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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Essential #3: A Little Bohemian Flair

Let accessories relax your space. Incorporate a few cheeky island finds, like this umbrella on the front porch. With its batik-style print and fringe trim, it sets a “don’t worry, be happy” tone for the house at its entrance. “It’s just like a tropical cocktail that comes with a paper umbrella,” Tim says. “It instantly transports me to a faraway island with no troubles whatsoever!”

We love: this twist on classic woven furniture. It’s not only sculptural and modern, but also super comfortable and lightweight for easy rearranging.

Shop the look: Farm table, Hollyhock. Umbrella, Calypso St. Barth. Sofa, chairs, and ottoman, JANUS et Cie.


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