Essential #8: Bold Splashes of Color
To keep the mood cheerful, try beachy-bright hues you might otherwise eschew, like citrusy orange or hot pink. “My clients
wanted their beach house to be fun, modern, and not so serious, so we chose bolder colors than they have in their year-round
house,” says Tim. Just a splash of the unexpected here and there—such as the orange ottoman and throw pillows in the chocolate-and-cream
living room—is a great way to introduce some brightness without going overboard.
We love: bean bag chairs, an affordable accent that’s versatile and ideal for lounging with a book after a day at the beach.
Shop the look: Pink lamps, Pottery Barn Kids