- Location: Los Angeles, CA and online
- Website: crofthouse.com
- Founded: 2009
- Founded by: Riley Rea
- Headquarters: West Hollywood + Los Angeles CA
Seven months since Croft House launched their brick and mortar showroom on La Brea Avenue, Riley Rea has already become recognized as one of LA's most promising artisans. Last seen in the original store profile, we were familiarized with their sensibility for soft industrial design and gorgeous reclaimed wooden and steel furniture. Most recently they've added a bar in the back and have begun expanding their style of decor and textiles.
Late last month, Croft House threw a huge launch party and unveiled their newest line- outdoor furniture pieces. For a reasonable price you can have a sleeper style outdoor sofa that easily seats 4-5 people on it, with a convenient wrap around wooden ledge for your food and drinks. The convenience of this built in ledge is that it omits the need for a coffee table outdoors, and once you crawl into this sofa, you literally don't want to get out. Riley has created a few other variations of sectionals for out doors, as well as a few savvy arm chairs in white metal and soft linen cushions.
Veering from their original style, now you can buy a tufted arm chair with hammered nail accents. My favorite of this part of the collection is their new platformed bed, with a head board that is also upholstered in white linen, finished with hammered nail trim. Another interesting and quite original concept they have been creating are various chairs, which in my opinion are a nod at Eames- with metal legs and base but covered in various leathers or richly colored fabric. There are so many gorgeous pendant lights and chandeliers that now graze the wood beams overhead. The Facaro chain link chandelier by Carolina Fontoura Alzaga is next on my wish list.
Whether you're shopping for your next table or just want an excuse to go in and say hello — make sure you check out the awesome bar they built in the back, which is stocked with Mad River Brewing Co.'s Steelhead.
Images: Bethany Nauert