About Us

Vertigo Home is a labor of love for founders Chris Oswalt and Martin Ulrich. The realization of their combined passions for travel, art and design, the Vertigo Home storefront was opened in 2009. Located in the South Village of Laguna Beach, California right across the street from the famous Surf & Sand Resort, Vertigo Home has become the go-to destination for uncommon gifts, luxurious upholstery and exquisite high-design furniture, lighting and accessories. Vertigo Home was voted one of America's Best Independent Design Shops by Dwell Magazine in 2021 and has been mentioned in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, New York Times and other leading design authorities.
The Vertigo Home web shop was founded in 2010 and has since become a perfectly curated virtual world filled with exciting new and classic design. The web shop is constantly evolving and has new design added every week, so keep checking in for the latest and greatest.
Chris’s passion for textiles has combined with Martin’s modern, clean Danish sensibilities to create a unique and diverse offering with something for everyone. Chris and Martin believe that the ultimate way to ‘feather your nest‘ is with items that are not only unique and functional, but above all, stylish. Because after all, style is art. And art transforms, delights and inspires our everyday lives.
Photo credit: Mary Hurlbut