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DIY – Colorful Rope Baskets

I love this fun and super easy DIY I spotted on honestlywtf blog.  It requires very few materials and it’s very easy to get started.  Lately I’ve been on a search for baskets to put my plants in, one because I love the look and two because I think it might help keep the dog out of my plants!  Got to protect my plant babies from their furry nemesis!!  I’ve never been one to shy away from color and I love that this DIY allows you to add as much color and pattern as your heart desires.  Take a peek:

DIY Colorful Rope Baskets

Materials:
rope basket
assorted acrylic paint
1/4″ flat paint brush

Instructions: Paint away!

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Seaside + Tiny : A Home Tour

My obsession with tiny homes all started with this house boat and how could I possibly fit everything I love into a tiny space that I love.  Both this seaside home and the house boat are packed with amazing seaside views!  Could I give up a closet filled with shoes for ocean views?  I like to think so.  This tiny home is only 350 square feet and located on the Mediterranean Sea.  I’m in love with the rustic painted floors and the brass finishes.  The brass pulls in the bathroom and kitchen caught my eye because they offer a nautical and clean feel to the home.  The owners use brass throughout with really ties in their tiny space.  Check it out!

Seaside and Tiny Home Tour

Outdoor space to swoon over

Seaside and Tiny Home Tour

Endless views

Seaside and Tiny Home Tour

Notice the brass fan, brass wall sconce, brass fixtures (insert more swooning here)

Seaside Tiny Home Tour

La Mer Veille (the old sea) is a running theme throughout this home

Seaside Tiny Home Tour

itty bitty closet space

Seaside Tiny Home Tour

Let’s not forget about the rooftop!

Seaside and Tiny Home Tour

Seaside and Tiny Home Tour

more nautical brassy goodness

Seaside and Tiny Home Tour

Seaside and Tiny Home Tour

Seaside and Tiny Home Tour

Seaside and Tiny Home Tour

Seaside and Tiny Home Tour

Seaside and Tiny Home Tour

notice how the plates say, “La Mer Vielle”

Seaside and Tiny Home Tour

Room with a view

Seaside and Tiny Home Tour

via Architectural Digest

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DIY Nautical Rope Mirror

I love adding nautical and beachy details around my home.  It always makes me feel like I’m never far from the beach.  This DIY I spotted looks fairly easy and doesn’t involve too many materials.  I already have some rope, now I’m just on the look out for the perfect mirror!

DIY Nautical Rope Mirror

 

MATERIALS

1/2-inch-thick natural-fiber rope (from home-supply stores)
Unframed 10-inch round mirror
Cement glue
Painters’ tape

STEPS

Measure and cut 2 segments of rope, one to fit around the mirror’s outer edge, the other to fit just inside the first.
Glue rope to mirror, lining up the ends for a neat seam.
Secure with painters’ tape until dry.
Once dry, make a knotted hanger: Cut a 45-inch length of rope, and tie a knot on both ends (we used a variation on the figure-eight knot; see diagram).
Glue knotted ends of rope to sides of mirror; one knot should cover the seams. Secure with painters’ tape until dry.

Check out the Martha Stewart site for the step-by-step video!

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Tiny House Tour in Copenhagen

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:

Tiny House Tour in Copenhagen

517 feet of cuteness!

Tiny House Tour in Copenhagen

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

Tiny House Tour in Copenhagen

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!”

Tiny House Tour in Copenhagen

My favorite spot!

via Apartment Therapy

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Nautical House Boat Tour

As a lover of all things nautical, the thought of owning a house boat has popped into my mind from time to time.  The idea of living a simpler life and having home be where ever you decide to drop anchor that night sounds both inspiring and scary.  Inspiring because how amazing would it be to have a 360 degree view of the sea from your home all the time?! and scary because let’s face it, I’m not going to fit my huge collection of boat shoes into a tiny boat house closet!  I imagine downsizing is a must to living on a house boat (something I’ve never been very good at but have always dreamed of).  Take a tour inside a real house boat only 34′ long!

Nautical House Boat Tour

I’m pretty much obsessed with this dresser/sink? from the color to the nautical rope pulls!

Nautical House Boat Tour

Imagine laying in bed with views like this?!

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via Apartment Therapy

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Villa Styling in Indonesia

I love the look of these tropical villas in Indonesia!  Villa styling is an effortless look that combines lots of white with natural wood pieces and usually a tropical plant or one hundred.  These Indonesia villas pull of this look with ease.  Check it out and don’t miss the outdoor bathroom at the end!!

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Byron Bay, Australia Home Tour

There’s nothing that I don’t love about this home in Byron Bay, Australia!!  It’s got that resort openness feel combined with rustic carved woods and lots of white.  Check it out:

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via The Style Files

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