As more and more home and apartment dwellers choose to live with more eco-friendly attitudes, home furnishing stores are offering sustainably-built, hand-crafted goods to customers. Los Angeles’ LA Brea Avenue, which has become a unique district for furniture stores, features a range of boutiques that create a wide assortment of items from recycled, reclaimed and repurposed materials to modern pieces and much more. The neighborhood, which sits between Fairfax and Downtown, has dozens of furniture stores ranging from modern to artisan to antique. But, we’ve narrowed down the best furniture stores offering goods for every room in your home. From your bedroom to the backyard and office, these are the best ones on the block.
171 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Founded by Andy Griffith and Rose Apodaca, A+R is one of the best furniture stores in the La Brea Avenue furniture district. For modern designs in home furnishings, A+R’s showroom highlights curated designs from the U.S. and international sources, making it a must visit for any serious person looking to decorate their home or office. Both at-home and professional interior designers shop A+R for bold and modern furniture for any room, with selections like inventive stool seating by De Vorm & Lauren van Wieringen, contemporary sofas made by Luca Nichetto, collaborative table designs from Line Depping, Jakob Jorgensen and Wrong for Hay and interesting outdoor seating options like the Captain Chair from Bend Goods and Gaurav Nanda. A+R’s array of innovative home accents makes it easy for shoppers looking to pick out fun housewarming gifts or wedding gifts.
326 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Croft House is known for original, comfortable and practical designs using repurposed materials such as reclaimed wood, industrial steel and eco-friendly textiles including hemp and burlap. Manufacturing right out of Downtown Los Angeles, Croft House has been in business since 2009. Original designed furnishings include salvaged wood coffee tables, platform beds, reclaimed wood desks as well bedroom dressers with drawers lined with sustainably harvested birch and handcrafted and upholstered dining room and smoking chairs. Designs are modern and customers appreciate the natural materials they are made from.
Design Mix Furniture
331 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Design Mix Furniture is your go-to for both indoor and outdoor furnishings. Much of this store’s inventory is repurposed furniture made from reclaimed woods imported from Asia, Africa, India, Thailand, Morocco and Indonesia. Find beautifully built outdoor (or indoor) daybeds made of various teaks. Mix’s dining tables and bar carts hold their own in any home or backyard. Shoppers appreciate the store’s knowledge and history of each piece of furniture, counting on Design Mix for worldwide shipping, delivery services and custom designs.
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In Mode Modern Home & Office Furniture
1071 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
At In Mode Modern Home, you can pretty much find furniture for every room in your house. The store is not only well-known for its low prices, but the merchandise is also stylish (a favorite among interior decorators) and practical. Various types of design styles can be found at In Mode, encompassing industrial, mid-century, classic and neo-classic. Hundreds of essential office items are featured in the showroom: desks, desk chairs, reception room chairs and sofas, side tables, conference room furniture, presentation boards and chairs, file cabinets (say goodbye to the old standard metal ones), bookcases and modular systems. In Mode also offers White Glove Delivery Service upon request.
Mortise & Tenon
446 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Mortise & Tenon, the custom furniture boutique in the La Brea furniture district, utilizes old world building techniques to create contemporary bespoke furniture pieces. Here, the design team builds authentic dining tables, chairs, bookcases, sofas, media cabinets, desk and beds using sustainable white oak and walnut, and locally sourced reclaimed lumber. There isn’t any MDF (medium-density fibreboard), melamine or particle board used. Mortise & Tenon started out selling its furniture designs at the Rose Bowl Flea Market before opening its bench-work shop.
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