Although a trip to Scottsdale Quarter's newest shopping destination will inspire desires to snuggle up with a glass of wine and a big book, you'll have to thwart that impulse. There's far too much to see at Restoration Hardware luxury home goods concept store The Gallery, which opens Friday, November 9.
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With three floors and more than 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor retail space, the shop is styled as a Tuscan villa, complete with eight-foot wrought iron gates a the entrance, Heritage Olive Trees, and a rooftop garden and conservatory with panoramic views. The collaborative design is the product of architects Howard Backen and Jim Gillam of Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects, and Gary Friedman, Restoration Hardware's creator and curator.
Naturally, we found plenty of covetable items while taking in the scenery and, floor-by-floor, getting lost in the nooks and details, from chandeliers enclosed in birdcages, massive metropolitan maps, and flickering candles to potted agave arrangements and stately leather couches.
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It's hard to narrow down favorites in a shop that's full of wall-to-wall wants, but we managed to pick three favorite things spotted at The Gallery. The first of our must-haves is a cable knit throw ($229), pictured at left, perfect for draping over a couch or burrowing into with some ho-cho. Then there's the vintage imperial clawfoot tub ($5495), which will haunt our dreams for bathtime eternity. Finallly we have a more budget-conscious pick, Contemporary Living ($95), a book chock-full of drool-worthy décor.
To peruse these goods and more, visit The Gallery at Scottsdale Quarter, open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 480-658-1201.