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By Amy Elisa Keith
Blending traditional coastal accents with international travel treasures, architect Sig Bergamin's Brazil home is a dashing example of what happens when global style hits the beach. Bask in the beauty of this living room, and shop the look to create your own summer retreat.
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Looking like it was brought back from a souk in Cairo, this rug anchors Bergamin's all-white room and serves as inspiration to branch out beyond the typical jute rugs found in many seaside homes.
SHOP NOW: Kilim Tribal Rug, $999
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Using a daybed as primary seating in the living room is a great space-saver. Plus, the wash-worn look of this storage bench lends itself to a curated yet carefree style.
SHOP NOW: Gabby Furniture Emory Bench, $1,032
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Whether your summer home is on the bikini-clad shores of Lake Michigan or perched above the Malibu tides, invite this little guy inside to keep you company.
SHOP NOW: Gilded Songbird IV Art Print by Chad Barrett, $9
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Be inspired by the blues of the ocean and inject the hue into your home. Ikat-print pillows play on the global influence.
SHOP NOW: Robiya's Ikat Pillow, $65
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Bring the elements inside with an exotic-looking bamboo floor lamp. Opting for mostly natural materials instead of heavy metals will add to the light and airy feel of your home.
SHOP NOW: Bamboo Floor Lamp, $315
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Break out of the white-wicker norm. Welcome an unexpected modern touch to your beachside home with a sculpted wire rod chair.
SHOP NOW: Bertoia Diamond Lounge Chair, $1,010
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As a seat or side table, this small accent adds designer appeal and a no muss, no fuss functionality.
SHOP NOW: Linked Circles Garden Seat, $196
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Instantly transport yourself to an exotic oasis with these Caribbean-inspired pillows that can weather the hot sun outside or sit casually on your living room sofa.
SHOP NOW: Martinique Pillow, from $11
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Go green by bringing large plants into the space. Try anchoring the room with stone or concrete vases filled with young sugar maples or willow trees.
SHOP NOW: Handled Mediterranean Jar, $595
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This table's angled sides—clad in antiqued mirror—reflect and refract light, adding an ocean-like shimmer to any room.
SHOP NOW: Faceted Mirror Side Table, $199
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Keep extra seating on hand for those weekend guests flocking to your beach house for sun and sand. These white dining chairs can also hide in plain sight, blending in with the bleached walls.
SHOP NOW: Henri Dining Chair in White, $168
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Instead of opting for large works of art, let the windows and French doors of your home be the focal points. Infuse dashes of culture with smaller paintings.
SHOP NOW: Aura IV by Karen Silve, from $130
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Usher in a sense of calm with a Buddha statue that will surely inspire some midday meditation.
SHOP NOW: Yamashita Buddha Statue, $235