How Six Blogger-Turned-Designers Broke Out IRL
Inside the designer-run brick-and-mortars we can't stop shopping.
Updated Sep 29, 2021 7:43 AM
As much as we love maxing out our mood boards with colorful spaces across the globe or obsessively pinning floral-filled exteriors until our fingers bleed, sometimes inspiration can only take you so far. Channeling the aesthetic of a much-loved designer may seem like a simple pursuit when you have a flawless image sitting in front of you for reference, but when it actually comes time to replicate the look IRL, the task is easier said than done.
Luckily, a handful of our favorite interior pros are making it easier than ever to steal their style by bringing their creative spirits to a physical, shoppable setting. Read on to get the scoop on the interior designers, stylists, and bloggers who have ventured into the realm of retail.
Best known for their edgy jewelry selection, organic beauty products, and handmade ceramics, blogger and all around #GirlBoss Moorea Seal’s eponymous Seattle flagship store (located just a few blocks south of Pike Place Market and the Seattle Art Museum) has become a hub for locals and tourists who want to bring her cozy, eclectic approach home. Inside the 1st Ave. store, customers will discover crafty kitchen essentials, charming office knick-knacks, and, of course, Seal’s 52 Lists for Happiness, an Oprah-approved journal focused on helping everyone find personal joy and positivity.
1012 1st Ave, Suite 150, Seattle, WA
Dishing up a serious dose of style to all those residing in Boise, blogger and interior stylish Kirsten Grove’s serene two-story store (dubbed Simply Grove Shop) carries all the artisanal accessories you’d need to become a styling extraordinaire. Crazy for macrame? Have a thing for vintage rugs? Want to turn your bathroom into a spa-like oasis? Consider your home brought back to life.
1415 W. Idaho St., Boise, ID
West Coast design enthusiasts, rejoice! Amber Lewis—the very talented creative behind Amber Interiors and Domino’s 2017 Best Interior Design Blog award winner—has officially opened up her second brick-and-mortar shop. Loved for her laid-back SoCal aesthetic and eye for vintage furniture, both Lewis’ Shoppe Calabasas and, now, Shoppe Pacific Palisades come fully-stocked with all the accoutrements you’d ever need to mimic her breezy, beachy vibe. Possibly more exciting than the recent opening of her second destination, however, is the launch of Made by Shoppe: a spinoff service that lets customers order their furniture custom-made. Even if you’re not a Cali-native, you can still snag the items through her online store.
23528 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas CA and 859 N Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades CA
Change & Co.
Since its opening last summer, Susana Simonpietri’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn boutique, quickly became a haven for hostesses and modern farmhouse fanatics alike. Known for her earthy-urban aesthetic, the acclaimed designer’s whitewashed Change & Co. Shop is outfitted as expected: Filled only with the essentials that make up a well-loved home—from ceramic kitchen staples to woven wall hangings to handpicked antiques.
226 Grand St., Brooklyn, New York
When Chip and Jo first opened Magnolia Market at the Silos back in 2015, suffice it to say, Fixer Upper fans went wild. While the market itself is packed with Joanna-approved homewares (so dedicated followers can achieve her modern-rustic look with ease), shoppers can indulge in a little extra Waco, Texas fun by opting for a round of cornhole on the sprawling green lawn, grabbing a Southern-inspired treat at the on-site bakery, or stocking up on fresh greenery at the Seed and Supply shop.
601 Webster Ave., Waco, Texas
Officially taking their creative endeavors to the next level, the power couple-turned-master remodelers behindstudio mcgee
(and its shoppable counterpart, McGee & Co.) are set to open their first-ever brick-and-mortar shop on April 20th in Costa Mesa, CA. Though their products have long been accessible to the masses through their online marketplace, there’s nothing quite like a physical shop to seal the deal.
1720 Santa Ana Ave., Costa Mesa, CA
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