I recently had the opportunity to visit San Francisco Design on Highland Drive. It was one of the best furniture experiences I have ever had ( if one measures this sort of thing). I haven't purchase furniture for at least 30 years, and yes my house looks it. When I walked in I was overwhelmed with all that I have been missing in the furniture end of things. But maybe it was a bit too overwhelming for me. I almost turned right around and left, but a wonderful salesperson saw the suprise on my face, and reassured me that I could take this furniture thing at my own pace. I knew I could do this, but to hear it from someone who at other stores would be trying to sell me the works, it was very comforting. I was looking for a entertainment center for a tv (that I hadn't yet purchased). It was so nice to have the salesperson ask all about the tv I was thinking about buying. (they don't sell tvs at San Francisco Design) She knew quite a bit about tvs for not selling them. She wanted me to get the right item the first time, she said. I liked her caring attitude. She showed me several types of entertainment centers and some plasma cabinets, in a variety of styles to complement what she referred to as my ""classic contemporary"" existing home furnishings. I ended up getting the cabinet first, and then going and buying a tv to go on my cabinet. It was a very enlightening experience, and I'll definitely go back to ""freshen"" the look at my home.
Pros: great experience, great atmosphere to shop