Crate & Barrel
Crate & Barrel, sister company of CB2, started with a Chicago couple’s first showroom which used crates and barrels! The couple started the company after getting married, returning with beautiful homewares from their European honeymoon, realizing the kind of goods the traveled home with just weren’t available in the states. That’s right, one of your favorite furniture brands was actually born from dish wear and a trip to Europe. The thing we love about Crate & Barrel is how much they’ve expanded, even creating a kids line, known as The Land of the nod, and CB2 for trendier furniture finds!
Whether you’re a home-owner, first time apartment renter, or city dweller, Crate & Barrel furniture works for any home. Minimal designs meet tradition in the furniture finds from this brand. Unlike West Elm and CB2, Crate & Barrel isn’t as much known for specific furniture collections, rather they offer a variety of furniture categories and décor. From their beautiful marble and wood dining tables, bistro tables and chairs, or plush sofas, they have what you need to furnish your space. Of course, we want to equip you with some of our favorites when you’re shopping. For sofas we love the Crate & Barrel Rochelle midcentury modern sofa (mainly because we’re obsessed with all mid-century modern furniture). A few other sofas to check out would be the Davis sofa, Lounge II Sofa, Axis II Sofa, Petrie Sofa, Barrnett Sofa, Dryden Sofa and Aidan sofa. If you’re not feeling overwhelmed yet, Crate & Barrel also has a great lounge chair and a half, and we also love the pony tweed chair and Felix chair for even more seating options. Now that we have living room furniture seating options covered let’s move on to tables. For accent tables the Fernando side tables are a great choice, and the line also has a matching coffee table! If you’re looking for a few other Crate & Barrel coffee table choices, we also really love the Pia Coffee Table and the Seguro Coffee table. Media storage is also crucial to any apartment or home, and we love the Crate & Barrel Wyatt Media console for extra storage! Finally a great addition to a space for entertaining is a bar cart or cabinet. We really love the steamer bar cabinet and Sloane leaning bar! If you need storage furniture, their leather storage ottomans are also a great living room furniture find. Crate & Barrel also has great wood media consoles and entryway cabinets to help you organize your living room spaces! The last thing you need for entertaining? Definitely a good dining table. The Basque dining table and Paloma II Reclaimed wood dining table are both excellent choices for decorating your space and entertaining guests. Finally, there’s nothing more elegant than an upholstered bed. Crate and Barrel’s Colette bed is made of gorgeous upholstery, that would compliment any bedroom, guest room or studio apartment! As mentioned previously, from Crate & Barrel's roots in dish wear, the company shines in the home wear and room decor departments. If you're looking for home decor, this is the place to stop! Another area we want to talk about is office furniture. The Crate & Barrel Marco Desk is definitely a brand favorite, and the Remi bookcase is perfect for organization, or if you just have some cool home decor pieces you want to decorate with. Before you sleep on these ideas, let’s talk bedroom. The last recommendation we have for you is the Linea bed. This is another classic designed furniture option that would compliment any space. Don't sleep on this brand or these furniture ideas!