Friday, July 13, 2018

Starfish Cottage - Guest Post

While I am recovering from back surgery, Kristy from Starfish Cottage has graciously offered to do a Guest Post for me.  

If you haven't met Kristy and visited her beautiful home, then you have missed so much.  She is such a beautiful and accomplished lady.

Kristy is an award winning interior designer, with over 20 years of professional experience.  She is also an accomplished event planner, writer, blogger, speaker and "real life mom."  She is passionate about inspiring, encouraging and equipping women to create beautiful, loving homes for their families. 

 She recently shared her 2018 Summer Home Tour here.  Her beautiful boho coastal style is so fresh and perfect for summer.
Hello everyone! Its Kristy from Starfish Cottage, I am so happy to be guest posting for Marty today. In case you have never visited my blog, I am a Florida-based coastal lifestyle blogger and interior designer. I thought it might be fun to share with you all my top five tips for adding a little "beachy" touch to your home decor this summer...
Everyone LOVES a beach house...right?
But most of us can't live at the beach year round...I mean we have things like jobs, and bills, and "real world" responsibilities- right?
Well, I say- if you can't live in a beach house, bring a little "beach house" to YOUR house this summer...wherever you may live!
Here are a few ideas for adding a touch of coastal decor to your home:
1. Beach in a Jar- Bring the beach home with you in this cute mason jar...that way you can enjoy your very own "private" beach at your home anytime. Click HERE to check out this fabulous DIY.

2. A Coastal Frame- Frame one of your favorite photos from the beach in a cute coastal frame to remind you of good times. Click HERE to see a few of my coastal photo frames from my Etsy shop!

3. Play Beach Music- Whenever you need a little "escape" play some of your favorite beach music around the house to put you in the "mood"- then close your eyes and pretend you are THERE, click HERE for one of my favorites from Jack Johnson!

4. Beach Scents- Light a candle with a refreshing ocean fragrance to remind you of the beach, or maybe a coconut/pineapple scent will put you in the mood...check out this one from Yankee Candle HERE.
5. Add a starfish- Tuck a starfish in an arrangement, or lean it on a bookshelf or add it to a table setting, just adding a simple starfish or two will bring a touch of beach house to any house!
Don't just add a little beach to your home this summer...this is beautiful silver starfish necklace will give any outfit a classy coastal flair! Click HERE to view more information.
For more coastal style decorating ideas, click HERE to join me over at Starfish Cottage Blog!
Wishing everyone a wonderful summer,

Thanks tons Kristy for filling in for me as I get back on my feet. 

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  1. Oh wow, what a gorgeous post! I am headed to the beach this week and I just can't wait now after seeing your gorgeous post! Headed over to your blog to see more!

  2. Beautiful home! Love the vignette on the coffee table and the marlin above the tv makes quite a statement!

  3. thank you so much for sharing the articel post

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  5. I have always loved her style! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  6. Hi Marty and Kristy, I am happy to be featuring this lovely post at TFT this week. Have a great weekend ladies!