A Vibrant, Beachy California Family Home Tour by Apartment Therapy

A Vibrant, Beachy California Family Home

(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)

Denise owns the vibrant Bohemian home goods store Eclectic Goods. The warm and cozy home she shares with her husband and four daughters radiates the same sunny Southern California vibes her brand is known for.

Name: Denise and Andy Palma (+ kids Layla, Hailey, Lily and Mia)
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Size: 1,289 square feet
Years Lived In: 3.5 years, owned

Entrepreneur and design guru Denise Palma’s happy Huntington Beach home is everything sunny California dreams are made of. Denise, who shares her home with her husband Andy and four girls Layla, Hailey, Lily, and Mia, first launched her beloved boho home goods site Eclectic Goods last summer to the internet’s delight. If punchy, laid-back California vibes are your thing, you’ll feel right at home here.

A colorful, maximal design approach was an appropriate choice for the Palma family home. With four energetic daughters, Denise and Andy favor a flexible decorating scheme with durable furnishings that accommodates a home full of creative, fun-loving individuals (who sometimes make an appearance on the Eclectic Goods instagram, wearing the merchandise).

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Our style is casual, comfortable and laid back, vintage mixed with modern, but it has to be kid friendly and durable.

Inspiration: We draw inspiration from just about everything. Great architecture in hotels, cool design features in restaurants, interesting textiles, flea markets, friends homes, the outdoors, and also from our travels together.

Favorite Element: Our fireplace. It was a bold choice of materials, but we love the statement it makes. We also love the open floor plan and how cozy our home is.

Biggest Challenge: Storage. We are a family of six living in less than 1300 square feet. Everything has to have a multipurpose function. From a dining banquette that doubles as storage to rooms that function as an office, guest room and playroom rolled into one!

What Friends Say: Friends love our large island and outdoor area. We love to entertain and have people over and we spend lots of time both around our island and outside.

Biggest Embarrassment: We have a lot of unfinished projects.

Proudest DIY: Andy is the DIY guy. His nickname is actually “Handy Andy”. He lets me do the dreaming and he does the building (best husband ever!). I love our outdoor area with the bar and built-in seating. Living in So Cal we spend most days and nights hanging and entertaining out there.

Biggest Indulgence: Our countertops and backsplash.

Best Advice: Surround yourself with things that you love and make you happy. Don’t be afraid to take risks.

Dream Sources: DWR, Croft House and Amber Interiors Shoppe (swoon!)


Behr — Ultra Bright White

Bench — Target
Wall Hanging — @shop.undecorated.home
Moroccan Sabra Silk Pillow Orange — Eclectic Goods
Throws — Long Beach Flea Market
Mirror — World Market

Lydia Sofa Navy — Eclectic Goods
Plush Fringe Lumbar Pillow — Eclectic Goods
Large Fringe Pillow Natural — Eclectic Goods
Vintage Mudcloth Textile — Long Beach Flea Market
Glenn Side Table — Eclectic Goods
Glenn Coffee Table — Eclectic Goods
Mitt Hand Chair — Eclectic Goods
Sisal Area Rug — HomeGoods
Faded Flat weave boho rug — Eclectic Goods
Wooden Ladder (Skutvik Diy)
Textiles — Vintage
Wood Frames behind sofa — Michaels
Beach Print Art — Urban Outfitters
Drapery — Target
Drapery Rods — Target
Side chairs at fireplace — Vintage
Moroccan sabra silk pillows blue — Eclectic Goods
Belly Baskets — Eclectic Goods
Lines vase — Eclectic Goods
Owl Planter — HomeGoods
Gold Elephant — Target
Green Cactus — Eclectic Goods
Ceramic hanging pot — Eclectic Goods
Wall Baskets — West Elm

Barstools — Overstock
Cutting Boards — Target
Shibori Bowls — Eclectic Goods
Boho Rattan Pendant Light — Eclectic Goods
Cactus Dishes — Eclectic Goods
Concrete Planter — Eclectic Goods
Beach Art — DIY Photos

Dining Table — Vintage
Sonoran Dining Chairs — Eclectic Goods
California Art — DIY

Cactus Art — Eclectic Goods
Love you, small cactus art — Hobby Lobby
Sedona Pillow — Eclectic Goods
Geo Fringe Pillow — Eclectic Goods
Indigo mudcloth and pink lumbar pillows — Kristin Dion Design
Overdyed Indigo flatweave rug — Eclectic Goods
Papago concrete coffee table — Eclectic Goods
Sunset Hues Peel and Stick wallpaper — Eclectic Goods
Assorted Belly Baskets — Eclectic Goods
Wood Geo Planter — Eclectic Goods
Eames style white rocking chair — Overstock
Cactus silk pillow gray — Eclectic Goods
Floating shelf — Target
Small Assorted Wall art — Target
Recycled glass African beads — Eclectic Goods
Gold cactus — Eclectic Goods
Feather hooks — Eclectic Goods
Fringe bag — Eclectic Goods
Adventure flour sack bag — Eclectic Goods
Wishbone dining/desk chair — Wayfair
Modern Wall Vase — Eclectic Goods

Hammock chair — Eclectic Goods
Black mudcloth pillow — Eclectic Goods
Pink throw — Eclectic Goods
Jute roundie rug — Eclectic Goods
Mudcloth textile Headboard — Vintage Long Beach Flea Market
Plush Fringe black white pillow — Eclectic Goods
Moroccan Saba silk pillow- blush — Eclectic Goods
Black and white pom pom blanket — Eclectic Goods
Art — DIY and Hobby Lobby

Bunk Bed — Bulkea
Wall art — DIY
Tent — Garage Sale
Rug — Eclectic Goods
Pouf stools — Hobby Lobby
Gold Heart wall — DIY
Dusty Blush Throws — Eclectic Goods
Throw pillows — HomeGoods
White Willow Storage Basket — Eclectic Goods

Mudcloth textile headboard — Vintage from long beach flea market
Large Fringe Pillow — Eclectic Goods
White Quilt — West Elm
Mudcloth fringe throw — Vintage
Hanging Basket Pendant lights — Eclectic Goods
Cactus art — Eclectic Goods
Rattan side tables — Rose Bowl Flea Market
Wood geo planter — Eclectic Goods
Green cactus — Eclectic Goods
Vintage runner rug — Eclectic Goods

Thanks, Denise!