Bryan Trevathan has been a Room & Board customer since 1997, shopping at our Edina, MN store to furnish his first home in Minneapolis. When a new job opportunity lured him to Atlanta in 2008, he brought his favorite Room & Board pieces with him on the cross-country move.
Bryan’s furniture blended seamlessly into his new condo at 1010 Midtown, a building he chose for its modern look, amenities and proximity to restaurants, nightlife and parks. “I love Midtown. It feels like being in a neighborhood in the middle of the city.”
The one bedroom, one bathroom unit has large windows and an open floor plan. Even though he moved to a smaller home with modern architecture, his tastes didn’t waver. “My style is classic contemporary,” he says. “I like modern, clean lines.”
When our Atlanta showroom opened in 2009, Bryan was happy to have a store nearby again, saying “Room & Board has really stayed with me as a brand. Everything is well made with good materials, and I know it will last a long time. And I like that the furniture is made in the U.S.”
Over the years Bryan, and how his partner, have added to their collection of Room & Board furniture, purchasing a grey leather Callan chair and Bram sofa, plus Collins counter stools for the kitchen island (shown at top). There’s one piece that’s still his favorite though. “I love our Adams cabinet in walnut. We’re working on updates to our living room, and this piece is moving to our office where we’re putting it with our new Basis desk.”
Bryan and his partner are planning to buy a bigger place soon, and they’re already daydreaming about how they’ll decorate it. But they’re not wondering where they’ll shop. “We don’t have to run around to other stores—we know that your things will fit our house and our budget. We always find what we need at Room & Board.”