You guys, I finally got around to visiting the Roman and Williams Guild and it did not disappoint. In fact, I actually ended up going twice in one weekend because I had to take a friend to see how cute it was. First things first, Roman and Williams is an international design firm and they just opened their 'guild' space in SoHo. But, I promise, it's so much more than just an interior design space.
Here are five reasons to put it on your next New York weekend itinerary:
It's a home design store.
It's actually hard for me to describe the style of furniture and decor sold at Roman and Williams because it really is so unique. It's a bit moody with lots of great textures and luxurious materials. There are beautiful leather director chairs, seats carved from stone, smooth yet matte porcelain tableware, and so many gorgeous textiles. It's Parisian yet very New York, with subtle tropical touches in places and a somehow, a sense of comfort, too.
It's a flower shop.
Right at the entrance, you'll find a little alcove for Emily Thompson Flowers. The arrangements are perfect for the space---they're a bit messy, as if you happened upon them in some magical forest, with darker colors and a lot of greenery.
It's a French cafe.
If you stop by, you have to get a spot in the cafe! The decor is in keeping with the rest of the Roman and Williams aesthetic, but there's also a little tinge of Wes Anderson at the bakery. In the morning, have a pastry or tartine with your cappucino. In the late afternoon, sit for a glass of wine and traditional French comfort food like chicken with haricots vert and buckwheat crepes.
It's incredibly photogenic.
Seriously, you will want to photograph everything in here. It's an absolute Instagram gold mine. So, if you're visiting with the intention of taking home some great images, definitely put Roman and Williams on your list.
There's nowhere else quite like it.
When I took my friend there over the weekend, the only way I could describe it on our walk was "this gorgeous place". It's so aesthetically pleasing and just puts you in a dreamy, good mood being surrounded by so many beautifully curated things.
Have you been to the Roman and Williams Guild yet?