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Beach House: Reinventing the Nautical Theme with Contemporary Panache

If you are looking for a modest beach house with a classic approach to design, you will definitely not find it at this lavish holiday home in Bahia, Brazil. Designed as a weekend and vacation retreat for a modern family, this Beach House is all about giving the good ol’ nautical theme a healthy contemporary twist with color and creativity. The focal point of the house is most obviously the pool area and the outdoor lounge that comes with a dedicated kitchen, barbeque zone and an Asian-style pergola that keeps the sun away on hot, sultry days. The entire space is designed to create a ‘holiday resort’ vibe, and the vivacious color of the pool tiles definitely accentuates this appeal.

Color of the pool tiles gives the exterior a vivacious zest

Designed by Pinheiro Martinez Arquitetura, the home features a distinct nautical tinge in every room of the house, as the décor and accessories add this touch of beach-inspired beauty. Model sailboats, ship wheels, throw pillows with a nautical motif and colors such as deep blue and vivacious red come together to create this wonderful fusion of modern and coastal. The lower level of the house contains the double-height living area, along with a kitchen and dining space that showcases vibrant yellow and orange accents. The top floor houses five bedrooms, with each having their own color scheme along with bathrooms and family areas.

Contemporary beach house in Bahia, Brazil

Beach style outdoor decor with beach style motif

Beer keg in yellow seems to mimic the design of a claw-foot bathtub!

Outdoor decor in rattan gives the lounge a beachy vibe

Outdoor kitchen and barbecue area with splashes of orange and yellow

Freestanding pergola next to the pool for the contemporary home

Create a fabulous outdoor lounge next to the pool with breezy outdoor furniture

Despite its abundant use of white to set the tone for that classic beach-style interior, the clever use of bright colors in each and every room gives the home a flavor and personality of its own. White sheer curtains, floating wooden shelves and elegant lighting complete this relaxing Brazilian escape.

Double height living room with a breezy ambiance

Nautical themed living room in white with natural wooden surfaces

Small sailboat models alwys help puncuate that subtle nautical theme

Floating wooden shelves in the living room with nautical themed decoration

Dining room with sleek floating shelf, oversized floor lamp and brilliant pendant lighting

Formal dining room with pops of blue

Fabulous use of orange and yellow in the contemporary kitchen

Grasscloth wallpaper adds texture to the relaxed contemporary bedroom

Modern bedroom with mustard yellow and blue accents

Plush daybeds and surfboard on the wall for the coastal style bedroom

Red and white stripes for the nautical themed bedroom in white

Striped accent wall for the small bedroom

Beautiful beach house in Brazil combines nautical and tropical touches

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, d├ęcor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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