The former Restoration Hardware store on Fourth Street in Berkeley is reopening next week as Ruby Livingdesign, a modern furniture and design store that has three other locations: in San Francisco, Mill Valley and Menlo Park.
The new store will be open Monday, Sept. 1, from noon to 5 p.m. and will serve bubbly all day to celebrate its arrival in Berkeley. It will also have special opening-day deals.
Ruby Livingdesign was founded 10 years ago by Dee Dee and James Littrell. The store stocks high-end lines, such as Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Hickory Chair Furniture,and Environment Furniture. It also offers custom furniture design services.
The 6,000-square-foot store has been remodeled to incorporate galleries with complete room vignettes, according to a statement released by the store. The shop will also feature the work of local artists in its room set-ups. The work of Berkeley-based glass artist Erik Eiserling will be on view in the store when it opens.
“For years, we’ve had customers request a store in the East Bay that captures the best of practical style and energized aesthetics,” said Dee Dee Littrell. “We hope this store will be the quintessence of both worlds.”
“We strive to work with furniture craftspeople who share our philosophy about using reclaimed materials and renewable resources,” James Littrell added. “We are thrilled to be in Berkeley, the home of so many gifted artists and designers.”
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