For coastal living large, these shops are the shore thing.
Beach house-ready pieces from RH’s indoor/outdoor furniture collection fill the store’s expansive rooftop garden.
Walk through Bountiful’s English garden gates and immediately escape to the beaches of Brittany or Brighton. Owner Sue Balmforth fills the store with vintage white wicker chairs, nautical-stripe linens, and wire baskets stacked to the brim with seashells. A treasure trove of old-world artifacts, Bountiful’s collection will keep you browsing for hours. 1335 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310-450-3620
A little bit bohemian, a little bit European, Calypso St. Barth’s Maison & Décor collection is all about resort living. Moroccan wedding poufs share the floor with woven jute rugs, teak benches, and vintage linen sheets for a glamorous, artsy offering fit for the Côte d’Azur. 225 26th St., Santa Monica, 310-587-0703
Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic
Twenty-five-year interior design veteran Rachel Ashwell invented “shabby chic” and built her empire on it. In her Montana Avenue flagship, shoppers will find her signature aesthetic: heirloom-quality furniture, vintage floral textiles, and Italian glass chandeliers, along with oceanside essentials, including hurricane candles; oversize white chairs, loveseats, and sofas; and matelassé cotton throws. 1013 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, 310-394-1975
With its muted, sun-bleached color palettes and vintage Belgian linen upholstery, RH offers everything needed for an eternal summer. Headquartered in Northern California, the aesthetic is a bit more bay than beach, but the collection of indoor/ outdoor furniture is ideal for waterfront homes from Corona del Mar to Carpinteria. 8564 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310-652-0323
Rooms & Gardens
Known for its Californiacoastal aesthetic, Rooms & Gardens is a summer house mecca. Offering everything from crisp white sofas to alpaca throw blankets to small details like one-of-akind shells, the Montana Avenue boutique also has an expert in-house design team. 1311A Montana Ave., Santa Monica, 310-451-5154
Room at the Beach
With the motto “Surround yourself with beauty and you will see the world in beauty,” owner Elizabeth Lamont helps customers create the ultimate Malibu home. Her curated collection consists of Pine Cone Hill linens, Dash & Albert nautical-stripe rugs, and a starfish tabletop collection. 3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, 310-456-9777
For style that’s more surfboards and serapes than sand dollars and sea glass, head to Surfing Cowboys. Specializing in iconic Midcentury Modern design—think John Keal and Knoll—the store also stocks cool, one-of-a-kind finds like a pair of bristlecone pine tree lamps sculpted by the wind. 12553 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, 310-915-6611
Tumbleweed & Dandelion
An Abbot Kinney staple, interior designer Lizzie McGraw opened Tumbleweed & Dandelion in 1997. Known for her approachable DIY techniques and knack for reclaiming everyday, found items, McGraw’s heavenly store sells beach house-inspired furniture, textiles, accessories, and artwork, all out of a precious bungalow. 1502 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310-450-4310
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