About Our Store
Bringing together, an eclectic array of transitional & warm contemporary with furniture, iron work, upholstery creations, lighting, unique accessories, fabrics & leathers.
Beautiful fabrics, sheers, and embossed leathers are featured as part of the selection along with nailhead trim and add-ons for final touches. Both interesting and unique, we carry items from all over and proudly feature 'made in the usa' custom vendors. Attention to quality and detail still matters in our eyes.
As a resourcer, we are here to assist you! using our know how and resources we can creatively work with designers & industry colleagues to build custom quality furniture pieces at wholesale pricing. We know our sources and what each has to offer or can create which allows us to work with you to put together some ideas & options within our store. All items can be purchased from the floor and stock items may be readily available from our vendors. custom ordering wait time varies.
Our Feeling is:
"if you like it, you can take it…
"want it custom, we can make it!"
About Who You Are Working With:
A native californian & aquarian kathryn bau, daughter of manufacturer, bau furniture. a love of the home furnishings industry along with interior design & furniture background, has provided the drive which started bau showroom in the laguna design center in 1988.
From the beginning, working her way through college & design school, Kathy forged ahead with career in mind to be in the exciting design industry. her start was a learning experience while interning for top orange county designers assisting with drawing floor plans, pulling fabric samples, and unboxing & merchandising accessories in their stores. Even though mom & dad were high end furniture manufacturers, Kathy's passion for beautiful fabrics fell into place by landing a job at pindler & pindler fabrics in the laguna design center which later turned into a managerial position.
While working with design trade throughout the center & attending industry markets, This further lead to extensive knowledge of fabrics and all facets of the design business. When tom & linda bau decided to open bau showroom in the laguna design center, Kathy made the choice to 'get serious' about furniture and join the family business. She has been working with designers, and managing bau showroom store ever since!
Into 2017 - entering a new generational chapter, bau showroom in a newly re-located space is now about Kathy and the wonderful vendors she represents called: