Modern and Contemporary Furniture Stores in the South Bay

Modern and Contemporary Furniture Stores in the South Bay

Modern and Contemporary Furniture Stores in the South Bay

The South Bay in Los Angeles County is comprised of several areas:

The Beach Cities - Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, El Segundo, Redondo Beach and Torrance. The Palos Verdes Peninsula - cities, including Palos Verdes Estates and Rolling Hills. And even more cities exist in the South Bay - San Pedro and Carson, for example.

There is no shortage of furniture stores in the South Bay. But how do you find the best furniture store for your look and quality? Most furniture stores in the South Bay carry mass-produced furniture with low quality materials, and only a few have the quality you deserve. And what are the indicators of quality furniture that should be looked at?





The Freedom to Customize

As the saying "home is where the heart is" goes, make your space truly yours with made-to-order furniture. Choosing your upholstery, finish, size and configuration on your furniture makes your furniture unique and an embodiment of your own style.

The best contemporary furniture in a store should have several qualities. The freedom to choose from different sizes, fabrics, finishes and configurations is imperative to the best modern furniture.

At Contemporary Lifestyles, a furniture store in Torrance, California, much of the furniture is just this - made-to-order and can be ordered in just the look you're looking for.

The made-to-order Regal hydraulic stool from Elite Modern

The popular Regal hydraulic stool from Elite Modern height adjusts from counter height to bar height (26 - 30″ seat height). Different seat upholstery and powder coated base options are available for you to choose.


Focus on Style AND Quality

Purchasing furniture that is strictly aesthetically appealing without considering quality and functionality frequently lasts only a few months and the purchase of more new furniture results to replace the furniture. This wastes time, resources and money.

BDI Sweep Media Console (8438) in Satin White Evironment Image BDI Sweep Media Console (8438) in Satin White With Left Glass Door Open BDI Sweep Media Console (8438) in Satin White With Left Door Open
Photo Credit: Becker Designed, Inc.

Not just stunning, the contemporary Sweep media console from the top-notch manufacturer BDI has the performance features you need for your home entertainment setup. Safety first: TV safety straps are included to prevent your TV from being tipped over and causing injury or damage. BDI's media consoles feature flow-through ventilation for optimal air distribution to keep your components as cool as possible and extend their lives. Cable management allows you to easily pass your cables from compartment to compartment and through the back of the console. Vibration dampening shelf pins allow acoustic components to sound and perform their best. Its remote-friendly glass doors enable your remote's infrared signals to pass through and not bounce back. Adjustable shelves are featured to take the height of your components into consideration. The sweep media console is also available in more than one finish. Every entertainment product from BDI has been designed with style AND functionality in mind. For more information on BDI's lavish entertainment line, see the BDI TV stand article.


Mix and Match

These days, furniture stores carry products that are sold in sets. When looking through furniture stores that sell whole furniture sets, these sets will ordinarily have cheaper prices. The downside to pricing for sets is the quality usually suffers, and you're limited to the furniture in the particular set.

At Contemporary Lifestyles Furniture, all furniture is sold individually - you're not constrained to choosing a specific set. You can order your dining table you see in one part of the store with the chairs from another part of the store. You can even mix and match the chairs themselves. Have the choice to mix and match different pieces without the constraint of only being able to buy an entire set of furniture.

Calligaris Hyper CS/416-XR Top View Calligaris Hyper CS/416-XR Side View
Photo Credit: Calligaris

The Hyper dining table from Calligaris is made in Italy and a bestseller. This dining table with a clear tempered glass top measures 63″-94½″W x 39″D x 30¾″H and is extendable on both ends. This Italian marvel of a table comfortably seats from 6 to 10 people when fully extended. The Hyper table's unique Italian extension mechanism rejects the use of ball bearings and therefore won't run the risk of ball bearings wearing down and the mechanism failing. The frame is solid beech wood and comes in your choice of walnut or wenge finishes.

When it comes to this style and quality at a contemporary furniture store, there is only one choice in the South Bay - Contemporary Lifestyles Furniture. See and try on your furniture before making a decision at a furniture store. The experience saves time and money. Get the information you need and ensure the product lives up to your standards.


Custom-Made Sofas and Sectionals

Higher density cushions, better structure, and all-around higher quality than other furniture stores in the South Bay, most of the fabric sofas, sectionals, and accent chairs are made-to-order in your specs. The ultimate in style, comfort and quality. These upscale furnishings are built to last longer than the products at other furniture stores in the South Bay.

Durable Fabrics

Fabric durability is measured with double rubs. During this test, machine rub back and forth on materials until noticeable wear shows. Heavy duty durable fabrics should be be able to withstand approximately 30,000 rubs. Hundreds of durable fabric options are available on custom-made furniture at Contemporary Lifestyles.

Custom Woodwork

Countless furnishings use wood, but only some use quality wood materials. Contemporary Lifestyles can design and manufacture the custom woodwork that you've been looking for but can't find anywhere in the South Bay to your specs. The custom furniture uses quality materials, no particle board.

Choose your own measurements, fabric, and softness on your fabric-upholstered furniture.

Use of High Quality Materials

Certain materials should be considered when looking into the quality furniture you deserve.

Use of particle board or low density fiberboard in furniture can be seen as a sign of lower quality. Particle board is comprised of wood shavings, which are compressed with a binding agent. Particle board is considered to be fairly weak and can warp or break when exposed to moisture. MDF or medium density fiberboard is known to be higher quality than particle board, but varying qualities of MDF exist. Various ultra high-end furniture manufacturers use MDF due to its ability to shape well. When not properly sealed or covered, MDF is also susceptible to warping. This can lead to cracking of the veneer or coating outside of the MDF. Reduce the use of low quality MDF products when looking for furniture.

When looking for high quality wood furniture, solid wood is the prized and sought after preference.

Astrid platform bed in solid walnut and dark chocolate maple wood w/ two height-adjustable headboards Astrid platform bed in solid cherry wood w/ one height-adjustable headboard Astrid platform bed in solid cherry maple wood and no headboard
Photo Credit: Copeland Furniture

The Astrid bed from Copeland Furniture comes in solid wood - maple, cherry, or solid walnut w/ dark chocolate maple and is, as their motto goes, made in America, made to order and made to last. This bed of renowned quality can also be ordered in queen, king and Cal king sizes without a headboard or with either one or two height adjustable headboards. Furthermore, different finishes are available for the maple or cherry wood models of the Astrid bed.

Many furniture manufacturers these days cut down of costs by using faux leather or bonded leather. A large amount of bonded and faux leather is known to crack or peel quickly after using for just a few months. Verify the quality of your leather-like upholstery before purchasing for longer lasting furniture.

As mentioned earlier, fabric upholstered furnishings' durability are measured in double rubs and should have a higher value for higher durabilities.


Superior Customer Service

A good furniture store should have knowledgeable salespeople who know their furniture inside and out. Their knowledge should match the quality of their furniture.


No other furniture store compares in the South Bay to Contemporary Lifestyles in style and quality in modern and contemporary furniture. You have been armed with the knowledge to find the quality furniture store you deserve. Come in today to Contemporary Lifestyles to experience the quality and style yourself!