In need of a little spring refresh, a whole house redo or a present for a friend? These local shops, and the interior designers associated with them, are perfect for all three.
Boxwood & Birch – Ponte Vedra Beach:
Boxwood & Birch recently renovated and expanded to include tableware, women’s luxury small goods such as the iconic Nuxe Oils from France, an eponymous gorgeous smelling room spray, a wide collection of design books and much much more. Each collection offers a bit of indulgence at a variety of price points and are carefully chosen by owner, Connie Riik. Her touch of “tradish with a twist” makes for lots of goodies to explore. I recently left with some beautiful notecards and a deck of cards printed with Gray Malin’s iconic beach photography.
Location: 240 A1A N, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
J. Turner – Sawgrass Village:
J. Turner’s collection of organic materials is a natural fit for any coastal design. Driftwood coffee tables, framed sea fans, and fragrant candles in reusable wooden vessels all have unique textures. Either on their own or layered the pieces create a welcoming environment both in the store and at home. The extremely personable staff are also available to help choose a beautiful home accessory or design entire spaces.
Location: 280 Village Main St #990, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Mrs Howard/Max & Co – Jacksonville Beach:
Phoebe Howard’s southern design store full of home furnishings is the OG at the beaches for a reason. The classic and timeless shop is an inviting mix of heirloom quality pieces and comfortable soft spots. This season there are a variety of wicker touches on display, from a whimsical dog sculpture to headboards to lamps and side tables perfect for covered porches or interiors. The soaps, trays and other tableware make for an ideal hostess gift.
Location: 2400 3rd St S, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Oca Studio – Ponte Vedra Beach:
Oca Studio’s store has a modern and contemporary collection of home items. A few of the eccentric items seen last visit include a sheep sculpture, modern large scale artwork, and bone inlay boxes. The store also brims with global vibes similar to what your most stylish friend would bring back from an overseas adventure: beaded collar necklaces, hand carved wooden bowls, goddess sculptures…all adding a bit of glamour to any interior space. An unusual salt cellar, mini faux orchids, or ceramic vases in surprising shapes are all small but meaningful gifts available.
Location: 330 A1A N Suite 304, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Orangerie Home – Jacksonville Beach:
Orangerie Home is open for business during limited hours or through an appointment, with a selection of carefully curated antiques, art and objects sourced through travels and visits to market. Owner Kelly Cook has an eye for authentic original items, and when the old & new come together, it’s pure magic. While visiting, keep an eye out for the fabrics and original art pieces. A velvet pillow the color of cafe au lait and a wee enamel box are two of the treasures I found last time I visited.
Location: 2411 3rd St S, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Other resources for interior design at the Beach:
- Amy Johnson: https://www.amyjohnsoninteriors.com/
- Kendall Dennis: https://www.kendalldennisinteriors.com/
- Nesting Place: https://nestingplaceinteriors.com/
- Starr Stanford : https://www.starrsanford.com/
About the Author
Willow Logue is a long-time resident of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Originally from the northeast, she moved south with her family in 2000 and has gradually fallen for the charms of living in a beach community. Before starting a career in real estate, Willow was a serial wanderer. She worked in a variety of fields: fashion, comedy, journalism, design, sports, and non-profits. As a realtor, all her past passions have come together. Real estate gives her the opportunity to learn about each client, continue her education on the history of Northeast Florida, and most importantly, find ways to support local charities doing a world of good.