Beachside Modern

Lauren Li

The essence of beach style and how to evoke the spirit of the ocean, even if there isn’t a drop of saltwater in sight.

Modern beachside style is more than shells and surfboards. Whether the inspiration comes from nautical themes, natural elements, winter blues, or the charm of the Mediterranean, the priority is always comfort and tranquility. It doesn’t matter if you don’t live near the beach—the spirit can be captured anywhere.

In this second book in the Style Study series, interior designer Lauren Li takes a deep dive into the best examples of the Beachside Modern look to discover what makes the aesthetic so appealing. From remote Tasmanian beaches and the glamorous French Riviera to a chilly Danish archipelago and the laid-back vibes of California, Li explores the work of leading architects and designers to reveal how they do it.


Lauren Li


Lauren Li is the founding director of Melbourne interior design studio Sisällä and has morethan twenty years of experience across the residential, retail, and commercial sectors. Sisällä's projects have been recognized by several awards programs, including the AustralianInterior Design Awards, and as a five-time finalist of House & Garden's Top 50 Rooms. Li isalso a regular contributor to The Design Files, Australia's most popular design blog and the author of The New French Look.