Serving southern California quality furniture since 2007 we are a family-run, community-based business. If you want to pay wholesale prices for simple, common sofas and mattresses, this is the place to visit. We are bringing affordable, high quality furnishings to people’s homes.
At Tara Design it is our mission to travel the world in search of the most beautiful and unique furniture and home decor to fill your life with inspiration and serenity. We work closely with craftsmen, textile merchants, and antique hunters, and only choose produces that we ourselves would put in our homes. We
Located in the historic Helms Bakery building in Culver City, HD Buttercup displays a vast selection of stylish, high-end furniture throughout its over 150,000 sq. ft. showroom. The evolving inventory is an eclectic mix of mid-century modern, antique, industrial, contemporary and traditional, including original pieces from local and global designers, many of which operate their own mini-showrooms inside the expansive warehouse-like space. Unique furniture and accessories for every room can be found at this boutique storefront that designer Jeff Lewis of Bravo’s Interior Therapy frequents for staging homes on his show, but HD Buttercup also makes for a fun look-but-don’t-buy experience. Of course, budget-conscious buyers can always wait for the semi-annual sale and their up to 70% discounts, or head next door to the attached Father’s Office for a relatively inexpensive (by comparison) meal.
In their urban kitchens from San Diego to Seattle, Hipcooks trains budding culinarians to build their own gourmet dishes from scratch. With more regard for cooks' instincts about taste than exacting recipe measurements, the classes are meant to be social learning experiences capped with a shared dinner. And the meals students learn to make are designed with a practical purpose in mind: an attempt to conjure up romance could feature a dinner of mushroom turnovers, pan-seared steak with polenta, and chocolate souffl?, and surprise guests may provoke an emergency menu of honey-pear salad and pistachio-crusted fish. Like a discriminating competitive eater, other courses focus on a specific cuisine. In Una Noche en Espa?a, for example, the chefs produce a wide variety of tapas, while students in Shortcut to Nirvana set the table with spicy curry and vegetarian samosas from the Indian subcontinent.
Ortho Mattress has supported sleepers' backs with sturdy coils for more than 50 years, crafting Ortho LFC, Ortho Dr. Preferred and Summerhill & Bischop–brand mattresses in its Los Angeles factory before shipping them direct to customers. An Ortho Dr. Preferred Conform eurotop ($949.99–$1,499.99) cossets slumbering limbs in a 3-inch layer of contouring memory foam undergirded by supportive coils, while a 4.5-inch Ortho LFC smooth top ($199.99–$299.99) is slim enough to tuck into a trundle bed or rollaway. Both models come paired with a box-spring mate so that they'll always have a partner in Yahtzee. Besides in-house brands, Ortho Mattresses' showrooms stock Simmons Beautyrest and Sealy Posturepedic sleep sponges.
Fans of unusual, modern designs might get lost in the large showcase of modern lighting, accessories and furniture at A + R. Their motto is “Global design, edited” and they specialize in presenting products from local and global designers whose constructions charm, function and inspire. The sleek green and white open space on La Brea is the offshoot of the original store in Venice. A+R offers fun, well-made, affordable design for the home and office and has everything from furnishings to functional art objects, toys, jewelry and unique Apple product accessories. There is street metered parking or they validate in the nearby garage, making it easy for a quick trip or an extended shopping spree.