintosh bed that was a wedding gift, a bench) and love their quality but often can't afford their prices. Not that they aren't worth it! And the designs are lovely...they even have updated "takes" on vintage pieces.
So, we got up early one morning, tucked Grace into her car seat and headed to the outlet. We entered sofa heaven.
They also had a nice selection of their other furniture as well. Tables, chairs, desks, bureaus, dressers, beds. If these were supposed to be damaged items, we could rarely find anything wrong with them.
$1,400 upholstered chair for $850. Still out of my price range but a nice deal if you can swing it!
Although it's more modern than our house, I was totally digging this sofa. If Grace had been awake, she would have liked it too.
You can mix and match tabletops and bases at Room & Board to design your own table and their selection of surfaces did not disappoint.
And I'm a sucker for chairs. I love them. Lots and lots of chairs. I'm not entirely sure why. These leather bar stools were very cool and these wooden mod stools would look neat in a Danish Modern kitchen or a loft.
We were just browsing but you could tell that the other people walking around were getting quietly excited about their finds. There were a lot of murmurs, even people "camping out" by a favorite piece and frantically calling a spouse or friend on a cell phone for permission to snap something up.
If we had found something it was nice to know that we could have it shipped for free to a Room & Board store in Chicago.
I don't know if the outlet would work for us, though. We take so long to make a decision and have something SO specific in mind when we want something that it is hard for us to take advantage of a deal "on the spot."
However, if you aren't as decision-paralyzed as we are, check it out!
4680 Olson Memorial Highway
Minneapolis, MN 55422
Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m.-4 p.m.