I think what I love most about this Australian apartment and what really made me want to share it with you, is that it doesn’t feel like an apartment. It feels like a very chic beachside bungalow. Which is really just design at its best! Because at the heart of it, isn’t design really about making your home feel a certain way? Whichever way that is for you. I personally like my home to feel open and breezy, so it’s no surprise that I’m drawn to a lot of white, a lot of windows and more minimalist designs. This is another reason I love this home! I would say this apartment hits the coastal minimalism nail on the head. Take a look:
Loving these beachy bedroom vibes!
I’m eyeing that wall hanging and that little dog too
I like big plants and I can not lie…
Have I ever mentioned how much I love oversized framed mirrors especially when they have a bit of a rustic or old world charm to them? Well, I do!
I love the kitchen trend of different upper cabinets and lowers
If I ever have open shelving, I pray that it will look this clean and beautiful all the time. Amen.
Just one more look at the bedroom before you go!
via Adore Home
Today’s tiny house is located on Fire Island. Have you ever been to Fire Island? Well if you haven’t, you need to go! It’s located off of NY state and it’s one of those adorable islands you find along the mid-Atlantic. There are no cars allowed on the island, instead you can get a red wagon to tote your stuff from one place to the other. This is the stuff my dreams are made of! Oh and that tiny house I mentioned? Sooo cute!! You’ve got to take a look:
Can you imagine this path leading to your front door?!
White living at its best!
Only 410 sq feet!
I love how everything is cleanly and neatly displayed, even in the bathroom
Outdoor shower for the win
one of those red wagons I was telling you about
Are you ready to see this oh-so-gorgeous home located in Greece off the Mediterranean Sea?! This minimalist home doesn’t need much, just some beautiful blue hues, soft linens and other natural materials. Because when you have such gorgeous views like the Meditteranean Sea you really don’t need much else! Check out what I’m talking about:
I love the juxtaposition of the soft blue window frames and the white sofa
Did you notice how this light ties in with the candle holders from the entry way?
Those crazy long pendant lights have my ❤ !!!
I’m starting to think every home should have candle cut-outs in their hallways!
soft linens with ocean views? yes please!!
via K Studio
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
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