Beach style design guide

Bring the beach home with these coastal-inspired design, decorating, and landscaping ideas

How to decorate in a modern beach style

Let the team behind the Shine Home design company show you how to turn your pad into a modern beach-bohemian bungalow

Tropical punch
Thomas J. Story

Tropical punch

There's no ocean view from the Ortiz home. It’s rare to get a breeze off the Pacific, 5 miles away. And yet there’s something distinctly beachy ― airy, bright, and natural ― about the Southern California home Russell and Susan Ortiz share with their four kids.

The Ortizes are the team behind Shine Home, their design company known for its modern beach-bohemian style. But while their home embodies this sensibility, it’s no showroom. It’s a livable, functional place with room to romp.

“The house looks modern, but it’s definitely not formal,” Susan says. “We want the kids to feel comfortable in every room, so they want to be where we are. We think this is the goal of a family home.”

Style secret: The large-format prints are detail shots of fabric and tile that Susan Ortiz took and had enlarged


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