- Location: Newport Beach, CA
- Website: d-kruse.com
Newport Beach interior designer Dee Kruse, recently opened her showroom/retail store in Lido Village. After 9 plus years of designing for clients in both Orange County and LA, she now gives her elegant coastal/contemporary-chic aesthetic a showplace for everyone to enjoy.
The store also showcases several of her custom pieces. When we last stopped by, I was in love with a set of vintage "regency" style chairs she had redone. With that style so popular nowadays, I would have expected it to have been recovered in a lush velvet or suede, or even a quirky print. But Dee had it recovered in a simple raw linen, and lacquered the legs in white, keeping it totally coastal, but still completely glamourous. I also loved this set of gold rimmed coaster/ashtrays from Kühn Keramics, out of Berlin, that had a quirky gun and crown design. Admittedly, many of the pieces in the store are pretty high-end, but she also carries more affordable pieces, such as accessories from Roost. Regardless, the store is a must see. Her color combinations are incredible and inspirational alone, and with a recent mention in this past March's Vogue Magazine, she's definitely one to watch.