When speaking with Bay Area designers, architects and artists for our blog post, 2017 Home Design Trends from Bay Area Designers, we learned one very important lesson: the most important design trend of 2017 is to stand out from the crowd and break away from tradition. In other words, be unapologetically you!
There’s no better place to find stand-out pieces than Etsy — the hub of handmade, individually designed and one-of-a-kind works of art. Throw in local San Francisco artists and we’re on our way to creating the home and the style of your dreams!
To help you on your home design journey, we rounded up the best of San Francisco Etsy shops — each one offering furniture, art and decor you won’t find anywhere else. Check out our favorites and feel free to fall in love with a table, a sofa or a serving tray — we won’t judge.
Photo courtesy of Jeremiah Collection and Ernest Hon
Jeremiah Nielson and the team at Jeremiah Collection create every piece of furniture by hand, showcasing timeless design and style. Each piece is made of solid wood with a hand applied finish to let the natural beauty of the wood shine. Peruse the designs in the Etsy shop or on their website then stop by their brick and mortar location in SoMa! You can also get updates about new designs by following Jeremiah Collection on Instagram!
Photo courtesy of Norwegian Wood
Norwegian Wood has been selling their eclectic mix of home goods, clothing and jewelry on Etsy since the early days in 2008. Though it started with fashion, owner Angie Johnson was soon inspired to delve into the textile and furniture industry. In her Etsy shop and on her website, you’ll find pillows, wall decor, refurbished vintage chairs, hanging planters and more!
Photos courtesy of Making Mid Century Mod
Shop owner Heather began Making Mid Century Mod when her passion for furniture, color and creation became more than just a hobby. In her shop, you’ll find upcycled, recycled and repurposed items all picked and painted by hand. Add a pop of color and style to your home decor!
Photos courtesy of MIKOL
At MIKOL, the focus is marble. They create primarily fashion and accessory items with real marble using a refined method so it doesn’t have the heft and complexity we’re used to seeing in huge marble furniture. We love when they apply this same method to household items — including serving trays, luxurious tables and this gorgeous fiberglass, wood and marble stool! Check out their website to learn more and see even more products.
Photos courtesy of Kirk McGuire Sculpture
Kirk McGuire creates museum-quality art sculptures and sculpture tables. First, he sculpts the originals, molds them, and pours waxes from each mold. After the wax work, he delivers them to a foundry in Monterey where they cast each piece. Once he picks it up and finishes the process, your art piece is ready to wow! Often inspired by the ocean, his pieces are ideal for luxe, modern and beach-themed interiors, but merge well in any environment. Check out his Etsy shop and his website for more information.
Photo courtesy of Evans Woodshop Design
Owner and creator Matthew Evans merges his architectural education with a passion for the client-designer relationship to ensure every piece at Evans Woodshop Design meets the needs and dreams of every customer. You’ll be bringing a true piece of the Bay into your home because every item is made with reclaimed wood collected and purchased throughout the region! For more swoon-worthy decor, check out their Instagram @evanswoodshopdesign.
Photo courtesy of Bay Window Sofas
The story behind Bay Window Sofas is one you’ll only hear from a San Francisco local. After living in and visiting various SF homes and apartments through his childhood and adulthood, owner Conor Mehan realized there wasn’t a sofa design that fit perfectly with the ever popular bay window. Embarking on a year-long study of various bay window configurations, the BWS team developed two templates for a multitude of sofa designs — and both are compatible with nearly 95% of San Francisco’s bay windows!
Photo courtesy of Go-Shelves
Go-Shelves are designed for movers, shakers and anyone who needs a place to store books, movies, art — you name it. The shelves themselves are made from low emission, U.S. made Plywood and assembled with lightweight metal stands of American made steel. This modular design can be transformed to fit any space and any style as it’s lightweight, elegant and can enhance any decor! Learn more about the functionality of these pieces on the Go-Shelves website.
Photos courtesy of Pallets and Planks
Rustic is the name of the game at Pallets and Planks. Each piece of furniture is original and uniquely designed, handcrafted with reclaimed wood, and iron to create a stand-out statement piece every time. Wine barrel tables, storage, coffee tables, stools and dining sets — you’ll find something for every room in your home!
Photo courtesy of James and Pia and Pia Soy
James and Pia are a husband and wife team living, designing and creating right here in San Francisco. After creating pieces for their own home and getting so much positive feedback, they decided to open up their own shop. Now, you can bring home an accessory for your wardrobe or homemade with wood, leather, copper and more. We especially love the copper pipe floor and table lamps!
Photo courtesy of J Rusten Furniture
Designer Jared Rusten is a champion of the modern aesthetics from the mid-twentieth century, drawn to them by the clear, minimal forms which inherently showcase the beauty of natural wood. With this in mind, he creates one-of-a-kind items with designs you won’t find anywhere else. Occasionally, he even highlights knotholes, cracks and mineral streaking in celebration of the organic nature of the material. We especially love the California Coffee Table! Check out the website for even more.
Let us know which homewares you fell in love with and which ones you’re bringing home. If you have a favorite San Francisco Etsy shop, feel free to share it with us!