Favorite Things: The Wood Garden - 405 Magazine

Favorite Things: The Wood Garden

Home furnishings, accessories and customized comfort make the Wood Garden a great boutique to find new favorites.


It’s not a greenhouse filled with flowers, but The Wood Garden is lush nonetheless. Filled with gorgeous furniture, you have to stop yourself, breathe deeply and take it all in – and there is a lot to take in. Considering its mix of traditional, French and transitional furniture and accessories, it’s not a surprise that store owners and mother-daughter team Janice Carty and Amie Cook like to mix things up. Amie says, “I think throwing something in that is unexpected makes the room special. We firmly believe that your house can be both comfortable and beautiful at the same time.”

That philosophy has proved true since 2000, when they opened a small space at Wilshire Village that has since grown via three expansions. They specialize in custom designing and “hands-on” decorating that’s inspired by their clients. When asked how they would describe their beautiful store, the word “comfortable” is at the forefront – no surprise there, since giving their customers that feeling is exactly what they do.


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Gold lamp on marble base, $750 “This lamp is a classic. It is perfect for a narrow space, such as an entryway or a nightstand. I love its design because it offers a transitional look, but mixes well with any style.”

Wooden rosary, $75 “These are great to casually drape over a mirror, a frame or a vase. They are so fun and unusual.”

Gilded heart bowl, $15 “These are so cute just to set around anywhere, and make great gifts. Perfect for a nightstand, to hold jewelry, or on a coffee table.”

Papier-mache bowl, $425 “This bowl is truly a piece of art. Each is individual and uniquely done. They come in different shapes and designs. No need to even put anything in them!”

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Swivel/glider chair, $2,200 “Love this amazing glider; it’s a beautiful chair that exceeds your expectations in the comfortable department! The gliding motion of this chair is relaxing and the style is timeless. The spring down cushion, the intricate nailheads and the light herringbone fabric make this the perfect chair.”

Hand-knitted Merino chunky throws, $250 “Who wouldn’t love this throw? Warm, cozy, and looks amazing thrown over a sofa or chair.”

Blue jar with Greek key lid, $340
“I love, love the color of these amazing jars. Perfect to add a splash of color to a buffet or fireplace mantel. And the Greek key lid is a beautiful added touch.”

Euro pillows, $150-250 “The best way to spruce up your space is to add new throw pillows; they’re a perfect way to add a splash of color or change the look of your room. We always have many to choose from in all different styles and colors.”