In San Diego we’re lucky to have access to both chain furniture stores and local boutiques. It makes decorating a home a breeze. But while you can always find great pieces at West Elm, Pottery Barn, and Crate & Barrel for your new house, it’s a good idea to mix and match pieces from different stores to avoid having your home look like a catalogue with too many matching sets. I always like to check out our local stores when I get the chance and these four San Diego shops are some of my favorite places to look for furniture and decor for my own home.
Skylar’s Home & Patio
Skylar’s Home & Patio has two locations in San Diego, Carlsbad and Kearny Mesa. They sell high quality furniture for both indoor and outdoor living in a variety of styles. They carry top brands like Dovetail Furniture, Fermob, Kingsley Bate, Polywood Eco-Friendly Furniture, and Hunter Douglas window treatments. They also offer design services if you need help picking out furniture and decorating your home. If you can’t make it in to their store, you can also shop much of their inventory online.
The husband-and-wife team behind Nativa Interiors created their brand with the vision to offer high-quality home furnishings at a fair price. Alongside their own creations, they also carry luxury brands like Lee, American Leather, Stressless, and Gamma Arredamenti. In addition to the beautiful pieces available at their two show rooms in Solana Beach and La Jolla, they also offer interior design services. In their words, “Nativa Interiors is no longer a furniture store where customers came to buy one piece of furniture but rather an exclusive resource where our customers come to work with our interior designers to transform a house into a dream home.”
Kern & Co
Kern & Co is my go-to resource for specialty pieces. They are a high-end furniture and interior design company with two showrooms in Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe. Kern & Co offers selections from leading brands as well as custom furniture options, upholstery, window treatments, and kitchen and bath designs through their partnership with Susan Spath Inteior Design. Susan’s team can help you bring your vision for your home to life.
While Living Spaces has locations outside of San Diego, they’re not as main stream as Restoration Hardware or Z Gallerie. Living Spaces carries many great brands like Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines and Studio 7 Collection. While some furniture stores have a signature style that infuses all of their offerings, Living Spaces has something for everyone. You can shop for mid-century modern, coastal, transitional, and rustic pieces (among other styles) online or at one of their two San Diego locations. Living Spaces also has great accessories to outfit a home or office.
But remember, while you may be daydreaming about all the new pieces you’d like to buy for your home, make sure you close escrow before making these big purchases. You could jeopardize your escrow by making significant charges to your credit card, which can impact your debt-to-income ratio and affect your loan approval.
If you’re planning to buy a home this summer, I would be happy to meet with you and discuss how we can get you into the San Diego home of your dreams!