Thursday, April 7, 2011

Our trip(s) to see The Joe Ruggiero Collection in the Miles Talbott Showroom

I'm pretty sure there were some records set this week for the most visits we've made to one showroom during market. Ranking at the top has to be the number of times that we visited the Miles Talbott Showroom. Sean and I did a quick tour of the showroom on Sunday and then Jenny (our Store Manager), Rachael (our Interior Designer) and I spent more than half of the day there on Tuesday and a few hours more on Wednesday morning. We all really wanted to learn as much as we could about the line, the collections, the frames, the cushion options and of course, the fabrics!

The showroom consists of the main line of Miles Talbott upholstered furniture as well many other collections including Rachael Ashwell's Shabby Chic line and The Joe Ruggiero Collection. All three lines are represented in our store and this week we chose some fabulous new collections that we'll have on our floor in late May/early June.

Here's what we found in The Joe Ruggiero Collection:

First and foremost, we found Joe Ruggiero himself! Joe designs all of the frames and Sunbrella fabrics in his beautiful collection. The collection features clean lines, classy style, incredibly comfortable sofas, chairs and chaises and of course, the fabrics are stunning. The best part is that all of the Sunbrella fabrics are stain and fade resistant which makes them such a great option for many lifestyles (mine included . . .two little boys and a large dog require any and everything that's stain resistant . . .hmmm, when will they make Sunbrella clothing?!) We had a hard time narrowing down our choices for our showroom samples because there were so many wonderful options.

This is where we ended up! We'll be bringing in the Tribeca Sofa in Meridian Wren with a Meridian Dove welt, accented with mitered Remix Slate pillows (these are going to be beautiful!). We're pairing that with the Sloan Chair in Montecito Papyrus (second fabric from the left above) accented with throw pillows in Tie Dye Wren (fourth from left) and a Trax Cadet contrast welt. We can't wait to see them in person!

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