Swoonworthy San Francisco Home Decor Shops

Do you have any interior design lovers on your holiday shopping list? You’ve come to the right place! We rounded up our favorite San Francisco home decor shops where you’re guaranteed to find unique and stylish gifts for your loved ones (or yourself!) this year. Happy holidays and happy shopping!

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Black & Gold  //  2200 15th Street

Black & Gold is one of our favorite destinations for vintage accessories, lighting, and furniture. You’ll find a fabulous mix of mid-century and Hollywood Regency gems at this boutique nestled on a quiet street in the Castro. And don’t miss Super Simple, another great shop located downstairs!

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St. Frank  //  3665 Sacramento Street

St. Frank is the go-to source for global, bohemian textiles and accessories – perfect for your travel-obsessed friends. Added bonus: All products are ethically produced and your purchase supports artisans all over the world.

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Heath Ceramics  //  2900 18th Street

A California institution, Heath has been hand-crafting simple and beautiful ceramics since 1948. The spacious San Francisco showroom showcases a wide array of dishware, vases, and tile, all within viewing distance of the factory.

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Industrious Life  //  1095 Tennessee Street

Looking for unique wares created by local designers? This is your place! Head to this well-curated shop in Dogpatch to find handmade pottery, utilitarian (but beautiful) kitchen items, artwork, lighting and jewelry.

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Designer’s Guide: Collecting Art in San Francisco

Finding the perfect art piece to complement the interiors of our clients’ homes is such a rewarding (and fun!) part of our job. We are extremely lucky to live in San Francisco, with a vibrant art scene full of diverse galleries, contemporary art fairs, and open studios. There are too many talented local artists and amazing galleries to list, so we’ll just skip right to our favorite sources, both for purchasing and for inspiration!

Dolby Chadwick

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is our first stop for large scale contemporary artwork from a range of international artists. You can see Lisa Dolby Chadwick’s refined mix of artists on display in their expansive, light-filled Union Square gallery at 210 Post Street, Suite 205.

SBFineArt

The art consultants at Simon Breitbard Fine Arts have helped us find and commission countless pieces for our Bay Area clients over the years. They represent a variety of artists and mediums, including photography, sculpture and abstract work. Make an appointment to check out their new gallery at 843 Montgomery Street in Jackson Square to see a sampling of the artists they represent.

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Founded by art collectors, the Minnesota Street Project offers affordable and economically sustainable spaces for art galleries in an effort to strengthen the contemporary arts community in San Francisco. You can visit ten permanent galleries and a number of rotating exhibits in their Dogpatch space at 1275 Minnesota Street.

New SF MOMA

The much anticipated, newly designed San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA) was well worth the three year wait! Peruse some of the most revered modern art collections in the new LEED certified building designed by architecture firm Snøhetta. The new expansion provides triple the exhibition space – which still houses favorites from the permanent collection alongside a trove of new works from the Fisher collection (such as the Chuck Close self portrait above).  151 Third Street, San Francisco.

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The Cure for Chilly San Francisco Nights

Galanter & Jones has created the perfect solution for our chilly Bay Area backyards – furniture that’s stylish, modern and WARM! The San Francisco-based company began crafting heated outdoor furniture in 2012, after struggling to find a solution for their own San Francisco backyard. We caught up with the creators, brother and sister duo Miranda and Aaron Jones, at their SOMA studio this week.

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Helios bench

They achieve the beautiful curves (and ergonomic, comfy) shape of the Helios bench by using a hand shaped mold to create each bench. Simply plug it in and set it to your desired temperature, and presto! – you have a cozy spot to relax without the hassle of heat lamps. The smooth hi-tech cast stone retains the heat and withstands the elements year round.

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Evia bench

What’s next? Keep an eye out for a new coffee table design and a chair version of the Helios coming soon. Head to Flora Grubb Gardens to take a seat and see what all the fuss is about…I’m pretty sure you won’t want to get up!

Sleek and Modern Outdoor Loungers

Summer is well under way in the Bay Area – even for us San Franciscans! This season’s unusually warm weather may have you scrambling to spruce up your outdoor space. Never fear, we’ve rounded up 5 modern lounge chairs that will add instant style to your patio. Grab one now before the fog rolls back in…

Walter Lamp Lounge Chair from DWR

Walter Lamb Lounge Chair from DWR

Bend Goods Bunny Chair

Bend Goods Bunny Chair

Breeze Lounge Chair from 2Modern.com

Breeze Lounge Chair from 2Modern.com

Blu Dot Jibe Lounge Chair

Blu Dot Jibe Lounge Chair

Paula Lenti Nido Chair from DZINE

Paola Lenti Nido Chair from DZINE

New Kid on the Block: S16 Home

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We’re always on the hunt for new furniture stores in San Francisco, especially if “vintage” and “industrial” are involved! We stopped in to check out the newly opened S16 Home in the Castro, which specializes in vintage furniture and lighting, quirky industrial antiques, and high-end designer consignments.

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The upholstery consignments include mid-range to high-end pieces; We spotted Room & Board armchairs and Barbara Barry for McGuire chairs (score!). But, the showstopper was definitely the Hudson live-edge coffee table with acrylic base.

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S16 Home is located at 286 Sanchez Street in San Francisco. Happy hunting!

Serena & Lily Design Shop is Here!

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We were thrilled to learn that Serena & Lily, one of our favorite online retailers, was opening their first design shop in San Francisco! We got a sneak peek of the Sacramento Street store at the designer preview party this week. It’s an inspiring and colorful space packed full of Serena & Lily’s signature textiles (hello, fun patterns!), eclectic furniture, and whimsical accessories for the modern nursery.

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Serena Lily Design Shop Crib

One of our favorite features is the vignette in the back of the store showcasing their collection of original artwork and prints. Now, that’s how an art wall should look!

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Stop by to see the eye candy in person starting this Saturday, May 3rd at 3457 Sacramento Street. See more photos from the event on Instagram  – including a shot of Jeffrey Alan Marks interviewing Jen!

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Coming Soon: Madeline Weinrib

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The new Madeline Weinrib showroom in the San Francisco Design Center caught my eye yesterday – those patterned Swan chairs are so fun! The showroom was gracious enough to let me snap a few photos before their official opening next month.

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Known for her vibrant color and bold patterns, Madeline Weinrib puts a contemporary spin on global motifs. Her New York-based line includes hand-woven textiles, carpets, and home accessories – many of which can be seen in our projects! The new showroom is located on the first floor of the Galleria building in the San Francisco Design Center at 101 Henry Adams Street.

New Digs: Design Within Reach

We had a fabulous time celebrating the new Design Within Reach showroom last week at their opening soiree!  The new 20,000 square foot showroom is in the heart of the San Francisco Design Center on the corner of Kansas and 15th Streets.

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There are over 20 room vignettes, vibrant light installations, and a catwalk display of dining chairs called the Dining Test Lab…Genius! Finally, we have a place to test out all of our favorite modern classics in person!

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Made in San Francisco: Non-toxic Upholstery

We designed a number of custom, eco-friendly upholstered items for our Virginia project that turned out beautifully. It’s inspired me to continue our mission of creating non-toxic, flame retardant-free sofas and armchairs.

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Eco-friendly lounge sofa designed for a media room

In 1975, California implemented Technical Bulletin 117 (TB117)—which requires furniture to be resistant to an open flame for 12 seconds. To meet this unique flammability standard, manufacturers largely relied on flame retardants. The chemicals used in flame retardants, largely PBDEs, have been linked to a wide range of health problems such as impaired fertility and IQ, and developmental problems in children.

In March California passed a new, updated version of TB117, which does not require the filling (typically polyurethane foam) to meet any open flame test. Foam manufacturers will no longer be required to add flame-retardant chemicals. This will go into effect in July of 2014, and we are hopeful that furniture manufacturers will immediately phase out these harmful chemicals.

In the meantime, we are busy designing furniture with NO toxic chemicals, built right here in San Francisco. Natural latex foam wrapped in organic wool replaces cushions filled with chemicals. Not only are they eco-friendly and non-toxic, they are beautiful and comfortable. I just had a sectional built for our living room – it’s the coziest spot in the house. And, the best part: It doesn’t smell like chemicals!

New in Town: The Future Perfect

We were excited to finally stop by The Future Perfect‘s first West Coast showroom – an offshoot of their Brooklyn and Manhattan locations. The Pacific Heights showroom (3085 Sacramento Street) opened in March and showcases an eclectic collection of furniture, lighting and home accessories crafted by some of the world’s most talented designers.

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With the mission of showcasing the best in emerging art and design, The Future Perfect shows a sampling of the designers they represent in their 1,000 square foot showroom. You can find Roll & Hill, De La Espada, Wastberg, Russell Pinch, and Piet Hein Eek to name a few.

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Admittedly, we were most excited to finally find a local source for one of our favorite lighting designers – Lindsey Adelman! (shown above)

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They also carry an array of home accessories from pillows and throws, to vases, terrariums, and decorative objects. Be sure to stop in and say hello next time you are in the neighborhood!