Robin Strickler // Design Works Home “My favorite place at SOCO is PIRCH. We love their showroom and take all of our clients there. Not only is it impressive visually and has so much to offer, but they even have a chef on staff and a barista – it’s the best customer service and experience!” Robin’s fave fixture: Samuel Heath plumbing fixtures. “They are from London and are so beautiful,” says Strickler. Samuel Heath has been manufacturing their fixtures in Birmingham, England for almost two hundred years.
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Laura Brophy // Brophy Interiors “It’s tough to select a single ‘favorite showroom,’ as several of my faves are at SOCO; but if I had to choose, I would have to say Famosa,” says Laura. “They carry a great selection of materials from a variety of manufacturers and the showroom is well organized and gorgeous.” Laura’s top pick: Terrazzo. “My favorite thing at Famosa has to be their awesome selection of terrazzo – it’s such a beautiful material and it works well for flooring, backsplashes, countertops, and more.” Terrazzo is made when chips—marble, glass, quartz, and more are set in cement. It achieved popularity in the US during the 1920s Art Deco movement and is now making a big comeback. And, her food fave: The Cheese Shop at The Mix at SOCO for their amazing selection of cheeses and incredible charcuterie boards. “The Cheese Shop is my go-to spot for picking up delicious snacks for client meetings and family gatherings,” she says.
“We love PIRCH and could not do our job without them,” says Ashley. “They are so helpful and their showroom is just so fun to visit and take clients through to review options and make selections for their homes!” She also loves Design Within Reach. Ashley also recommends: Rejuvenation. Some of Ashley’s Rejuvenation finds: Bowen Runner: Jute is one of the world’s most popular natural fibers after cotton, and 85 percent of it is cultivated in the Ganges Delta. Berkshire Linear Pendant: With a colonial feel but elongated modern lines, this fixture—designed Oregon— is a statement piece above a bar or island.
Brendon Farrell Fin Hook Rack-10 Rack in Oak: Designed by Portland, Oregon designer and architect Brendon Farrell, this minimalist design in white oak or walnut is functional yet beautiful. Large Massey Drawer Pull in Aged Brass In solid cast brass, the Massey pull is a reproduction of a classic vintage style and comes in seven finishes.