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Sunny Outlook: Summery Home Decor

Life's a beach in this easy-living California bungalow. Steal these ideas for creating a laid-back style in your home.

By Judy Prouty

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surfer-themed study
Edmund Barr
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"I like a little whimsy in a room," Michele says about Chuck's study, with its bold South Seas-inspired fabric and hula-fringed pillows. She mounted the Hap Jacobs longboard over the TV as a decorative element and a nod to her husband's longtime enthusiasm for paddle surfing. Michele added personal touches like family photos and a Hawaiian ukulele. "The Tiki god was all his idea," she says. It turns out that the study is so much fun the room has morphed into a hangout zone for the whole family.

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