During a recent search for a modern dining table Abby reminded us about Room Service, a great source for modern furniture with a relaxed swanky Palm Springs vibe (where they coincidentally have another showroom). The showroom on 3rd carries all manner of mid century modern inspired sofas, armchairs, shelving and accessories at better prices than we've been able to find anywhere else. The staff is incredibly helpful and can put together a custom order if you don't see exactly what you're looking for. Plus a huge bonus is that not only is everything made in the US, it's made right in downtown LA.
Owners John and Taryn Bernard design most of the furniture themselves, drawing inspiration from Hollywood Regency, Mid Century Modern and clean lined European design. They also carry tons of great accessories from the likes of Jonathan Adler, Angela Adams and Thomas Paul. The showroom itself is inspiring but if you need more help they have in-house designers to help you with layout and style and can customize most of the furniture on the floor.
Also check out the vacation homes they've decked out in Palm Springs (all available for rent)!
First posted 9/8/05 and update by laure