We made a list of what we needed to look for and have been searching high and low for the appropriate items.
-- A couch with a chaise lounge
-- A desk for the living room
-- Bedroom furniture (we had been using my / my parents' bedroom furniture from when I was a teenager)
-- A TV (checked that one off the first weekend we were here...priorities, you know)
-- A comfy, trendy chair
-- Some side tables in which we could store the ridiculous assortment of cords and wires that go to the TV, cable, internet, computers, and phone.
-- A home computer that is bigger than a salad plate (I have a Netbook that's about 10 inches)
We found a couch we wanted, for a price we didn't really appreciate. Then we measured the space again and realized that the couch/chaise would simply be too big. On the recommendation of a friend from church (thanks, Lezlee!) we found a little mom-and-pop furniture place that does custom work for about half the price. We pulled up the couch design we wanted and picked out the color and fabric and they are currently making it for us.
We found the desk we wanted before we even moved to San Francisco. We looked and looked, but didn't find any we liked better. So a couple weekends ago we paid Crate and Barrel a visit.
We know what bedroom furniture we want to get, we're just waiting on that purchase because we don't really need the furnitire in there yet. Our apartment has huge closets, so we can actually fit all of our clothes and shoes in our bedroom closet.
We know what kind of chair we want, we just haven't found the chair.
So I will post pictures of the apartment so far. We don't have much on the walls, because I have this thing about not decorating until I have the furniture all situated. The greatest thing ever is that there are considerably fewer stacks than there were when I talked about them here (http://marcandbethany.com/1/post/2010/06/much-to-do-and-much-to-distract-me-from-it.html). This is a big thing for us.
It's been a good experience so far, and we are settling in quite well!