From easy, breezy materials like rattan and grasscloth to accessories inspired by oceanic elements, like seashells and seaweed, it's impossible to not perk up the minute you enter a bright beachy home. Let these rooms with coastal style lift all your worries away.
Global style meets the beach at this home in Trancoso, Brazil. Kenyan masks and a 19th-century painting found at a flea market balance the patterns of the sofa and ottomans by designer Sig Bergamin. The armchair is African, and the Barcelona stools are by Mies van der Rohe.
Stools by Julian Chichester line the vintage bar, which was bought locally at the Tyler Florence Shop, in this California home. The sink fittings are by Lefroy Brooks, and the cane chair, a flea market find, has cushions of Josef Frank linen by Svensket Tenn. The checkerboard floor is painted in Farrow & Ball's Off-Black.
Reclaimed barn-board floors are painted a fresh white throughout out the house this East Hampton, New York home. The Ralph Lauren Home love seats are upholstered in an outdoor fabric, and the vintage stool is from Merci in Paris.
In style scribe Amy Fine Collins's fashionable Fishers Island house, painted Louis XVI chairs surround a 1940s table from Sutter Antiques in the living room; custom-made plaster sconces flank a mirror designed by Robert Hoven.
Custom Spanish esparto rugs from Antonia Molina cover the local-limestone floors in this Ibiza home. The walls are coated in a sandy lime plaster, and a wood-beam ceiling set a rustic tone in the living room. Custom sofas by Atelier Tapissier Seigneur and curtains in a quilted Braquenié fabric; the Oeil cocktail table by Pierre Chapo is vintage, the lacquered-coral sculpture is by Maurizio Epifani, and the painting over the mantel is by Alex Katz.
The dining porch of this Sag Harbor retreat contains a table by Moooi, chairs by Gloster, and a teak sideboard from Mecox; the banquette is covered in a Perennials fabric, and the ceiling fan is by Haiku Home.
The living room of designer Jean-Louis Deniot's South Beach penthouse features a midcentury chair and stool in a fabric. A Paris flea market provided the marble side table and vintage cones that accent the custom television cabinet with straw marquetry doors. The artwork above the cabinet is by , and the French 1930s table lamp is from .
In a modern Pacific Palisades home, the entry's console was modeled on a midcentury piece by Giuseppe Scapinelli, and the resin work above it is by Ron Reihel; the door is a custom design.
The light fixture in this Hamptons beach house is a subtle nod to the nautical theme, while still providing a very chic place to dine.
The custom sectional in the great room of Stockholm-based architect Ninni Ryott's cottage on the Swedish island of Hölö also serves as guest beds, and one of the storage units underneath is used as a cocktail table; the hemp rug is from , the fabric in the doorway is from and the sculpture fragments on the wall were discovered in the studio of the property's previous owner.
While it may not be seaside, the sunken bathtub at this lakeside estate in Uruguay, gives a picturesque view of the water while maintaining privacy. The bench is from Zimbabwe, and the room's colors we custom-mixed by Claessens.
Patterns and color bring a breezy, coastal vibe to the raised sitting area of this Moroccan-inspired pool house in Millbrook, New York. The patterned wallpaper and cushion fabrics are by Nancy Kintisch and the sconces are by Atelier de Troupe.
A shop owner's home in the Hamptons masters beachy elegance. On the terrace, a pergola covered in white wisteria shades an outdoor dining area with a reclaimed teak table, a French iron chair, and rattan chairs with Sunbrella cushions, all from Bloom; the paving tile is natural cleft bluestone.
For one couple's retreat in Palm Beach, architect was inspired by water, sand and sky. swivel chairs covered in a fabric surround a table in the dining area; the flooring is Gascogne gray limestone, the curtains are of a , and the painting is by .
One couple's East Hampton home, designed by , was inspired by the legendary Grey Gardens. The powder room mirror is by , the sconce is by , and the wallcovering is by .
The guest room in the poolhouse of a family's 19th-century Long Island farmhouse is basically summer personified. It contains a bed dressed in , a Swedish painted chest and a rug by ; the matchstick Roman shades are custom.
A family home on Florida's Gulf Coast is like a whitewashed Moroccan fantasy. The courtyard holds teak lounge chairs by , a custom-made banquette with cushions in a and antique Spanish lanterns found in Belgium.
A dreamy palette of blue, white and gray lends coastal vibes in one couple's villa on the isle of Capri. Antique Italian mirrors hang above consoles by in the living room; the slipper chairs are by , and the antique tile flooring is original to the house.
In the living room of a century-old villa on the island of Capri, an early-20th-century iron table was originally used in a yacht club, the sofa is custom made, a pair of 18th-century cabinets flank a fireplace by architect Francesco Della Femina, and the patchwork rugs are made from pieces of bleached and dyed vintage kilims.
Bold splashes of color transform this Hamptons beach home into a vibrant space for relaxation. A photograph by Migliori hangs above the fireplace in the family room; the sofa is by , the pair of armchairs is upholstered in a cotton, and the cocktail tables are by ; the floor lamp is by , and the walls are covered in a grass cloth by .
The beds in a guest room of one supermodel's breezy summer haven in Comporta, Portugal are topped with crocheted-cotton coverlets from Bulgaria, the wall hanging is Portuguese, and the tile floor is original to the house.
French designer Christian Liaigre's simple beach shack on the island of St. Barts still manages to reach new heights of sophistication. In the kitchen/dining area, the chairs are by the designer, the wicker pendant light is by , and the teak-and-oak table and brushed-oak console are custom made; the painted cabinets are topped with oiled local wood.
An islet in Greece's Aegean Sea serves as the rela island home of hotelier Costis Psychas. The low tables in the living area are family heirlooms that were originally used for making flatbread; the wool pillows and cotton rugs were handwoven in Greece, and the handmade floors are a mix of white cement and sand.
Designer Ken Fulk's Victorian cottage on Cape Cod plays with beachy decor in the library. The wing chair was bought at Chelsea Antiques, and the antique brass bed is covered with indigo fabrics and pillows made from grain sacks; the ceiling fixture is crafted from a salvaged boat hatch, and the walls and ceiling are painted in .
In the living room of a retreat on Martha's Vineyard, designed by , the sofa by is covered in a linen, the chairs are upholstered in a fabric, and the walnut cocktail table and stool are custom; the rug is a vintage Tuareg, the ceiling beams are Douglas fir, and the room is painted in Benjamin Moore's Super White.
Set on the Greek island of Folegandros, the vacation home of Milan-based designers couldn't be more serene. On the north-facing terrace, the vintage Ming-style chairs were found at a flea market in Beijing and then painted white.
Quirky touches abound in the Connecticut home of designer . The dining room features chairs designed by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, a custom-made table, and an 18th-century pine commode from Vermont; the hand-painted wall covering is by , and the rug is by .
At James "Ford" Huniford's Bridgehampton weekend home, the dining room is brimming with unique finds. Early-20th-century French diagrams for light fixtures are on display, and seaweed sculptures by an unknown artist rest on a vintage table.
Lively hues and rare seashells put a colorful spin on this D.C. home. A painting by Loren MacIver is flanked by displays of ceramics, shells, and mercury glass; the cocktail table is a vintage army cot topped with glass, the chair is by , and the sofa is covered in a velvet.