In honor of the NEW CB2 opening up in Georgetown last weekend, I thought I’d peruse their offerings and feature some of my favorites. I love CB2 for their versatility and their affordability; their pieces can typically be the meat of a contemporary home and they can often serve as the spice in an otherwise traditional room. So without further delay, let’s get to it: my favorites for spring from the cooler younger sister of Crate and Barrel are below…
Peacock Rug, $249-$449. Somehow this rug is delightfully modern, retro, and indulgently glamorous all at once. Get it while you can, because it’s on sale.
The Fleet Chair, $179. Equally at home as a side chair as it is in a group of six dining chairs, the Fleet’s clean lines and sleek surface pair well with reclaimed wood and tangerine powder-coated steel alike.
Brooklyn Print, $199. I’m typically not a huge fan of mass-produced catalog art, so when I make an exception it’s for what I consider to be a truly special piece. This one just gets it right for me in terms of simple composition and graphic lines.
Robot, $19.95. The name says it all: this is a tiny robot made out of recycled iron and an old (non-working) meter. It’s cool on a desk top, neat displayed on shelf in a child’s room, or even a good idea for bookends (decoratively, not structurally). I’d get one myself if my toddler hadn’t recently been waking up in the middle of the night saying “Robot! Scared!” True story.
In case I lost you with that steampunk robot, let me bring you back in with a very safe throw pillow and blanket. I like the Striped Woven Lobsta Throw, which is $39.95, especially when paired with the unexpectedly spherical Knitted Pouf, priced at $89.95 (it also comes in gray).
(all images via CB2)