The RR Home Furnishings Loop

Cleveland is filled with hot spots, from University Circle with museums and Severance Hall to the near West Side with top-rated restaurants in Ohio City and Tremont. Some of these hot spots focus on food, others on theater or shopping. If one thing has not brought attention to a neighborhood, the mere existence of the whole has made it a hot spot. Unique areas like Chagrin Falls or Little Italy are great examples.

Believe it or not, Rocky River has also developed into a hot spot. Many may say the great restaurants that attract River residents and East siders alike are the draw. But there is another draw too: The “Loop” with its many options to help you feather your nest. Yes, Rocky River is a growing district for home furnishings.

The Loop stretches along Detroit Road to Wooster, with a quick turn on Linda Street to head north and find more great resources on Lake Road, and then back to Wooster. The Loop may be small, but it’s loaded with resources and creativity.

If you need art, furniture, fabric, accessories, china, window treatments, plumbing, cabinets or other pieces to complete your home, a trip around the Loop is a must. Shopping today for many has to be fast and convenient. Why head to the Internet when a convenient stroll around the Loop may provide many of your needs. So how can this design loop assist you in making your house a home?

First, if a professional designer is what you need to make the task easier and more successful, the Loop has more than five interior designers to make your decorating dream come to life. Plumbing and cabinetry on your list? Go to Detroit Road to find a new plumbing shop, The Cleveland Plumbing Company, and Morewood Cabinets. Do you need blinds to block out the summer sun or Mrs. Kravitz (aka the nosey neighbor on “Bewitched“)? if so there is Timan’s on Detroit Road. These are just a few of the creative stores and shops that call Rocky River home.

Old Detroit Road has yours truly Mitchell Sotka - with more than just antique furniture and accessories; River Gallery has modern accents; and Solari can make your tabletop a show stopper. Further down Detroit, you’ll come upon Urban Home and Garden along with new comer Maison by Passage with soft goods and case goods to help define your style. Across the street on the south side, there is Sapphire Pear with art, lighting and more, along with McDhurries and its fabulous selection of area rugs and runners. Continuing on Detroit, you’ll find Metheny Weir with great products to bring new life to your old personal treasures.

On Lake Road, across from Kensington School, there is Tart with fun artist-driven and vintage finds; Deborah Cunningham Interiors for unique sculpture, garden accessories and home accents; and Prim-i-tiv with reclaimed and upcycled goods. The Loop has artists such as Sheila Brown (watercolorist), consignment shops, One World Shop and even Tuesday Morning.

So if you are looking to be inspired, freshening up your home or remodeling, remember to explore the Loop. The creative Loop is one of the reasons Rocky River is a hot spot in Northeast Ohio.

Mitchell Sotka

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Volume 3, Issue 9, Posted 2:54 PM, 03.04.2016