So . . . today I am in love in a big way with the inspiration board in my office. Laurie, Savvy's amazing project manager, just filled it top to bottom with the most gorgeous fabrics from Romo's newest collection in their "Black Edition" Design House. When our Romo rep presented this collection to us, I was completely smitten to say the least, and I couldn't wait till we had samples of this phenomenal line in our showroom. And now we do! And I couldn't be more excited. Romo describes their new collection like this:
"An avant garde-display of design and color. Elusive inky florals and abstract landscapes in an intoxicating palette of vivacious shades create an explosion of contemporary artistry. Enticingly tactile wall covers feature deconstructed designs and lustrous embosses, while precious metal hues sit playfully amongst rich, jewel-like tones enhancing sumptuous weaves. A radiant palette of metallic shades reminiscent of oxidized metals add lustrous tones to captivating sheers. Distinctive designs exude unprecedented luxury and evoke a unique Black Edition Style."
Why try to describe something differently, when it's already done so well, right?
Here are a few closeups of this eye-popping collection.
In 2012, Romo, one of our favorite lines here at Savvy, celebrated its 110th anniversary. In 1902, Robert Mould, who gave his name to the company, started a small-scale furniture manufacturing business in Nottingham, England. By the 1930s, Romo had become wholesalers to the upholstery industry and eventually, supplying furnishing fabrics became the company's primary focus. In the 1980s, Romo started its own in-house design studio with a more creative approach to design, which redefined Romo into the design-led company it is known as today.
Giving back is also important to Romo. For the last five years the company has directly supported an Oxfam project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, helping to improve education for children in some of the poorest areas of the country. By donating a portion of their profits, Romo has funded the renovation of several schools, provided basic educational equipment and much needed training workshops for teachers and support staff.