One of my favorite hidden gems is the Artefact Design + Salvage shop and showroom at the Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma. It is filled with a rich assortment of earthy and visual delights. Created predominantly by reclaimed and locally found materials, the furniture and object designs are simultaneously industrial as well as warm and organic.
Pieces include coffee tables and tall vanity sinks hand carved from local river rock boulders, tables made from reclaimed wood from railroad ties, strangler fig vine tables, and large spheres created from scraps of teak wood held together by bamboo pins.
Each item they have is unique and one-of-a-kind. As usual, during a recent visit, I spent hours in the back in their storage area visually soaking up all of the pieces.
If you are in wine country, it is definitely worth a visit. Oh, and did I mention there is wine at the neighboring shop?
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