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4 Ways to Snag Celebrity Beach House Style — on a Budget!

Jul 22 2014 - 4:08am

If you love what celebrity designer Windsor Smith [1] did to Gwyneth Paltrow's place [2], you're in luck. Fortunately, Windsor's Summer styling tips don't require an A-list bank account or an oceanfront address — just a little creativity. Check out four ways to make your home staycation ready, stat!

Revive an Old Floor

"Paint an old wood floor in a great Summer color — it can transform an entire space and give you a Summer attitude instantly," says Windsor. If you're considering making this move, be sure to read up on the six things you need to know first [3]!

Photo: Tim Street-Porter

Buy Towels as Souvenirs

Who needs a key chain when you can bring back a towel? Windsor purchases fluffy resort towels to commemorate her Summer travels and busts them out at pool parties. "They're perfect conversation pieces and are usually great towels since they are designed to survive the hot sun and chlorine water!" says Windsor.

Source: Domino [4]

Embrace White Bedding and Slipcovers

Let go of any false pretenses about decorating with slipcovers — they really can be chic. "I covered all of my furniture in linen slips — supersimple, but it's like a Summer wardrobe for the house," says Windsor.

Photo: Lisette Mejia

Choose Foliage Over Flowers

For a big statement on a small budget, Windsor recommends looking beyond flowers. Her go-to? Palm fronds in an oversize glass vase. "It works with any room size and is affordable too!" she says.

Photo by Tessa Neustadt [5] for Homepolish [6]


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