Crate & Barrel’s Colorful New Brand Brings Copenhagen to You (No Passport Required)

updated Aug 6, 2020
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If you’re looking for an escape right now—at least a visual one, please allow me to introduce you to Crate&Barrel’s new launch, Trove. This is the brand’s very first foray into creating a whole home collection specifically for modern design lovers, and many items are available starting today. Think Crate&Barrel’s commitment to comfort and ease, only with a brighter palette, small space-friendly, modular silhouettes, and pieces with value price points mixed in for good measure.

The line, which includes decorative accessories, furniture, and entertaining essentials for the kitchen, takes its inspiration from global design and will launch two capsule collections per year going forward, according to Sebastian Brauer, Crate&Barrel’s vice president of product design and development. The inaugural city for the first line is Copenhagen, which is known for its energetic, playful design aesthetic and has been wildly influential on the design world over the last few years.

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One of the things you’ll notice right away with this collection, in particular, is that Trove is leaning into a rich shade of ultramarine-teal for fall, perhaps inspired by all of the water surrounding Copenhagen. Brauer also notes that the color is similar to the brilliant shade of blue Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer used liberally in his work. Whatever the inspiration, this hue is a very livable, easy to mix and match with color, and marks a little bit of a shift from the royal blues and navies that have been dominating interiors more recently. I love the way this color turns up the volume on the lacquered tabletop surface of a typical round pedestal dining table, a small space staple.

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Other standouts in Trove’s first iteration include the beautiful and reasonably-priced upholstered dining chairs and accent chairs. I’d also be remiss to not mention the gorgeous rainbow of vases and vessels that you can upgrade a plain shelf, table, or even windowsill with—the shapes are varied, but you’ll notice a sculptural totem-like form emerging as a motif, and, I think, this kind of stacked geometry will only get more popular in design.

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Rugs, art, lighting, and pillows are also part of this launch. Everything is meant to be mixed and matched, so you can put your own personal spin on pieces. Personally, I’m excited to see what city Trove will “travel” to and distill into their next collection.