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A Peek Inside: Bixby & Ball - The Coastal Life

Melissa of Seagrass Interiors is a twenty-something interior designer living in Southern California. I find it extremely interesting that she lives in a house built by Charlie Chaplin for his crazy mother in the 1920's.  Melissa is working on the house and making it her own while preserving its original roots.

In Melissa's spare time she just opened a retail store! Her dream come true is called Bixby & Ball and is in a little historic cottage built in 1924, located in the design district of Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach, California.

Melissa explained, "I have had the extreme luck, fortune, blessing of meeting my business partner, Betsy. We have both had the idea of having a retail space, stored in the back of our brains for a long time now. For me, I thought the reality of my dream coming true was pretty far into the future. Over a glass of wine with Betsy, Bixby & Ball was born."

Bixby & Ball Founders - (L to R) Betsy and Melissa
This killer combo of ingenuity, determination, and love for all things coastal chic inspired the creation of Bixby & Ball. Together, they have hand selected their favorite elements of coastal living to create a one-stop shopping experience for customers. Housed in the first cottage built on Cedros Avenue in the 1920’s and inspired by a deep family history of entrepreneurialism, Bixby & Ball celebrates the past while creating its own story.

I'm really yearning to take a trip to visit this FABULOUS COASTAL STORE as it looks exactly like my cup of tea - how about you??


Visit Bixby & Ball: 214 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075.
Store hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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  1. Oh I really want to go here someday - it looks fabulous. I love the cottage they found to put the store into...wonderful!

  2. This store is sooo cute and it looks like a fun place to shop. Thanks for sharing!

  3. i want to go there stat! is it near San Diego? I will have to make sure to stop by next time B and I head down there, and now I am thinking we need to go soon!

  4. I have to find out where this store is...I am going to be to Santa Monica in January...If it's close - I am going!! What a amazing looking place.

  5. Looks like a place I would feel right at home.


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