On a recent trip to visit family in Laguna (in California), my honey and I explored the adorable shops in the quaint downtown area of Laguna Beach. I felt like I was home the minute I walked into the first little shop. It’s called Seaside Interiors and is owned by Gina and her daughter Natasha. It is a small space packed with beautiful beach inspired furniture and accessories.
Here is their contact info:
Gina & Natasha (mother/daughter owners/designers)
190 Beach Street Laguna Beach, CA 92651
When you first walk in from the street you are greeted with this amazing wine crate flooring. The planks ave varied in width and slightly in wood tone. Various logos are burned into the wood creating a fabulous and original looking wood floor. Gina says they have a supplier and it lays down like regular wood, if your interested give her a call.
Before I even walked inside I found this charmer. It is wood with burlap, nail heads and a beautiful indigo pillow. Seriously, I should use this as my blogging chair, perfection.
Turns out the pillow sham is made from vintage Japanese Kimonos. The fabric is a form of folk art and is called Boro. It has a texture similar to linen, though is often made from hemp. They were dyed this great indigo and patched together (read an excellent article describing the history of Boro HERE). A beachy stripe covers the back side of the pillow.
Although the shop is tiny, they pack a lot of adorable stuff inside. I love the photo on the back wall. It’s misty, soft hues of blue, white, and sand. It makes me relax just being in the same room as the photo.
There are pillows of all varieties stuffed anywhere they might fit. All covered in deliciously soft and cozy fabrics.
And then there was the bed! It ‘s washed in a dark gray weathered finish and covered with ruffles of loft light weight cottons. I could have taken a nap right there.
More pillows in baskets (you know I’ve done that move just to keep them out and contained in a room) and turquoise accents like in this great glass lamp and photography (the glare kind of ruins this one, sorry).
Gina and Natasha have too many great accessories to mention them all, but…here are a few. Huge scale corals, local oil paintings, giant wood coasters, shells and such and this AMAZING mirror. Seriously, I want this to be mine. It is a medium chunky wood with navy painted metal formed over the front con-caved detailing. Absolutely PERFECT for me.
The “Catalina Chair” intrigued me. It is a light wood, large scale chair with a cushy seat on the bottom. The seat appeared to be a messy whip stitch and patchwork of creamy white canvas. The more I looked at it, the more I loved it. I feel a project coming on…!
This table had me at zinc. Wow. It was very rustic with the antique wood table base, glorious in and of itself. But then the zinc tip, with imperfect nails seeming the pieces together. Wowzers. This would look great in my house too, if I had $1595.
Seaside Interiors is a must see shop. If you are planning to be in the OC area, you’ve got to check them out. Or if you are lucky enough to live there they do interior design work too. Oh by the way if you are the least bit chatty, you’ll leave feeling like you and Gina are besties by the time you leave, at least I did (thanks Gina!).