This Is Happening: Brazilian Beach House Style

A little over two weeks into the world's biggest soccer tournament (sorry fútbol), our attention remains focused not on the matches, but Brazil's vivacious and spirited design style. While our friend's eyes are glued to goals, we've been off on the sidelines, Googling vacation rentals, interior design, and architecture. It is decided: we need to head south.

With a casual, rustic beach house style full of bright white walls, worn woods, gauzy canopies, midcentury-esque furnishings, and colorful art, what's not to envy about this South American look? Vaulted ceilings and sharp architectural details elevate these indoor/outdoor spaces while woven surfaces and nubby textiles warm things up. Shop our picks for getting the look below and click through our slideshow for an escape to Latin America, if only for a minute or two. _header
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 Marble Base Tea Table, $1298, Anthropologie  Striped Frazada, $320, The Loaded Trunk "Ultra White" #CC-10, from $37, Benjamin Moore
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Gauze Canopy, $50, Cost Plus World Market  Cateracterum Palm, $20, Home Depot Hewn Wood Stool, from $299, West Elm 
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 Vintage Naan Bowl, from $59, Restoration Hardware  Coral Pendant, $500, Design Within Reach Hooked Stripe Pillow, $69, Urban Outfitters
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Easy Chair, $3465, Design Within Reach   California Console, $4220, Room  Mali Rug, from $83, Furbish Studio
Photographs: 1. Leo Romano for Nuevo Estilo, 2-3. 5-6. 8. 15. Casa Tiba Trancoso, 4. Leo Romano (architect and source), 7. Marcio Kogan photographed by Nelson Kon, 9. 14. Evelyn Müller for Casa 10. UXUA Casa photographed by Fernando Lombardi 11-12. Matthew Williams for Elle Decoration UK, 13. Sig Bergamin photographed by Simon Upton for Elle Decor