I have used Kay Chesterfield for over twenty years, and my parents before me. They've assisted with everything from upholstering one chair, to making the furniture selection and layout for an entire house. Lee Martin's fresh eye combines warmth, charm, that ""a-ha"" designer touch, with what real people need to live in real houses and not magazines. The results are always fresh and appealing, and I always get compliments on my Kay Chesterfield items. The staff are friendly (no snooty service here) and the craftmanship on every piece of furniture I have ever had done (over twenty by now) is superior...patterns match, details are perfect, materials are high quality, and the durability and wear are timeless. They are clearly accustomed to working with residential clients who take pride in their homes. All orders are completed perfectly! This is a little gem of a business tucked away behind the Oakland Coliseum (for those of us who remember it's original name) and well worth seeking out. It's refreshing to find a business that still takes pride in it's work.
Pros: Quality of materials and craftsmanship, design help, friendly staff
Cons: Small parking lot in an industrial neighborhood...