Like fancy suits, sofa sets are sewn from the same cut of fabric. These matching sets provide a well-rounded look in living rooms, but near misses tend to clash due to their small differences. At 20 show rooms throughout the western US, Mor Furniture for Less arranges complete-room sets so customers can envision the collections in their own homes. Furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, and children's rooms can be found in each store along with individual lamps, tables, and entertainment centers. The stores also carry complete sets of beds, dressers, and nightstands so that homeowners don’t receive criticism from design bloggers in their dreams.
A lifelong artist, Davina Mendoza helps her students discover self-expression and self-confidence through the act of painting. During fun two-hour sessions, she takes them step-by-step through the re-creation of a single piece of art, teaching the necessary techniques for them to start painting on their own. Classes may focus on a Van Gogh–like abstraction of water or a Hawaiian sunset. She serves appetizers during each session and invites her students to bring their favorite grown-up beverages, such as bottles of wine or juice boxes that feature adult situations or strong language. Davina recently appeared on UTTV to demonstrate the therapeutic possibilities of art and creativity.
Eventually every homeowner faces the dilemma, or the opportunity, to upgrade their house’s hardware. If your place requires a vintage replacement, or you just love old time detailing, step into Architectural Salvage. The corner location fills with light in the afternoons, the better to showcase antique chandelier drops and stained glass insets to their best advantage, while the curated collection continues in the upstairs loft while heavier pieces such as period doors, metal signage and containers of skeleton keys sit on the main floor. The business has been a labor of love for almost 20 years and hosts Patina, the friendly feline, often found dozing next to the cash register.
Tucked inside the newly renovated Westfield UTC mall in University City, Brookstone has been a reliable supplier of high-quality consumer products for years. It’s the perfect store to pop in and find an unexpected gift idea or specialty gadget to use around the house. The service here is top notch, with highly knowledgeable staff eager to answer any questions or steer patrons in the right direction. The products range from electronics such as iPads accessories and innovative chargers to bedroom items such as massage pillows. Rest assured the line of products here are top-quality and often provide unique items for personal hobbies or electronic desires.
Located in the Carroll Canyon Business Park in Miramar, Beverage Factory is a warehouse supply store and one-stop shop for all beverage related needs. This family-owned business has been serving San Diegans for almost 20 years, and is the go-to spot for those looking to find high-quality equipment for storing, making and dispensing both hot and cold beverages. Unique and practical items for both hobbyists and businesses stock the shelves, with items ranging from coffee makers to keggerators. The industry's top brands are carried, with equipment that has creative and classic designs, as well as premium draft beer parts and water dispensers. A well-organized online presence makes ordering and scheduling pickups easy and stress-free.
A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.