Furnishing Small Spaces: Itsy Bitsy Ritzy Shop
Marcia Harris is an interior designer that has done many projects in New York City. In many instances she had a hard time finding furniture that would fit space-limited Manhattan apartments. To get the look, quality and functionality she wanted, she had to design pieces that were right sized for New York City spaces.
With this inspiration, she took the idea a step further and created a full line of high quality furniture for space-limited rooms called the Itsy Bitsy Ritzy Shop (IBR Shop). Their multi-tasking furniture serves a variety of uses. For example, their round ottoman can be used for seating, storage, a coffee table and of course, as an ottoman (see image below). Their furniture has finished backs and can be used as a room divider. Many of the pieces have storage built in, a must for many small space environments.
Co-founded with her husband and business manager Dean Harris, all of IBR Shop’s wooden and upholstered furniture is made in America. Their hardwood line is hand crafted in Connecticut from solid maple and uses satin nickel coated brass, also from Connecticut. IBR Shop sells their furniture directly to customers online which enables a more direct relationship and avoid the high mark-ups associated with a retail model. Consumers can buy individual pieces of furniture or a completely coordinated room created by Marcia Harris.
They feature four striking color palates with coordinating fabrics, bed and bath linens, furnishings and accessories as well as two very distinct furniture styles; Classic and Modern. The Itsy Bitsy Ritzy Shop offers turnkey design. This means consumers can buy completely designed rooms with furniture and coordinated accessories. They even provide designer notes for these rooms along with a link to paint company websites where you can order paint samples. Their build to order model allows for items to be made to customer specifications and can generally be delivered in four-five weeks within the New York Metro Area.
The Itsy Bitsy Ritzy Shop is an online store with furniture designed for small spaces. For more information visit their website at www.ibrshop.com or call them at 203-303-ITSY.