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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Dining Room
Photographer David Tsay

Essential #6: Statement-making Lighting

A sleek, 36-inch capiz shell orb creates a focal point in the airy dining room and casts warm, inviting light over the table—and identifies the house to passersby on the beach. “I always imagine my clients inviting friends over by telling them their house is the one with the giant glowing globe,” says Tim. “Every house needs an icon.”

Shop the look: Dining table, wicker chairs, and light fixture, Tower 20. Sideboard, Lief Almont.

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