This is still (and continues to be) the best-looking catalog I've seen so far!
It's still the size of a large, classic coffee table book (298 pages, if you count the front cover, back cover, inside front and inside back cover pages). There's still an abundance of large, full-color, absolutely beautiful photos of the company's various furniture and décor (this year's front cover photo is a large close-up of what looks like a powder-blue foot rest ottoman (with steel legs) and armchair (also with steel legs) on a wood tile floor against a black background (very dramatic looking).
Room and Board started in 1980, offering the best of modern design and American craftsmanship. The inside front cover has a table of contents, which includes the welcome message or intro on page 2, “Living”, “Office”, “Entryway”, “Dining”, “Bedroom”, “Complete Your Home”, “Kids”, “Outdoor”, “Custom Furnishings”, “Resource Guides” and “Service”.
The prices vary in range, but they continue to be toward and in the the high-end (for those on a budget, you can use this catalog as an inspiration jump-off point to find similar items at a lower price).
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More than 90% of Room and Board's assortment is American made.
“Our design philosophy comes from the belief that furniture is the background for living. We believe that if we built furniture of enduring quality and classic, simple design, it will adapt to the many chapters of your life.”-John Gabbert, founder of Room and Board
Sectionals are a great choice for just about everyone. The individual pieces let you create a configuration that works for your space and your lifestyle. From cozy chaises to expensive arrangements, sectionals invite lounging, gathering and serious relaxation in rooms large or small.
“Furniture of simple and good construction does not go out of style in a few years, but lasts a lifetime.”-L and J.G. Stickley
The Top and Base table program is just one example of personalizing your space: The 11 different base styles and 24 unique top materials and up to ten sizes for each style and offer custom table sizes by the inch. If you need help navigating all of these options, Room and Board's expert Design Associates are always happy to help.
Big room or small, most of us can have extra storage in our bedrooms. Exclusive collections have been designed that have storage drawers built right into the beds; the drawers are built from engineered hardwood for strength-ready to hold shoes, off-season clothes or linens. Whether you need drawers that pull out from the side or from the floorboard, there's an option that will work from your space.
“Don't make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don't hesitate to make it beautiful.”-Shaker rule of thumb
Did You Know That.....
Your mattress is used more than any other piece of furniture.
“You're off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.”-Dr. Seuss
Living space can be extended with outdoor furniture that looks and feels nice enough to be indoors.
Room and Board's outdoor sofas and chairs feature marine-grade hardwood frames with built-in drainage holes and rust-proof fasteners. Quick-drying foam allows air to circulate beneath fade-resistant, water-repellent Sunbrella fabric. The outdoor dining and accent pieces consist of materials like powder-coated aluminum, resilient hardwood and outdoor-grade stainless steel.
“What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?”-Henry David Thoreau
Room and Board offers custom-made storage, upholstery, tables, window treatments, rugs and mirrors.
The back section of the Room and Board catalog is a resource guide (page 216) that gives you info and details on furniture measurements, prices, dimensions and types of colors, prints and shades. The categories are: Sofas and Chairs, Accent and Storage, Dining, Bedroom, Kids, Office, Outdoor, plus Wall Lighting and Rugs.
For more info, visit www.roomandboard.com or call 800-486-6554 (request the free catalog first).
Source: Room and Board 2014 catalog