Sponsored partnership with Room & Board. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
With so many options to buy furniture these days, it can be tempting to find the cheapest pieces that get the job done and call it a day. It seems like the smart choice, but in the end, it can actually end up costing more than if you bought quality pieces that you’ll likely enjoy more and will last longer.
In my 20’s, I bought A LOT of stuff from a well known Swedish store that lets you assemble everything yourself. The price was right, and it was stylish enough for my needs. Now fast forward 5 years later and not a single piece I bought is still with me.
I’m now in my 30’s, and I’ve been around long enough to see what lasts. Whether it’s a timeless suit, a nice pair of boots, or the silver money clip I’m still carrying every day 13 years later, some things are worth spending more money on.
So when it came to outfitting my home office, an area I spend a lot of my time in, I wanted to find pieces that wouldn’t just fill the space, but would create a room I look forward to working in. That’s one of the reasons I worked with Room & Board to find the perfect pieces with the look I wanted that will be with me for the long haul.
Unlike some lesser quality furniture, they use kiln-dried, engineered hardwood in their furniture frames, the same type used in structural beams. That means the frame resists seasonal warping and cracking, so they’ll last much longer.
It’s worth mentioning that Room & Board’s committed to using U.S. vendors and American craftsmen to construct their furniture, with more than 90% of their products
made in America.
Most of their furniture they offer can be customized to fit your exact needs. The Holmes sofa that we chose is stocked in two fabrics if you need it fast, or you can custom order it in any of Room & Board fabric. Plus they offer 3 sizes and 6 different leg colors. In many stores, it feels like you’re walking around or browsing online looking for something that catches your eye. This felt more like we were creating exactly what we wanted.
When investing in quality furniture, I like to stick with neutral colors that I know I’ll be happy with, even if my tastes change. This furniture is going to last a long time, and if I want to change it up, it’s a lot easier to add some color by painting a wall or adding throw pillows instead of buying a new sofa or reupholstering it.
That’s a big reason we went with the white and grey tones. I love the understated sofa and lamp, and the marble coffee and side tables are timeless. My wife has her own office, but because we love to work and bounce ideas off each other, she spends a lot of time in here too. I wanted to make sure she enjoyed it too, so I tried to find something that wasn’t too masculine, and this worked out perfectly.
If you’re interested in quality furniture that’s going to last, it’s important to get
exactly what you want since you’ll have it for a long time. Room & Board makes it
easy to do that with the ways you can personalize their pieces and their team are experts at helping you make great choices. If you’re interested in any of the pieces we chose, I’ve included links and our customizations below.
- Sumner Granite
- 89″ Wide
- Venatino Marble
- 48″ Wide
- Venatino Marble
- 24″ Tall
- Stainless Steel
- 58″ Tall
I am a huge fan of marble. Such under-stated glam. The office is top-notch.