Three Wins and 19 Titles in 11 Years
We would like to thank all of our loyal customers and friends for voting for Mum’s Place for “Best Furniture Store” and winning the title three times in the past year by the Carmel Pine Cone, Monterey Herald, and Monterey County Weekly.
Mum’s Place History
Mugo and Talin Tersakyan first opened Mum’s Place in 1986, and operated out of a small Victorian-style house on 17th Street in Pacific Grove. In the 1980’s, oak and pine were all the rage, so they found success with their beautifully crafted wood furniture. After just a few years they were able to expand to a larger storefront, still on 17th Street, and began carrying more diverse manufacturers. But wasn’t until 1994 that Mum’s Place became the store that we know today.
In 1994, Mum’s Place became a true furniture gallery, carrying well known manufacturers like Flexsteel, American Leather,Canadel, Stressless, and about 40 other great companies. It was at this point that Mum’s Place became more than just a Monterey furniture store, and they shifted more towards design as a whole, and away from furniture as individual pieces. In 1997, Talin received an Interior Design degree and transformed Mum’s Place into a haven for other interior designers as well.
In the past 32 years, Mum’s Place has grown a lot. Growing from a small oak furniture store to a 10,000 square foot gallery, and from a quaint shop to an interior designer’s dream, all without sacrificing the values that started the business. These values are what makes Mum’s Place truly, “Mum’s Place,” and it’s what makes the employees more like family and the customers more like friends!
The employees are also what makes Mum’s Place special. Sharing over 50 years of dedication to the business, the sales team, designers, and warehouse operators work together to make customer service a top priority.
Ask us about our great manufacturers, or browse our new arrivals for design inspiration! And if you would like to see why yourself why Mum’s Place was voted “Best Furniture Store” 19 times, check our showroom!