Get the Look: Modern Seaside Living Room

A beachy vibe is great, but all the neutral colors can get a little stale. For bold color at a summer cottage, decorate with shades of blue and a pop of turquoise. Wicker furniture usually has a rustic feel, but with a fresh coat of paint, it instantly looks updated and modern. Don’t these thick chair cushions look perfect for an afternoon nap?

European spindle chair in white, $699, Wisteria.com

Chloe side table, $249, PotteryBarn.com

HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams Coastal Cool paint collection, Sherwin-Williams.com

Malia seeded-glass lamp, $119, BallardDesigns.com

McKenzie black polka-dot pillow by Glenna Jean, $35, BedBathandBeyond.com

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-- Sarah Newell