Near the end of the 710 freeway in El Sereno, customers looking to refurbish their apartments or upgrade their bedroom set head to Buena Vista Furniture. The storefront stands out as the only terra cotta-colored business on the block, amidst an industrial row of warehouses. Chairs line the front sidewalk to welcome customers inside the deep space, which is filled to the brim with mostly handmade home furniture pieces. Narrow pathways snake through the colorful assortment, while larger items like sofas and table sets are lined back against the edges. Smaller items – frames, ornamental metal stars, mirrors and even crosses – hang from the walls and ceilings, and most flat surfaces contain other bits, baubles and trinkets for sale.
Clover is an eclectic boutique in Los Angeles’ hip Silver Lake neighborhood. While the boxy standalone building is a non-descript gray, the window display running the length of the store is filled with flashy home goods and garments. Clover tends to change up their display throughout the year with playful eye-catching art and seasonal clothing, all of which can be purchased inside the colorfully eclectic boutique space. Since opening in 2001, Clover has expanded to include women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and a variety of home goods, jewelry, books, toys and candles. Because of the ample collection, Clover can sometimes be overwhelming to dig through, but amiable staff (likely the owners themselves) makes spending some time inside a breeze.
Allen and Richard Wattenberg took over the reins at Ross Cutlery in 1964. By that time, the shop was already 34 years old and predominantly dealt with knife-sharpening services. While the brothers and their staff have continued the shop's legacy of fixing up dull knife blades and haircutting tools, they've steadily populated their shelves with professional-grade haircutting tools, sporting knives, collectible swords, and kitchen-cutlery sets from Henckels, Trident, and Forschner. Their 2,300-square-foot shop rests on the ground floor of the Bradbury Building, which is an architectural landmark and the proud father of a rambunctious little parking garage.
Living Room is located on pedestrian-friendly Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake. It’s a beautiful furniture store that draws patrons in by displaying livable furniture sets in the front of their glass windowed store. The small privately-owned business sells vintage finds, unique locally-made custom pieces, art, lighting and a few imported items. They have a bright lit-up yellow sign in their private parking lot that makes their store easy to find. Multiple living room areas setup throughout the lofty space creates cozy nooks in the large warehouse. The store is well laid out and comfortable to move through. The variety of furniture sets on display allows patrons to find an arrangement that fits their individuality.
Ambassador Industries, in business for over 50 years, is a manufacturer and wholesale distributor of window coverings, including Vertical Blinds, Mini Blinds, Wood Blinds, Roller Shades, Roman Shades, Cellular Shades, and all other window treatments. We also carry national brands: Hunter Douglas, Comfortex, and Springs.
Trained fine artist Angelika Mehrens of Murals Just for Kids brightens baby stores, day-care centers, malls, schools, and homes with whimsical, custom, hand-painted murals of seascapes, safaris, beloved storybook characters, softly lit skies, fairy-tale castles, and sports themes. During a phone consultation with Angelika, kids and grownups discuss their vision for the mural, imagining ways to populate fanciful landscapes with adorable creatures or how to paint doors to create the illusion of additional closet space.