My latest style obsession is something I like to call, “coastal minimalism”. It takes a minimalist’s approach to the whole coastal home style. Part of why I’m loving it so much is that it’s effortless and allows for more space and light in a home. For that very reason I’ve taken on a huge Spring purge, in order to try and live with less. I started with my closet and literally went through EVERYTHING and was able to get rid of sooo much stuff that I just wasn’t wearing. I’m currently on part 2 of my purge, which means attacking the basement. I’m about half way through it and I’ve already found loads of home decor pieces that just aren’t my current style. My goal is that once I’m done purging my home of the things I don’t care for anymore, I’ll be left with everything that I truly love. When dealing with coastal minimalism, the main focus is on love. Only having items in your home that you adore and tossing out the rest. So if you love it, keep it but if you bought a vase just to fill a space on a shelf, then it’s time for it to go. Check out some more examples of coastal minimalism and gather some ideas from this beach home in Costa Mesa, CA.
Gain more space on an entryway table by placing sconces on the wall instead of table lamps. Also having just a few items that you love instead of filling the entire table, gives you room to unload as you walk in the door.
Placing plants in white or glass containers allows you to bring in pops of color while still leaving the room with an airy feel.
Don’t overcrowd a space with more places to seat than you really need. Being able to walk through a room without bumping into furniture can be a luxury in today’s world.
Bringing in elements like wicker, sea grass and rattan help incorporate a coastal feel with minimal pieces.
Not overcrowding the kitchen sink. When was the last time you only had one or two items surrounding the kitchen sink? I’m completely guilty of hoarding plants and fun antiques in my kitchen! oops!
An island that you don’t have to clear off before cooking, sounds nice!
You’ll notice that the colors don’t change much from room to room. Lots of white, pops of sea blues, mixed with greys and natural elements.
Stripes are a must in a coastal home!
via Rue Mag
It’s that time of the year again, to repot or newly pot our lovely little plant babies. I personally like to give them some cute outfits to wear. Which is why I recently picked up one of these seafoam pots from Anthropolgie. (see below) It fits right in with my coastal turquoise home and I love the combo of polished and rough textures that this pot offers. Check it out along with some of my other top coastal planters for Spring!
So technically this isn’t exactly a “shack” but it is a gorgeous white beach house that you won’t want to miss seeing! I love the openness of the space and how light-filled it is with just a few pops of yellow and aqua. This is a really fun and simple beach home. I’ve spotted a few pieces that I’d love to have in my own home and even some ways that I can rearrange the items I already have to up my beachy home vibes! Take the tour:
That fridge is the cutest!!
Aqua lights in the kitchen? Yes please!
I love using cutting boards as practical decor
This instantly got me wondering if I had any chairs I could spray paint aqua…
via Adore Home Magazine
I’m excited to share this Hawaiian beach cottage with you! It’s nestled in among age-old trees and tropical fauna. Before you even walk through the front door, you know this is going to be a beautiful home. Take a walk through:
You’ll notice there are plenty of areas in this home to lounge around with friends or use as reading nooks
Like this one for example, such a sweet reading nook!
I’m obsessed with the pitched ceiling!
I think I need some oars hanging on my living room walls
I spy another reading nook and a gorgeous antique safe
Lots of gorgeous brass fixtures in this home as well
Today I’m sharing this Texas beach house with you. It’s located in Galveston, Texas which if you’re not aware, is an island city off the coast of the lone star state. This Texas beach house presents itself with a clean beachy vibe. It’s filled with lots of white, lots of shiplap (swoon!) and loads of natural elements. The owners did an amazing job at renovating and redecorating!! I even love that they used wood tiles in the bathroom. Check it out:
Did you notice the shiplap island?
and that insane shiplap wall?
and of course more shiplap in the bedroom…
LOVE this sitting area!
Notice the floors?
Driftwood mirror? Yes, please!
Lately I’ve been in the mood for less; less stuff, less clutter, just less. Give me more air to breathe, more space and more white. Oh yes! Bring on white everything!! White for a new year and fresh start. Which is probably why I fell in love with this minimalist home in Montauk. Who knew a place like this even existed in Montauk? This beach house has a little something for everyone! Even if you’re not a minimalist, you are bound to fall in love with the bathroom. Don’t miss it! >>
Loving these door handles!!
OBSESSED! This is the shower of my dreams!!
via Style Files
As we approach the New Year I thought a countdown seemed appropriate. So today I’m sharing a countdown of my top 5 favorite tiny houses. If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that I have a penchant for these little homes! If you scroll down to #1, you’ll see the tiny house that started my love of tiny houses. Also click any pic to take the full tour of your favorite tiny house!
#4: Tiny Beach House – This one is filled with lots of nautical decor, Wait till you see what the bed posts are made out of!
#1: A Tree House in Brooklyn – This is what started my love of tiny houses. Technically this isn’t a “home” because there’s no bathroom or kitchen but this was the house that alerted me to the tiny trend.