I recently took a trip to Chicago with my sister. It was a great mini getaway for two nights. I have been to Chicago several times, and every time, I find new things that I love about this great city. It’s only about a 3-hour drive from where I live in Michigan, and each time I go, I wonder why I don’t go more often. I plan to work on that!
One of the things that my sister and I did ended up being my very favorite place and experience. It’s something that I didn’t even really know existed, and to say I was in my happy place, blown away, all the feels… was an understatement.
I am talking about the Restoration Hardware in Old Town Chicago. This was no ordinary RH store (not that any RH is ever ordinary). This was an experience, and my only regret was that because we were having fun doing so many other things in Chicago that day, we only had a couple of hours to spend there.
First, this RH has a beautiful restaurant and wine vault. This restaurant on its own could rival any in Chicago, but this is just the beginning. It’s actually 3 areas: The 3 Arts Club Café, The 3 Arts Club Wine Vault, and The 3 Arts Club Pantry and Barista Bar.
The atmosphere is casual, yet elegant. The courtyard type setting is beautiful with lots of greenery, a huge fountain, and beautiful lighting.
The adjacent wine bar was just as stunning, with floor to ceiling wine! So cozy and fun!
The service was amazing. The staff was so nice and attentive, helpful and friendly, and very knowledgeable about the wine.
All of this, and I haven’t even gotten to the very best part… the home décor!
After we finished our delicious appetizers, we ordered a glass of sparkling rosé and set off to explore the 6 levels of home décor! (Notice that we didn’t choose red wine – I would not want to risk spilling that on any of the beautiful décor).
The way that they had each floor set up was like a gallery, with different categories (Interiors, Modern, Baby/Child, Teen etc) on each floor. They have each set up as full rooms to get the feel of how each piece can work in a home. It gave me so many ideas. I wonder if people just go in and say “I want everything in this room”. I mean, I did say that, but I couldn’t actually buy it all!
Let’s explore, shall we!
And now, some gorgeous bedrooms. These were spread across a couple floors, including the kids and teens spaces. Just stunning. There was one that I may just try to copy for my daughter when she gets older.
The coolest thing about how they had these spaces set up, is that you could really see how people could live there, and each space was better than the one before it. And, it just kept going and going! This only captures a portion of all the spaces, because well, I doubt that you have time to sit here much longer! Thanks for hanging in there with me, but I just had to share these beautiful spaces.
One last thing that blew me away was how they had set up their outside terraces. All I can say is stunning! With the city of Chicago in the background, you can’t beat it. Here are a few of my favorites.
I hope that you enjoyed this little tour of Restoration Hardware Chicago. If you ever visit Chicago, obviously I highly recommend visiting, especially if you are a décor lover like me. And if not, the atmosphere, food, and friendly service are enough of a reason to go.
You can go to the Restoration Hardware Chicago website for a more in depth description of the café, wine vault, and pantry, as well as more details about what to expect on each floor.
Let me know if you go visit, and share your favorite part. It’s hard to choose!