we just posted about the fabulous hd buttercup in the helms bakery building in culver city, and we were quite pleased to get a mailer from room & board that very day, announcing a new retail location in that very same ginormous complex, opening october 5th!
we just ordered a room & board sofa for a client, and weren't displeased with it at all- for a thousand bucks, it beat the pants off ikea- plus room & board had it shipped to us in about a week, because we ordered in the stock fabric. really, not such a bad option- much as we wish every client had the budget for completely handmade sofa from the amazing workroom we use here in los angeles (true quality that will last a lifetime), often the budget or time restraints don't allow for it. in this instance we originally wanted to find something vintage and reupholster but we needed a very specific smaller size which proved to be a more difficult task then anticipated- so enter room & board. as we said, it's a great value for the money, and while it's not as well made as one of our custom sofas, it was only a fraction of the price (and the lead time), and frankly, not everyone needs or wants an heirloom quality sofa. plus, we like the fact that room & board actually makes their furniture here in the US, rather than china, so we are a little more comfortable with ordering.
if you visit the new room & board and hd buttercup, be sure to stop into father's office for one of their tasty burgers and a pint. it's the crowded patio next to hd buttercup's entrance, so you can't miss it. warning: the burgers are delish, but father's office is one of those places with a learning curve, so best to read up before you venture in...
(photo via eater LA)