Jul 14, 2010

Spreading the Rajboori story...Eastward

I had been planning a trip to New York and surrounding areas to meet with some buyers/owners of a few stores that were interested in the RAJBOORI collection.  So, I took my samples and headed out Eastward to NY-CT towards the end of June.

It's always great to meet new people, learn about their entrepreneurial stories, and to see their unique styles be expressed through their collections in their stores.  I loved the following stores and more so, the people behind them:
King's Road Home - British owned by Christian Carlsen and inspired by the trendy and fashionable King's Road in London, this large SOHO store has a great collection of one-of-a-kind furniture produced by artisans.  It can be described as eco-chic as most pieces are made from salvaged wood.  They also have a fantastic collection of Moroccan designed lamps that I loved! Soho, NY - www.kingsroadhome.com

Homeward Bound - New Milford itself is a cute little town where a bridge forms a street and is conveniently called Bridge Street!  Homeward Bound, owned by dynamic duo Kathy Walsh and Trip Rothschild, has two locations, New Milford and West Hartford.  A wonderfully eclectic store with furniture and decor pieces from local and global sources placed casually all throughout the two level store. We're looking forward to seeing Rajboori pillows as part of their assortment soon. New Milford, CT, www.homewardboundstyle.com

The Drawing Room - Is it a cafe, is it a home decor store?  It's both!  Located in Cos Cob, CT, the Drawing Room is such a lovely boutique store with a cafe where you can sit and enjoy a cup of tea with friends while nibbling on some delectable finger food.  Once you step inside the store, you can see the amazing creative expression of husband-wife duo of Mike and Kenleigh Larock.  Each piece is carefully selected by the owners and the vibrant mood in the collection really resonated with me.  Needless to say, Rajboori will find a happy home here! Cos Cob, CT, www.thedrawingroom.cc

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