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A new home store has moved into town—and after a minute inside you'll want to move into its 40,000 square foot space. Room & Board brings more than thirty years of experience with furniture and all the fixings of a cozy abode to 375 Newbury Street for its first New England store, which opened yesterday. The family owned company has rooted itself in primarily hand crafted American-sourced materials and manufacturers, honoring time-tested natural materials like wood, and subscribing to the aesthetics of Shaker, Bauhaus, Scandinavian, and mid-century modern design.
Having renovated the historic Sherman Building, Room & Board's Boston location is unique among the brand's 13 stores with five-floors. Nooks provided by the architectural layout lend themselves to different combinations of living, dining, office, and bedroom displays, all mixing materials and styles to help illustrate customization options. Woven into each level are "design centers" which allow hands-on interaction with dozens of fabrics, woods, and leathers, including specialized services like window treatments in partnership with The Shade Store.
Dedicated departments for children's, outdoors, mattresses, and accessories are spread among the showroom floor plan, with the latter highlighting grab-and-go options grouped by color story from many of Room & Board's decor partners, such as textile goods from Pendleton and Galbraith & Paul or hand blown glass from Hennepin. For larger purchases, take advantage of $89 in-home delivery for unlimited items. And trust that pricing won't fluctuate by season—the retailer's once-a-year catalog release guarantees prices stay the same, so no rush in deciding to make a purchase. Perhaps that is the necessary motivation to graduate from Ikea into your first investment furniture?
· Redecorate Fabulously at Boston's 38 Essential Home Stores [Racked Boston]
· Room & Board [Official Site]