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California meets Provence at Fringe, Redondo Beach's new home store

February 1, 2010 |  8:30 am
Fringe_Hoffman_VertBeachy glam is the theme at Redondo Beach’s new home and accessories store, Fringe. Located in Riviera Village, the 2,000-square-foot shop is loaded with sea-inspired finds: fan coral, brass seahorse hooks, mermaid door knockers and lots and lots of shells. Distressed-looking vintage cabinets and shelves, new white linen slip-covered chairs, as well as bedding from Pom Pom complete the Malibu-meets-French-countryside vibe.

A lot of it can be had for less than $100. Hooks and knockers, which look perfectly salt-air aged, cost $6 to $20. A great selection of pillows includes $32 Moroccan throws with contrasting prints on each side. Small, hand-painted ceramic plates that make fine soap dishes are only $5 apiece.

Owners Debbie Talosi and Laura Hofmann, pictured here, say that accessible prices are a focus -- as well as anything that sparkles.

“Bling may be an overused word, but we don’t care -- we love it,” says Talosi, who stocks rhinestone-studded pillows ($97 and up), bejeweled seashells ($18 to $68) and a wide selection of vintage chandeliers starting at $195.

We've got eight more photos on the jump ...

Fringe, 1806 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach; (310) 316-9100.

-- Alexandria Abramian Mott

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Above: Fringe sells sofas with custom slipcovers; prices start at $975 and rise depending on fabric and fill. The floor sample pictured here is on sale for $895. The store has a range of pillows for $20 to $200. The embroidered linen octopus pillows shown here are $48; the larger pillow with the red coral pattern is $58.

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Above: A set of sublime mermaid bookends, $127.

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Above:Glass bottles with crystal stoppers run from $18 to $32 apiece.

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Above: Candles ($36 to $68 apiece), picture frames ($68 each) and photo albums ($48 to $85) line the shelves at Fringe.

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Above: A one-of-kind, hand-painted wood cabinet is $975. The painting propped against the door is by Redondo Beach artist Julie Balcom and it's $295.

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Above: Among the vintage chandeliers is this piece, adorned with crystals and priced at $895.

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Above: The mix of vintage decor, contemporary accessories and original art includes this seahorse painting, also by Balcom, $395.

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Above: Fringe's storefront in Redondo Beach's Riviera Village.

Photos by Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

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