10 Essentials of Modern Casual Style

California designer Tim Clarke shares his advice for outfitting a beach house with a fresh, laid-back look.

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Bungalow Exterior
Photographer David Tsay

Essential #2: Beach Bungalow Details

Classic bungalow elements like planked ceilings and board-and-batten siding help establish an easy come, easy go vibe reminiscent of super-casual surf shacks dotting the California coast. “In this house, the architectural details are really modern interpretations—thanks to their larger scale—of typical coastal cottage details,” says Tim.

We love: a smart, simple plan. The living spaces occupy an open, central pavilion flanked by the bedroom wings.

Shop the look: Siding in Rubidoux (32-32) and trim in Ever Classic (32-24), Pratt & Lambert

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