RESTORATION HARDWARE TORONTO UNVEILING
Restoration Hardware and ASC Public Relations did not miss any detail when they unveiled the newest RH location in Yorkdale Centre. Guests in attendance included Gary Friedman (Chairman and CEO of Restoration Hardware), Ben & Jessica Mulroney, Coco Rocha, and many more. The event was in support of the Sick Kids’ Breakfast of Champions initiative. Each floor offered unique thirst quenching options. Starting from the top, you could get your Rose all Day hashtag fulfilled with the Rose from BlackBird Vineyards. The floor below offered Mojitos. RH also offered guests a wine bar courtesy of Missionary Napa Valley, Bellini bar by Cipriani NYC, Champagne bar, as well as Vodka and Oyster Bar served on ice sculptures. The service was impeccable with no shortage of food. DJ Chris Malinchak of NYC spun danceable beats throughout all of the floors.
THE RESTORATION HARDWARE GALLERY CONCEPT
Now, more about the store: four floors of sheer elegance. The location is massive, spanning a total of 70,000 square feet. It is a bit overwhelming but epic. They have covered everything: indoor and outdoor spaces, retail, and dining. The design is quite clever and you will feel like you are travelling from room to room in a massive designer home. Pay close attention to the details and always keep an eye out for the light fixtures. I couldn’t get enough!
On my favourite floor, you will find everything dipped in gold on one side and silver on the other half of the floor. The fourth floor hosts an extensive patio; think heritage olive trees, soothing fountains, and carefully plastered walls. The ‘rooftop park’ as they call it showcases the RH Outdoor collection in such a way that you can easily envision what the pieces would look like when you bring them home. One word to describe this unique concept store is ‘liveable’. It is highly curated and over designed but you can picture yourself living in each space they have created.
The pieces are thoughtfully put together to form complete spaces so the shopper does not have to imagine anything. Restoration Hardware has thoughtfully designed each and every square foot of the gallery. Everything is done for you and even the most unimaginative shopper would be able to walk in and furnish a home. The inspiring store concept is much needed in Toronto and offers a courtyard café, espresso bar, as well as a design atelier. If you’re lacking inspiration for your home, please be sure to visit as soon as possible.
RH TORONTO, THE GALLERY AT YORKDALE
3401 Dufferin Street (Yorkdale Centre, Toronto)