Onward furniture store opens with unique items from around the world

Owner has 30 years experience

POSTED: 06:51 PM PDT Jul 24, 2013    UPDATED: 08:21 AM PDT Jul 25, 2013 
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

You could travel to Europe to look at unique furniture for your home or simply walk into Onward,  a new Santa Barbara furnishings store.

The doors were recently opened by owner Mary Benenati, who has three decades of experience in interior furniture sales.

Some of the items on display come from France, England, Italy and Turkey.

There are also many samples of modern day wall coverings that have caught the eye of passersby at the store located at 1233 State St. near Victoria.

The store is expected to be a popular stop for shoppers during the First Thursday art walk parties.