7 Home Decor Shops That’ll Help You Spruce Up the House for Summer
Didn’t quite get around to spring cleaning? Don’t fret! There’s still time to spruce your space and have it looking fresh and stylish for summer. Newport Beach is home to some of the best interior decor shops in all of Southern California. So whether your vibe is industrial-chic, midcentury modern or coastal-cool (without the seashells), these seven shops are sure to spark some interior inspiration and help you turn your house into the home of your dreams.
With three brick-and-mortar locations in Calabasas, Pacific Palisades and Newport Beach, it’s no surprise Shoppe Amber Interiors is a go-to for design enthusiasts. Pop into the shop’s Lido Marina Village location and discover a timeless collection of quality handmade items for every room of the home. From vintage pillows and rugs to lighting fixtures and tabletop accessories, you’re sure to fall in love with Amber Interiors‘ dynamic mix of vintage and modern pieces. This eclectic shop and design studio is truly the pioneer of the white-walled, laid-back California aesthetic.
For those who favor the coastal, beach house vibe, Bixby & Ball offers a breath of ocean air with its curated selection of contemporary goods. The home design store’s first location opened on the charming Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach and quickly found a second home in Newport’s trendy Lido Marina Village. Since its Lido debut in 2017, Bixby & Ball continues to provide locals and visitors with a comfortable shopping experience. Stop in, and you’ll discover a myriad of goods, including designer bedding and pillows, coastal furnishings, antiques and art, luxurious bath and body products and a variety of thoughtful gifts!
What simply started as a children’s nursery line, Serena & Lily quickly evolved into a ubiquitous lifestyle brand with multiple storefronts. The design shop is committed to providing customers with artful design and original products, including everything from outdoor furniture and accents to bedroom sets, sofas, wallpaper, lighting and original art. The brand effortlessly captures a casual, coastal aesthetic that’s relaxed yet refined. Serena & Lily’s Lido location includes the brand’s signature Design Shop experience, where their talented team can help bring your vision to life.
Tucked within Corona del Mar Plaza lies McKee & Company—a husband-and-wife-owned interior design firm with its very own furniture shop, Sparrow & Sage. Owners Brent and Tracey McKee take pride in creating homes that beautifully reflect those who live there. And unlike other design firms, McKee & Company specializes in a various looks—from French farmhouse and Newport Beach bungalow to relaxed, ranch-style living. However, if you’re not seeking help with your home project just yet, you’ll still want to browse through Sparrow & Sage’s timeless collection of furniture in Corona del Mar Plaza!
A relatively new addition to Fashion Island’s collection of shops, Tiffany Hunter Home features a variety of globally-inspired collections such as Pacific Coast, Metro Glam and Desert Chic. This unique design shop plays host to numerous well-known furniture and decor brands that naturally reflect the laid-back Southern California lifestyle. Stop by the flagship showroom at Fashion Island and discover an assortment of indoor and outdoor furniture and home accessories like rugs, throw pillows, pots, planters, coffee table books and more.
This small business collective located just off PCH serves as a place to shop, collect and create. The store houses an array of goods from local artists, artisans and entrepreneurs, such as Bird + Belle, Goldie Laine, Drift Curated Goods and more. So if you’re on the hunt for some quintessential Newport Beach finds, Seaside Gallery and Goods is the place! With one peek inside, you’ll notice a charming medley of locally-inspired goods like paintings of the Newport Coast and woven pendants featuring the names of local beaches!
Located about midway down the Balboa Peninsula, Little Shop by the Sea is all sorts of eye candy. This tiny female-owned mercantile is chock-full of goodies you’ll love, like organic home goods, eco-friendly gifts, natural skincare products and local California flowers. And when it comes to home decorating, it’s all in the details! So while this tiny boutique may not sell sofas and rugs, it is the perfect place for finishing touches. Browse through a mix of household items like apothecary candles, reusable coffee filters and teakwood dish brushes.
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger