The Loved Furniture Story
I, Ryan Edwards, started off several years ago, renting a space with Mom and Sister in a Yucaipa Antique store. It allowed for my expression of creativity and passion for locating and sharing vintage items. Due to life demands of everyone involved we ended our space rental after a number of months. The fire still smoldered in me but I kept it squelched for several years.
In January of 2016 Ryan and family decided to start buying Antique furniture again. At the time we advertised several places online and sold from our home. The home based business grew steadily as we awaited God’s direction in our lives. I knew I wanted to open a store but I wanted to make sure it was God’s will.
In the mean time we developed our business name LOVED FURNITURE & DESIGNS. “Loved Furniture” had a couple meanings. Obviously it refers to furniture that has been around a long time and loved by many. We locate these loved pieces, give them a little more “lovin” and find homes where they will continue to be loved.
Secondly, and most important “Loved Furniture” came from the bible verse 1 Corinthians 16:14 “… do everything in love…”. Whatever direction God takes us we hope to hear and follow His will. With eternal gratefulness of all our blessings up to now and in the future, we do our best to honor His business by doing everything in love. Love for God, for family, for friends and for every new face that walks into our door.
One day in late October or early November (2016) my wife, Amber and I walked into a store on Yucaipa Blvd. The store was having a clearance sale because they were moving to Redlands. We had a great feeling about the space and asked the current renter if the space had already had a new occupant lined up. She said, “I don’t think so” and proceeded to give me the owners phone number. At that point we had only lightly discussed actually opening a store. It was more in the dream stage at that time. That being said, we knew we had a garage packed with furniture….. as well as our back porch…. and many rooms of our house. We knew we were preparing for something so I gave the owner a call. To make a long story short, it was almost too easy. We had a nice discussion on the phone. She loved what we did and that we were a large family working together. I was approved over the phone and she drove in from Texas to have us sign the lease.
Fast forward to late November. We opened our current location at 34940 Yucaipa Blvd. Yucaipa, CA 92399. It has been quite the journey since then. We started with just the lower portion opened. Slowly we have expanded back to occupying the entire space. We are blessed to have enough space to be able to paint and work on other projects indoors while assisting our loved guests.
We started with just antiques and vintage but have expanded to include many new “inspired” home decor items. Our goal is to provide perfect pairings of vintage picks and inspired home goods. In addition, we now do custom furniture painting and handmade signs as well as sell an amazing line of all natural chalk + clay clay paints by CeCe Caldwell’s. We are happy to now sell many local products. We also offer layaway on many larger items and gift cards are available as well!
The Loved Furniture Family
Goals for the near future
- Make many items available for wedding rental.
- Expand our inspired new home decor offerings.
Thanks for visiting Loved Furniture in Yucaipa, CA. From vintage & antique to new items inspired by the farmhouse style. We also carry primitives, cottage, shabby chic & industrial. We have something for everyone. Painted wood to raw wood, chippy and rusty to perfectly pristine.
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34940 Yucaipa Blvd. Yucaipa, CA 92399 | Open Tuesday – Saturday 11AM to 5PM