by: Claire Andreas for InteriorCrowd
August 21, 2015
August 21, 2015
There are so many wonderful things to be said about Walrus, an upcycled furniture and fixtures shop in a horse-stable turned storefront in Temescal Alley. Wendy, the shop owner, only sells furniture that she and her team have purchased and restored/refinished themselves to give a new look, or they sell items that are made from recycled or reused goods. Wendy and her team even do custom refinishes, so if you can’t bear to part with a piece of furniture that’s completely falling apart, or you’re just ready to give a new look to your sofa, the lovely Walrus crew will be there to fix up your furniture in a super easy and convenient process.
The larger pieces that Walrus has in stock right now are all awesome, and even better – one of a kind. The classic white wardrobe would be beautiful in a coastal bedroom, as the worn, white paint mirrors old seaside wear and tear. The red chest of drawers has really lovely, delicate handles that contrast the modern color, making the piece incredibly bold and eye-catching.
We also loved these funky patterned poufs, and all of the light fixtures made from different recycled materials.
All of the smaller items are also made from recycled materials, including the ceramics in the shop (like the bottles on the left) and the concrete bookends, which are made by LA artist Erin Althea.
Walrus will be showcasing their larger furniture items at the Open Air Market in Hayes Valley in September. To check out more of what Walrus has or to get in touch about having a custom job done, go to their website, or go into the store at 470G 49th Street (in Temescal Alley) in Oakland.
Claire is the Content Manager at InteriorCrowd. While she was studying Film and Media at Queen's University, she worked as the Photo and Media intern at Dwell Magazine and fell in love with San Francisco's design community. After graduating, she returned home to the Bay Area and joined the team at InteriorCrowd.