Design Destination: Lido House


The town that John Wayne once called home, Newport Beach has long been a refuge for the elite due to its majestic harbor and laid-back beach bars and restaurants. With the recently debuted Lido House, part of the Autograph Collection Hotels by Marriott International and developed by R.D. Olson Development, the coastal retreat is quickly emerging as a premiere design destination.

With interior design led by EDG Design, Lido House builds upon the sophisticated, casual lifestyle popular in the area. Beach glamour, nautical flair and Cape Cod–style architecture are all expressed in the property’s 130 sleek guestrooms, 15,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor event space, signature restaurant, full-service spa, saltwater pool and Newport Beach’s only rooftop bar. Paying homage to the city’s five private islands, the resort features five residential-style cottages, each fully equipped with a gourmet kitchen, expansive living room, two bedrooms and a rooftop patio, showcasing the work of five notable, local firms.



Rona Graf, founder of Grace Blu Design, added a playful punch of color to her retro-inspired Balboa Cottage through bold prints, rich textiles, vibrant art and locally influenced murals. 




The husband and wife duo of Blackband Design layered texture to create a quintessential coastal oasis with bohemian accents and exquisite details such as hand- painted marble and eclectic statement tiles.




Newport Beach meets the Hamptons in this family-friendly cottage designed by Erica Bryen Design. A classic blue and white color combination is popped with citrus orange and bright yellows for instant vacation vibes.




Choosing a sophisticated palette, Jennifer Mehditash of the global design firm Mehditash Design combined classic interiors and natural finishes such as leather, metal and reclaimed wood throughout her Bay Cottage.




Newport Beach native Brooke Wagner celebrated the luxuries of Southern California’s year-round indoor-outdoor entertaining and focused her design on hosting large groups while incorporating her timeless nautical aesthetic.

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