As the Empire of MacDonald’s was founded on owning the real estate it catered their fast food to, I am fast wondering if Restoration Hardware took a page from their successful blueprint model.

When walking through this palazzo in the heart of Boston, my mind was more on how selling one sofa at a time got them here, there, everywhere. It also was a big hit against my beige push. I don’t like doing what empires do. True designers are anarchists. That said it truly was “trop facile” to drink the koolaid when surrounded by beautiful architecture not only inside but outside each window too. So we bought a sofa.

The caressable chestnut leather sample was all it took. Or was it?