At the family-owned A Star Furniture, furnishing experts stock a 10,000-square-foot warehouse with thousands of brand-new, modern items to complete bedroom, dining room, living room, and office décor. Crafted from quality fabrics and materials such as rubber wood and Malaysian oak, each item is carefully inspected upon arrival for structural integrity and concealed remote-control battery covers. In the showroom, sofa sleepers ($499+), room dividers ($69+), and futons ($199+) lounge on top of artful area rugs ($159+) bursting with modern and classic patterns.
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.
LA Popular's friendly staff welcomes browsers while its upbeat owner is on hand to answer questions about adopting new furniture and assimilating it into decorated homes. Sleep enthusiasts can stack supreme- or deluxe-model twin mattresses ($69.99–$99.99) on cream or dark wood bunk beds ($299.99) to maximize sleeping space for Andy Griffith Show–themed pajama parties, while aspiring Astaires get sturdy Portsmouth five-piece dining-room sets to practice tap dancing on 42-inch-diameter dark wooden tabletops ($399.99).
For more than 30 years, Diamond Foam & Fabric has been outfitting diversely skilled designers and decorators with an arsenal of fabrics, upholstery, cushions, custom drapery, and more. Resurface surroundings with exclusive Italian and Belgium designs, quirky patterned prints, or a loomingly large collection of linen fabrics. Extending refurbished beauty across your home, business, or studio-set comes easier with help from Diamond's doting sales professionals and a pair of rubber arms. No need to bring your own scissors; shears are available at the door for quick snips of samples that have inspired interior looks at some of Hollywood's most camera-ready landmarks, including the Chateau Marmont. Selecting styles from thousands of swatches will not result in biopic tragedy, but rather interiors worthy of rave reviews.