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Friday Crush~ Going Coastal

Sand in between your toes
the sea breeze in your hair

a little salt spray in the air
 and warm sunshine.

I pretty much love the ocean.

It is a rejuvenating and relaxing place
and I could spend hours with my toes in the sand 
and my head in the clouds just enjoying all the serene beauty.

Though I don't have a coastal decorating theme 
I have always mixed in a few pieces here and there. 
From shells to starfish- 
you might have noticed a couple popping up from time to time.

But since it is Friday- that means it is crush time
and this week- it is all about decor with a coastal vibe.

Coastal decor is always so pretty with an abundance of soft faded colors
mingling with that pop of sea glass green or blue.

From a little to a lot -it is an easy look to mix in with other styles-
from 1 piece to a whole bookcase to a whole room.

(You can find links and more of my favorites
 in my Beach Decor pinterest board )

Coastal Living

Domaine Home
Leo Designs courtesy of HOUZZ
Totally not a bookcase display - but seriously,
I am  crushing on that boat on the mantel.


Recently I was challenged to re-create a look that inspired 
me while I was at High Point Market
but using finds from  HomeGoods.  

I chose a bookcase that was very neutral and quiet as the inspiration.


I styled one of bookcases in the cottage with a coastal vibe and used a
 mix of new and vintage to create the look.

I used a lot of what I had on hand like
the old worn books, vintage bottles and some of the seashells
but the rest came from either the hardware store (sponges) or HomeGoods.

Kind of loving how it turned out
and it was fun to play with a different look in the cottage
AND it might inspire a tiny change for summer out there.

What about you-
have you gone a little coastal in your home?

Happy Friday!

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  1. Dear Courtney, The decorating is beautiful. It is both dreamy and casual with a warm charm of elegance. xo Catherine

  2. Courtney, we live inland, but I grew up on the coast. Nantucket is one of my favorite destinations, so I have Nantucket baskets, seashells, and such out here in the summer months. I love organic things, so sea shells make me happy.

  3. Just beautiful!!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Love your shell and coral collection! It looks very tropical and relaxing.

  5. Love love love it's all beautiful!

  6. Love it all..makes me miss the Irish sea, can almost smell it!

  7. I'm in the middle of decorating my home for summer and this season I'm challenging myself to sprinkle a little of coastal in every room. Your post was very inspiring and a boost to get my home done soon. @ the Little Pink Casa blog

  8. I love the coastal vibe, just did up a tablescape last week that is beach inspired thanks love all your post

  9. Absolutely awesome decor!!! I love the soft relaxing feel. Just makes me want to put my feet up and read.

  10. Just stunning, Courtney. Sharing on my FB page today ;)
    Hugs, Jamie

  11. Always go a little coastal in the summer!

  12. I live within walking distance to the beach, but my home has more of a French vibe than a coastal feel. I do, however, have special touches of the sea throughout my home. Sea glass, special shells, coral, and a few other little pieces here & there make my little cottage by the sea a bit coastal. I especially like to bring out extra coastal touches, such as starfish linens, etc. in the summer. I really like what you did with the bookcase.
    Michelle from