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April 25, 2003
Sarah Whitcomb Antiques & Restoration specializes in furniture repair and restoration. Thomas -- our master furniture builder -- has been in this trade for more than 30 years. He has repaired and restored new as well as antique pieces. Thomas and his workers do their work the old way, using hand-mixed stains, shellacs and waxes. They have an extensive collection of old woods to use in restoring pieces. They offer full service, which includes hand caning, rush, wicker repair and upholstery.
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By Greer Wylder | March 19, 2009
Fans of the arts and crafts movement and mission-style furnishings will be thrilled to know that von Hemert Interiors is exclusively carrying Stickley furniture in Orange County. And von Hemert’s offering a drawing for your chance to win one of two incredible prizes. First prize: a $1,000 Stickley shopping spree in a von Hemert showroom. Second prize: Stickley’s 2009 limited-edition Poppy Table. To enter, e-mail stickley@vonhemertinteriors.comand enter Greer’s Best Buys in the subject line, your name, address, and phone number!
NEWS
June 23, 2004
Deirdre Newman A financial dispute between a customer and the owner of Gen X Living, a trendy furniture store on Newport Boulevard, was made public and then resolved Tuesday in two diametrically opposing ways: a blatant protest against the store and the subtle intervention of a neighboring businessman. Anthony Geisler filed a lawsuit against Gen X Living Tuesday morning, claiming the store owed him $5,000 for not delivering the full bedroom set he ordered.
NEWS
November 4, 2000
Most of us spend a lot of time outside during the summer months: dining alfresco, casual entertaining on the patio, lounging outside until the sun goes down. Part of the outdoor experience includes special furniture that is made to weather the storm. Whether the weather is mild or wild, fall is the perfect time to repair, clean and store furniture that won't be used during the colder months. If you have invested in teak furniture, your upkeep will be minimal if you choose to let your furniture turn a handsome silver-gray.
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March 29, 2004
Alicia Robinson "Back to basics" is how Bob Bonanno describes his Costa Mesa furniture restoration company. As a former dot-commer, Bonanno has used his skills to build something beyond a typical small business start-up. After realizing his online produce sales business wouldn't be profitable enough to satisfy investors, Bonanno closed it down and searched for something small he could devote his energies to. Last fall, after searching fruitlessly for someone to spruce up his own teak furniture, he decided on teak furniture restoration.
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By GREER WYLDER | February 2, 2006
Barclay Butera Home celebrates its one-year anniversary on Tuesday. Stop by to check out the latest home interiors and taste some great coffee and cookies provided by Martin Diedrich of Kean Coffee. This showroom features selections of furniture from the Barclay Butera Home Furnishings collection, which has a contemporary look. There are more than 80 styles of furniture and 300 different textiles to choose from. That allows you to customize pieces to fit your needs. Don't miss the brilliant orange back room, where a 72-inch, round, custom-built pedestal dining table takes center stage.
NEWS
August 3, 2000
Noaki Schwartz HE IS The rattan man ISLAND STYLE Sean Lance works behind the counter at Island Living -- a store that sells vintage Hawaiian furniture and the balmy, relaxed attitude that goes along with it. "Most people say, 'Hey, my grandparents used to have this furniture. I grew up with it my whole life and hated it and now I love it,' " Lance said. The unique style is reminiscent of the furniture made during the 1930s, '40s and '50s.
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November 20, 2003
Marisa O'Neil Wilson Elementary School's library looks like the set of a trendy reality show, only with more books. Bright red and blue rugs with big white dots cover the floor. Red and blue benches sit on the floor, and fuchsia cube-like stools dot the room. Cushions arranged as an impromptu futon beg for someone to sprawl on them with a good book. Even the librarian has a zebra-striped chair. "It looks like something out of HGTV," Principal Candy Sperling said, referring to the TV channel that features shows about room redecoration.
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By Hannah Fry | January 10, 2014
While John Heilman uses wine barrels to build furniture and other household items, he admits he isn't much of an aficionado. "I've never been a wine drinker," he said. "When I do buy it, I like my bottles under 10 bucks. " The Costa Mesa resident was working in construction when he stumbled upon the idea for his business. "I was looking to build a product I could take to craft shows and I came across wine barrels," he said. "My daughter and I opened one up and started playing with it. Now here we are. " The 43-year-old started sketching designs, rented a small storefront in Costa Mesa and opened his business, The Winey Guys, in 2012.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | November 21, 2013
When Deborah Waltz first walked into the 2,200-square-foot space in the SoCo Collection shopping center, she saw a grey shell with empty vertical space, begging to be filled. So she got to thinking. Peinture, which debuted in Costa Mesa in January, now boasts chairs that instead of sitting on the floor are attached to a wall from top to bottom - large representations of the color selections offered by Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint, which Waltz stocks exclusively. "A lot of people can't envision what the colors would look like just from a swatch," she said.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | October 2, 2013
Fourth story in an occasional series about Costa Mesa's troubled motels . In its courtyard, the Alibaba Motel has a hanging garden to match its vague theme, which includes a giant, golden-domed facade with turrets and arches. Costa Mesa police Sgt. Vic Bakkila pointed out the grapes and dragon fruit hanging from peeling wooden slats above tarps, cracking asphalt and overgrown grass. Bakkila has attended code-enforcement inspections at Costa Mesa motels for about two years.
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By Sarah Peters | August 27, 2012
The opening of the first Tommy Bahama Home Store, a division of the lifestyle brand of the same name, was worth the wait, according to a Newport Beach interior designer. Dawn Rosenmayr's hunt to find an island-themed ceiling fan for a client brought her to the furniture and home décor store at Fashion Island days after its soft opening earlier this month. "The Tommy Bahama furniture collection is perfect for someone who wants to decorate their home with a tropical touch," said Rosenmayr, who has run Rosenmayr Interiors for about 10 years.
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By Mike Reicher | July 11, 2012
The City Council expanded the list of the Newport Beach public libraries' prohibited behaviors this week. People will have to lock their shopping carts and bikes up to bike racks and stop lounging on furniture under the new rules the council passed Tuesday. The Newport Beach Public Library system has more than 1 million annual visitors for a city of about 85,000 people. With some of the most modern and expansive facilities in the region, the Central Library draws visitors of all stripes.
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By Steve Mensinger | April 13, 2011
File this under no good deed goes unpunished. Last month, before new Costa Mesa CEO Tom Hatch moved into his prosaic corner office on City Hall's fifth floor, a volunteer work crew gave up their Sunday to do a little spring-cleaning. After a decade of organizing work parties for my cause-based passions, my wife has become accustomed to serving others; it's second nature to so many of us in the community. We wanted Tom to have a freshly cleaned and painted office when he arrived at work on Monday.
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From latimes.com | January 28, 2011
Dexus Property Group, an Australian company with offices in Newport Beach, said Thursday that it had bought the massive headquarters of furniture retailer Living Spaces in La Mirada for $26.25 million. Living Spaces uses the 278,000-square-foot building as a warehouse and retail sales center for its line of furniture and other home items. It is one of seven stores operated by the regional company and also houses the company's executive offices. Dexus didn't reveal the name of the seller, but real estate data provider CoStar Group identified the previous owner as LBA Realty of Irvine.
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Candice Baker | June 24, 2010
Freebie of the week: Thrill the little person in your life with a free phone call from Mickey, Minnie, Donald or Goofy. Visit http://www.disney.com/piccolinismiles and register to order the phone call; your chosen Disney character will call your home with a personalized message at a prescribed date and time, and can even greet your child by name. Examples of scripts that can be selected include messages of congratulations, urges to finish their dinner, encouragement for the child's first day of school, or help in learning the alphabet.
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By Mona Shadia | December 31, 2009
Leslie Sykes refers to herself as a person who hunts for old stuff and reinvents it for reuse. Sykes, who sells vintage and reinvited furniture and handmade jewelry, opened Scavéngerie on Dec. 4. The store is at 107 E. 18th St., Costa Mesa. Call (949) 515-2918. What is Scavéngerie, and how did you come up with the name? It’s Scavenger with a French twist that I added myself. The name just came to me. Why did you give your store that name? Because basically it’s kind of what I’m.
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By Greer Wylder | October 8, 2009
Room Service is here! No, not at your hotel door, but at Fashion Island. The new home store skewed toward mid-century modern carries clean furnishings and accessories for trend-setting types. Customizing furniture is a cinch at Room Service. There’s more available than what you see in the showroom. Go to its website to view more, or even bring in photos, and they’ll custom make furniture from a picture. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
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