A popular interior design element in Arizona is the Rustic look, and rustic in the Southwest encompasses many elements. It includes furnishings with a Mexican influence, log furniture with twig detailing or Adirondack inspiration , Southwestern distressed woods, and Old World charm. At its core is heavy, thick wood whose imperfections are seen as a part of its beauty and built into the design. Comfortable and casual, a home furnished in rustic decor invites its guests to kick up their feet on the coffee table or just curl up in a plush leather sofa and stay awhile. Think mountain cabin meets the Wild West!
Shopping for Rustic Furnishings in the Phoenix Metro Area
The Phoenix metro area or as it is called, “The Valley of the Sun”, is filled with wonderful spots to shop for rustic furniture. Most shops have furniture on their floor or in warehouses ready to be delivered, and many have the ability to create custom sized or specially designed furnishings to suit a particular taste.
Where to Find Rustic Furniture in Phoenix
Here are a few great places in the Phoenix Metro area to shop for rustic furniture.
The Furniture Ranch
1243 W. Union Hills, Phoenix, Arizona 85027
The Furniture Ranch offers custom hand crafted Rustic Furniture, and has been building furniture for Phoenix residents for more than 10 years. Their high quality, sturdy pieces are crafted of
solid Knotty Pine and Rustic Alder.
Oaxaca Rustic Furniture
1019 S. 35th Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Oaxaca Rustic Furniture specializes in rustic, hand crafted furniture, created with aged dry Douglas Fir that can be left natural or finished in Ebony, Maple Colonial or Red Mahogany finishes.
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Razmataz describes itself as a warehouse showroom. The stores are filled with rows of amazing furniture and decor that exemplify all the elements of rustic. The first store opened its doors in the Phoenix area in 1996 and its stores today contain furnishings that are imported from Indonesia, Turkey, Morocco, China, Mexico, India, and Italy.Their website describes how they display their wares, “Merchandise is displayed on 12-foot-tall display towers, 10-foot-long Mexican tables, inside copper bath tubs, and on antique Turkish carts to create fascination and interest.” Razmataz is a must see for rustic decor and an interior decorator’s dreamstop!
Howie World/La Casona
1510 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix Arizona 85022
In more of a warehouse environment, Howie World offers rustic furniture ready to go or custom made. Their website says, “We are the factory! Choose from our Mesquite, Alder, Aged Wood and other fine woods. Our Artisans can handcraft to custom fit any space in your home.”
2222 E. Thomas, Phoenix, Arizona
With its headquarters in New Mexico, Sol Imports claims that it “receives shipments of Ceramic Tile, Talavera Sinks, Rustic Furniture, Mexican Furniture, Wrought Iron Furniture, Southwestern Style Furniture, accent rugs, home decor items and accessories from all over the world.”
2811 E. Bell Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Surprisingly this warehouse retailer, voted “best of” by New Times for six years in a row, is a great place to shop for rustic furniture. It is filled with furnishings that reflect more of a second hand or estate sale inventory and contains all the elements of rustic in an inventory that turns over often. It’s always possible to purchase a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture at an amazing discounted price! When looking for a unique piece, sometimes patience and multiple visits to J&K will turn up that perfect item!
Another Time Around (Electrica Home)
2817 East Bell Rd Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Located near J&K, a very unique place to shop for rustic furniture and decor is Another Time Around. This shop is located in the half-mile voted “best half-mile of eclectic furniture bargains” by New Times. One visit to the shop will hook those who truly enjoy shopping for unique pieces. While not the only decor element in this shop, the rustic pieces found there are guaranteed to be unique and often whimsical!
El Paso Imports
8734 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
El Paso is filled with Santa Fe inspired furnishings. Since its original focus on Mexican imports, the store has grown over its 22 years in business to now include much more. It’s website explains, “since El Paso Import Co. wanted to really bring to others a “WORLD of antiques”, the owner traveled to Eastern Europe, India, and China, to include handpicked imports and have a unique and wide selection of furnishings from around the world.” And it does.
The Town Dump
6820 E Cave Creek Rd.,Cave Creek, Arizona
Cave Creek is a small town just outside the city limits of Phoenix. The town in general contains an abundance of shops filled with rustic furniture and decor. The short drive from Phoenix is worthwhile when looking for western saddles, spurs, branding irons or cowhides. As well, Mexican blankets, twig furniture, and iron accents are in abundance and priced reasonably.
In spite of its small amount of real estate, The Town Dump is good for at least an hour of browsing through its rustic stock. Leaving empty handed from this shop is almost impossible for a rustic decor lover!
Finding Rustic Decor in Tucson, Arizona
Tucson, with it’s western Arizona heritage, is also a great place to shop for rustic furnishings. One well known rustic shop is:
Tres Amigos Furniture and Accessories
5975 East Broadway Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85710
Used by Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Tres Amigos offers wholesale rustic furnishings, rustic furniture repair and home staging services.
Shop for Rustic Decor in Small Towns Outside Phoenix
When shopping for rustic furnishings don’t forget about the small towns in Arizona. A day trip to towns such as Wickenburg, Payson, Jerome, Flagstaff and Prescott can land authentic, custom rustic furnishings. Even Camp Verde, Pine or Strawberry are fun spots to visit and may well turn up a rustic gem or two!
Shopping for rustic furniture and decor in Arizona is an enjoyable experience. It is almost impossible not to find that perfect piece of furniture in one of these spots. A few shopping week-ends will almost guarantee success in furnishing a home in the relaxing Southwestern look everyone loves in Arizona and calls Rustic!
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