Violeta chairs, $1,450 per pair
Every home needs a statement piece, and with the furniture and accessories brand Folk Project, it’s easy to look impressively well-traveled without venturing far. Started by Vista-based artist Merijam Roelofs, the collection of handmade chairs, purses, and pillows comes in a kaleidsoscope of colors and prints from traditional Guatemalan and Mexican textiles. Roelofs, who launched the brand three years ago and quit her florist day job to pursue Folk Project full-time last year, makes ready-to-own as well as custom pieces, and can reupholster vintage furniture. Live within 60 miles of San Diego? She’ll drive to your home so you can “try” the chair on. Go ahead, have a seat.