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Looking for a Brownstone Furniture Dealer in Orange County?

We are proud to announce Christopher James Interiors is now a dealer of Brownstone Furniture in Orange County. We love this collection of furniture and the diverse styles that are offered, from modern and transitional, to rustic and classic. We think you’ll like it too! Here are some of our favorite pieces from the collection…

Treviso Two-Door Accent Chest

Treviso Two Door Accent Chest

Treviso Two Door Accent Chest #TR-002

This chest makes such a great statement! It makes for a beautiful entry piece. This chest looks like it’s painted silver, however, it’s actually crafted out of German silver. This is not a finish, but an actual cladding of metal, meticulously nailed to the surface of the piece.

 Treviso Chest

Treviso Chest and Palmer Canopy Bed

We recently used the Treviso two-door accent chest from Brownstone Furniture in a bedroom design and used them as nightstands along side the Palmer Canopy Bed in the driftwood finish. The pale pink grass wall covering is from Phillip Jeffries.

Atherton Onyx Bed

Atherton Onyx Bed

Atherton Onyx Bed (AT-0050N)

This bed is another one of our favorites. It has a transitional look, allowing you to mix it with modern and traditional furniture. The headboard is upholstered in a washed burlap and also comes in a lighter teak finish. The benches at the foot of the bed are the Atherton Onyx Bench which come in a black and white chevron fabric.

Harrison Bookcase

Harrison Bookcase

Harrison Bookcase (HS-401)

This bookcase has such a clean, modern look. You can use several together to create a larger bookcase if you have a large wall you want to showcase books and accessories on. This bookcase comes in three different colors…chestnut brown (walnut and mahogany wood), driftwood and mink (sandblasted teak wood).

Ibiza Chair

Ibiza Chair

Ibiza Chair (IBD-201)

This chair is streamlined in design, yet remains relaxed and comfortable with a natural khaki linen fabric and solid oak wood frame. It comes in two finishes, driftwood and sepia. The Ibiza chair goes great with the Atherton Teak or Saratoga Dining tables also from Brownstone.

Tangier Herringbone Accent Chest

Tangier Herringbone Chest

Tangier Herringbone Accent Chest (TA-004)

This herringbone chest is hand crafted using buffalo bone and is truly a work of art. Another statement type piece for that special place. The bone is cream and gray and the frame is aged iron.

Marcel Cocktail Table

Marcel Cocktail Table

Marcel Cocktail Table (MR-502)

The Marcel table is made with solid reclaimed elm wood. The intricate pattern of the top further enhances the beauty of the reclaimed wood. This table has a modern yet rustic look and goes great in an industrial style loft or a beach house.

Marcel Chair

Marcel Chair

Marcel Chair (MR-202)

This classic European style slip covered chair is offered in two linen options, natural with a brown bottom border (shown above) or in a solid pewter without a bottom border.

If you are in Orange County, let us know and we can help you with any of these highlighted pieces or any items from the Brownstone collection.

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Six Great Places to Find Modern and Contemporary Furniture in Orange County

Transforming an average home into a modern masterpiece is easy as pie in Orange County, California. The city boasts bountiful contemporary furniture and lighting stores and there are plenty of firms in town that specialize in interior design consulting. If you are looking for a new accent table for your living room or completely redesigning your home, the following six companies are some favorites in the Orange County region.

Metropolix Contemporary Furnishings

Metropolix Contemporary Furnishings is one of the most popular local furniture stores, located in Laguna Hills. This company specializes in unique contemporary furniture and home accents including sofas, beds, windows and door furnishings, coffee tables, desks, and chairs, each one with a touch of class and comfort. One of the aspects of Metropolix that customers love so much is that they supply furniture made in the USA that can be custom-sized with your choice of hundreds of fabrics. Shopping here, you can be sure that you will have a unique and personalized accent for your home.

Cantoni Modern Furniture

Modern Cow Hide Sofas

Modern Cowhide Sofas from Cantoni

Cantoni is another favorite modern furniture store. Located in Irvine, California, Cantoni boasts ever-changing showrooms of contemporary furniture and home accents that are sure to open eyes. Almost everything you are looking for can be found in this store, from kitchens to bedrooms to living rooms, and more. Not too sure what you’re looking for, or maybe completely overwhelmed by the countless options? Never fear, Cantoni has interior designers working specifically to help you design the interiors of your dream home.

Uni-Lite Lighting

Modern Lighting Orange County

Modern Chandelier from Uni-Lite

If you are looking for the perfect lighting accent for your home, explore Uni-Lite Lighting’s 32,000 square foot business in Anaheim. Specializing in indoor and outdoor lighting for both single rooms and entire homes, Uni-Lite is a local favorite for finding modern light accents that also serve as conversation pieces. This company has gotten to know the interior design trends in Orange County over the past forty years and have supplied their products not only to homeowners but also local architects and businesses.

Living Spaces

Modern Bedroom Furniture

Modern Bedroom Furniture from Living Spaces

Irvine is one of ten places in southern California where you can find Living Spaces. In addition to selling both modern furniture and classic furniture, Living Spaces sells unique accessories to liven up your home or business. What makes a shopping experience here so special is how customer-friendly the business is. When you visit the store you receive a free cup of Starbucks and can leave your kids in a supervised play room while you shop. Online orders offer you same-day delivery for furniture you just can’t wait to see in your own home.

Plummers Furniture

Modern Living Room Orang

Modern Living Room from Plummers

Plummers is yet another marvelous contemporary furniture company in Irvine. They supply furniture and accessories for indoor and outdoor use, either in the home or at the office. Their unique products have a fresh, fun, and relaxing appeal to consumers, which has helped the company become one of the best locations to find contemporary furniture in Orange County. Fun fact: Plummers has installed solar panels at their warehouse in Petaluma, and they boast the fact that they use recycled wood and sustainable supplies in many of their products.

Pal + Smith Furniture

Modern Dining Room Orang

Modern Dining Room from Pal + Smith

Pal + Smith may provide some of the most exceptional contemporary options for interior design in Orange County. Located in Costa Mesa, the company has pushed the boundaries of modern furniture for the past thirty years. The bold colors and unique shapes of their furniture are bound to start conversations. Among many other major style magazines, Elle Décor recognized Pal + Smith in October 2011 as one of “The Best New Stores.” If you need help deciding the best combination of pieces for your home, Pal + Smith offers hourly consulting for interior design as well as a multitude of other services.

These six companies provide some of the best contemporary furniture in Orange County. If you still aren’t quite sure where to start when designing or redesigning your home, you can contact Christopher James Interiors, one of the leading interior design firms specializing in finding the best accents for your home. Regardless of what vision you have for your interior, you can find exactly what you’re looking for in Orange County.

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Your source for modern upholstered furniture in Orange County

If you are looking for modern upholstered furniture in Orange County you have stumbled upon the right place. Christopher James Interiors has a large selection of modern upholstered furniture that can be customized using your own fabric or selected from our vast collection of fabric options. We can resize items for you so they fit perfectly in your space. We’ll even come to your home to consult with you and guide you step by step of the way to ensure proper scale and size of your furniture. You’ll also be able to view fabrics in your current surroundings to make sure what you are ordering is exactly what you want. We offer upholstered headboards, beds, custom upholstered sofas and couches, sectionals, dining chairs, occasional chairs, lounge chairs, benches, ottomans and barstools. Here’s some of our favorite items….

Modern Upholstered Furniture – Beds and Headboards

Davide Bed

Davide Bed

The Davide Bed has a modern tufted headboard surrounded by a wood frame. The chrome legs give it another modern touch.

Modern Upholstered Furniture Orange County

Hunter Bed

Modern Upholstered Furniture Orange County

Hunter Bed – Optional Storage Drawers in Bed Platform

The Hunter Bed has a modern design and is available with storage drawers in the bed platform. The photo shows the bed in a striped fabric bordered with leather and accented with nailheads.

Modern Upholstered Coffee Table Ottomans and Benches

Modern Upholstered Furniture Orange County

Eastwood Square Ottoman

The Eastwood coffee table ottoman has a very modern look with a beautiful detail on the top. Put your feet on it to kick back or place a tray on top to set drinks on.

Modern Upholstered Occasional Chairs

Kinetic Chair

Kinetic Chair

The Kinetic Chair has a very modern design with chunky wood arms and legs. We love the contemporary and modern lines of this chair. Upholster in leather or fabric and choose from several wood finish options.

Let us know what you think of some of our new designs.

To view more of our large selection of modern upholstered furniture you can visit the products section of our website.

Modern Upholstered Furniture in Orange County
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Interior Design Project in Orange Hills, Orange County, CA

I’ve recently started a new interior design project in a beautiful gated community of Orange Hills in Orange County, California. My client has asked that I begin the design for the family room, dining nook and kitchen so that they can move in as soon as possible. I’ll continue designing the rest of this 7,000 square foot home once the main areas are designed. I wanted to share the interior design project and some before photos, conceptual design ideas and the floor plan to journal my progress from beginning to end. The family room is approximately 18′ x 29′ and the ceilings are 14′ high. Decorating a large room can be a bit challenging and I need to make sure the scale of the furniture is not over powered by the oversized space.

The Design Concept

Transitional Interior Design - Family Room Mood Board

Family Room Mood Board

I’ve decided to go with an elegant and sophisticated design. The furnishings are transitional in style with very clean lines. The furniture pieces have an arched leg and the fabrics, rug and accessories have a circular theme. My clients taste is very neutral…tone on tone. So I’m keeping things neutral on the walls and introducing a pale blue to bring in some color. The finishes on the furniture will be a medium brown and very clean with no distressing.

The Canvas of the Interior Design Project

Window Wall

Side Window Wall


Family Room – Bar Area

Family Room Fireplace Wall

Family Room – Fireplace Wall

The walls are a ginger yellow and the floors are a polished cream marble. I would like to add a grass wallcovering in the recessed squares on the ceiling and also on the fireplace wall. I think this will help this large room with contrast, texture and giving it a more intimate and cozy feel. The window treatments on the far wall are going to be tricky because of the size. I’m thinking a very large motorized woven shade flanked by non-functioning drapery panels and a soft, box pleated valance in the same fabric as the side panels…a striped silk. The blue rug will set the furniture off of the light colored marble floors and bring some color and softness to the space.

The Floor Plan

Family Room Floor Plan

Family Room – Floor Plan

The Furniture Details and Budget

Sofas – Custom – $6,628 each – 33 yds fabric required for both

Sofa Fabric – Stroheim & Romann – $160/yd

Chair – Custom – $3,906 – 9 yds fabric needed

Chair Fabric – Beacon Hill – $168/yd

Coffee Table – Fremarc Design – $4,037

36″ Lamp Table – Fremarc Design – $3,987.50

Benches – Baker Furniture – $2,535 each

Lamp – Arteriors Home – $540

Barstools – Century Furniture – $2,490 each (w/ leather)

Rug – Surya (Custom 12′ x 15′) – $5,040

Window Treatments – $9,670

Total Family Room Cost – $62,258.50

I’ll keep you updated on the progress of this interior design project. I’m estimating 6-8 weeks to completion since most of the furniture is customized with sizes, fabrics and finishes. What do you think of the interior design concept? Do you have any special tips for decorating large rooms? What interior design projects are you working on? I’d love to hear from you!

Interior Design Project in Orange Hills, Orange County, CA
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Get a Free Interior Design Consultation with Orange County Interior Designer Chris Givan

Christopher James Interiors is one of the leading interior designers in Orange County, California. The firm has been helping homeowners turn their dreams for a beautifully designed home into reality since 1994. Whether it’s new construction or a remodel, we will design your home to match your taste and lifestyle. Our team is devoted to understanding your individual needs and ideas to ensure that your vision is realized from the design conceptualization stage to the final installation and construction of the project.

Orange County Interior Designer, Christopher James Interiors, Provides the Following Services:

  • Interior Design/Decorating (all rooms)
  • Exterior Design
  • Remodel Design
  • Home Staging to help sell your home
  • Custom Furniture Services (placement and selection)
  • Custom window treatments/drapery
  • Commercial Design
  • Space planning (perfect for small business)
  • Hospitality Design (hotel and restaurants)
  • Paint Services (selection of colors, faux finishes, murals, venetian plasters)
  • Flooring – wood and tile (selection and installation)
  • Electrical/Lighting Services
  • Art/Floral Arrangements (selection and placement)
  • Wall units/Cabinetry/Built-ins

Our team is made up of licensed professionals who provide top-of-the line, reliable, and guaranteed services while offering competitive bidding. Please Visit our showroom or Contact us:

Take advantage of our complimentary interior design consultation and see how easy it can be to turn your design dreams into reality.


Orange County Interior Designer

Loft Interior Design – Before and After

“We love our home and could not have done it without you! You truly understood our lifestyle and taste and turned it into more than we could have imagined.” Kris J., Villa Park, CA


Chris Givan, Owner and Head Interior Designer of Christopher James Interiors. “Customer satisfaction is not only our priority, but what we thrive on. I will make sure that this is accomplished in your project by maintaining a high level of communication with you through every step of the Interior Design Process. I welcome you to visit our showroom or browse our website to to learn more about our firm and the services we offer. Our design styles include contemporary, transitional, Cape Cod, traditional, French country, Tuscan, California Ranch, Montecito and the currently popular Tommy Bahama look. But it’s always a style interpretation that’s unique to each homeowner. Please visit our Portfolio to view more examples of our work and our Products section for specific items for your home.”

Thanks for stopping by and we hope to be working with you very soon!

Additional services we offer: Interior design, interior decorating, new construction or remodels, room design, furniture selection and placement, custom furniture, wall units, built-ins, accessory and art selection and placement, floral arrangements, silk plants and florals, custom bedspreads, children’s rooms, home staging, kitchen design, offices, libraries, conference rooms, paint selection and color consulting, painting, faux painting, murals, wall paper, floor coverings, tile, marble, travertine, wood floors, carpet, custom area rugs, lighting, window coverings, window treatments, shades, blinds, shutters, custom draperies and valances, verticals, kitchen remodels, bath remodels, granite selection, stone and ceramic tile, exterior design, environmental design, landscape design, retail, restaurant design, commercial design and small business design, Venetian plaster, Venetian plasters, home staging to sell home, drapery, interior decoration

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Get a Free Interior Design Consultation with Orange County Interior Designer Chris Givan

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Looking for Orange County Interior Designers?

Orange County Interior Designers

Loft Designed by Orange County Interior Designers Christopher James Interiors

Christopher James Interiors is one of the leading interior design firms in Southern California. The firm has been helping clients turn their dreams into reality since 1994. Turnkey projects, from design conceptualization to installation, are a hallmark of the company.

Whether it is creating a stunning Tuscan-inspired villa in the hills of Newport Coast, a contemporary Cape Cod style home in the Hampton’s or a restaurant or hotel. CJI believes the secret to a good design partnership is listening closely to their clients.

Christopher James Interiors and their award winning projects have been featured in a number of design magazines and newspapers. Our design studio and showroom is located in Costa Mesa near South Coast Plaza and SoCo. Our showroom features modern furnishings and accessories for the home.

CJI’s interior designers always incorporate floor coverings, unique window treatments, major manufacturers’ and/or custom furniture and cabinetry design, luxurious bedding, state-of-the-art lighting and exquisite accessories from around the world into their design projects to create a completely personalized look for each client. And while timeless, classic design is a hallmark of the company. We love to create whimsical and enchanting children’s bedrooms and playrooms, complete with furniture and wall art, as well as showcasing handcrafted murals and other decorative finishes in other areas of a home.

Christopher James Interiors and team of interior designers offer the following services:

  • Home staging to sell your home
  • Architectural details
  • Lighting placement
  • Space planning
  • Kitchen, bath and media room design
  • Landscape/hardscape finishes
  • Glass and wrought iron design
  • Window treatments and drapery

When you are looking for Orange County interior designers, please keep Christopher Jame Interiors in mind. We offer complimentary interior design consultations. Give us a call to set up an appointment to discuss your project at 714.542.5213.

We look forward to hearing from you!!

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