Stop in to these design shops to see why Pasadena’s Green Street promenade is becoming known as Pasadena’s Design District.
BY: Sara Smola
The Sofa Company
The light-filled, loft-like Sofa Company’s Pasadena showroom is a great way to experience the simple but clean looks. As one of Los Angeles’ leading custom upholstery manufacturers, you’ll be in good hands when it comes to furnishing your space. The Sofa Company’s motto of “You design it, we build it!” rings true to the fun and easy method for customers to create the one of a kind piece of their dreams. Choose from over 50 different styles that allow you to create infinite possibilities by customizing the configuration, size and fabric of your choosing.
100 W. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91105, 626.316.1214 or thesofaco.com
Design Within Reach
For those with a taste of mid-century modern, Design Within Reach offers a generous selection of modern furniture, lighting and accessories with acclaimed designers like Le Corbusier, Charles and Ray Eames, and Philippe Starck—just to name a few of the top designers whose styles are featured. It’s clean design at its finest and both aesthetically pleasing and accessible. Design Within Reach’s Studio Proprietor Jennifer Lewi notes, “We love Pasadena! With its mix of artists, academics, Craftsman enthusiasts and international clients we serve a diverse and vibrant community. Green Street is becoming the new Design District in Pasadena. With the addition of Roche Bobois, Farrow and Ball, and Palmpring, now more than ever it’s well worth dropping by.”
60 W. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91105, 626.432.6700 or dwr.com
Molteni & C/DADA Flagship Store
Just last year, Molteni & C opened their doors to the Pasadena community. This luxurious Italian family-owned furniture brand started back in 1934 with an emphasis on creating designs that would stand the test of time and would always be in style—nothing overly trendy or gaudy for Molteni & C. The brand has stayed true with their aesthetic to this day, creating elegantly tasteful designs for your space, whether it be your closet, bathroom, living room or bedroom.
163 W. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91105, 626.473.0343 or molteni.it
Sofa U Love
In case the name didn’t give it away, this USA-based, family-run furniture business knows their sofas and strives for quality in all of their designs—making a point to offer a lifetime warrantee on their crafted hardwood frames. The classic designs are regularly featured on Home and Garden Television, as well as showcased in hotels, restaurants and magazines. With over 1,000 fabrics to choose from for your sofa, pillows, chaise, sofa table or sectionals, Sofa U Love has you covered—literally. Even if you’re not looking to invest in a brand new sofa but are ready for a design change, bring your current furniture in for a facelift by one of Sofa U Love’s reupholstering experts.
111 W. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91105, 626.844.0054 or sofaulove.com
Specializing in high-end contemporary furniture, French design company, Roche Bobois, is a must stop for any design enthusiast looking to make a statement in their home or workspace. Working with both emerging and world-renowned designers, Roche Bobois’s stunning designs cater to a variety of clientele in search of the perfect design piece. Each made to order exclusive furniture design is crafted to perfection in European workshops to preserve the integrity of the works.
33 W. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91105, 626.618.6210 or roche-bobois.com
Run by Pasadena interior design guru and blogger, Jeanne Chung’s newest creative venture is a carefully curated, upscale boutique filled with fabulous finds for the home. Cozy•Stylish•Chic’s wares include everything you need to create the inviting and stylish interior of your dreams—from offerings of custom upholstery, wall coverings and flooring to bedding and vintage finds. Chung travels all over the world, scouring for one of a kind treasures that will have all your friends and houseguests asking, “Where did you get that?”
89 W. Dayton St., Pasadena, CA, 626.714.7040 or cozystylishchic.com