A petite city that packs a punch, Los Angeles’ West Side shopping destination sits in Culver City. Home to massive movie studios like Sony Pictures Studios, The Culver Studios and the iconic Pacific Theatres, Culver City is now one of L.A’s burgeoning design destinations – adding another element of California cool to the city.
Instagram-worthy public artwork including giant art installations, sculptures and art galleries are sprouted across the city. Furniture fanatics can rejoice thanks to its bevy of classic American to eccentric furniture emporiums. Sneak a peek at America’s cinematic history and take full advantage of the repository of cool designer furniture pieces and even a bookstore while shopping in Culver City.
A must-visit for avid book lovers
Take a quick break from your shopping expedition and indulge in a little light reading at Arcana. If you were an avid reader – you’d probably know about this bookstore. From out of print books and collectables to new releases, as well as catalogues, and ephemera on 20th and 21st -century photography, art, design, architecture, fashion, cinema and music, this enclave is a league on its own. Moreover, the bookstore is far from a musty old-school library. Its boasts a stylish layout with heaps of natural light coming through for a delightful experience.
Furniture emporium for the urban home
Massive is one word you’d use if you visited HD Buttercup. This furniture emporium is brimming with an eclectic selection of varied genres – everything from modern vintage furniture, Italian furnishings, mid-century modern pieces and artisan goods. Apart from furniture, this store also carries a striking collection of fine carpets, rugs, art and accessories. Perfect for the urban home.
Eccentric art gallery and furniture shop
A must-visit for someone with a creative eye and passion for sophisticated art, Obsolete is an art gallery cum furniture shop that is not for the faint-hearted. From wax head models of a child’s head to exploded dolphin skulls this furniture shop is eccentric at its best. If you’re not thrilled about displaying a child’s head in your home, Obsolete also carries an elaborate mix of shabby-chic furniture and homewares – most of which are in mint condition. These pieces would instantly lift the interior of your abode, making it look as classy as ever.
Classic American furniture and homewares
Motivated to bring back the best in classic American lighting, hardware and home décor, Rejuvenation takes you back to the 1860s to 1970s with a diverse selection of furniture from that era. Though their range of furniture is forced to be reckoned with, it is their lighting that caught our eye. Spoil yourselves with a wide-ranging choice of pendants, chandeliers, table and desk lamps, floor lamps, string lamps and outdoor lamps clad in endless genres. These handwired pieces are made to order in Portland, Oregon.
Modern and environmentally sustainable furniture
Located in the heart of Culver City, Room & Board is a furniture emporium galleria offering modern and simplistic furniture with a touch of class. Each section of the massive showroom is nicely decorated so you’ll even score some great home decorating inspiration on the side. Their designs are deeply rooted in heritage honouring natural materials in organic forms – and are also environmentally sustainable.
The Carpet Connoisseurs
If you – like us – have a special liking to rugs and carpets, The Rug Warehouse is the place to be. Offering fine hand-knotted, custom carpet and area rugs, the family-owned home accessories store has been bringing the best selection of carpets to Southern California since 1976. Select from a widespread of broadloom and rugs in contemporary and traditional styles offered in stripes, solids, geometrics and natural fibres. Feel free to nab some expert advice from the rug specialists in store.