More Info on The New Tommy Bahama Royal Kahala Collection

We are delighted that our newest collection from Tommy Bahama will soon be hitting the floor.   The Royal Kahala Collection is a true, upper end eclectic collection that features some of the most unique blendings of organic materials. Born of the fusion of fiery lava and the ocean surf, the captivating black sand beaches of Hawaii and Polynesia are among nature's most remarkable collaborations…and serve as inspiration for the exotic fusion of elements in Royal Kahala , the latest introduction from Tommy Bahama Home. The collection made its debut in October 2010 at the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point in the Lexington Home Brands showroom. Carolina Rustica was one of the first North Carolina furniture retailers to buy into this new group, and it will certainly bolster our continued success in marketing the Tommy Bahama collections such as Ocean Club, Island Estate, Kingstown, and Tommy Bahama Original.

While Royal Kahala's design theme reflects a Pan-Pacific sensibility, the sophistication of the lifestyle is found in the mix of eclectic design influences – Ivory Coast , British Campaign and Colonial, Caribbean and Safari. The collection evokes a sense of romance and intrigue through the convergence of diverse design elements, exotic materials and rich finishes. The Tommy Bahama brand is known for its ability to capture the essence of inspired destination living, and translate that lifestyle, through distinctive furnishings, into a consumer's home decor.
Royal Kahala designs are crafted from Ribbon Stripe and Quartered Mahogany in a rich dark Kona finish. Select items are styled in leather-wrapped split rattan, and finished in an exotic Tortoise Shell finish. Other natural materials include Penn Shell, spilt bamboo, sugar cane, nail-trimmed leather, Coco Shell, woven wicker, and Raffia. Custom hardware is finished in antique brass with an aged patina. A signature item in the collection is a mirrored-front night stand with custom pulls made of Australian Blacklip Abalone Shell. This unique shell features an iridescent mother of pearl inner surface with a distinctive black lip around the outer edge, making an elegant statement.
The upholstery offering showcases five new color stories, ranging from a fresh take on Colonial blue and white patterns, to tropical groupings in jade, magenta and white, to dramatic correlations featuring signature Kuba-patterned textiles. Exquisitely carved frames in the deep Kona finish offer a striking contrast to the ivory-colored body fabrics and pops of bold color in the decorative pillows. Raffia is upholstered on key silhouettes, highlighting the role of natural materials in the interpretation of this lifestyle collection.