All photography is courtesy of CB2.com
This week I went shopping at one of my most favorite stores: CB2. I can’t wait to show you what I found and I’m going to tell you specifically what pieces are must-haves.
CB2 is by far one of the best secret destinations for designers. We love the store for its quality, high-design items. I adore this Foss three-piece outdoor sofa. For $5500, this is not a bad find, and you could also put it in your living room if you wanted to! It has a curved frame wrapped in a woven resin rattan for a great sculptural look from every angle. The cushions are in durable, easy-to-clean fabric.
Lawson-Fenning is a high-end brand that has partnered with CB2 and this Muir Half Moon dining chair in velvet ivory is so elegant. I love the solid brass detailing at the bottom that accents the deep richness of the wood.
The velvet Muir swivel chair in camel at $1300 is probably my favorite item in this collection.
The sofa is great too: an arched silhouette mirrored by wood legs that bend and follow the curve, chunky wool fabric and lots of plush cushions.
The ‘70s are back, people! This Jannis Ellenberger couch has rich leather and natural distressing. The tobacco color is beautiful and this piece retails for $4000.
Look at this gorgeous loom leather lounge chair by Indian designer Ayush Kasliwa. It has thin strips of untanned leather woven tautly across a glossy black metal frame giving it dimension and a sculptural quality. At $699 this is very elevated.
I also like this console table designed by Amanda Ip of Slate Design, a Brutalist-inspired piece that will stand out no matter where you put it. It’s made of a textured cast aluminum and has a dark bronze, powder-coated finish. Its subtle demi-lune shape is curved in front and flat at the back so you can put it up against a wall or behind a sofa. At $899 I think it’s a great buy.
This double coffee table is very cute and would work great for outdoors. It’s made of concrete triangular tops in a high-gloss wavy finish with curved edges and is another piece that is inspired by the ‘70s.
A lot of CB2’s planters are great this season and I like this style which retails from $129 to $249. Designed by Lawson-Fenning, it’s made of sandy black earthenware and has a footed base in clay.
Let’s not forget this gorgeous mirror by Brett Beldock framed by buffalo bone and black resin.
I got the chance to lounge on VUUE’s Suelo four-piece outdoor sectional that’s upholstered with weather resistant fabric. The slip cover attaches to the frame for easy removal and cleaning. It runs at around $3800.
One of the best sellers in CB2’s collection that continues to remain in the collection is the Lola round dining table that has a plump base and rounded top made of a concrete mixture. It’s great for a foyer, priced well at about $1100 and I think it’s a great find.
I’m obsessed with this table that is completely hand-cast and has a great fluted base. A black finish creates a rich contrast and texture.
This Angolo espresso velvet sofa is on sale for about $2000. It has an acacia wood frame with a walnut finish and unlacquered brass details. Paired with this Escapade boucle lounge chair for about $800, it’s a home run.
I’m always on the lookout for a large dining table and this cerused ash wood one at $1899 is perfect. It has been wire brushed and then stained black allowing the wood to reveal a varied grain pattern.
And look at this gorgeous little chair. It’s made of matte black steel with wood armrests and makes a great chair to pair with the table.
There’s no question that my most favorite piece in the entire store is this statement piece of a classic wing chair designed by Ross Cassidy that is wrapped in Mongolian sheepskin. It’s finished with wire-brushed feet made of bleached oak and has a matching ottoman.
Holey moley, this black and white spider marble oval table with subtle green undertones is by Brett Beldock and, at $3500, it’s expensive but fabulous.
And I left CB2 with this Lani white pendant light. It’s made of iron finished by hand with a plaster-like texture for a simple but attractive statement and at $499 it’s a must-have.
One of my favorite pieces is this alabaster scalloped bowl. I use it in every project. It’s hand carved, then polished and has rich brown tones darting through it. At $299, it’s pricey, but worth it.
Another one of CB2’s bowls I am in love with is the Reve round fluted white marble bowl. It’s a perfect place for trinkets or keys, also at $299.
I love looking at CB2’s décor items. They have such a wide variety and I would definitely buy one and use it on your decorative shelves. I particularly like the graceful curve and gleaming finish of this brass bookend. And remember: it’s pretty and practical.
This three-piece modern, low-profile, outdoor sectional sofa by Brett Beldock is perfect for a Sunday afternoon in the sun with friends and margaritas. It has a matte black aluminum pipe frame, a medium-toned mahogany platform and the rounded back pillows are piped in and black and white stripes. It’s comfortable, has great style and is a great find for summer.
I love all the black and white photography. This kind of thing really jazzes up a space and makes it look high end. The picture of Bob Dylan was taken in May 1966 when he strolled past a shop window in London. The Lenny Kravitz one was shot in a candid moment in the Bahamas and the third photo shows Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld at Paloma Picasso’s Paris wedding in 1978.
I don’t typically buy beds from CB2 but I think I like this one. It’s the Tailor upholstered stitch king bed in sand covered in a textural ivory linen. The bed is trimmed with leather piping and leather-wrapped corners. It’s $2300 and looks good.
And I like this Lenny Kravitz nightstand and short table lamp, also inspired by ’70s modern style. The nightstand has paper cord sides woven from a traditional Scandinavian material, and a solid ash front with fabric-fronted drawers and bronze mirrored top. The wood handles come in stained dark walnut. The lamp has soft curves, an oversized jute shade over a ceramic column base and it’s on sale for about $320.
I love CB2’s linens for how natural they feel. There’s an earthy vibe to them. Here are CB2’s Benton Bamboo Sheets for $150.
In the dining section I found a pretty dining chair for $499 that’s by Jannis Ellenberger and combines natural cane and solid wood.
I do love a good dining chair and here’s another pretty one. Designed by Omar De Biaggio, it has a steel frame with a matte black finish and textural ivory boucle upholstery covering the curved back and seat cushion. At $1400, it is a bit expensive, but looks good and feels sturdy.
And finally, if you’re looking for an office chair, this is a great one. It’s the Marcos chocolate faux mohair at $899 and it’s a must-have.