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Change Your Decor for the Seasons

Welcome to the 141st Metamorphosis Monday!

Happy Met Monday! Hope your weekend has been grand!

Do you have a room in your home that you love to change up and transform with the seasons? Kristy, a talented Interior Designer who lives on the West Coast of Florida with her husband and two daughters, enjoys transforming her living room to reflect the changing of the seasons and holidays.  Kristy’s home, Starfish Cottage, is decorated in a style she describes as “laid-back coastal cottage.”

Kristy shared a few pics with me recently showing the transformation of her living room beginning in early spring going into late summer.  Let’s take the tour!

In early spring, Kristy gives her living room a fresh, springtime look!

Absolutely love these fabrics!

Kristy said, “Starfish Cottage is a reflection of all the things we love in our life: family, friends, Florida, fishing, fabulous food, fun music, and our FAITH in God. More specifically, our cottage is filled with seashells, slipcovers and seagrass rugs; as well as antiques, vintage finds, candles and natural accents. I loosely describe my style as “French Country Coastal” (if there is such a thing) and one of my FAVORITE things to do is update our home decor seasonally.”

I really like how Kristy incorporates a touch of coastal into each design.

When Independence Day arrives, Kristy brings out the Red, White and Blue!

Kristy shared, “My furniture and furnishings are mostly neutral, and I like switching out pillow covers and accessories for new looks.”

This is a fabulous look for transitioning from late summer to early fall.  Love the soft, neutral colors contrasting against the white.

Kristy said, “Re-decorating” is easy for me because all of my major furnishings are neutral- white, black, khaki or brown. I simply change out my pillow covers and tabletop accessories to give my home a fresh new look. I have a large collection of decorative pillow covers and accessories that I have collected over the years and enjoy playing around with new color schemes. I also try to put a “coastal” spin on each season’s decor.”

The transformations of Kristy’s living room above, beautifully demonstrates how a simple change in the pillows and accessories can easily and inexpensively transform the look and feel of any room.

Be sure to stop by Starfish Cottage in the next few weeks to see what Kristy has planned for fall.  I know it will be wonderful!  You can see more of Kristy’s talent and wonderful design at Kristy Seibert Designs.

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Comments

  1. {oc cottage} says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I am in love with that room in all its incarnations!

    m ^..^

  2. Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement says:

    Kristy's room is absolutely stunning. I love how she changes a few things to completely transform the room. Thanks for sharing her home and for hosting the party!

    Pam

  3. laxsupermom says:

    Love how she updates her sunroom for every season! Such easy pretty changes! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this party each week.

  4. Pam - diy Design Fanatic says:

    Great post! I love her white slipcovered pieces. They are so versatile! Thanks for hosting MM!

  5. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says:

    Thanks for hosting Susan! I am already ready a follower of Kristy's blog and beautiful home. Thanks for sharing it with us. Martina

  6. Debra @ Common Ground says:

    Gorgeous cottage living space! thanks so much for the party, just linking up, xo Debra

  7. Thanks for hosting. I will have to go visit Kathy's blog, that room is fabulous.

  8. Susan (My Place to Yours) says:

    I love the many faces of Starfish Cottage! Way to go, Kristy!

  9. AshTreeCottage says:

    I love that Kristy changes the decor for the seasons! Thanks for hosting Susan, I always enjoy your parties!!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  10. Rosemary@villabarnes says:

    That rooms wears each look very well. Beautiful. Thanks for hosting.

  11. Hi Susan! Oh, thank you for introducing us to Kristy and her beautiful home! What a lovely room. Hope you're doing good!
    Be a sweetie and thanks for hosting your fun party,
    Shelia ;)

  12. So very simple and pretty, love her ideas! Linking up my fall mantle. Thanks for hosting :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  13. poindextr says:

    what a wonderfully versatile room – the seasonal accessories she uses are such beautiful accents! Thank you for hostessing, it's so nice to join in the fun today :) diane

  14. debbie~refreshrestyle.com says:

    I love Kristy's house/blog! Thanks for sharing and hosting!
    Debbie

  15. FABBY'S LIVING says:

    Kristy's white living room enables her to change it every season, or for every holliday, nothing better than a white background. Wonderful Susan, thank you. Hugs, FABBY

  16. Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl says:

    Oh my gosh…what a gorgeous home! I love how you can completely change the look of a room with just some pillow changes and a few accessories…just beautiful!!! Thank you so much for hosting! Have a great week!

  17. The French Hutch says:

    Hi Susan, Thanks for introducing Kristi. She makes seasonal changes look so easy. Her living room is lovely is all seasons. Thanks for hosting…….

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

  18. Summerland Cottage Studio says:

    Wonderful post !
    Thank you for sharing Kristi's talents!

  19. Confessions of a Plate Addict says:

    Great tips, Susan! What lovely home! Happy week!…hugs…Debbie

  20. Hi Susan, I love Starfish Cottage its a great blog and a beautiful home. Thanks so much for hosting.

  21. Joselyn @ The DIY Spot says:

    Wow! The seasonal changes in my living room consists of changing the drapes so I am impressed. Starfish Cottage is so pretty. I love every one of Kristy's transformations. Thanks for hosting.

  22. The Corson Cottage says:

    Loving the Starfish Cottage! I love simple neutral basic furniture groups that you can change out pillows, throws and table arrangements and create a hole new fresh look! As always thanks for hosting:) Carrie

  23. Tres Chere says:

    Thank you so much for hosting. Hope you have a fabulous week!

  24. donatella says:

    thanks for hosting!

  25. Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G says:

    Enjoyed the "tour" of this beautiful family room! Beautifully decorated for each season! :) Thanks for sharing and for hosting MM! :)

  26. Lovley featured home. Thank you for hosting and ahve a wonderful week.

  27. Linda@Coastal Charm says:

    Lovin' her style!!! Thanks so much for hosting:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

  28. Betsy (BB) says:

    This home is lovely! What a great choice! This is one of my favorites! Thank you for hosting a link party! I love seeing all of the ideas and projects!

  29. Oh I love the idea of changing out the accessories. I am one that needs change and I change out things quite often. These are beautiful examples.

  30. Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano says:

    Thanks again for hosting! Love your blog!

  31. Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR says:

    Susan, what a great feature of Kristy's home! Thanks for hosting this party!

  32. Blondie's Journal says:

    What a great room Kristy has created! I love neutral furniture, it can be dressed up or down. Pillow covers are the way to go, too! I have to visit her blog to see how she changes things up for Christmas!!

    XO,
    Jane

  33. Brilliant ideas! Thanks for sharing Susan!

  34. I love the changes. Every one of them gives a feel of something new…Christine

  35. sabrymagic says:

    Hoo è un amore grazie per aver condiviso con questo questo splendore….
    Buon lunedì anche a te
    Un grande abbraccio
    Sabrina!!

  36. What a pretty home! I have neutral colors too, but I can see I need waaaay more pillow covers!
    Thanks for sharing the idea of switching them out, seasonally.

    Hugs,
    Rett

  37. That was nice to see! I love how her room floods with light too!

  38. CalypsoInTheCountry says:

    I am in love with that room!!! It is amazing how a few changes can totally transform a room. If I had it all to do over again, I would get a slipcovered sofa – so versatile!
    -Shelley

  39. Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    I had discovered Starfish Cottage several months ago. Now that's what I call smart decorating!

  40. Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

    The neutral colored couches are simply divine. I love her style.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

  41. Thanks for hosting! This is my first time at Met Monday and I'm so excited to participate! I'm a new follower.

  42. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says:

    What remarkable changes she makes so inexpensively and easily. Thanks for sharing these easy changes, heading over to check her site. Thanks for hosting darling. hugs ~lynne~

  43. Heidi@Saffronmarigold.com says:

    Mmm – I live in Ohio. Can I do "laid back coastal"? :) In the spirit of "Metamorphosis Monday" I'd love to share a new print "Chasing Butterflies" from Saffron Marigold. I've just written a post about it:

    http://www.saffronmarigold.com/blog/4-colorful-living-room-decor-ideas/

    Take care…

  44. Thank you for hosting Susan.

  45. Lynn at Cottage and Creek says:

    What a beautiful room. I love all the variety of pillows and the difference they make in mood and theme. Thanks for hosting.
    ~Lynn

  46. housedressingblog.blogspot.com says:

    I love how she changes the whole look of the room for each season! Thanks for hosting.

  47. Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia says:

    It's so pretty! I think summer is my favoite because of those pillows!! Can't wait to see what she does for christmas!! Thanks for sharing such talent with us! Have a great week!
    XO
    Kristin

  48. The Polka Dot Closet says:

    I am in house envy! Just gorgeous, Thank you for showing us and thank you once again for hosting!!

    Carol

  49. Farmer's Wyfe says:

    What a SMART lady…just change out the pillow covers!!! Really fun!! Thanks for sharing and hosting!!

  50. Shannah @ Just Us Four says:

    Thanks for hosting. This is one of my favorite parts of Monday!

  51. Curtains In My Tree says:

    thanks for an always fun and interesting Monday

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