The Best Home Decor Stores in San Francisco

|August 28, 2019

California living has an iconic flair you can’t find or replicate anywhere else. Here in the Bay Area, that character is defined, developed and evolved through local curators, collectors, artists and entrepreneurs who work tirelessly to gather the best, most luxurious, most comfortable and one-of-a-kind items—both handmade right here and sourced from around the globe. 

In this guide, that’s exactly what you’ll find: a collection that includes global sourcing, sustainable practices, artisanal workmanship and a character that is as unique as our home here in San Francisco.  

Aldea Home & Baby

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Aldea—a name that means small village—is a local home and baby shop first opened in 2005 in the heart of the Mission District. Today, they also operate a second location in Los Angeles and sell products online. In all these places, you can shop a highly curated, hand-picked selection of stylish, eco-friendly nursery pieces, hip decor pieces, fun toys for the family and more. Their inventory prominently features artisans who share the team’s vision of doing good for the community and the world. 

Anthem  

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Inside an old grocery store on Sacramento Street, Anthem was opened in 2008 so owner Janelle Loevner could share her passion for residential design. Today, you can shop an exclusive selection of home decor, tabletop, lighting, furniture, accessories, jewelry and gifts set against a gorgeous backdrop that includes coffered ceilings and Italian limestone floors. To see all of Anthem’s locations, including one in Downtown Menlo Park, click here

Baboo 

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Baboo is a boutique home store dedicated to international handcrafted furniture, decor and jewelry. This handcrafted, curated collection is sourced and inspired by locations all over the world—including Europe, South Africa, Israel and Japan—representing the highest quality materials and products made following strict environmentally friendly standards. To shop online, click here

Coup D’etat 

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Founded in 2001, Coup D’etat is a dynamic, high-end design gallery housed inside a stunning showroom their team completely redesigns several times each year. No matter what the design, you’ll always find an exceptionally curated collection that includes rare, vintage and antique items, represented lines, and select pieces from artisans around the world.

Found by Maja 

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Maja Lithander Smith has long traveled the globe in search of one-of-a-kind pieces to elevate her design work, and Found by Maja is where she can share that global experience with the everyday shopper. The vintage collection is procured from marketplaces and artisans around the globe, including artisans and makers in the under-resourced communities of Morocco, India and beyond. To preview the boutique, click here

The Future Perfect 

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Photo courtesy of Lauren Coleman via The Future Perfect

Founded by David Alhadeff in 2003, The Future Perfect has become one of the world’s foremost contemporary design galleries. Their story started with the original flagship in New York’s NoHo and has expanded to include a new Casa on Manhattan’s West Side, The Complex in San Francisco and Casa Perfect in Beverly Hills. In San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood, The Complex departs from the traditional gallery format for a more immersive feel. Made up of interconnected rooms with an apartment-like space, the design and exclusive exhibitions change frequently. 

General Store 

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A collaboration between Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter, the first General Store opened in 2009 in the Outer Sunset. Today, their growing team also operates a second location in Los Angeles. Here in the city, their inventory is focused on thoughtful, functional design and they offer a welcoming garden gathering space for the community! 

Harrington Galleries

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Photo courtesy of Harrington Galleries

A landmark of the city, Harrington Galleries has been selling furniture in the Mission District for more than five decades. Over the years, they transitioned from selling just high-quality vintage, used and antique furniture to also selling custom, crafted pieces like their San Francisco-inspired, condo-friendly sofas. When you shop in person in the store, you can enjoy the Everyday Sale: all vintage furniture is 20% off and custom floor models are 10% off!

Heath Ceramics 

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In 1948, Edith and Brian Heath began a small-scale pottery business. Today, that project is led by husband and wife team Robin and Cathy, has become one of the most recognized names in pottery and home goods, and is driven by strong core values and a powerful vision. In a human-scale factory where they blend hand and machine, their team crafts American-made products rooted in quality craftsmanship, timelessness and purely good design. You can visit the original location in Sausalito where every piece of Heath dinnerware is made by a team of 40 craftspeople, or shop in the Mission District, the Ferry Building and Los Angeles. 

Hudson Grace 

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The team at Hudson Grace specializes in quintessentially modern serving ware, dinnerware, glassware, flatware, linens, candles and entertaining essentials. With a focus on both beauty and practicality, best friends and proprietors Monelle Totah and Gary McNatton have worked tirelessly since opening their store in 2012 to form the brand’s timeless identity and accessible approach to home design and entertaining.

Jonathan Adler 

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Jonathan Adler is the namesake brand for Jonathan Adler, an author, designer and artist. He left his job to pursue his true passion—pottery—then sold his collection of pots to Barneys in 1993 and opened his first store in Soho five years later. Today, they have locations worldwide, including one right here in San Francisco. There, you’ll find a bright and happy showroom that can inspire and help you to create seriously designed but not-too-serious interiors. 

Maker & Moss

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San Francisco Bay Area home decor stores

Photo courtesy of Maker & Moss

At Maker & Moss, they believe you shouldn’t have to compromise comfort for style. Driven by sustainability, their passion is for artisan-made, sustainably sourced products from small items like small-batch ceramics to their full line of custom furniture. In the showroom and online, you’ll find indoor and outdoor furniture, tabletop pieces, lighting, decor of all kinds, accessories and even maps. 

MARCH

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Photo by Michael Graydon courtesy of MARCH

This gallery-like San Francisco store specializes in items for the kitchen, pantry and table, including large essentials like tables and seating down to the smallest but most important items like designer vinaigrette bowls. In addition to providing the pieces, their team also offers kitchen design services for the full, exquisite treatment. 

McGuire 

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John and Elinor McGuire started their handcrafted, design first furniture studio to capture the essence of casual luxury and define the California lifestyle, indoors and out. Striving to epitomize a true, uplifting feeling of comfort, the team designs and curates pieces that beautifully balance natural materials with luxurious fabrics and subtle details whether you’re looking for living, dining, workspace, bedroom or outdoor essentials. You can find their San Francisco showroom in the Design District, or search their related brands and storefronts here

St. Frank

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San Francisco Bay Area home decor stores

Photo courtesy of Suzanna Scott via St. Frank

To provide beautiful and authentic home luxuries, St. Frank partners with artisans from around the world and shares the story of their incredible work, too. That’s because this San Francisco brand has a mission that goes far past home decor; they work to both economically empower artisans and preserve traditional artisanal craft. So, the artisans who handmake St. Frank’s textiles are members of boutique workshops and artisan collaboratives located in low- and middle-income countries all over the globe. Additionally, small American businesses are responsible for St. Frank’s framing, printing, finishing and signature gold plate production. To see how that mission translates into stunning collections, click here to shop online.

Sue Fisher King 

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Established in 1978, Sue Fisher King has a team driven by curiosity—both their own and the individual curiosities of their customers. As a result, they’ve traveled the world to discover artisanal, crafted works that add beauty and functionality to their ever-changing inventory of home design and decor in every imaginable category. 

Where are you shopping?

In the comments below, tell us about your favorite home decor stores in the Bay Area! 

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