One of the greatest mysteries of adulthood is finding durable furniture that doesn't skimp on style and won't break the bank – without having a nervous breakdown. Joybird, the e-commerce retailer and manufacturer of modern upholstered furniture, has solved that mystery for Angelenos itching to upgrade their interior with the opening of its first SoCal store on Melrose. The fancy new corner store in WeHo marks Joybird's fourth location in the U.S. along with Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City.
Joybird's 5,000-square-foot retail location – one of the brand's largest showrooms to date – is full of good lighting and furniture porn. It offers a curated collection of couches, chairs, and dining tables, including some of the brand's most-loved items like the Eliot sleeper sofa (starting at $1,379), Briar sleeper sofa (starting at $1,599), and Bryant modular sectional sofa (starting at $2,099). This way, you can plop down on something as important as a sofa before you buy it. Because let's face it, as wondrous as the internet is for shopping, committing to furniture online is just too risky.
Established in 2014 by Alex Del Toro, Andres Hinostroza, Joshua Stellin, and Christopher Stormer, Joybird was founded on the idea that people should never settle when it comes to furnishing their home, and that furniture should be boldly original yet simple. The brand's custom-made and curated furniture is built to meet the demands and unique tastes of Angelenos which vary from modern to vintage to eclectic to minimalist. Think Frank Lloyd Wright, Cara Greenburg, and Eero Saarinen. Each Joybird piece starts as raw material and is then transformed by Joybird's talented and well-cared-for craftsmen and women in Tijuana, Mexico.
Beloved by celeb interior designers such as Claire Thomas, Joybird anticipates opening a fifth location on the corner of Chestnut and Fillmore streets in the Marina in San Francisco in the near future. That 3,115-square-foot space is currently undergoing a $300,000 interior renovation.
Now through Wednesday, January 5, Joybird is hosting a Holiday Marketplace, an in-store pop-up to spotlight L.A.-based artists and designers while also giving back. You can snag one-of-a-kind artisan products and home goods from L.A. brands including Wolfum, Flores Lane, Geometry House, Ourika Soap, Flor de Maria, and House No. 23. You can feel good about your buy too because all of the proceeds from the Marketplace will be donated to Project Angel Food, which prepares and delivers healthy meals to feed people impacted by serious illness.
If you don't feel like shopping IRL because of COVID, schedule a 45-minute virtual showroom appointment with one of Joybird's associates. They'll be able to recommend pieces for your space, offer styling advice, and answer any questions you may have. Plus, you'll be able to try whatever you buy for 90 days to see if it suits your needs. Book here.
Joybird, 8335 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90069; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; (323) 483-7006