chloe towersey's chic newport beach house

A few weekends back, I was in Orange County with Joe to visit his family. We were able to spend some time with our favorite newlyweds, Chloe (@chloetowersey) and Pat Towersey (@punkerpat). Chloe and I are friends from UCSB and were roommates our senior year of college. Chloe works in the fashion industry with her dad, Bill Barton (co-founder), at Barton Perreira, a high end sunglasses brand. She is my most fashionable friend and I need her style advice on everything, from clothes to hosting parties to apartment decor.

Mirror: Ikea | Tray: antique from Pat's grandfather, similar here and here

I am absolutely obsessed with Chloe and Pat's house in Newport Beach on the peninsula. I asked Chloe to share some insights about her decor, style and inspiration. Being from Laguna Beach, and marrying a surfing legend, the beach is obviously an important part of their lives and incorporated a lot into their home's decor and style. In the interview below, you'll get the chance to take a glimpse into the newlyweds' Newport Beach house.

Megan: Who are your inspirations for your interior design style?

Chloe: My mom! She has better style than me so I am always copying her. She helps me with all my projects around the house and I inherit (or steal) a lot of her hand-me-downs.

Picture frame: gift, similar here and here | Pot: Molly Wood Garden Design (can't shop online), similar here

Megan: Chloe is very creative and makes a lot of trendy pom poms herself for a variety of decorations used in her house! Chloe, can you walk us through how to make your DIY pom poms and how you use them to decorate your Christmas tree?

Chloe: I love pom poms and I think I have gone a little overboard in my house, but I don't care! I have pom pom curtains, pom pom baskets and now a pom pom covered Christmas tree! I think pom poms make really cute (and cheap!!) Christmas ornaments. This year I started making pom pom garland for some of my friends' trees too! Super easy and fun to make.

These are the ones Chloe sent to Joe and me for our Christmas tree and we are absolutely obsessed!