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Three new interiors shops to try in California. 



Bixby & Ball

A mix of neutral pillows ($125-$285) by John Robshaw from Bixby & Ball lends a beachy vibe. 

Coastal Comfort
Seven years after debuting its first home design shop in Solana Beach, Bixby & Ball is expanding with a new boutique in Newport Beach’s splashy Lido Marina Village. “The charming and quaint shopping destination on the harbor is very much fitting with our coastal aesthetic,” says founder Betsy Bracken of the 800-square-foot space, which will feature residential-inspired details such as a custom-skylight, elegant interior columns, delicate tiling and pendant lighting. In addition to on-site design specialists and the brand’s own line of custom upholstery, the shop will offer a carefully selected assortment of pieces such as John Robshaw Vara Euro pillows ($165 each), a Barley Twist floor lamp by Jamie Young ($540), Natural Curiosities’ Silver Leaf Wave print ($4,280) and Sefte’s handwoven baby alpaca Kisma throw ($485). Smaller decor and gift items such as LAFCO New York candles ($60) and unique bath-and-body products as well as one-of-a-kind art and antiques, will round out the mix. Newport Beach –Amanda Eberstein

Dual Sensibilities
East Coast maximalism and California’s laid-back luxury unite at Allison Caccoma’s new boutique, showroom and design studio in San Francisco’s Presidio Heights neighborhood. Classically trained under the grand dame of New York interior design, Bunny Williams, Caccoma brings a sense of unabashed luxury to Hillary Thomas Designs’ former Sacramento Street space. “It’s a very special spot because of the entirely glass storefront,” she says. Open by appointment only, Allison Caccoma Decoration offers discerning shoppers a rich collection of home accessories and furniture from the Bunny Williams Home collection, including the icon’s Regency-inspired Star chair ($1,700); objets d’art from famed antiquarian, and Williams’ husband, John Rosselli, such as a Moroccan garden stool covered in a mirrored fish-scale pattern ($1,200); and an assortment of vintage and one-of-a-kind pieces exclusive to San Francisco and not available anywhere online. “I want people’s homes to have character,” she says. “With the right balance of antiques and accessories, personality will shine through… hopefully with some whimsy.”–Allison McCarthy

“I’ve been interested in audio equipment and, to an even bigger extent, music since I was 12 years old,” explains Josh Turney, who recently opened Deja Vu Audio West, a high-end audio equipment retailer, with his fiancee, Victoria Vulaj. “The equipment we sell is far from mainstream, even within the very small world of high-end audio,” he says of the coveted brands—like AudioNote, Harbeth and Western Electric—that fill the beautifully designed shop. “What we carry is another level—we sell a certain type of sound for a loyal client base.” He continues, “I want Deja Vu Audio West to be known as the finest high-end audio boutique in all of California.” $1,200-$255,000, La Jolla –Meg McGuire 

Deja Vu Audio West

Deja Vu Audio West