Based in 2014 by Purna Khatau and Phoebe Vickers, clothes and way of life model Rhode is having a second. Enjoyable and vibrant, every bit has a causal but polished look to it. A celeb favourite, these brightly printed, vintage-style attire 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 Might 2023, it options lovely house 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 the whole lot you have to know in regards to the launch.
West Elm X Rhode
The founders have been extremely excited to collaborate with such an vital identify within the house area. They inform me, “The West Elm staff 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 house area was such a pleasure for us, and their manufacturing capabilities actually make it doable to not solely attain a a lot wider viewers whereas retaining nice high quality but in addition increase 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 area. Along with clothes, Rhode additionally has a smaller providing of house items offered via 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 principal line, we’re at all times 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 completely different components like quilting and wicker, leading to a group that is each cohesive and delightfully sudden. Whether or not you are having fun with a lazy breakfast in mattress or internet hosting a vigorous get-together with associates, 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 house decor, actually reflecting our distinctive model. It was unimaginable to see how nicely West Elm understands their prospects, and their insights helped us curate a product choice that actually 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”—most likely a number of instances. Each single piece feels very deliberately created.
Probably the most 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 comfortable, but enjoyable and cheerful.
The Begonia Sheet Set pairs completely with the quilt, however will also be mixed with a stable white comforter or quilt to offer 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 the whole lot—the placemats, napkins, plates, and runner, or if you happen to choose extra simplicity simply the plates or a placemat inject a little bit of colour and set a summery temper utilizing simply alone. Both manner, good lighting and florals are key.”
A super centerpiece for serving bread or muffins, Khatau’s favourite merchandise from the gathering is the Wicker Tray. “It is really impressed by one in every of my private favourite issues to do once I’m house in Bombay. Having a comfy breakfast in mattress. We needed to seize that feeling of indulging in lazy mornings, so creating the Wicker Tray was a should.”
However, Vickers’ loves the place settings greatest. She tells me, “They really feel so summery and particular. Good for internet hosting an out of doors lunch.”
Happily, Rhode has the proper factor to put on for such an occasion.