An Accessory Refresh is an Opportunity for Play!

As Design Associates, we have such fun when new accessories are launched. Our merchants find unique, interesting and beautiful ideas that we get to mix with our current accessories.

Since our philosophy is to have 90% of our products be American made and support small businesses, we are exposed to and get to expose our clients to these cool companies!

Our new porcelain bowls and trays (and a few other items) are handcrafted by artisans in North Carolina’s HAAND ceramic studio. They are a small studio that creates one-of- a- kind designs in that each piece has a hand thrown unique shape.

Our Haven throws are made of merino wool. From farm to loom, the artisans at Imperial Stock Ranch use the finest yarns and expert weaving technique to make these soft combed wool throws created in exclusive patterns and colors for Room & Board. The wool is sheared off of sheep in Oregon.

Our new rug collections, Channel and Bridge, are crafted in California and are made from 100% recycled post-consumer nylon so they are incredibly durable and environmentally friendly.

Our exclusive Scotland pillows are made in Illinois by Eastern Accents which is a company that started in 1989 and began by refashioning damaged Turkish carpets to create one-of-a-kind kilim pillows. Today they are one of the nation’s leading purveyors of luxury bedding.

Our Parks Lamp is handcrafted in Massachusetts by MH Parks, from solid wood on the same machines that manufactured spools and bobbins in the mid-1850s. Martin Harrison (MH) Parks started his business in 1827.

As a design exercise we were asked to take two of our sofa fabrics and mix our new and old accessories with them. Check out what we created!








Now we look forward to helping customers put these ideas together!