This charming island home is located on Stradbroke Island, Australia. (also known as “Straddie) It’s filled with coastal vibes and seaside treasures. My biggest obsession with this home however, sits right on the front porch. It’s a distressed and painted wooden bench. (see below in pictures 3 + 4) There’s just something about distressed wooden furniture that makes me swoon! Take a look:
This bench has my heart!
Another obsession I have is with inlay furniture. This blue and white piece is too good!
I love all the blue and white pottery!!
If you love all things shiplap, dutch doors, and stripes then this nautical beach house is for you! I’ve expressed my love of dutch doors before in this Coastal Home post, and just like my love of tiny houses, my love for dutch doors is never ending. I think my love for this style door comes from the fact that you really need to live somewhere warm and sunny if you plan on getting any real use out of it. Also if I’ve never told you how much I love shiplap, let me take a minute… or two. Being the nautical lover that I am, I gravitate towards stripes. I feel like shiplap is the stripe lover’s architectural equivalent. The bonus of shiplap, if you happen to love stripes too, is that it’s a sort of neutral stripe. Therefore, you can layer other stripes (think pillows and fabrics) on top of stripes (aka shiplap). It’s an abundance of stripes, and I’m loving it!
Dutch door love!
a little closeup of the entry way – notice the rope-like mirror, this is a theme throughout the house
In love with these rope mirrors and lobster wallpaper!!
This simple set up makes my heart swoon
I love the coastal blue walls and shiplap ceiling
My new life’s mission is to find myself some anchor sheets stat!
If you love coastal living rooms as much as I do, this would be a very easy one to recreate. There’s only a few key elements but they make magic when they come together!
via Change & Co.
Last week I spotted something (gasp!) unsightly in my home. A clay pot that about a month ago I’d painted white, was slowly reverting back to brown. After a few weeks of watering, the clay color was starting to come through the paint. (pictures below) Instead of repotting my plant, which it didn’t need, I choose to give it a little makeover. This DIY coastal rope planter is incredible easy! Although I suggest using a planter that doesn’t currently have a plant in it. Check it out:
Above is the after pic. I had all the materials on hand and you really don’t need that many. I would say it took me about 45 minutes BUT only because I left the plant in the pot and used a very skinny rope. It would have been a lot quicker if this was just an empty pot. Not to mention that a thicker rope will take up more space, which in turn will take you less time to cover it.
You can see the brown clay starting to leak through in this close up (yuck!)
- Clay pot – any size will do
- Rope – I used macrame rope because it was what I had on hand but again a thicker rope would take you less time!
- Glue – I used E6000 which you can pick up at any craft store. You’ll also want to make sure that you have enough glue for your project because you’ll be using a lot!
- Toothpicks – I used these to dab the glue onto the pot because I found it allowed for neater gluing
- Something to cover the table – I used parchment paper to put the pot on and a ziplock bag to put the glue on
- Lazy susan – I didn’t have one on hand but it would have made the whole process a lot simpler!
- Bag clip – You’ll need something to hold the end of the rope until it’s done drying once you’ve finished the project
I made sure to start my rope at what I considered the back side of my planter. I put a huge pile of glue of the ziplock back and dipped the toothpick into it. Then dotted the glue along the outside of my pot. (See arrow in above pic) Initially I started without the toothpick but the glue comes out in large goops that showed through the rope, something I didn’t want. The toothpick allows for a much neater and cleaner look. As you start to glue it’s also important to lightly push down the rope so your pot isn’t showing through in any spots. This also allows for much neater horizontal lines of your rope. You’ll keep going till you get to the very top.
I found that once I got to the top of my pot that dabbing the glue on the pot wasn’t enough. Put a dab of glue on the pot AND on the top of the previous rope. This helps hold your rope in line as you go along the very top portion of your pot. Below is a bird’s eye view of this.
Once you’ve completed gluing the rope around your pot, you’ll want to grab your bag clip to hold the end of the rope in place while it dries. I picked up these cute anchor bag clips at Home Goods (see below)
I gave my rope planter a good 72 hours to dry. Another tip that I realized before starting this diy project: Make sure you don’t need to water your plant during the time it will take your glue to dry. I made sure to start a full four days ahead of when I would need to water my plant.
Here’s a close up of the before and after. I think my Coastal Rope Planter looks so much better now!
After I finished my coastal planter I wanted to put her somewhere she’d be seen. Especially since she looks so much better in my white and turquoise home than all the brown clay pots I have! I really love the look of this planter and how it fits in perfectly with my coastal home. I have enough leftover rope to probably do two more smaller pots. I also like the idea of using a thicker rope on the bottom of the planter and a thinner one on top (or vice versa!). Just to change up the look a bit, since I don’t want all my planters to look exactly the same. You can see more pics and a close up below of the finished project.
Over the past several months I’ve been sharing my tiny house obsession with you. Whether it’s a house boat or just a tiny seaside home, it’s safe to say I’m in love! This latest tiny house that I’ve come across is a little more rustic than the last two. It’s located in Uruguay and it’s so far off the beaten path that there really is no path or driveway for that matter. You literally have to go off-roading to get to your front door. For some reason this makes my heart swoon even more. I imagine you don’t have too many neighbors in an area where you have to cross sand dunes to get to your beach house! Oh and did I mention that it doesn’t have any electricity? but it does seem to have plumbing and there’s always candlelight and bonfires. Take a peek:
I have my eye on that hammock!
I love the Spanish feel of this home
A very tiny oven for a very tiny home!
I could easily survive rustic and no electricity for a view like that!
Like I said, no neighbors in sight!
via Tiny House Talk
There are many words that can be used to describe this home in Southampton; nautical, coastal, beach chic but the word that keeps popping into my head is grown-up. This is something I feel I’ve had a hard time achieving in my own home. Not to say that my home looks childish, just that it looks very on point for a young woman in her 30’s to be living there. When I say that this Southampton home looks grown-up I think what I’m really saying is that the decorator of the home has a very mature decorating style. Something one day I hope to have!
There is so much in this photo that I love! Dutch doors, driftwood table, secret bookcase/door!!!
One thing I’ve noticed about “grown-up” homes is that they usually have substantial sized frames around their artwork.
I love the nautical ceiling lights in this space paired with shiplap ceilings and bay window!
Are you beginning to see what I mean with the frames?
I love this little dressing room to have before or after you pop out to the beach
I’m not sure what these floors are made of but I love the color and smooth texture of them!
This bathroom has my heart with it’s ocean views and nautical lighting ❤
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