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
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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