One of our favourite design ‘hoods and probably one of the top destinations for furniture in Los Angeles, Beverly Boulevard is lined with some of L.A.’s finest furniture shops – what’s more, just minutes apart from each other. Think mid-20th century furnishings, popular replicas and opulent home furnishings all nicely tucked in luxurious showrooms. Snag some tips off these shops if you’re looking to spruce up your living space. Whatever the purpose, shopping at Beverly Boulevard promises a fresh dose of home décor inspiration.
Exquisite textiles, antiques and linen upholstered furniture
This design and antique shop carries everything from antiques, home accessories to vintage textiles. Donning a part Belgian and part Parisian aesthetic, the shop is sprinkled with a tirade of the old and new. It comes as no surprise that the founder, Brenda Antin has a well-honed eye for exquisite pieces – she is a trendsetter for many designers alike. Prepare to encounter a melange of French, English and Italian antiques as well as Antin’s custom collection of linen upholstered furniture and vintage textiles.
Modish pieces for all styles and pockets
The quintessential spot for fashionistas and wannabes, Curve stuns with a jumble of women’s fashion pieces for the style seekers. From edgy street-style favourites to downright dramatic, you will not fall short of aesthetics, quality and up-to-the-minute pieces. It’s also good to know that the prices vary from $20-$2000 – to suit all pockets.
Rome’s best antiques and modern eclectic imports
Husband and wife duo Maurizio and Kathleen Almanza embark on regular trips to Rome to scour the continent’s best. The result is a series of unique antiques and modern eclectic Italian imports. You may picture a musty old antique shop but Eccola is far from that. Exuding old-world charm with a nod to modern design, the showroom is sprawling with statement pieces like a French 1950s foosball table, luxurious hand-blown clear Murano Glass Polyhedral Chandeliers to assuming home décor like a 19th-century Italian globe. Immerse into Italy’s rich heritage during your trip to Eccola.
Modern natural homewares
A complete visual delight, Garde is lifestyle cum homewares store that is embedded with “Modern Natural” goodies. Visit the store if you’re looking for a gift or just in need of a shopping fix. Their mix of edgy to playful decorative items to exquisite jewellery is a sight for sore eyes for anyone who is looking for something new and original with a touch of edge.
For vintage furniture lovers
Gibson is the brainchild of Gary Gibson, an LA-based interior designer who acquires a gift for untraditional and revolutionary designs. Leading by his ethos that “the art of design is the balance of texture, scale, colour, and light” his furniture line utilises classic metals such as bronze and stainless steel accompanied with beautiful hardwoods. A must-visit for passionate home decorators.
Upscale ceramic tableware and homeware supplies
Hold on to your credit cards because it’s going to be tough getting by this store without buying a product or two. Heath Ceramics ticks all the boxes of a great shopping experience. A clean, wide space store interior, understated ceramic tableware you never thought you needed and an environmentally sustainable motto. On top of that, you will also find architectural tiles made by hand, cooking supplies and vases – and even a humble collection of jewellery. It this doesn’t tease your shopping senses, nothing will.
Stationery with 19th-century letterpress
If you have an appreciation for 19th-century engravings and the elegant look of letterpress printing, then Jonathan Wright & Company is the “wright” stationery shop for you. Renowned for their in-house 19th-century letterpress machines, the shop offers a full range of printing services as well as foil stamping, die cutting, embossing, engraving and professional calligraphy. Make an appointment with Jonathan for special custom prints or select from their line of ready-made greeting cards, and boxed stationery from around the globe at their whimsy shop.
Popular replicas created by craftsmen in Los Angeles
If you have an itch for mid-century modern furniture then look no further. Modernica is the place to go for the best quality replicas you can’t find anywhere else. Created right in the heart of Los Angeles by talented craftsmen, these pieces are a league of their own. You can’t go pass their vibrant collection of Eames-inspired fibreglass shell chairs and the original George Nelson Bubble Lamp created in iconic sculptural shapes.
A charming homewares shop
For all art enthusiasts in town, Nickey Kehoe is a definite treat. Dynamic duo Tod Nickey and Amy Kehoe share an exquisite knowledge for retail and hospitality design – resulting in a unique blend of old-world patina and modern homewares and art with a fresh and timeless aesthetic. Notable pieces include their moulded Wicker Chairs, vintage “lotus bench”, as well as Mid-century chairs, Portuguese ceramics, and Peruvian throws.
Opulent home furnishings
One of the most extensive and luxurious furniture showrooms on the street, RH Modern dazzles with opulent home furnishings, lighting, textiles, bathwares, home décor, outdoor and garden furniture as well as baby products. Their collections are timeless classics that transcend through time. If you’re not looking to purchase, looking around the rustic industrial themed showroom would entice you to do so. Take some time to soak in some show-stopping views of the city at the covered rooftop spot.