Sitting Pretty's team of expert arrangers foster beautiful, eye-seducing interiors with scores of amiable advice and a talent for adapting rooms to fit clients' lifestyles. An informative hour of in-home consultation and design education can help bolster fading walls and spruce up chaotic decorating schemes while revealing that rooms full of mannequin heads do not enhance feng shui. Having honed their skills in commercial hotels and homes of all sizes and shapes, these professional designers are well versed in the world of dashing davenports and incredible credenzas. After a personalized session, prospective rearrangers will have a better understanding of how to make use of their space, open up their rooms, and encourage their children to produce post-modern fridge art.
In LA Furniture’s 20,000-square-foot warehouse is stuffed with home furnishings both trendy and traditional. Pick up a Giovanni table lamp ($129), which will add a flash of antique gold to drab dwellings while enabling you to send Morse-code messages out living-room windows. In-house interior designers can also advise homeowners on how to adorn side tables with three-piece African-motif statues ($149) and can point out upholstered bar stools ($169 each) that will add more seating to living spaces without resorting to beanbag chairs. In LA Furniture also crafts custom-made slipcovers ($825+) and helps clients re-upholster sofas, loveseats, and more to hide stains that cannot be removed with baking soda.
Handmade Galleries LA fills its 5,000 square feet with an ever-rotating supply of cards, home décor, clothing, and eclectic gifts from more than 100 artisans and craftspeople. The perfect stop on the way to a kid's birthday party or a playground inauguration speech, gift givers can choose from 15-inch-tall Cordy Roy animals ($24.95), available in such disparate species as horses, giraffes, and aardvarks.
FrameStore's craftsmen have created more than 250,000 custom frames in the store’s 35-year tenure, designing pieces that now adorn the walls of prestigious institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Ritz-Carlton, and the Walt Disney Company. Professional designers guide FrameStore’s clients through the 2,200 moulding options that can accent paintings and treasured items while adding style and elegance to rooms. The store’s craftsmen then fashion pieces to patron specifications, outfitting frames with classic or museum-quality glass that blocks UV rays from bleaching out images or censoring pictures of the moon. Every piece goes through a 16-point inspection before it is given to patrons, and the team averages a seven-day turnaround on all of its projects.
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.