Remodeling in Vallejo

$50 for $100 Groupon — Mattress By Appt

Mattress By Appt

Pittsburg

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 or $200 Worth of Fine Art and Antiques from Arader Galleries

Arader Galleries

Jackson Square San Francisco

$100 $50

Shoppers decorate their walls with antique maps, natural history prints, watercolors, and portraits

Custom Framing at Paul Mahder Gallery (Up to 61% Off)

Paul Mahder Gallery

Presidio Heights

$125 $49

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Custom framers preserve a wide range of keepsakes and offer complementary onsite consultations

$96 for $175 Worth of Interior-Decorating Consulting — Garnish - Design Studio and Decor

Garnish - Design Studio And Decor

Redeem from Home

$175 $96

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$125 for One-Hour In-Home Interior Design Consultation from Pepe-Lunché Designs ($300 Value)

Pepe-Lunché Designs

On Location

$300 $125

Interior designer, who has been featured in design magazines, descends upon homes to plan a new look for the area of your choice

$40 for $100 Worth of Custom Picture Framing at Framed and Cornered

Framed and Cornered

San Francisco

$100 $40

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Custom picture framing

$45 for $100 Worth of Outdoor Furniture — Bay Area Patio

Bay Area Sofa

Newark

$100 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Moroccan Home Decor at Casablanca Market (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Casablanca Market

Mountain View

$30 $15

Handmade, colorful, imported Moroccan furniture and decorations breathe new life into living spaces

$60 for $134 Worth of Studio Photography — Bay Graphics

Bay Graphics

Sunnyvale

$134 $60

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$8 for $16 Worth of Gifts and Merchandise at HLC Hallmark

HLC Hallmark

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Cards, clothing, and storybooks make for perfect gifts

One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $100 Towards Furniture at One Stop Furniture (50% Off)

One Stop Furniture

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

Peruse two 10,000-square-foot showrooms filled with furniture from brands like Ashley and Williams, and mattresses by Simmons and Serta

$15 for $30 Groupon — A Home Away From Home Thrifty Boutique

A Home Away From Home Thrifty Boutique

Tahoe Park

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$59 for a 60-Minute Photo Shoot with Prints and Digital Images from Dennis Jones Affordable Portraits ($450 Value)

Dennis Jones Affordable Portraits

On Location

$450 $59

Skilled photographer captures the uniqueness of his subjects during 90-minute on-location photo shoots

14"x17" or 18"x24" Keepsake Drawing Done in Pencil from EFV Design (57% Off)

EFV Design

On Location

$150 $65

Skilled artist crafts stunning pencil keepsake from photo

$50 for $300 Toward Replacement Windows and Doors from Renewal by Andersen of Sacramento

Renewal by Andersen of Sacramento

Redeem from Home

$300 $50

Expert installers outfit homes with high-performance windows and doors that seamlessly match rooms' existing aesthetics

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Far more than an emporium of colorful textile patterns, Urban Burp holds over 5 tons of vintage fabric dating back to the early 20th century, collecting original vintage threads that weave memory and nostalgia into their very fabric. The studio takes its unusual name from the intense experience of recognition that seeing and touching a piece of familiar pattern can bring. "All that emotion has been shoved down into the lower chakras and all of a sudden it takes one piece of fabric to bring you back to that place," owner Electra Skilandat told The San Francisco Chronicle. She continues to elicit that response with bolts of cloth decorated with the floral designs and abstract art of the 1920s, or the bold color mixtures and fractal patterns that were popular in the ‘50s and ‘60s.

Skilandat traces her love affair with textile design back to her childhood in Boston, where her mother lovingly hand-crafted all of her clothes for school and play. Over the years, Electra amassed a collection of over 1,000 bolts of fabric and experience in interior decor. After the death of her only son, she rediscovered her creative instincts, opening the fabric shop with upholstery and drapery services that would precede Urban Burp's stunning display of warp and weft. As guests peruse the studio's ample supply of original vintage pictorial and patterned designs, sewing patterns, and notions, Skilandat unfurls her decades of wisdom during interior decor consultations.

200 S Garrard Blvd
Pt Richmond,
CA
US

For more than 29 years, the shelves and displays of AFTOSA have brimmed with both popular and hard-to-find art supplies. Specializing in ceramics, AFTOSA's staffers decorate the venue with clay-based works of art from various artists, and offer a variety of products, including ceramic, polymer, and resin, as well as books on ceramic design and tools such as pottery sealants and turntables.

Along with ceramic gear, AFTOSA equips customers with premade wood and metal tile products, glazes, and display products.

1776 Wright Ave
Richmond,
CA
US

Since 1976, the environmentally conscious staff at The Futon Shop has stocked futons, furniture, and frames built from chemical-free cotton, natural latex, and hybrid soy foam, among other virtuous ingredients. Cushy mattresses, vibrantly shaded futon covers, and platform beds preserve the earth’s bounty as effectively as they accommodate human bodies and under-the-bed monsters. Homeowners can also illuminate domiciles with eco-friendly Eangee lamps, which have a carbon footprint of nearly zero and are manufactured by workers who earn a living wage. Even little ones can enjoy the environmentalist furnishings by napping on an organic crib mattress nestled in a bunny white baby crib.

548 Contra Costa Blvd
Pleasant Hill,
CA
US

Moe's Books tempts readers with a massive selection of more than 200,000 used, new, and rare books . Named for the firebrand founder Moe Moskowitz, the four-story space sits blocks from the Berkeley campus, a location that's played a significant role in shaping the store's vibe. The shop has sheltered anti-war protestors, hosted readings, and put on events such as midnight Pynchon releases with Pynchon-themed snacks, drinks, and anti-interview shrouds. Today, the spot continues to attract book lovers, who remain free to peruse the ever-changing stock or sell back their own books in order to even out collections or wobbling tables.

2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US

The dedicated framers at Artistic Expert Picture Framing protect artwork, personal photographs, and mementos with a vast array of shapes and moldings that prepare them for display. The framers walk customers through the creative, and often confusing, process, consulting with clients before custom-sizing the frame or shadow box to fit paintings or war medals of any size. Conservation grade materials, such as acid-free archival paper and UV-protecting glass, ensure timeless treasures keep guarded against fading and bleeding.

1975 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley,
CA
US

Since the shop opened in 1974, Frame-O-Rama's team has mastered all sorts of techniques to preserve family photos, works of art, and other frame-able objects. "We've framed ceremonial objects such as christening gowns and shoes, and African walking sticks. My personal favorite was a signed Willie Mays baseball with a signed and mounted print of him playing stickball back in Brooklyn," Frame-O-Rama manager Matt Miller said in an interview with SFGate.

See below for more details on their various techniques.

  • Closed-Corner Handcrafted Frames: Closed-corner frames are Frame-O-Rama's specialty, as the staff makes the frame moulding out of hardwood or gold and silver. They do everything by hand, including carving wood or leafing metal.
  • Leather-Wrapped Moulding: These frames arrive from Peru?Frame-O-Rama's team adds custom touches, such as stitches or cowboy buckles.
  • Shadow Boxes: Pretty much anything that doesn't require refrigeration or frequent human contact can go in one of Frame-O-Rama's shadow boxes. Framing bugs, sports jerseys, and wedding bouquets are just a few possibilities
  • Matting and glass: Frame-O-Rama uses museum-quality materials, including UV-blocking glass and matting wrapped in all sorts of materials, such as linen or velvet.

2999 College Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US