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SF’s best furniture and home design shops

Reignite your apartment or home with a small refresh or total makeover at these shops specializing in furniture and home decor

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In a perfect world, people would wait in line for Mel Rice Ceramica bowls or handmade quilts at March SF rather than the latest food trend. While everyone comes equipped with tastebuds, too few are born with taste, which is why we've come up with a list of the best design and furniture stores in San Francisco.

All of the stores on this list are small, independently-curated boutiques. At each one, peruse or window shop everything from light fixtures and sofas to taxidermied mice and carnivorous plants. There’s even a place here to help get your home—and you—smelling good.

Put these places on your radar, stat, especially if you just pared down your life per Marie Kondo’s advice. After all, minimalism is out; now is the time unleash the inner maximalist crying out for more.

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General Store

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Everything is artisan at the General Store in the Outer Sunset. Their specialty is thoughtful, functional design. If you are looking for tableware, accessories, or clothing that looks like it belongs in Kinfolk magazine (which they sell), this is it.

Avenues Dry Goods

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The Outer Sunset's newest addition is also making the biggest splash. Avenues Dry Goods carries local goods that are useful and practical—but also fun and at a price point that's fitting for the neighborhood. Candles, wall art, plants, and home accents can all be found inside this Irving Street gem.

Past Perfect

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Past Perfect has two locations (the other is at 854 Stanyan), but our favorite is their newish Outer Richmond outpost. There are 30 vintage dealers here, and the goods range from midcentury furniture, to Hollywood Regency, to industrial. In short, there's something for every style.

St. Frank

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This Presidio Heights oasis, which was recently renovated, sources and sells textiles created by artisans from around the world. An ideal spot for framed prints, cowhide pillows, and even bundles for sage (only $7 a pop) for smudging away bad energy.

Baboo SF

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This showroom is about international design. It brings a global collection of furniture and accessories together in one minimalist space. Many pieces have a fun twist, i.e. sheep statues and felt ottomans that look like stones.

Anthem Home

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Anthem is an ode to luxury goods. They have fine furniture, accessories, and serving ware. Now that their new store, Anthem Bed + Bath, has opened a couple of doors down, there are more offerings for the private rooms in your house.

The Future Perfect

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This store knows how to edit. Meaning, they don't have a crowded showroom, but everything that's there is exquisite. There's modern furniture, lighting, and accessories.

March SF

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Some call it a high-end culinary supply store, others call it church. March SF is geared at outfitting your kitchen. From stovetop to tabletop, you'll be able to find a wide array of goods for your home or to gift to a culinary-savvy friend. Don't miss their array of Italian splatterware—in a variety of hues—which is a great start to weaning yourself off minimalism.

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Sue Fisher King

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Sue Fisher King is traditional class. There are elegant plates, luxe bedding, fine linens, books, and notecards. All is old-school cool.

Rare Device

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This small corner shop on Divisadero has blossomed from a quaint gift shop to a destination for small-batch ceramics. The Memphis group-inspired vases by Oregon-based outfit the Granite are must-haves. And the current installation by Anastasia Tumanova, whose indigo plats adorn the walls, shouldn’t be missed. While you’re there, be sure to pick up a tin mug featuring Orla Kiely’s oval flower print.

ZGO Perfumery

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Not only does this Castro store offer some of the world’s greatest indie perfumes (you can find scents like Amouage Fate or New York Intense, which both received five-star ratings from noted fumeheads Tania Sanchez and Luca Turin), but it also comes with scented candles, incenses, room sprays, and diffusers. After all, your home should smell as good as it looks.

Cliff's Variety

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This is San Francisco's favorite hardware store. You'll find the tools, nuts, and bolts that are standard at most hardware outlets. But here you also have holiday items, novelties, cookware, and toys. Next door at Cliff's Annex, there are home accessories, fabric, craft materials, and lots of feather boas. Legendary.

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Super Simple

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The downstairs neighbor of vintage powerhouse, Black & Gold, Super Simple keeps it mostly contemporary and, well, simple. Simple as in clean lines and straightforward forms. There's a lot of handmade accessories and cool furniture here.

This two-level warehouse of furniture, art, and accessories could be considered the mother of all vintage stores. Spending a couple of hours browsing here is like shopping an entire antique district. Each visit will reveal new things. From the roaring '20s to midcentury, this gallery isn't stuck in a particular decade. The curation here is second to none. (Don't miss Star Wars/disco bathroom upstairs.)

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Minimal

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This Hayes Valley store offers Scandinavian accents for those who still cherish the minimalistic lifestyle, from lighting, to chairs, to kitchen goods.

Farnsworth

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This store has a midcentury mod collection of art, furniture, accessories, and lighting. Whoever puts it together, does it with style.

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Harrington Galleries

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Neighborhood staple dating back to 1966, Harrington Galleries offers an array of vintage sofas, chairs, tables, lighting, rugs, and more. Styles range from midcentury (of course) to contemporary. A great place to pore over all the looks mixed together.

Paxton Gate

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This is a store that takes the wonders of the natural world and brings them inside. There's everything from carnivorous plants, to skulls, to rocks, to gems, to taxidermy mice dressed as Carmen Miranda. (Psst, though zany and offbeat, Paxton Gate's landscaping services are both elegant and refined.)

Aldea Home + Baby

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Room, kitchen, outdoor spaces, and nursery. Each zone is kitted out with a cooly curated collection of furniture, accessories, and gifts.

Jay Jeffers—the Store

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Designer Jay Jeffers has a brick-and-mortar in the Tendernob. It features cohesive luxury items that mix contemporary, vintage and antique furnishings. In addition to being an incredible design store, it’s also regularly used for dinner parties and soirees hosted by Jay Jeffers and his husband and director of brand development, Michael Purdy.

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Succulence

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This store has an abundance of plants (mostly succulents, air plants, and cacti), containers, and home accessories. Enter the door and your inner gardener awakens. Luckily there are classes and helpful pros to school would-be landscape architects in the art of terrarium making.

Back to the Picture

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Are you still hanging up posters and graphic art with thumbtacks? Tsk, tsk. (That's almost as bad as still using halogen torch lamps.) It's time to act like the stylish adult you are and frame those beauties. Back to the Picture has three locations (the other two at 1160 Fourth Street and 934 Valencia) in San Francisco.

Adeeni Design Galerie

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Adeeni Design Group specializes in high-end residential and commercial interiors with an eye toward whimsical yet polished goodies. It offers European Modernist art, furniture, and lighting from both boutique brands and its own private label line.

Heath Ceramics

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The Mission District Heath showroom is so much more than a tile store. There's furniture, cookware, accessories, and even Tartine Manufactory eatery around the corner. All this, and awesome tile too. The place to go for choice ceramics, Heath also has a store in the San Francisco Ferry Building.

Schein and Schein Antique Maps and Prints

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When we wrote about this store, we described it as smelling like chocolate, cigars, and vanilla. According to Jimmie Schein, the aroma comes from the 15,000-plus maps, prints, and books in the store. They have maps from around the world, but many show old San Francisco.

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Scheuer Linens

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Scheuer Linens has been around since 1935, and it's full of luxe linens, bedding, towels, soaps, and lotions.

McGuire Furniture

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Home decor shop offering fine handmade indoor and outdoor furnishings with a casual bent. But bring your wallet; this place specialized in downright gorgeous, high-end home furnishings. And their new showroom in the Design District is nothing short of glorious.

Coup D'Etat

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This is a store with a super-stylish perspective. You'll find an impeccably curated inventory of eclectic vintage furnishings and art. Their light fixtures, especially their chandelier varieties, deserve a second and third look.

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Big Daddy's Antiques

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If a store has the words "Big Daddy’s" before the word "antiques" in its name, you know it's not a run-of-the-mill dealer of old items. This store has unique antique, vintage, and reproduction items with an industrial or quirky bent.

HD Buttercup

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This eastern SoMa staple is more than a furniture showroom—featuring some of the most whimsical high-end pieces in the city—it’s also an amusement park of inspiration. One could get lost in this store via the vast array of items ranging from midcentury designs and vintage accents to contemporary pieces and one-of-a-kind bonkers gems. Think color, patterns, and more. An ideal place for people looking to escape the minimalist doldrums.

Industrious Life

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We love this Dogpatch boutique that's filled with industrial and agrarian artifacts (old tools and implements), cool vintage pieces, and beautiful handmade items.

Dogfork Lamp Arts

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There's a reason the word "arts" is in the name of this store. This is lighting as fine art, and the lamps and light fixtures have a delightfully creative bent.

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General Store

Everything is artisan at the General Store in the Outer Sunset. Their specialty is thoughtful, functional design. If you are looking for tableware, accessories, or clothing that looks like it belongs in Kinfolk magazine (which they sell), this is it.

Avenues Dry Goods

The Outer Sunset's newest addition is also making the biggest splash. Avenues Dry Goods carries local goods that are useful and practical—but also fun and at a price point that's fitting for the neighborhood. Candles, wall art, plants, and home accents can all be found inside this Irving Street gem.

Past Perfect

Past Perfect has two locations (the other is at 854 Stanyan), but our favorite is their newish Outer Richmond outpost. There are 30 vintage dealers here, and the goods range from midcentury furniture, to Hollywood Regency, to industrial. In short, there's something for every style.

St. Frank

This Presidio Heights oasis, which was recently renovated, sources and sells textiles created by artisans from around the world. An ideal spot for framed prints, cowhide pillows, and even bundles for sage (only $7 a pop) for smudging away bad energy.

Baboo SF

This showroom is about international design. It brings a global collection of furniture and accessories together in one minimalist space. Many pieces have a fun twist, i.e. sheep statues and felt ottomans that look like stones.

Anthem Home

Anthem is an ode to luxury goods. They have fine furniture, accessories, and serving ware. Now that their new store, Anthem Bed + Bath, has opened a couple of doors down, there are more offerings for the private rooms in your house.

The Future Perfect

This store knows how to edit. Meaning, they don't have a crowded showroom, but everything that's there is exquisite. There's modern furniture, lighting, and accessories.

March SF

Some call it a high-end culinary supply store, others call it church. March SF is geared at outfitting your kitchen. From stovetop to tabletop, you'll be able to find a wide array of goods for your home or to gift to a culinary-savvy friend. Don't miss their array of Italian splatterware—in a variety of hues—which is a great start to weaning yourself off minimalism.

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Sue Fisher King

Sue Fisher King is traditional class. There are elegant plates, luxe bedding, fine linens, books, and notecards. All is old-school cool.

Rare Device

This small corner shop on Divisadero has blossomed from a quaint gift shop to a destination for small-batch ceramics. The Memphis group-inspired vases by Oregon-based outfit the Granite are must-haves. And the current installation by Anastasia Tumanova, whose indigo plats adorn the walls, shouldn’t be missed. While you’re there, be sure to pick up a tin mug featuring Orla Kiely’s oval flower print.

ZGO Perfumery

Not only does this Castro store offer some of the world’s greatest indie perfumes (you can find scents like Amouage Fate or New York Intense, which both received five-star ratings from noted fumeheads Tania Sanchez and Luca Turin), but it also comes with scented candles, incenses, room sprays, and diffusers. After all, your home should smell as good as it looks.

Cliff's Variety

This is San Francisco's favorite hardware store. You'll find the tools, nuts, and bolts that are standard at most hardware outlets. But here you also have holiday items, novelties, cookware, and toys. Next door at Cliff's Annex, there are home accessories, fabric, craft materials, and lots of feather boas. Legendary.

A post shared by John Gidding (@johngidding) on

Super Simple

The downstairs neighbor of vintage powerhouse, Black & Gold, Super Simple keeps it mostly contemporary and, well, simple. Simple as in clean lines and straightforward forms. There's a lot of handmade accessories and cool furniture here.

Stuff

The interior of a furniture store in San Francisco. There are various furniture and design items. There is a sign with large orange letters that reads: Stuff. Photo by Brock Keeling

This two-level warehouse of furniture, art, and accessories could be considered the mother of all vintage stores. Spending a couple of hours browsing here is like shopping an entire antique district. Each visit will reveal new things. From the roaring '20s to midcentury, this gallery isn't stuck in a particular decade. The curation here is second to none. (Don't miss Star Wars/disco bathroom upstairs.)

The interior of a furniture store in San Francisco. There are various furniture and design items. There is a sign with large orange letters that reads: Stuff. Photo by Brock Keeling

Minimal

This Hayes Valley store offers Scandinavian accents for those who still cherish the minimalistic lifestyle, from lighting, to chairs, to kitchen goods.

Farnsworth

This store has a midcentury mod collection of art, furniture, accessories, and lighting. Whoever puts it together, does it with style.

A post shared by Farnsworth (@farnsworthmodern) on

Harrington Galleries

Neighborhood staple dating back to 1966, Harrington Galleries offers an array of vintage sofas, chairs, tables, lighting, rugs, and more. Styles range from midcentury (of course) to contemporary. A great place to pore over all the looks mixed together.

Paxton Gate

This is a store that takes the wonders of the natural world and brings them inside. There's everything from carnivorous plants, to skulls, to rocks, to gems, to taxidermy mice dressed as Carmen Miranda. (Psst, though zany and offbeat, Paxton Gate's landscaping services are both elegant and refined.)

Aldea Home + Baby

Room, kitchen, outdoor spaces, and nursery. Each zone is kitted out with a cooly curated collection of furniture, accessories, and gifts.

Jay Jeffers—the Store

The interior of a furniture store in San Francisco. There are tables and shelves stocked with various design objects and furniture items.

Designer Jay Jeffers has a brick-and-mortar in the Tendernob. It features cohesive luxury items that mix contemporary, vintage and antique furnishings. In addition to being an incredible design store, it’s also regularly used for dinner parties and soirees hosted by Jay Jeffers and his husband and director of brand development, Michael Purdy.

The interior of a furniture store in San Francisco. There are tables and shelves stocked with various design objects and furniture items.

Succulence

This store has an abundance of plants (mostly succulents, air plants, and cacti), containers, and home accessories. Enter the door and your inner gardener awakens. Luckily there are classes and helpful pros to school would-be landscape architects in the art of terrarium making.

Back to the Picture

Are you still hanging up posters and graphic art with thumbtacks? Tsk, tsk. (That's almost as bad as still using halogen torch lamps.) It's time to act like the stylish adult you are and frame those beauties. Back to the Picture has three locations (the other two at 1160 Fourth Street and 934 Valencia) in San Francisco.

Adeeni Design Galerie

Adeeni Design Group specializes in high-end residential and commercial interiors with an eye toward whimsical yet polished goodies. It offers European Modernist art, furniture, and lighting from both boutique brands and its own private label line.

Heath Ceramics

The Mission District Heath showroom is so much more than a tile store. There's furniture, cookware, accessories, and even Tartine Manufactory eatery around the corner. All this, and awesome tile too. The place to go for choice ceramics, Heath also has a store in the San Francisco Ferry Building.

Schein and Schein Antique Maps and Prints

When we wrote about this store, we described it as smelling like chocolate, cigars, and vanilla. According to Jimmie Schein, the aroma comes from the 15,000-plus maps, prints, and books in the store. They have maps from around the world, but many show old San Francisco.

A post shared by Schein & Schein (@scheinmaps) on

Scheuer Linens

Scheuer Linens has been around since 1935, and it's full of luxe linens, bedding, towels, soaps, and lotions.

McGuire Furniture

Home decor shop offering fine handmade indoor and outdoor furnishings with a casual bent. But bring your wallet; this place specialized in downright gorgeous, high-end home furnishings. And their new showroom in the Design District is nothing short of glorious.

Coup D'Etat

This is a store with a super-stylish perspective. You'll find an impeccably curated inventory of eclectic vintage furnishings and art. Their light fixtures, especially their chandelier varieties, deserve a second and third look.

A post shared by COUP D'ETAT (@coupdetatsf) on

Big Daddy's Antiques

If a store has the words "Big Daddy’s" before the word "antiques" in its name, you know it's not a run-of-the-mill dealer of old items. This store has unique antique, vintage, and reproduction items with an industrial or quirky bent.

HD Buttercup

This eastern SoMa staple is more than a furniture showroom—featuring some of the most whimsical high-end pieces in the city—it’s also an amusement park of inspiration. One could get lost in this store via the vast array of items ranging from midcentury designs and vintage accents to contemporary pieces and one-of-a-kind bonkers gems. Think color, patterns, and more. An ideal place for people looking to escape the minimalist doldrums.

Industrious Life

We love this Dogpatch boutique that's filled with industrial and agrarian artifacts (old tools and implements), cool vintage pieces, and beautiful handmade items.

Dogfork Lamp Arts

There's a reason the word "arts" is in the name of this store. This is lighting as fine art, and the lamps and light fixtures have a delightfully creative bent.