Scandinavian Details is the first stop on our tour of the furniture and design stores in Hayes Valley.
Many shop owners along Hayes Street in popular Hayes Valley will tell you how difficult it is to open a store there, and even how much more difficult it is to keep the doors open (it's a very competitive market). It must mean something, then, that Scandinavian Details was opened in 2004 by Kristina Runske and is still doing fantastic (everyone raves about the shop). Not only does Kristina have a great eye for Scandinavian design, but she has a great eye for design in general. Her eclectic yet modern taste (with a homage to the classics) can be seen throughout the many gorgeous and practical products she has in her store.
The store's limited furnishings are mostly black, white, and neutral, which set a great stage for the accessories and tabletop items that are typically brightly colored, clear glass, or stainless steel.
Lots and lots and lots of tabletop sets. A lot of them. And they're all wonderful.
We fell in love with these wooden candelabras. They were on sale! The small one was $28 and the large was $48.
Be sure to visit Scandinavian Details online store if you're not in SF. It's packed with plenty of great products, all of which are for sale.