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Upholstered Bed almost $1000 LESS - this is just one reason why I blog for you guys!

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You guys.  I see A LOT of deals across the Internet for home decor and fashion, and I of course can't and don't share them all, BUT occasionally I find deals that are so ridiculous I have to pop on here and let you know about it!

Today I'm highlighting just one piece of furniture.....this beautifully upholstered poster bed.  I have saved it awhile back for some interior design inspiration.


When I saved it awhile ago, it was listed at $1905.  When I check on it today (randomly), it is listed for sale at $1003.95!!!  Pretty much $900 in savings.

This is seriously why I do what I do here.  Not just to create pretty designs or share outfit inspiration, but let you know when I find a great deal like this.

When you are looking at home decor websites and shops day in and day out, you get an idea of what changes, what's a high price, what's a low price, what sells out quickly, etc.

As for other great sales happening right now, such as End of Season sales believe it or not, I'd recommend checking out the following below!


WEST ELM: up to 70% off in their end of season sale

NORDSTROM: up to 70% off their Designer Finale sale. 

SERENA & LILY: 15% select items

ANN TAYLOR: 50% off everything using code SUNNY50

TARGET: Buy one, get one 50% off

TORY BURCH: extra 30% off all sale with code EXTRA30

KATE SPADE: extra 30% off with code SUNSHINE 

ANTHROPOLOGIE: up to 50% off sale items

BANANA REPUBLIC: extra 50% off sale

WILLIAMS SONOMA: extra 20% off with code SUMMER 


I hope you find some great items for your home, closet, kitchen, or patio!

Have a beautiful day!



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Chic Bedroom with Coral and Navy colors

Coastal Interiors, Edesign, Home Blog Posts, InteriorsAnneke McConnellComment

Hello friends! We've finally kicked off our summer vacation here on the McConnell homefront, and couldn't be more excited!  Between beach combing, BBQs, and a road trip planned to Yellowstone, we are happy and thankful for this time we get to spend as a family.


Surprisely, this may give me more time to blog and share design, fashion, etc. since I am no longer commuting during the school day.   A BIG thank you to those of you that follow along and find a snippet or two of something to try yourself, add to your home or wardrobe, or even gain a little more balance through things like my free Make It Happen Challenge >>>> working on exciting updates right now! Eek!!


I try to keep things simple and to the point around here, so let's get to today's design!  

Catherine Hand Tufted Wool Navy and Grey Rug / Nordstrom Gold and Marble Pentagonal Accent Table / Nordstrom Gold and White Stacked Ball Table Lamp / Mazagam Navy Ceramic Pattern Bowl (alternate)One Kings Lane Wingback Linen Bed (talc) Nordstrom Coral and Cream Border Pillow / Nordstrom Gold Telescoping Curtain Rod Coral and Cream Pineapple Accent Pillow "Amberlyn" Sunburst Start Mirror Nordstrom Navy and White Pillowcase Set


You can count on many of my designs incorporating navy somewhere.  Mixed with warm colors tones like coral and gold balance each other well.

The "waves" of the navy and grey rug remind me of a gentle, calm sea.  The classic wingback bed in a linen fabric can be dressed up with any accent colors or patterns and is an overall great pick for anyone.  How beautiful is that coral and cream pineapple pillow?!  Love at first site for me!


Be on the look out for more designs and style posts and please don't hesitate to comment on a particular room or nook you'd like me to consider designing for!






This cute grey slipcovered chair for only $91.95!!! I'm still hoping it's not a typo!  Here is the same chair at another site for comparison!




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Where to find the best woven bistro chairs

Coastal Interiors, Dining, Interiors, Kitchen, SummerAnneke McConnellComment

Hi friends! Nothing says "COASTAL" to me like rattan, wicker, and the casual chic vibe of woven bistro chairs.  They are practical and beautiful for dining seating, patio seating, as barstools and desk chairs. I LOVE them!

By far I believe the Riviera Side Chair (as shown below) is a fave for many people, but there are great contenders out there for you to choose from at various price points/quality.

Remember, some of these are sold as singles and others only as a pair! Not to mention most have multiple color options.



Some things to consider when choosing what type of chair to go with. These are all personal preference:

1.  Yes or No to arms on the chair.

2. Are they constructed to be used Outside?  Not all of them are!

3. If the seat material is lighter, is it a quality that will clean easily considering tanning oils, bronzers, food/sauces, markers, etc.?

4. Are they stackable? (if that's a desire for storage purposes)

5. Is the front of the seat design flat or curved (waterfall edge for comfort)?


The chair below is an example of a commercial grade, stackable bistro chair with an aluminum (faux bamboo) frame, great for indoor or outdoor use as aluminum is rust resistant!  And at only $80, a GREAT price point!





Below is probably one of my favorites I've found that has arms as well as a "waterfall" edge on the front where the legs sit.  This is more comfortable than the flat-style seat and something to consider when making a decision as well.




Below are two examples of similar chairs.  [CLICK the image for details] Both chairs have a REAL rattan frame, navy and white chevron pattern and waterfall edge.  The little details really make the difference on what kind of statement you're going for.

The first chair has the chevron pattern on the back framing, whereas the second chair does not, but is a bit more chic and understated than the first.


I hope this helps if you've been looking around for the perfect bistro chair!

Right now is a great time to add them to your home or business since Spring and Summer is typically when there are tons of them in stock and there are a great deal of sales happening at this time.

Below I'm sharing more bistro chair finds from various places. I'd love to know YOUR favorite!




Have a great day beautiful friends!!



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Flamingo Pink: A Pop of Fun for the Home and Fashion!

Fashion, Home Blog Posts, Gift Ideas, Fave PicksAnneke McConnell

When it come to my favorite colors, I usually stick to a base palette of whites, grey, navy, and green, but LOVE to add a pop with warm colors like PINK! Whether it's in our home or especially fashion, pink is near and dear to my girly girl heart.  My fave find was this gorgeous color block dress!

pink and grey color block dress


So, after a pretty busy and downer of a week, I thought a "pink pick me up" post was just what I needed for a little dose of happy.  :-)

Also, thank you for the love on my last Travel post about Hermitage Bay - it really is a dream destination!!  I'm excited to share more of these travel posts in the future.

So, whether a home decor or fashion item has actual flamingos on it or is just some shades of beautiful flamingo pink - I'm in!


**Remember you can hover and click the pink square icon on any item in the photo below for further details. ;-)







While browsing around for you guys, if you're looking for a nice pair of pink linen beach pants, THESE ones by Lilly Pulitzer are pretty fab and come in a couple other colors. :-)  And a few more mixed in below - I LOVE that #STRENGTH top!! #inmycart

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with family and friends!



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