Store review: Juxtaposition in Newport Beach, California

by Shira Abel Shvo on September 11, 2009

I knew I was going to like Juxtaposition before I even walked in the store. All it took was a look at the sign out front.

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I didn’t know how much I was going to like it though. When I walked inside, I gasped.

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Everything in this shop is stunning. It’s bizarre. Somehow, with the way everything is combined, even old metal stools and a thrashed metal tray trolley look inviting.

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And to think, if I found this on the street I would have taken them home and spray painted them!

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The furniture is custom and most of the sofas are slipcovered in this dense rich linen or cotton duck fabric.

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And this linen duvet? I can’t even describe how lovely it was. So much nicer to the touch than your normal cotton one. Such a difference in look – it radiates casual elegance.

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Black four poster bed with blue pillows and white linens (in linen no less). Does it get better than this?

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I really wish this photo did justice to the butterflies framed on the wall. Their colors were so delicate and intense. While I find having dead bugs on the wall a tad creepy – there’s still something¬†ethereal¬†about the collection.

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This Union Jack slipcovered bench was one of my favorite pieces in the store.

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I also loved the shiny metal drawers with leather pull handles.

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Their prices are fitting for their location – the exclusive Crystal Cove area of Newport Beach. They ship worldwide and you can find some of their items on 1stdibs (just do a search for Juxtaposition Home).

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Shira Adatto September 11, 2009 at 7:56 am

Lovely! So glad you reviewed a store in this side of the world. I’m heading over there now.

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Shira Abel Shvo September 11, 2009 at 8:11 am

Tell them you read it in Tchochkes!

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Shelly September 11, 2009 at 9:35 am

I love the store and the sign out front as well. Like you, I’m not crazy about the dead bugs on the wall either, even if they’re pretty.

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