Old Pasadena is home to Restoration Hardware, Crate & Barrel, and Pottery Barn, well known furniture chains that offer well designed pieces. But there’s only so much perusing you can do until you tap out on inspiration and options. Where to turn next? If you don’t want to drive out West to places like CB2 or West Elm, don’t. Stick around Pasadena. Because there are plenty of options here.
First up? Anthropologie. Yes, this is an etherial clothing store with a high price tag. But this store, located on Fair Oaks in Old Pasadena, has loads of home decor items, kitchen goods, furniture, and coffee table books, right in store. Every piece is just like their clothing too—whimsical, unique, and chic. And pricey. But the interesting patterns on their pillows or the perfect amount of shabby chicness on their dinning room tables make the price worth it. Trust me. Even if you purchase just one of their decor/furniture/kitchen items, your home will thank you.
Next is Jacob Maarse. Yes, this florist shop on the corner of Green Street and El Molino is known for its beautiful greens and florals; however, inside their boutique like store, you can find numerous kitchen items, decorative bowls, candle holders, furniture, and more. Walk by Jacob Maarse window displays, and you’ll see.
Then there’s Maude Woods, a charming boutique on Holly Street in Old Pasadena. It’s not an “unlikely” place to find home decor, because, well, that’s pretty much all they sell. But it’s worth the mention in this post. They’ve got beautiful pillows and bedding; plate and glass sets; candles and frames; you name it. Again, it’s a bit pricey. But for the unique items you can find here, you won’t regret it.
(Photo taken from Anthropologie.)