Editor’s note: This content is sponsored by Crate and Barrel and was produced by BrandRap, the sales and marketing arm of Rappler. No member of the news and editorial team participated in the production of this piece.
One of the greatest joys of having your own place is watching it turn into what you’ve always dreamed of living in, piece by piece. There is euphoria to be had when you’re finally laying down the welcome mat or hanging that last piece of decor you’ve been eyeing. Months of planning would come down to this moment when you’re finally living in your own Pinterest board, enjoying each second in a place you’ve curated for yourself and your family.
If you’re about to embark on this journey, a great place to start is by gathering inspiration and eventually finding the right pieces, all of which you can accomplish when you enter Crate and Barrel.
For almost 60 years now, Crate and Barrel has been offering functional and modern designs to customers looking to fill their houses and turn them into homes. Today, the brand has about 89 stores and 8 outlets in the U.S. and Canada, and is available in 15 more locations across the world. It is also celebrating its 7th year in the Philippines.
As one of the most known furniture and houseware brands in the world, Crate and Barrel has a deep understanding of what it takes to turn a space into something that’s livable. Customers experience this as they go through their stores and see firsthand stylish vignettes for almost any kind of room. They offer everything from practical, multifunctional, minimalist, contemporary designs, and more.
Whether you’re filling your bedroom or looking to remodel your kitchen, maybe add some more color to your living room, Crate and Barrel would have everything you need.
Working with craftsmen and artisans
Crate and Barrel started working with craftsmen and artisans early on in the ‘60s, and a number of whom it still works with today. The brand has since then expanded its reach to work with more than a hundred designers and artists from all over the world.
Each designer Crate and Barrel taps guarantees long-lasting creations that can endure daily use, ensuring that each piece stays beautiful for years to come. After all, the idea is to buy items that can last for generations.
Sustainability in mind
As a brand that doesn’t lose sight of the future, Crate and Barrel adopted sustainability practices earlier on to ensure that its products are made with responsibly sourced materials and are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Part of its efforts includes making use of recycled or renewable wood and finding ways to make production more efficient.
Crate and Barrel also uses organic cotton free of chemicals and pesticides, and constantly tests furniture and textiles for harmful chemicals to make home health better.
Their distribution facilities in the US and Canada hold LEED Gold certifications.
Work with an in-house designer
If you aren’t sure where to start, Crate and Barrel offers a free service you would usually pay big bucks for. Whether you’re working from scratch or redecorating, you can schedule an appointment with a Crate and Barrel design expert who can help take you through the entire process.
This includes giving you style advice and product suggestions. You can bring with you some inspos and photos, or you can build a mood board together with them.
There are currently three main locations open in the Philippines: its first store in SM Megamall, SM Aura Premier, and the flagship store in SM Makati. You can also check out products as well as room vignettes for inspiration on their official website, www.crateandbarrel.com.ph.
If you’re looking for gifts to give this coming holiday season, Crate and Barrel gifts come in an iconic black and white box. With a wide variety of housewares available, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from as you check off names on your Christmas list.
Crate and Barrel also offers wedding and gift registry services for all kinds of occasions so loved ones can pick out items directly from people’s wish lists.
While there is a burst of creativity in the world of home design, what sets Crate and Barrel apart from others is its dedication to bringing you quality craftsmanship. When you buy Crate and Barrel, you aren’t buying for temporary placement. These pieces are built to last so you’re really investing for the long haul. – Rappler.com