Worth the wait, the new RH New York is a 90,000-square foot, seven level mega-gallery for interior furniture and décor. Located in the historic Meatpacking District neighborhood in downtown Manhattan, it is in close proximity to the new Whitney Museum and the High Line. The building holds 70,000 square feet of interior goodness -- encompassing RH furnishings, RH Modern, outdoor, teen and baby and child, and home décor as well as art. The furniture is presented as different livable spaces. An impressive multi-story entry vestibule with a large glass elevator moves you around the multiple levels of gallery space. There is also double stairwell with an impressive visual cascade of lights by Alison Berger Glassworks.
The gallery is an excellent example of customer experience driven design. It is a visually stunning open space with furniture mixed in with gorgeous large format chandeliers and a multitude of water elements throughout. If you are thirsty you can stop by the wine terrace/barista bar with floor to ceiling views of the neighborhood. The water elements (combined with walking around with a glass of wine) relax and allow you to focus on the beauty of the furnishings on offer. I also noted many large natural rock crystals on cocktail/coffee tables. Excellent for grounding the space.
My favorite spot, the rooftop -- holds a chic restaurant, with both indoor and outdoor landscaped spaces, comfortable private seating and a multitude of sparkling crystal chandeliers overhead. I enjoyed a wonderful lunch, then conveniently went outside for a Cortado and Rose Champagne. As I overheard a woman aptly stating on the roof: “This is way better than the Soho House.”