I am pretty much a geek for this brand. Its style and design is so simple and modern but still has that hint of rustic appeal to make any house into a home. Don’t even get me started on the history of this brand that all starts with well… Crates & barrels. The couple who started the brand had their honeymoon in Europe and immediately was inspired by how simple, stylistic and affordable European furniture and home items were; they simply had to bring the idea to Chicago. After a couple successful years, the band has now hit the shores of Manila and frankly-THANK HEAVENS.
Opening their second store in Manila (the first was in SM Megamall Fashion Hall) in SM Aura, the brand is helping Manila locals to dress up their homes with exciting pieces from their new collection for Summer 2015 which is inspired by life by the sea. So for those who claim “Forever Summer”, well, this is your chance to make it so in your homes/condos!
So expect a lot of warm yellows, a hint of greens, and lot of Tiffany’s Blues! Think a bunch of fun colors added to our very grey and dull metropolitan life! Also, the fox painting has to be my fave painting ever!!!
They have pretty much everything you need in your house, from the bedroom to the pastry kit essentials! So if you’re a homemaker or simply a homebody, this is the place to get your fix of added home comfort! Or, if you’re loking for a gift for that Titas friend/ your mom/ a wedding, this is the place to be!
I am a huge fan of their paintings-which are often overseen for their amazing pieces of furniture. not to mention how their staff are some of the friendliest and most helpful ones you’ll ever meet! They really make an effort to make you feel at home-in their home!
If you go around this place, you are bound to buy something! Here’s a couple of things I got (courtesy of C&B, hihi)!!! 1. Who can resist a cat mug. 2. I need my own wine-glass flute like Olivia Pope, for those moments I need a wine fix while watching Scandal-or any movie for that fact. 3. A tiny spoon with a matching tiny fork for lunches in the office! 4. Tiny bowls for those midnight snack 911s.
Also, how can you say no to not having the signature Crate & Barrel Box?! Such an icon on it’s own!
Will totally be back soon!