What is it about simplicity and Summer? When you just need a swimsuit, a beach towel and a cool refreshing drink to get by. For some reason it seems we need twice as much stuff for all the other seasons? I’ve never understood it but rather choose to just enjoy the simple things of Summer while they last. This Hawaii beach cottage on the island of Maui is just one of those things. A simple stunner of a beach house that’s been carefully designed from an old carriage house, not to include more than one really needs.
I love the simple decor and openness of this space
At first glance this rustic dinning table seems like nothing more than a shifty old table, but at second glance I noticed the all natural legs and my heart went boom-boom
In love with these pillows!
I love that they put printed wallpaper in between the beams!!
and continued it into the bathroom
This outdoor seating has my heart!
I use the term beach “cottage” lightly because this home is definitely on the larger side but still filled with effortless coastal style! I’m trying to decide between the master bedroom and the kitchen as my favorite room in this house. The kitchen is one of those gorgeous white kitchens that I could never be trusted in with a glass of red wine but still dream about none the less. While the master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with its own private deck and one of those cute round windows! Take the tour:
This is the private deck off the master bedroom
That gorgeous white kitchen I was telling you about!
I love how the kitchen has little pops of turquoise and aqua!
The master bedroom, isn’t it dreamy?
via Style at Home
For the past several years I’ve been slightly obsessed with the tiny house movement. I always love seeing inside them and the creative and beautiful things that people do with their tiny homes! This tiny house really caught my eye though because it has more of a cottage feel to it with creeping vines and rustic benches. My favorite part is the enclosed patio. Take the tour:
517 feet of cuteness!
Not sure if I could sleep up there for fear of rolling off in the middle of the night but I do love that the “bedroom” has it’s own skylight
My one grief with tiny house tours is that they almost never show the bathroom. Unfortunately this tour is no different. I’m over here like, “Hello? Can I see your bathroom? I’m nosey!”
My favorite spot!
via Apartment Therapy
Key West is by far one of the most laid back places I’ve ever been. You can’t help but instantly relax. This little beach cottage is the perfect example of that. I love the brightness of the home along with the pretty blues and lime greens that pop out. Take a look:
via Coastal Living