Design by Erin Mixson. Photo by Chad Chenier.

Beach homes with seaside style

The confines of a condo at any sunny Southern destination can pose a challenge when it comes to decorating. Visions of seagulls and sailboats tempt starry-eyed homeowners to bathe their spaces in coastal clichés from the tile floors right up to the low ceilings. But three Baton Rouge-based designers stepped outside the typical beachy box to create breezy looks that offer the feel of an escape while still capturing their clients’ unique senses of style.

Click on the photos or headlines below to check out three gorgeous Gulf-front getaways, along with ideas for bringing the beach vibe into any home:

All the bright moves

Prints of tides

Practical magic