Who is Essentials For Living?


Star International Furniture, Inc. & Orient Express Furniture have merged their trusted contemporary and transitional furniture brands into one new brand name, Essentials For Living.

Star International Furniture’s success began in 1977, providing dependable service to the contemporary furniture world for over 40 years. In 2002 Star International added a sister brand Orient Express Furniture. Orient Express has remained on the cutting edge of transitional furniture design for over 15 years with onpoint trend forecasting. Merging Star International’s contemporary flair with Orient Express’ transitional style has been a goal for the company for many years.

Essentials For Living presents a mix of designs that can either seamlessly blend together or be used to create dynamic juxtapositions that all result in engaging environments. As always, each of these products are manufactured with a rigorous attention to detail and an uncompromising level of quality.

Under this new brand name, Essentials For Living continues to offer the same great quality, same great style and service you’ve relied on from Star International & Orient Express Furniture. Based in Foothill Ranch, CA, Essentials For Living operates two quick-ship warehouses on the East and West Coasts, and sells via its Retail Store dept., Designer Care dept., E-commerce dept., and Direct Container program.







19511 Pauling, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

Orange County, California


Essentials For Living’s corporate headquarters house a 12,000 sq. foot showroom and a 120,000 sq. foot warehouse stocked with the current offerings found on this website, closeout specials and one-of-a-kind items that can’t be found anywhere else. The strength of the two distribution centers is in their ability to rapidly fulfill orders to anywhere in North America providing consolidated, convenient shipping.
206 N. Pendleton St., High Point, NC 27260

High Point, North Carolina


Essentials For Living maintains an East Coast distribution presence just a few miles from High Point Furniture Market and close to local freeways. The recently purchased 100,000 square foot distribution center in High Point, North Carolina is a 70% size increase over previous East Coast operations. This facility houses deeper stock and allows for better service with quicker, more efficient routes of delivery.