If the space you live in doesn’t spark that essential joy, run to a home furnishing store post haste! While you might be craving a complete overhaul of your dining room or thinking of dropping a grand piano into your living room, sometimes you only need a few welcoming potted plants to sprinkle by the front door or a throw pillow to hug at the end of a long day. But who best to entrust the design to? Worry no more, for we have the answer to your dilemma! The 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is Summer House (pictured above). For the rest of the Marin Magazine‘s Best of Marin County Home Furnishing picks see below.
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We’ve broken it down by region: Southern, Central, and Northern Marin.
Endlessly inspired by nature, Salt is obsessed with finding the balance of form and function. With each collection, they aim to bring a sense of well-being from the natural world, into home and daily life. Their current curation is inspired by a cross of Nordic and Japanese design and the beauty of Marin. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
42 Caledonia St, Sausalito, 415.494.8070
Between a downtown location and an additional showroom, Summer House presents the intersection of style and lifestyle. This business’ 30 years of treasure hunting have resulted in a collection designed to inject spirit into a home. Make sure to check out the curated showroom for larger pieces and the downtown location for anything on the smaller side. If you’re looking for more comfortably rustic than clean and sharp, Summer House is likely to have the unique item you’ve been searching for. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday.
57 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, 415.383.0157
Known for quality, upscale style, and range of home design products and services, Restoration Hardware now has locations nationwide. The Corte Madera RH Gallery is a beautiful three-story show-room complete with design services, a restaurant, and a wine bar. Open daily 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
1750 Redwood Hwy, Corte Madera, 628.266.2040
Hudson Grace has absolutely everything, and you can bet that they’ll have it in at least three different colors. Flatware, deck chairs, or bed sheets; nothing is left out at Hudson Grace and everything is of the highest quality. Even if all you’re looking for is a scented candle, excellent service and customer satisfaction is still guaranteed. Their wedding registry services are also a boon for any bride and groom that wants to keep things simple. Hours are 10a.m. – 6p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11a.m. – 5p.m. Sunday.
2403 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur, 415.459.7400
Whether you’re looking for that shiny new kitchen item, cute throw pillows, or live plants, Sprig has it all in a shop that’s more like a lifestyle destination than just another furniture store. It’s chic, contemporary, and, above all else, California modern. The colors and textures of the California landscape inspire every piece Sprig offers. The shop’s specialty very much lies in smaller pieces, such as beautiful wooden cheese boards and fragrant candles to make your living room smell like a rose garden. Hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday to Sunday.
1826 4th St., San Rafael, 415.758.7100
Since its opening in 1977, Sunrise has been mixing it up. They straddle the line between small and artsy, and polished and branded. The 30,300 square foot showrooms contain the usual gorgeous stock from Ralph Lauren and American Leather right next to Annie B designs made exclusively for Sunrise. The designers offer a personal touch with whatever zhuzhing up you need, from providing feedback on photos you bring in to even making a house call to get a real feel for your space. For an experience more creative than you thought big-name brands could provide, check out Sunrise. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday.
831 B St., San Rafael, 415.456.3939
Buttercup Home helps create beautiful and livable spaces that reflect clients style with their tried-and-true-processes. Their services range from full scale design, furnishing and décor, in-shop-styling, and second home and Airbnb Services. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
366 Ignacio Blvd, Novato, 415.506.4444