Home Sweet – Willa Home

Recently I visited Willa Home, a lovely home and garden boutique in the Burlingame – near my home and just 30 minutes south of San Francisco. I hadn’t dropped by in nearly a year and was pleasantly surprised to see how the store has evolved. Elena Duggan, the original owner of Willa Home, recently partnered up with longtime friend Lisa Wilson, formerly of The Pickled Hutch. The store has been reinvented with a wonderful blend of vintage treasures and contemporary home décor. I love the fact that Willa Home offers a little something for everyone.

The boutique has lots of wonderful natural light from skylights, but you can’t help but notice the gorgeous lighting available including several vintage chandeliers hanging from the aqua ceiling. My favorite was this brass chandelier with turquoise glass tear-drops. It would look incredible in a bathroom setting above the tub.

I particularly liked the vintage glass bottle collection topped with beautiful jeweled crosses and sealife. Love the seahorse. In the rear of the store you’ll find gorgeous quilts and pillows. And here another delightful vintage glass & crystal chandelier caught my eye. Wouldn’t it be so sweet in a little girl’s room?

Lisa and Elena also do a fantastic job displaying their merchandise. Here is an example of a beautiful collection of white porcelain, red roses and a splash of aqua.

During my visit at Willa Home, I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa. She was delightfully supportive when I asked about writing an article about her store on my blog, told me about her own blog and gave me some great blogging advice. She also pointed about some darling vintage “bee” gift tags. Of course, I had to get them. Thanks Lisa!

Fellow blogger, Josephine at Red Thread posted a great interview with Lisa and included some incredible photos. Also a thank you to Rachel at Dwellings and Décor for inspiring me too!

When visiting the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, be sure to drop by Willa Home. You won’t be disappointed.

Willa Home
1414 Burlingame Avenue
Burlingame, CA 94010
open Tuesday through Saturday from 10-6

*images from Simplified Bee, Willa Home and Red Thread

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7 Responses to Home Sweet – Willa Home

  1. Nice and Easy Antiques July 9, 2009 at 12:58 am #

    Hi Cristin, Thank you so much for visiting us today. We'll be honored of being mentioned on your lovely blog. We are becoming followers so we can visit often!!
    Marcela & Clara

  2. Velvet and Linen July 8, 2009 at 10:28 am #

    I have to check Willow Home out next time I'm up North.
    Thank you for the introduction to such a charming place.


  3. Rachel Follett July 8, 2009 at 6:03 am #

    I am so jealous you got to go to this fabulous store. Thank you for the via!

  4. josephine July 8, 2009 at 6:02 am #

    thanks so much about your kind words on my blog and photos! willa home really is a special place. have a great week!

  5. fourwallsandaroof July 8, 2009 at 4:18 am #

    This looks like a great store. I must stop by. I agree – that chandelier with the turquoise drops is beautiful.

  6. viera July 7, 2009 at 10:26 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment. I’ve found so many inspirational ideas on your blog.
    Have a nice day

  7. Willa Home July 7, 2009 at 5:58 pm #

    It was so much fun meeting you and exchanging ideas. I believe you are going to be tremendously successful in whatever you do. And thanks for this amazing post. It really captures what we are trying to do here at Willa Home.
    See you soon!