The world of home interior is the most personalized of all aesthetics. Filled with cherished family portraits and private photographs, the home is where souvenirs from various adventures, even that tattered childhood pillow that never quite made it to the attic, all have a place of honor. These small, intimate objects reflect memories of the past and though they may seem trivial to outsiders, the homeowner covets them. This week’s Haute 5 features the best home interior stores ranging from sleek and modern pieces to comfy, quirky and traditional. Whatever the style or reason, these boutiques are beaming with options for that next family heirloom or statement piece.
Known for their unique combination of feminine and masculine elements, the partners of Pal + Smith have been an international design powerhouse for three decades. From vibrant wallpapers to stunning silk decorative pillows, Pal + Smith’s belief that interior design should incorporate “fashion, music and art” is present throughout out the store. A signature Antoinette sofa mixes softly against a hand carved French antique frame with brightly colored yellow fabric and black lacquer displaying a modern design statement.
Pal + Smith is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Pal + Smith is located at 20321 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, Calif., 888.725.7684
Described as “eclectic urban style,” Fleur de Lys overflows with a unique selection of home furnishings and accessories that satisfy even the most particular of interior design taste. The selection of Jonathan Adler and Rae Dunn pottery is impressive as is the large quantity of Vietri dinnerware and dinning accessories. Set aside ample time when visiting the store as customers get lost in the offerings which include everything from chic Laundress cleaning supplies to Zent bathing accessories.
Fleur de Lys is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Fleur de Lys is located at 369 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, Calif., 949.548.0810.
Haute Living, alongside the editors of Elle Décor, Marie Claire and Real Simple can’t get enough of Room&Board. Their authentic handcraftsmanship is apparent in every piece of furniture whether it is the soft and supple Cameron sofa, or the modern Calvin bed and dresser. In addition, Room&Board also partners with small, family-owned furniture companies that believe in “quality and sustainability.”
Room&Board is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Room&Board is located at 1661 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, Calif., 714.549.5995.
Upon entering the showroom, with its high ceilings and gallery lighting, it’s easy to feel transported to SoHo or a hip London boutique. The store offers an upscale mix of home décor including antique Parisian apothecary bottles juxtaposed with hand carved Indian settees. Antique clocks from London are perfectly displayed next to rows of the latest and greatest art books. The truly distinctive thing about Juxtaposition Home is that for every modern piece that screams innovation, there is an antique item that speaks to the past.
Juxtaposition Home is appointment only. Call 949.715.1181 to arrange a viewing. Juxtaposition Home is located at 7976 Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, Calif.,
Don’t expect to find lampshades made of doll hair or rugs sewn entirely from sequins, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams believe in comfort, tradition and timeless home furnishing pieces. Buyers are treated to delightful color palettes ranging from soft aquas to stark reds and innovative and bold rug designs. The store is also the exclusive retailer of Tipper Gore’s fine art photography with a portion of all proceeds benefiting the Climate Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the environment.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is located at 7932 East Coast Hwy., Newport Beach., Calif., 949.376.0303.