9 Essentials for Modern Beach Glam

From punchy patterns in bright colors to sleek surfaces with a little shine, SoCal designer Tia Zoldan shares her nine essentials for this relaxed-but-hip look.

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Modern Beach Dining Room
Photo: Karyn Millet

One-Hit Wonders

In the dining room, a bright orange fabric on the chair backs adds just the right amount of intensity to the light and airy space. “In a small room, you don’t want too many focal points, so everything in here but the chairs and the rugs is washed-out and serene,” says Tia.

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