Based in 2014 by Purna Khatau and Phoebe Vickers, clothes and life-style model Rhode is having a second. Enjoyable and vibrant, every bit has a causal but polished look to it. A star favourite, these brightly printed, vintage-style clothes have been worn by everybody from Beyoncé to Rihanna, Khloe Kardashian, and Mindy Kaling.
Nevertheless, nothing is extra indicative of the model’s endurance than its collaboration with West Elm. Launched in late Could 2023, it options stunning residence equipment for the bed room, front room, and kitchen.
Day Kornbluth, President of West Elm tells me, “We’re excited to share this capsule collaboration with Rhode, which brings their signature print voice to bedding, linens, and entertaining items for the house, and celebrates the optimism of each Rhode and West Elm.”
Right here’s all the pieces it is advisable know in regards to the launch.
West Elm X Rhode
The founders have been extremely excited to collaborate with such an essential title within the residence house. They inform me, “The West Elm crew had a very sturdy grasp of our model aesthetic and our visions for this assortment have been very aligned. Having the ability to accomplice with such a longtime and revered model within the residence house was such a pleasure for us, and their manufacturing capabilities actually make it potential to not solely attain a a lot wider viewers whereas retaining nice high quality but in addition broaden our product providing and introduce so many enjoyable new classes.”
The West Elm assortment options a wide range of merchandise together with pillows, pillowcases, quilts, and tableware. Nevertheless, this isn’t Rhode’s first foray into the house house. Along with clothes, Rhode additionally has a smaller providing of residence items offered by its web site.
Whereas Khatau and Vickers describe the model’s aesthetic as “vibrant and soulful,” it wasn’t an excessive amount of of a problem for the proficient ladies to combine that look into West Elm’s. “In our essential line, we’re all the time impressed by our travels, and we love creating items that really feel distinctive, whimsical, and relaxed. That very same spirit carried over into our collaboration with West Elm. We introduced in block prints from India, batiks from Bali, and added playful particulars like squiggles and scallops,” clarify the founders.
“We had a blast experimenting with vibrant colours and mixing totally different parts like quilting and wicker, leading to a set that is each cohesive and delightfully sudden. Whether or not you are having fun with a lazy breakfast in mattress or internet hosting a energetic get-together with pals, our items are designed to be prepared for any sudden moments.”
Nonetheless, they inform me that West Elm gave them the liberty to stay true to Rhode’s aesthetic. “We handpicked prints from our archives that seamlessly transitioned into the world of residence decor, actually reflecting our distinctive model. It was unimaginable to see how properly West Elm understands their clients, and their insights helped us curate a product choice that really connects with their viewers.”
Anybody who appreciates a coastal grandmother or grand millennial aesthetic or those that pine for the times of the now-defunct French model Pierre Deux will click on “add to cart”—in all probability a number of occasions. Each single piece feels very deliberately created.
One of the vital noteworthy items is the Mushroom Reversible Quilt and Shams set. It feels straight out of a New England mattress and breakfast or a French nation visitor home. It’s heat and comfy, but enjoyable and cheerful.
The Begonia Sheet Set pairs completely with the quilt, however may also be mixed with a stable white comforter or quilt to present any mattress a extra conventional vibe.
The tableware assortment is simply as stylish. The founders inform me, “You possibly can go all out and use all the pieces—the placemats, napkins, plates, and runner, or for those who choose extra simplicity simply the plates or a placemat inject a little bit of coloration and set a summery temper utilizing simply alone. Both approach, good lighting and florals are key.”
A great centerpiece for serving bread or muffins, Khatau’s favourite merchandise from the gathering is the Wicker Tray. “It is truly impressed by one in every of my private favourite issues to do after I’m residence in Bombay. Having a comfortable breakfast in mattress. We wished to seize that feeling of indulging in lazy mornings, so creating the Wicker Tray was a should.”
However, Vickers’ loves the place settings finest. She tells me, “They really feel so summery and particular. Excellent for internet hosting an outside lunch.”
Thankfully, Rhode has the right factor to put on for such an occasion.