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Restoration Hardware Announces Debut of Holiday Television Special

CORTE MADERA, Calif., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stephen Gordon, founder and Chairman of Restoration Hardware, Inc. (Nasdaq: RSTO) today announced the debut of the company's first television special "Restoration Home For The Holidays." The one-hour nationally syndicated show, shot in Northern California and England, heralds the holidays, focusing on traditions and family, seasonal decorating, entertaining and gift giving. "Restoration Home For The Holidays" airs in over 100 major US markets, debuting in Washington, D.C. November 16th, with the New York and Chicago markets airing the following day, November 17th. The show premieres in all other markets in November and December, and is sponsored by Domaine Chandon and American Express. The one-hour special hosted by Restoration's founder, Stephen Gordon, features British expert firemaster, Peter Wakefield, on the art of hearth fire building and tending, and UK author, Jean Vernon, revealing the reasons behind a host of holiday traditions in Britain and their counterparts in North America. Northern California segments include sumptuous and easily crafted florals and forced blooms by noted Sonoma floral designer, Anne Appleman, and energized tips on holiday mixology, the art of tending the bar, enlivened by Wayne Donaldson, Chandon's Executive Winemaker. Gordon notes that he's incredibly excited about the company's first foray into broadcast television, adding, "We believe our viewing audience will experience something quite special. In addition to exquisite visual footage, we focused, with passion, on revealing and imparting intriguing tips for a much richer holiday home, as well as sharing a fine dose of Restoration Hardware's holiday point-of-view." Information on the television special including broadcast times in each market may be obtained on the company's web site at .

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SOURCE Restoration Hardware, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Dave Glassman of Restoration Hardware, +1-415-945-4613/

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