I’ve mentioned before how much I adore designing beach homes, due to their theatrical element of whimsy. However, theatrics and overdoing it dance a fine line. My personal preference is for rooms to look beachy in an indirect way – no lighthouses or “Beach” signs with arrows – but instead a finely choreographed selection of items, that individually could fit into a variety of aesthetics, but collectively make for an indulgent coastal retreat. Sig Bergamin has perfected this balance, with his brilliant use of tropical foliage (both indoors and out!), lacquered rattan and moderate use of blue and white stripes!