Hi! I am Kristy from Starfish Cottage, a little blog all about our life in a coastal cottage. I am thrilled to be joining Kim today for her “My Favorite Room” Series. I have followed Kim and Savvy Southern Style for years and LOVE her style and her blog, so thanks so much for including me today!
My Favorite Room would have to be our 20’ x 30’ space that includes the Family Room, Kitchen and Breakfast Room- EVERYTHING happens here. For a somewhat small space (I told you we live in a cottage!) it really feels large. Here’s a little tour:
I will start in the Family Room, where we have a cozy seating area- a sofa and two chairs. Everything is upholstered in simple white canvas slipcovers- which are easy for me to maintain with occasional cleanings. For those of you who follow my blog, you know that I am a self-confessing pillow addict and enjoy updating my home seasonally with lots of different color/style pillows. I just recently added these lime green and aqua blue pillows- very “summery” and” beachy” don’t you think?
I love curling up on this sofa with a cup of coffee and a good book or magazine.
Besides updating my pillows, I have this large basket of greenery on my coffee table that I change out seasonally with various colored foliage- this summer, I am using my blue and green hydrangeas, accented with a starfish, of course!
On the wall opposite the sofa, we have a “faux fireplace” and mantle flanked by a pair of niches. I love adding a splash of coastal color in these niches like these cute painted frames and vases of seagrass and seashells.
A recent addition to this room was this contemporary Ikea shelf- it’s the perfect spot to display some of my favorite coastal things.
Like this beautiful framed oil painting given to me by my dear artist friend.
Moving on to the breakfast area you will see my favorite spot in the whole world- our kitchen table! Anyone who knows me knows that my favorite place to be is sitting at this table having dinner with my little family each night.
I enjoy changing the centerpiece regularly, and have a large collection of colored table linens that I like setting the table with. Here the table is set with blues and greens for summer.
This is a view out the French doors leading to our “outdoor dining room”…
No tour of this room would be complete without the heart of our home- the kitchen! Again, it is not a large space, but it is laid out nicely and I love cooking here. When we moved in several months ago, we updated the cabinets by painting them a fresh coat of white paint- they turned out great! For all the before and afters click here.
This DIY chalkboard/menu board is handy when serving a special meal.
And I love my baking center with chalkboard labeled canisters.
Nothing like a sweet embroidered hand towel.
I hope you have enjoyed visiting our little corner of the world here at Starfish Cottage- please come again!
Thanks Kristy for sharing your favorite room.
I hope y'all will go over and visit Kristy's blog, Starfish Cottage, and say hello.
I found Kristy's cottage featured on the painted cottage cottage of the month feature. You can tour the rest of her gorgeous cottage here.
You can catch up on all the past favorite rooms here.
Have a super weekend!
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