The first interior decorators made do with the materials on hand, adorning abodes with twig chairs, berry-juice murals, and mammoth-tusk refrigerators. Make the most of advancements in décor with today's Groupon: for $49, you get $150 toward furniture at Sitting Pretty in Reseda.
Sitting Pretty's team leads people through a 50,000-square-foot showroom of living-room pieces, bedroom furniture, and dinette sets that add personal accents to homes. Admire the design of an edgy leather dining-room chair ($199), or rotate the seat of a wrought-iron swivel stool ($199) at high speeds until the pivoting axis breaks through the space-time continuum. Premade pieces in a variety of styles, such as a poker-game table ($1,199), can be scooped up on-site, and the off-site Design Center works closely with clients to craft personalized pieces by in-house finishers, upholsters, and furniture carvers trained in whittling giant sequoias.