The Future Tweed Room by Johnstons of Elgin

Tweed RoomOne of nice built-in features of the new club space are the old executive offices on the 10th floor built by the Bank of San Francisco in the 1980s. There are 7 of them, but one will remain management’s office, another will become the new Billiards Room, and a third will house a full swing golf simulator. The other four, however, will become private parlor rooms that members can reserve for entertaining. And each parlor room will be outfitted by some of our favorite vendors.

Johnstons of Elgin, world-class cashmere producer since 1797, and provider of scarves, caps, gloves, robes, and soon-to-be sweaters for us, has sent us 80 meters of Estate Tweeds that are already being turned into furniture pieces for the TWEED ROOM. Sanson Jaillot Map of Scotland The room will seat six in a combination of club chairs and sofas. Cashmere throws will hang elegantly on the wall in case any guests need extra warmth. A selection of single malts will be locked away and exclusive to the Tweed Room, and of course a few Abbeyhorn pieces will be sprinkled throughout for bartending, dining, or gaming. A final touch will be provided by our local friends at Arader Galleries who have offered an antique map of Scotland printed in 1665 by Sanson and Jaillot, who were the Royal Cartographers to the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV of France.

We’ll have photos of the room when it’s done, but we were so excited to receive so much tweed, we had to share. And stay tuned to hear about the themes of the other three parlor rooms…

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