A DIY Guide to Coastal Design

Dated: April 26 2020

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I am excited to share with you my home interior design photo gallery of another finished project -- our 537 Yawl spec home, located in the Country Club Shores community of Longboat Key, Florida. My husband Mark (Brista Homes) did another incredible job. I had so much fun assisting with the design selections and couldn't be more pleased with the finished look. 

If you fall in love with this modern contemporary coastal design, yet wonder how you will manage to accomplish the same look, then you are in luck. I am providing you all the resource links to help simplify your design process.





Some might label white cabinets as boring but I beg to differ. I define them as classic, withstanding the ever-changing trends of interior design. In our most recent spec home, high gloss white cabinets complimented by light hues on the walls and floors are resonant of sun-filled days and life by the seaside. As promised, here is how to execute this coastal style kitchen.

Gloss White Cabinets with Stainless Steel Toe Kick - by Dream Works, Sarasota, FL.

Chrome Cabinet Handles - Atlas Homeware

Quartz Countertops - Spectrum Pure Quartz from Eaglestone

Workstation Sink - Kohler Stages

Faucet - Delta Pivotal Single Handle Pull Down Kitchen Faucet

Tile Backsplash - Vivian Marmo Aphrodite II Dolomite Mother of Pearl 

Paint Color - Sherwin Williams Snowbound

Pendant Lights - Adrian LED by Kuzco

Living Room



Nothing makes a living room feel cozier than a fireplace, but we needed something special to finish off the large blank wall. My inspiration came from Houzz and I couldn't be happier with the finished look. Everything about it was perfect, right down to the backlit shelves and the floating base. This uniquely designed feature wall brings a whole new personality to the space. 

Fireplace Feature Wall Wallpaper - Thibaut Bankun-Raffia

LED backlit Shelves by Dream Works, Sarasota, FL

Linear Fireplace - Dimplex

Floating Base - Ceaserstone Haze Quartz

Dining Room

What a great space to wine and dine! We made this striking dining room a central feature of the home.  Stock the custom wine racks with your favorites, add a fabulous dining set, and this space is the envy of your friends and extended family. 

Porcelain Tile Floors -  HP Alpi Bianco from Your Flooring Warehouse, Sarasota, FL

Light Fixture - WAC Lighting

Custom Glass Wine Enclosure - Heritage Glass, Sarasota, FL

Floating Wine Racks - Amazon

Master Bath





This dreamy master bath spa retreat is a relaxing oasis with its beautifully appointed features. We aimed for a luxurious and timeless feel. The marble tile accompanied by chrome fixtures will stand the test of time. The addition of wave tile, a large linear mirror and double sinks are reminiscent of a high-end hotel. If you love this, read more on how to accomplish this look. 

Vanity - Lastra / Morning Dew 17 by Dream Works

Countertop - Pure White Quartz from Eaglestone

Sinks - Kohler Caxton

Vanity Finger Pulls - Amerock Aloft

Vanity Lights - WAC Lighting Ratio Single Light

Free Standing Tub - Kohler

Faucets - Kohler Loure

Showerhead - HydroRail Arch Shower System

Floor and Shower Tile - Porcemall Volakas in 24 x 48 from Your Flooring Warehouse

Accent Tile - Atlas Concord Blade White Matt from Design Works

Guest Bathroom 1



We gave this guest bath a dose of character by adding a pattern tile backsplash. The round mirrors add another layer of charm. Because we wanted to keep the focus on the vanity, we kept the remaining selections neutral and simple by using linen tile and chrome fixtures. 

Vanity - Lastra / Morning Dew 17 by Dream Works 

Countertops - Pure White Quartz from Eaglestone

Sinks - Kohler Caxton

Pattern Tile - Floor & Decor

Faucets - American Standard

Mirrors - Houzz

Mirror Hooks - Amazon

Guest Bathroom 2



I love this concrete tile bathroom. Its porcelain tile provides the natural concrete feel without the maintenance of concrete. While concrete adds a touch of industrial, combining it with a high gloss white vanity transitions the look from minimalist to Coastal Contemporary, keeping with the theme throughout the home. 

Vanity - Opera Pan White Maxxi Gloss

Countertops - Pompeii Avorio Quartz from Eaglestone

Sink - Kohler Caxton

Faucet -  Delta Ara

Showerhead - Delta Brizio Polished Chrome Hydrati 2-in-one Shower

Cabinet Pulls - Viborg Bar Cabinet Handle Pull

Vanity Lights - Soho Vanity Light Bar from Lyteworks

Tile - Tesoro Steelwalk Nickel from Your Flooring Warehouse

Guest Bathroom 3



This pool bath was a big hit, yet so simple in its design. Its sleek and modern look was accomplished by using the main floor tile used throughout the home on this bathroom floor and walls.   Not shown in the photo is a beautiful 3-arm hanging pendant above the vanity. 

Vanity - Lastra / Morning Dew 17 by Dream Works

Countertops - Pure White Quartz from Eaglestone

Sink - Kohler Caxton

Faucet -  Delta Ara

Showerhead - Delta Vero Monitor

Hand Shower - Delta Vero

Cabinet Pulls - Rok Finger Pulls

Vanity Lights - Kuzco LED 3-arm Pendant

Tile -  HP Alpi Bianco from Your Flooring Warehouse, Sarasota, FL

The Coastal Exterior

View our drone video and you will see why it would be difficult to leave this personal oasis. The sweeping outdoor space invites amazing entertaining with its expansive patio, summer kitchen and 12' x 30' saltwater pool featuring a sun shelf with a bubbler and umbrella sleeve, the perfect spot for sunbathing. Enjoy another relaxing moment in the spa with therapy jets and a negative spillover edge.  

Pool by Southern Most Pools

Pool deck - Artistic shell stone pavers in ivory.

Waterline Tile - Luv Tile, EBT-1374

Our Next Venture

537 Yawl is completed and under contract. We are onto our next project, 570 Yardarm Lane, a canal front home with a contemporary flair. For more information on this new construction coastal style home, feel free to contact me

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Gina Ursini

For the past 27 years, I have immersed myself in the communities of Longboat Key and Sarasota, gaining an unparalleled appreciation and admiration for the beauty and elegance of our coastal paradise. ....

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