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New Products!

Posted on: March 8th, 2012 by Taryn

We’ve had a lot of amazing product being created for our clients and stores (including our NEW Palm Springs location!) Here are a few new pieces that we recently placed in our online shop, as well as in our retail locations!

With the weather getting hotter by the day, we found it appropriate to make a new Small Acacia Dining Table. Made from solid bleached Acacia wood, you won’t have to worry how long this piece will last. Bring the elements of the beautiful outdoors into your home today, with this wonderful dining table!

We’ve added a twist to our Rocker Boca desk, by adding 1 1/2″ Lucite legs and matte black skull hardware. This piece will be a sure-fire stand-out for Rockers, when they need to handle a little business!

Some new pieces also feature Macassar wood, which when combined with beautiful fabrics, truly turn heads! These Koening Arm Chairs are made from a Black and White Macassar wood frame, and are finished with chrome legs, and faux charcoal leather.

We’ve also created a sofa that would be the perfect compliment to our Koening Black and White Macassar arm chairs. Framed in a light color Macassar frame and tufted genuine cream leather this beautiful Koening Cream Leather Sofa  looks even better in person!


For those looking to add the perfect touches to their swinging bachelor’s pad, then this 2″ Machiche Coffee Table is for you! Made from 2″ thick solid Machiche wood and chrome U-Legs.




Can’t go wrong with this South Hampton Credenza ! Finished in deep navy lacquer and crystal knob hardware, with movable shelves in the inside.


See something you like, but not in the color you were hoping for? No worries! We can customize all items to your liking!

The Panic Room

Posted on: March 2nd, 2012 by Taryn

While scouring the interent for some weekly inspiration, we came across this amazing idea for a theme hotel room. We just couldn’t keep it to ourselves so we had to share!

Artist Tilt (with the help of a few close friends) recently created a theme hotel room installation for Hotel Au Vieux Panier in Marseille, France dubbed the “Panic Room.” The hotel also features five additional rooms, completed by different artist, which are installed for up to a year. Currently in its third year the hotels concept for the revolving installations was to have guest “sleep in an artwork.”

  Images Courtesy of Tilt Blogspot &  My Modern Met

We absolutely love this room! Do we have any readers who would love to do this in their own homes?

Top Bar/Nightclub Destinations

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012 by Taryn

We can honestly say we don’t think there is one person on this planet, that doesn’t like a night out on the town with friends. Listening to good music, laughing until it hurts and dancing the night away. Were not saying you have to have a drink, but it doesn’t hurt to have one, or two right?  Here are a few clubs across the world that we can see ourselves partying the night away in, not only to the amazing tunes were sure they play every night but the amazing decor as well . Will you join us? We always say the more the merrier!

Allure Nightclub -Abu Dhabi  One of the many attractions created under the Cipriani Group the Allure Nightclub, takes on the task of standing out amongst beautiful golf courses, luxury five-star hotels, and the beautiful landscape that makes up Abu Dhabi, which it achieves quite well.




Created by firm, Orbit Design Studio  The club achieves praise not only for its decor but for its prime location which overlooks the water (filled with Super Yachts, might we add!) and the five-star Yas Hotel.

Images Courtesy of The Cool Hunter 

Club Mussee – Madrid Club Musee was designed to be a combination art gallery and night club, designed by firm Parolio + Euphoria . The space which is drenched in bright colors, black glass, mirrors and LED screens that are used to exhibit the works of several artist that range from paintings to digital video art.

Photos Courtesy of Club Musee 

Sound Phuket Nightclub – Thailand Located in Thailand in the Jungceylon Shopping & Entertainment Complex  Sound Phuket (which gets its name from the club’s city location) was designed by nightlife specialist, Orbit Design Studio to mimic the human body, so the club features elements that are rounded curved and tubular.


 Images Courtesy of The Cool Hunter

The Spare Room – Hollywood Located in the Mezzanine level of The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel The Spare Room is LA’s modern day speakeasy, complete with a two-lane bowling alley, a gaming parlour and dark leather and wood compliments the setting and vibe that takes guest back to the 1920’s. We here a Room Service had the pleasure of collaborating with design firm Studio Collective to furnish the Spare Room!


 Photos Courtesy of ThompsonHotels

Roxy Club – Brazil Designed by Brazilian architect Fred Mafra, Roxy Club has been going strong since 2007. The space features two dance floors, three bars, four VIP areas as well as two lounges and a smoking area with a retractable roof. Inspired by geometric shapes the club features bright pops of yellow, pinks, purples and grays.



 Images Courtesy of Yossawa

We hope we’ve inspired you to pack your bags to explore some new locations. We’re already ready to go!

Weekly Inspiration: Pop Art

Posted on: February 21st, 2012 by Taryn

As we continue to expand the Room Service brand, (Our Palm Springs store recently opened!) we not only look to grow in terms of our creative furniture pieces but to also connect with amazing artist that create great art for our stores and website that our clients will cherish for years to come. As the quest to find a few new artist to add into our fold starts, we couldn’t help but to think of some great artist like Warhol, Lichtenstein, Haring and others that molded the pop-art era (Which we LOVE!), that’s still just as popular and influential today as it was decades ago.

Pop-Art which started in America in the late 1950’s and blossomed in the 60’s, broke from the mold of fine art and took imagery or paid homage to popular advertising slogans, characters and logos that agencies created to connected with customers.

Andy Warhol-  Although thought to be a controversial artist, Warhol is among the most notable figures to emerge from the pop-art movement. His take on celebrity culture, artistic expression and popular advertisements set the trends for the times during his reign as the pop-art King. Drugs, sex, and partying at famed establishments like Studio 54, and Warhol’s own studio, which was a revolving door filled with intellectuals, drag queens, artist, and celebrities, penetrated his work on daily basis. Warhol influenced and continues to influences the work of not only painters like Jean-Michel Basquiat, but musicians like Swizz Beatz, and even clothing lines that have featured his art work.

Roy Lichtenstein- By using the old fashioned comic book strips as his inspiration, Lichtenstein was able to make light of his tongue-and-cheek humor, that often poked fun at women and relationship among other subject. Lichtenstein’s artwork along with Warhol was featured on the U2 Popmart Tour, and the Movie Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian



Keith Haring: Haring’s use of human images, animals and bold lines made Haring one of the visible icons of the pop-art movement. After being diagnosed with AIDS in 1988, Haring set up the Haring Foundation, which contributed funding and imagery to various AIDS organizations to bring attention and awareness to the cause. Haring’s imagery can be seen on popular brands such as, Absolut Vodka, Coca Cola, and Lucky Strike Cigarettes. During Haring’s later year’s his goal was to create large scale pieces in public spaces for free, where his work would resonate for decades. Additional subject matter for his painting included the crack cocaine epidemic and Anti-Apartheid.

These are just a few artist that we love and find inspiration from. Are there any artist that you love? We’d love to hear about them.

Sustainability: Shipping Containers

Posted on: February 20th, 2012 by Taryn

With the recession still a major factor in the buying decisions of many of those a little less fortunate to be rich, implementing shipping containers into their homes or businesses has been a growing trend over the last several years. The relatively cheap containers, can easily be modified, stacked and/or combined to transform homes or businesses into modern works of art, that will be sure to withstand  some of the harshest conditions.


Noted as being one of the first firms to design and complete a home made from shipping containers the De Maria Design firm, completed the Redondo Beach House in 2006. Built from eight prefabricated containers, alongside traditional building material, the home maintains clean lines and a modern aesthetic that blends well with its Redondo Beach surroundings.


 Images Courtesy of De Maria Design 

Adam Kalkin, the artist/architect behind the creation of the Quik House, which is the creation of prefabricated homes made from shipping containers was tapped by the coffee roasting brand, Illy to build their Push Button House , that is housed in a shipping container that in 90 seconds expands to a five room unit, that houses a kitchen, dining area, bedroom, living room and library. In order to accomplish the push button feature, hydraulic cylinders are utilized by a computer system that is installed within the kitchen island.


Images Courtesy of Not Cot 

San Francisco recently converted Hayes Valley, a small plot of land that used to be a piece of the 101 Freeway, into an area populated with several pop-up businesses including; retailers, food shops, art space and a beer garden. The pop-up businesses which are on a location slated for a housing project that has stalled, are all spaces constructed from shipping containers. The project which is aptly called, “Proxy”  was conceptualized by architectural firm, Envelope A + D , to fulfill request from the Mayor’s office to restore empty lots throughout the city.


Shipping containers lend themselves to the imaginations of those who are willing to step out on the conventional practices of building. Perfect for those who want to go into business, but may be looking for a space that is temporary until things get off the ground. They  are the perfect tool that encompasses style, minimum upkeep, and low cost, and of course if you’re ever in the need for furniture for your new shipping container design then look no further than Room Service!


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