Bringing It Home

Practical tips for creating beautiful spaces wherever you call home, and hopefully a little inspiration too.

A Breath of Fresh Air

A Breath of Fresh Air

by Betsy Bracken April 22, 2020 4 min read

You may find yourself looking for the silver lining while homebound these days and here’s some good news — nature is flourishing.
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Personal Space

Personal Space

by Betsy Bracken March 24, 2020 3 min read

We’re all sticking close to home these days, which makes living in a space that feels safe and nurturing more important than ever. Creating a home or space that provides a sense of calm and care can have a significant impact on your wellbeing.

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Modern Luxury Interiors Q&A with Betsy Bracken

Modern Luxury Interiors Q&A with Betsy Bracken

by Betsy Bracken February 18, 2020 4 min read

Bixby & Ball owner, Betsy Bracken, was featured in Interiors California recent issue with a Q&A about what sets her boutiques apart and what keeps her inspired.  The print version can be found on our press page but read on for the full unedited version.
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Art Guide: What to Consider Before Buying Your Next Piece

Art Guide: What to Consider Before Buying Your Next Piece

by Betsy Bracken January 16, 2020 2 min read

Buying art is often an emotional decision and one we can’t always explain—after all, it’s through the lens of our own life experience that we interpret creative expression.
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Q&A with Wade Koniakowsky

Q&A with Wade Koniakowsky

by Betsy Bracken January 15, 2020 4 min read

Wade Koniakowsky, one of the nation’s leading ocean-inspired artists, began painting at the age of six and started surfing before he was 12.
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The Art of Gifting

The Art of Gifting

by Betsy Bracken December 09, 2019 2 min read

Often, the stress of the holidays can overshadow the joy of gifting, but we want to encourage you to take a little extra time on those nearest and dearest to make their holiday extra bright.
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The Perfect Setting

The Perfect Setting

by Betsy Bracken November 05, 2019 3 min read

The center of holiday hosting is often the table and when it comes to décor, every detail counts. Whether you decide to go simple and relaxed or fancy and elegant, your tablescape sets the mood for your party and sparks conversations.
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Harvesting Home

Harvesting Home

by Betsy Bracken October 08, 2019 3 min read

Fall has arrived and we’re ready—are you? We’ve gathered our favorite tips to make the transition an easy one, so by the time we fall back on Nov. 3rd your home will have fallen right into place.
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Best Seat In The House

Best Seat In The House

by Betsy Bracken September 10, 2019 4 min read

Upholstery is the hardest working furniture in the house and we’re here to tell you that you really do get what you pay for. So before purchasing your next upholstered piece, let us break down all of the important things to consider.
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Summer Ease

Summer Ease

by Betsy Bracken July 25, 2019 3 min read

The season of patio parties, backyard BBQ’s and impromptu invites is underway and we’re here to remind you that the key to hosting any summer soirée is to keep it simple.
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Marine Layer

Marine Layer

by Betsy Bracken June 20, 2019 2 min read

While the rest of the country is heating up, we’ve been cooling down, leaving us dreaming of the endless summer for which California is known.
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The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

by Betsy Bracken May 01, 2019 3 min read

With lazy summer days and warm summer nights on the horizon, it’s time to start planning your outdoor oasis so when temps rise, you’re set.
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Getting Grounded

Getting Grounded

by Betsy Bracken April 01, 2019 3 min read

Whether you’re looking for a rug to define your living room or provide functionality in your kitchen, we’ve compiled a user-friendly guide to help you navigate your way through selecting the right one.
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Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

by Betsy Bracken March 01, 2019 3 min read

Decorative pillows are one of the quickest ways to elevate a space or transition your home from season to season, but finding the right ones isn’t always easy.
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5 Simple Tips To Create A Home You Love

5 Simple Tips To Create A Home You Love

by Betsy Bracken February 01, 2019 2 min read

With inspiration overload, there's always something better one click, swipe or scroll away. So how do we remedy this problem? By shifting our attention away from wishing we lived somewhere else and instead focus on loving the home we have.
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Our Story

Our Story

by Betsy Bracken January 31, 2019 4 min read

It all began with two young—and admittedly naïve—entrepreneurs pursuing their passion for coastal living in a historic cottage in the heart of the Solana Beach design district, eager to make their mark on the world.  And a beautiful one at that.
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