We’ve worked hard to grow our digital catalog with amazing Modsy brands—from well-known retailers to budding designers to cool under-the-radar bands. All to say, our catalog is ever-evolving. And you can get a peek into some of our favorite partners in our Modsy Brand Spotlights where we feature some of the stylish and affordable pieces you’ll find in your 3D designs.
Here, as a follow-up to our CB2 spotlight, we’re featuring the rest of the fam: Crate & Barrel and Crate & Kids!
Meet The Brands: Crate & Barrel and Crate & Kids
Crate & Barrel was founded more than 55 years ago by a husband-and-wife duo. The couple, inspired by their European honeymoon, wanted to bring simple and beautiful housewares to the U.S. Eventually, they opened their first brick-and-mortar store. It’s where the name Crate & Barrel came from: Crates were used as display cases. The brand also quickly set itself apart as a pioneer in ‘experiential retail’ with stylized vignettes inside its stores.
Today, Crate & Barrel has become a household design retail name. And in 2001, the brand acquired the kids home decor company, Land of Nod, and rebranded it into Crate & Kids.
What They’re Known For
Within the Crate family, each brand offers a unique style of furnishings for the home. Crate & Barrel offers modern-leaning transitional furnishings that are perfect for the family home; cb2 has sleek contemporary designs tailored to the urbanites, apartment living, and young families; and Crate & Kids features kids furnishings and decor across a range of styles and price points.
If you’re looking for tailored modern designs, Crate & Barrel is a popular one-stop shop for today’s home lovers. You’ll find cool furniture pieces for indoors and outdoors, such as modular Crate & Barrel bar stools and outdoor furniture, as well as a wide selection of polished tableware, like Crate & Barrel bowls and linens. More recently, Crate & Barrel have launched incredible collaborations with well-known celebrities and designers to create on-trend collections that have been highly sought-after.
Looking for stylish kids furnishings that are made to last? You’ll find an equally diverse mix of cool and colorful designs from Crate & Kids. Some of our favorite finds include Crate & Kids rugs and bedding, along with the brand’s practical and child-friendly modular Crate & Kids bookshelf designs, which are always thoughtfully designed for nurseries and kids rooms. You can find more of our Crate & Kids must-haves in our kids room furniture checklist.
Why We Love Them
Crate & Barrel has remained a leading design brand for its sustainable practices over the years. Their stores are committed to sustainable packaging and sourcing, and their designs are Gold LEED certified.
Additionally, across Crate & Barrel, cb2, and Crate & Kids, the company collaborates with over hundreds of artists and designers from all over the world to ensure top-quality, handcrafted products that are built to last while supporting creatives. It’s also the reason they are able to offer a diverse mix of styles that are universally appealing and perfect for home-lovers who have more transitional (in-between) tastes.
Most of all, Crate & Barrel and Crate & Kids offer a sophisticated selection that comes at mid-range price points that are hard to beat. It’s one of our favorite affordable go-to retailers given the great quality and style you get for the price you pay!
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