The Salvation Army Family Store collects and resells donated items ranging from vintage clothing to antique furniture. Patrons can search for wardrobes, tables, and couches to fill out their home, plates and silverware to stock their empty kitchen, and VCRs to feed their pet robot. All proceeds from the Family Stores support The Salvation Army's San Diego Adult Rehabilitation Center, a 12-step work therapy and faith-based residential and transitional rehabilitation program for men and women dealing with alcohol and substance abuse. The six-month to two-year program is offered to program participants at no cost.
Though the best way to contribute to the organization's mission, especially following natural disasters such as the recent wildfires, is with monetary donations, the Salvation Army accepts donations of used goods and clothing to sell in the network of Family Stores. All sales of these donated items support the funding of the organization's programming. To donate goods, call (800) 728-7825 or visit www.SanDiego.SATruck.org; for monetary donations, call (866) 455-4357, visit www.SanDiego.SalvationArmy.org, or send to The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters, SD Fires, 2320 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101.
With retail locations in more than 50 countries around the world, BoConcept crafts unique and modern Danish furnishings that can be customized to suit one's home. BoConcept's stylish staff embraces a holistic-design approach and offers interior-design services to pair customers with ideal accent pieces of modular floor-art. Host games of Connect Four around a walnut-and-chrome coffee table ($449) or accessorize offices with a pearly white-lacquer table desk ($579). Through its modular design structure, many design elements can be customized to tailor the color, height, handles, and shelving to the client’s preferences. Peruse BoConcept’s menagerie of modular offerings and stock up on sleek and slender floor lamps or other reading prerequisites like armchairs, bookcases, and espresso cups that can fuel hours of late-night studying or mornings spent copying the encyclopedia word for word.
Mixture is a modern and contemporary home furnishings & accessories store that blends playful accent pieces with high-style design elements. Located in a 1940's 2-story, brick warehouse in San Diego's Little Italy, Mixture offers 8,500 sq.ft of modern home furnishings, original art, gifts, cards, candles, books, jewelry...
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.
Walls lined with elegant, vintage pieces reflect the quaint, upscale surroundings of Bella Vista Home & Garden, which equips novice and seasoned decorators with an array of fine furnishings ready-made to complement any home's oversized ego. Illuminate nightstands or fallout shelters with any of more than 50 lamps, such as the 27-inch twisted table lamp ($85), anchored by iceberry braids. Or keep fires creatively contained with an antique brown iron fireplace screen ($92). Alfresco statues ($45) and other angelic garden accessories garner the envy of neighbors and inspire burglars to become horticulturalists. Meanwhile, custom-made pillows ($79) can add elegance to dreams and oil paintings ($69) can increase walls' self-worth. Those seeking interior magic without sawing their couch in half can enlist the wizardry of Bella Vista Home & Garden's free, in-home design consultations.