Scandinavian Designs

★★★★☆

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The comparison with IKEA is a little unfair though I can see how you might 'graduate' from IKEA to Scandinavian Designs as your budget and desire for quality grows. Scandinavian Design quality is much, much higher. A lot of their furniture is hand made in the US using solid hard woods, rather than the particle board and veneers that IKEA use. Helpful staff but slooow delivery.

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★★★★☆

The comparison with IKEA is a little unfair though I can see how you might 'graduate' from IKEA to Scandinavian Designs as your budget and desire for quality grows. Scandinavian Design quality is much, much higher. A lot of their furniture is hand made in the US using solid hard woods, rather than the particle board and veneers that IKEA use. Helpful staff but slooow delivery.

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I like to think of this place as a slightly more upscale IKEA.

I bought my couch there and I've been very happy with it.

It is a bit expensive when you're used to cheap furniture, but it's still reasonable.

My biggest complaint is their inventory management system. They kept telling us our couch was coming but it took THREE WEEKS to finally arrive. I wouldn't have cared but they kept assuring us it was "in the next day or two". I just want a realistic answer not missed promises.

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★★☆☆☆

I like to think of this place as a slightly more upscale IKEA.

I bought my couch there and I've been very happy with it.

It is a bit expensive when you're used to cheap furniture, but it's still reasonable.

My biggest complaint is their inventory management system. They kept telling us our couch was coming but it took THREE WEEKS to finally arrive. I wouldn't have cared but they kept assuring us it was "in the next day or two". I just want a realistic answer not missed promises.

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I was looking to buy a new sofa but was really disappointed with all the mass produced, cheap looking microfiber junk thats saturating the market. A coworker of mine suggested Scandinavian Designs, and I checked out their website. I was immediately blown away by the design concepts.

I went to the Shattuck store and was impressed by not only the layout, but the unexpected 3 level building. I spent a good amount of time trying out the sofas, and finally settled on the super cute Cooper sofa. The next 2 hours I spent with one of the store clerks picking out fabric combinations (free accent pillows in ANY fabric at no extra charge!) and finally settled on a gorgeous copper colored chenille with kicky modern floral accent pillows. The custom upholstrey didn't cost me one cent over the advertised price (although there were more expensive options). The clerk was extremely helpful and way into what she was doing, which I really appreciated.

To top it off, I spent less than a thousand dollars after tax and delivery, and got to choose the sofa of my dreams. No other store came close to the price with the hundreds of upholstrey options and the beautiful design. I would recommend this store to anyone and everyone that is looking to buy furnutire. It's high quality, affordable and you are destined to go home with something you love.

My only complaint is the lead time for custom upholstrey. 4-6 weeks is a bit much. But overall I highly recommend this store!

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★★★★★

I was looking to buy a new sofa but was really disappointed with all the mass produced, cheap looking microfiber junk thats saturating the market. A coworker of mine suggested Scandinavian Designs, and I checked out their website. I was immediately blown away by the design concepts.

I went to the Shattuck store and was impressed by not only the layout, but the unexpected 3 level building. I spent a good amount of time trying out the sofas, and finally settled on the super cute Cooper sofa. The next 2 hours I spent with one of the store clerks picking out fabric combinations (free accent pillows in ANY fabric at no extra charge!) and finally settled on a gorgeous copper colored chenille with kicky modern floral accent pillows. The custom upholstrey didn't cost me one cent over the advertised price (although there were more expensive options). The clerk was extremely helpful and way into what she was doing, which I really appreciated.

To top it off, I spent less than a thousand dollars after tax and delivery, and got to choose the sofa of my dreams. No other store came close to the price with the hundreds of upholstrey options and the beautiful design. I would recommend this store to anyone and everyone that is looking to buy furnutire. It's high quality, affordable and you are destined to go home with something you love.

My only complaint is the lead time for custom upholstrey. 4-6 weeks is a bit much. But overall I highly recommend this store!

Pros: custom upholstrey, customer service, overall design, price

Cons: lead time on custom orders

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This store has a lot of attractive furniture that will attract even the most casual shopper.

But, as most college students can tell you, this place will stretch your budget quite a bit.

The store is located conveniently in the heart of Berkeley. This is a plus. The help is nice and courteous as well.

PROS: Friendly service, GREAT location
CONS: Prices

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★★★☆☆

This store has a lot of attractive furniture that will attract even the most casual shopper.

But, as most college students can tell you, this place will stretch your budget quite a bit.

The store is located conveniently in the heart of Berkeley. This is a plus. The help is nice and courteous as well.

PROS: Friendly service, GREAT location
CONS: Prices

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Before the days of Ikea, many post-college students got their furniture from Scandinavian Designs. The furniture style is very similar to Ikea, but the main difference is that they have a range of prices, so they'll generally have one version on the cheap side (like Ikea), but also more expensive styles (still modern Scandinavian in style) that you wouldn't find at Ikea. I would only recommend if you particularly like that style of home decorating.

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★★★☆☆

Before the days of Ikea, many post-college students got their furniture from Scandinavian Designs. The furniture style is very similar to Ikea, but the main difference is that they have a range of prices, so they'll generally have one version on the cheap side (like Ikea), but also more expensive styles (still modern Scandinavian in style) that you wouldn't find at Ikea. I would only recommend if you particularly like that style of home decorating.

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I haven't been to this store in a while, but when I was there they have soem really nice designs and the price seem affordable for the quality you are getting. They have a few stores located mostly in Northern California.

The designs of the furniture items at this store might seem like something you'd see at an Ikea, but the quality here is 10 times better. They have furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom, and office. If you ever pass by one of these stores, it worth a look - if not to buy, but to just get design ideas. They seem to be expanding their store locations, so check the website to see if one is near you. Also, you can order a catalog of their furniture online.

PROS: Affordable and high quality furniture.
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★★★★☆

I haven't been to this store in a while, but when I was there they have soem really nice designs and the price seem affordable for the quality you are getting. They have a few stores located mostly in Northern California.

The designs of the furniture items at this store might seem like something you'd see at an Ikea, but the quality here is 10 times better. They have furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom, and office. If you ever pass by one of these stores, it worth a look - if not to buy, but to just get design ideas. They seem to be expanding their store locations, so check the website to see if one is near you. Also, you can order a catalog of their furniture online.

PROS: Affordable and high quality furniture.
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