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Tile Ideas That Will Make You Drool: $6M Modern Coastal Home Tour

Are you looking for kitchen and bathroom tile ideas? See emerging tile trends in a $6M modern coastal home tour in Alys Beach, FL.

Beyond tile trends, this home oozes coastal style and has beautiful lighting, furniture, and wood details. It’s rare that you get inside of a $6M home and on a recent vacation to Rosemary Beach, FL I jumped at the chance.

Come along on this home tour I took with my iPhone and gasp like I did at the beautiful details at every turn!

Modern Coastal Decor

If you’ve been reading my blog or looked at my Instagram account, you know I LOVE all coastal decor. Most rooms in my home have some nod to coastal decor and definitely coastal colors.

So as my friend and I were taking a long walk during a recent girl’s trip, we couldn’t believe our luck that along our path was a $6M home with an open house sign!

Photo courtesy of Zillow

The really interesting architectural feature of the this house are the plaster walls. They allowed the designer to created interesting shapes around inset walls and fireplaces.

Truly custom crafted!

What this home had that reinforced a coastal style:

  • Flooring finished in bleached out driftwood gray
  • White plaster walls
  • Pecky cyprus weathered wood 
  • Coastal home accessories
  • Coral and stone accents

Then it also took a more modern coastal slant in it’s sophisticated styling:

  • Modern lighting accents
  • Clean line furniture
  • Monochromatic color palette
  • Abstract artwork
  • Fireplaces with stacked orbs

As I started shopping for items found in the home they are EXPENSIVE!

I’ll share with you some of the lighting options just so you can dream along with me about owning such amazing fixtures.

Emerging Kitchen and Bath Trends

A few trends I’ve seen being embraced in kitchens and baths are:

  • Mosaic tile as an accent wall
  • Whole shower mosaic tile
  • Glass tiles in showers
  • Large formate porcelain slab tiles used as a backsplash
  • Statement lighting in the bathroom

Let’s look at mosaic tile as an accent wall first, along with statement lighting in the bathroom. This coastal home spared NO expense when it comes to tile and lighting.

The outcome made us say wow at every bathroom we entered – even the powder room!

Mosaic Tile as an Accent Wall


Now this is a modern new take on a pedestal sink! I love this geometric marble mosaic tile used like artwork behind the sink and mirror.

Plus the stone bowl and wall mount faucet look modern and fresh.

Now isn’t this master bathroom bath tub stunning? Cue statement fixture and other-worldly sea life mosaic tile inset accent wall.


The whole scene is a stunner. I also like how they planned the plumbing / tub filler on the wall instead of free standing.

It blends in beautifully with the mosaic tile in shades of gray.


Now this bathroom was off of a GUEST BEDROOM or 2nd Master! Wow, right? See the repeating motif of circles and hexagons?

It is even reflected in the shower like a piece of artwork hanging on the wall.

Image courtesy of Zillow

Custom cabinets bring in hexagons and elongated hexagons with substantial cabinet hardware that breaks up all of the white. 

The chandelier is so soft and feminine and tiles together the soft neutrals found in the tile. 

Using mosaic tile like wall paper behind the mirror is so textural and interesting in this space. Soft and pretty. 

Seriously, there are 6.5 bathrooms in this 5 bedroom house! It is hard to know “what” bathroom this next one is.

However, moroccan star motif is front and center in this room. Even reflected in the gorgeous sconces. 

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It sits off a long hallway and had the coolest hammered sink with a fish motif.

What is SO interesting about this small bathroom was how they inset the toilet with a backdrop of beautiful moroccan star tile.

See how they custom crafted the mirror to pick up the same motif?


Here is a close-up of the tile above the toilet. Natural honed marble waterjet mosaic tile is just spectacular!

Then I just had to share this backsplash in a small wet bar area on the 2nd floor. The room has a door that goes onto a patio.


If it was my home, I’d turn this room into my workout space 🙂

This look is very new using tile in free form shapes with a mosaic between to mimic a stone wall. 

Notice the hammered sink? Nice right!

Full Shower Mosaic Tiles

After my own recent master bathroom remodel, I KNOW how expensive mosaic tile is.

The cost of these additional bathroom showers is beyond what most of us could afford.

But sure is inspiring to see! 


This mosaic tile pattern is SO interesting to me! It’s soft and textural making you want to reach out and touch the tile (yes, I did!).

It’s much more interesting to look at than a plain brick marble tile.

What do you think of when you see this pattern: feathers or leaves? I couldn’t decide!


The design of this bathroom that sits and the end of a long hallway maximizes the small space by using a glass panel to create a separate shower in the tub.

Then treating not only the walls, but the tub surround with a glass mosaic sea glass tile creates a visual master piece as you look into the room.

Creating a marble deck over the tub trades up what would otherwise be a small simple bathroom tub and shower. 

From ANOTHER bathroom, I wanted to share this nook treatment. They used brick shaped white glass tile and created a full wall horizontal nook.


This is beautiful in it’s simplicity mixed with the gorgeous hexagon mosaic tile on the back wall of the nook.

Large Format or Slab Porcelain Tile

One of the coolest items to come into trend is porcelain slab tile. Designers are using it on counters, for inset accent walls, and as the backsplash.

The visual detail is stunning because there aren’t grout lines. It’s perfectly seamless.


Not only did they use porcelain “marble look” slab on the waterfall island and counters, but then took it up the wall.

Again you see the peaked arch detail that creates a beautiful nook that houses the custom metal range hood.

Slab provides motion visually by not interrupting the flow of the marbling. Amazing!

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Shop Tile Inspiration

Honestly, you are not going to find most of this tile without going to a very high end showroom with a designer.

So instead here are look-alike ideas to inspire you!

Modern Coastal Home Tour 

Now that hopefully I have you drooling over the tile treatments in the kitchen and baths, let’s look at some other areas in the home.

First the entryway! What I want to point out is how the house first draws you in with the moroccan star cutouts on the doors!

Not only is the cutout practical for airflow and light, but also a great architectural detail.


The first thing you hear is a bubbling fountain that instantly relaxes you and makes you feel welcome.

Notice the star cutout holding the large jar? No detail was missed!


The moroccan punched lantern is the perfect accent in this space to make you feel like you are traveling to another country.

Then you see the lap pool for a quick dip. What a great entertaining space that guests can enjoy without ever entering the home.


The water fountains weren’t running at the time of my visit, but yet another another calming feature of this home. 

As you enter, on your left, you are greeted by a beautiful winding staircase trimmed with driftwood stained stairs and eye catching wrought iron banister.


Then to your right, a long hallway filled with light that leads you down to the the sea glass green mosaic tiled bathroom.

The coffered ceilings are inset with pecky cyprus reflecting the same tones in the flooring.


Geometric pendant lighting gives visual interest to an otherwise simple hallway. 

At the end of the hallway, the left wall is flanked with custom built in pecky cyprus bookshelves and cabinets for lots of decor and storage.


Shop the Lighting

Then onto the living room, which is easy decor to replicate on a budget. The venetian plaster fireplace, orb log set and custom shelving not so much!

Comfy modern shaped chairs are just what you need in this space and similar to what I’d love in my own home.

Image courtesy of Zillow

The fireplace is so interesting with the bleach brick fishbone pattern and the use of natural orbs instead of logs.

Peak arched book cases provide much needed visual detail in this neutral space.


Since the agents and their stuff was in the dining room, I wasn’t able to photograph it so thanks to Zillow I got some additional and beautiful pictures!

Pecky cyprus anchors the dining area wall adjacent to the kitchen. At first I thought the lighting was custom for the space, but you too can purchase it!

Image courtesy of Zillow

This is a house built for entertaining! The long counter acts as a serving bar to the table, which is open to the living area.

Across from the kitchen are the doors to the pool, so the flow is perfection.

At the top of the stairs is this calming sitting room. Can’t you just picture yourself curled up with a book watching the palm trees sway?


Moroccan themed lighting pulls your eye up  to the ceiling accented yet again with pecky cyprus. Acrylic accents give the room an ethereal feel.

Last, but not least is a bedroom that has the BEST feature. Walk out of this bedroom to your own private patio with indoor and outdoor fireplaces.


The four poster deep gray weathered wood bed is the focal point, with woven headboard and foot board.


The chairs are a nice touch for guests, so they can put up their feet and enjoy the fireplace. 

Aren’t you loving the modern feel of using orbs in the fireplace versus logs?

I priced them and YIKES very expensive, so let’s hope they come down in price for the rest of us.

If you would like to take the full tour of this home on Zillow, click here. 

More Coastal Decorating Ideas

Ah yes, since I love all things coastal I’ve written quite a lot about this decor style and have incorporated it into my home.

Check out these additional posts for more inspiration:

I hope you’ve enjoyed this amazing home tour and boy was I glad I had my iPhone and the opportunity to capture all of it’s beauty!

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Until next time…

Porch Daydreamer


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  1. This was a special post for me as I often winter in Panama City Beach and will do so again beginning in January. Rosemary Beach is always a pleasure to visit along with the Seaside Beach Community. I love the Pearl Hotel and the rooftop for HH. I doubt this home will still be on the market by the time I visit, but I hope so. I would love to see this amazing house up close. Thanks for sharing and let’s keep PCB our little secret. It’s my favorite place to stay. There is nothing more beautiful than the gulf and sugar sand. I’m counting the days.

    1. Pat, I am SO glad you enjoyed it! This was my first time visiting the area and I loved it and the beautiful beach and sunsets. We ate at the the Havana Beach Club, but didn’t get up to the rooftop at the Pearl. So much fun!

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