Coastal Collective Co.

Beach House Master Bedroom Progress

Bedroom, Coastal InteriorsAnneke McConnellComment

Hey friends! The Beach House Master Bedroom Project is moving along quickly and I'm excited to share the final AFTER soon! The plan has changed a bit since I first shared the edesign plan we were going for - you can see the original plan HERE.

Our bedding has arrived from Serena & Lily (on major sale right now!), and I'm so excited about their linen duvet cover and shams - nothing says beach house like linen, right? 

Also, after reading more reviews of the original desk we chose, many people said the color was very different from the photo, so I switched it up and went with this pretty white writing desk (also acting as a nightstand). Needless to say, I.LOVE.IT!!!! It fits our space perfectly and is exactly what we need with two small side drawers and a center laptop tray drawer.

More to come soon, but here are some "not so perfect" progress shots!



I couldn't have done all of this installing of window shades and curtains without my husband Michael!  He has been a HUGE help! Thanks babe!



We also got one of my favorite affordable traverse rods installed on all of the four windows.  It takes a bit of extra time, but pinching the hooks closed before mounting the rod on the wall is well worth the effort in the long run - I'm saying that from experience of them sliding out easily!




We're still waiting on a handful of items to arrive like our new bed, but I'll keep you posted as it comes together! Thanks for stopping by today!

From the Beach,


Follow along on Facebook

Follow along on Instagram (lifestyle)

Follow along on Instagram (interiors)

Follow along on Instagram (diypaintedfurniture)






Disclosure: This website participates in affiliate programs. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.


Beach House Master Bedroom Makeover Idea

Bedroom, Coastal Interiors, Master Bedroom, Our Beach HouseAnneke McConnell

Hey friends! Today's edesign is a little personal as it's the first concept for our very own Master Bedroom at the Beach House. To say I'm excited is an understatement!

Without going into it too much right now, fingers crossed we'll be building a couple houses this upcoming year, one to move in to and one to sell.  Come follow along on instagram, because you can bet I'll be sharing ALL about the process in stories! We're still finalizing some reports and backend logistics, but so far everything is pointing in the right direction. I'm anxiously waiting to meet up with our architect!

Now.....I have to be clear. We are NEVER getting rid of our Beach House.....never ever EVER. There's a lot more to the story behind why building is the right move for us, and hopefully I can share that in time, but the homes will be relatively close by, and I'll share more as details unfold.

Right now we really want to get back to that feeling in our beach house of when we had it listed as a simple, uncluttered vacation rental home, and as a family of five, that can be challenging in a space with little built-in storage and under 2000 square feet.  The decorating process has been slower than I'd like with this home, and we've played musical rooms more times than I can count, but that's ok. If anything, making a house a home IS a process.  We're putting A LOT into these big build projects, so this makeover is on the relatively affordable side.

Here's the plan for the beach house master bedroom!

Beach House Master Bedroom Makeover Plan.png

Houzz Sonneman 1-Light Palo Wall Lamp in Black Brass / Houzz Beige Upholstered Diamond Tufted Wingback Bed / McGee & Co. SEASCAPE 2 Artwork / Target White Linen Look Curtains (10 colors available) / Bed Bad & Beyond European Pillow Sham in Navy/White / Serena & Lily Addie Stripe Tassel Pillow Cover / Target Cream Paisley Throw Pillow / Brass Hat or Purse Wall Hooks / Bed Bath & Beyond Blue Paisley Duvet Cover Set / Pottery Barn Chunky Wool & JUTE Rug in Natural (also available in gray) / Live Fiddle Fig Leaf Plant / Joss and Main 3-Piece Seagrass Basket Set / Target Gilford Gray Desk / Houzz Claudia Fabric Dining Chair 


A couple notes:

1. Over time, I've learned what really makes me happy, and it comes down to neutrals with navy and deep greens.  I want our bedroom to feel open and airy, yet grounded and calm.

2. There are a few items missing from this design board like some new Natural Shades and Blue Armchair (I just ordered this today and am so excited about the price!), a mirror, dresser, art, etc.

3. We decided to try a desk next to the bed and use it as a nightstand as well.  We are also working on making a guest room more user friendly, and our room has more space to add a desk, so we're giving it a go!



I'll keep you posted as it comes together! Thanks for stopping by today!

From the Beach,


Follow along on Facebook

Follow along on Instagram (lifestyle)

Follow along on Instagram (interiors)

Follow along on Instagram (diypaintedfurniture)






Disclosure: This website participates in affiliate programs. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Coastal Casual Faves and Weekend Sales

Coastal Interiors, Presidents Day, sale alertAnneke McConnell

Benson and Cobb Enigma artwork / Joss & Main Custom Sectional with Chaise / Halogen Crewneck Cashmere Sweater / LOFT Tortoiseshell Print Earrings / Dolce Vita Double Knot Sandal / JADEtribe Small Fringe Basket Tote / Aveton Diamond Tufted Fabric Club Chair in Deep Blue / One Kings Lane The Piper Collection Cotton Blue Pillow / Safavieh Handmade Natura Beige Wool Rug / One Kings Lane Bole Road Textiles Stripe Mist Pillow / One Kings Lane Floating Cranes 20x20 Pillow, Beige Linen / One Kings Lane Quinn Antique Bronze Wall Mirror / One Kings Lane Sweater Weave Basket / Joss & Main Graywash Accent Cabinet / Nordstrom White Linen Pants (petite available as well as multiple colors) 



Be sure to check out Serena & Lily this weekend for their Dining Room event sale! Dining items like tables, chairs, barstools, lighting, and decor are 20% off with code ENTERTAIN! I love almost everyone of their products for a chic coastal look like this Capiz Shell Chandelier and classic Riviera Bistro Chairs!


Here are some other NOT TO MISS weekend sales!


NORDSTROM - Winter Sale just launched with up to 40%-60% off! Now is the time to snag the best selection of tops, jeans, and shoes for Spring! This cardigan is a favorite and so soft and cozy. 

ONE KINGS LANE - 20% off sitewide [I LOVE this sofa and this Visual Comfort tripod lamp!]

LOFT - 40-50% off >>> check out this pretty sweater.


WAYFAIR - up to 70% off

SERENA & LILY - 20% off Dining


WORLD MARKET - up to 50% off Rugs, Mirrors, and Wall Decor

HOUZZ - up to 80% off President's Day Sale - they had a HUGE variety!


Also, up next for the Mom Boss Book Club, we are going to read through the book Essentialism together. If you have not read this yet, it is one of THE BEST books I've read in the past couple of years.

I'm SO excited!!! This is one of those books I recommend reading through a couple times per year it's just THAT good. I can't wait to dive into this with you Mom Bosses!!


Have a great weekend everyone! 

From the Beach,


Follow along on Facebook

Follow along on Instagram (lifestyle)

Follow along on Instagram (interiors)

Follow along on Instagram (diypaintedfurniture)


How To Post Automatically On Instagram

Business Development, Instagram, How to BlogAnneke McConnell

Just like any social media platform, Instagram has its pros and cons, but one of the BIG cons has just been eliminated for businesses using the popular app - automatic publishing capabilities.  Let's all take a moment to pause, cheer, and do a happy dance!  

Instagram has long been a favorite of mine and currently brings in over 30% of my blog traffic.  Other top sources for blog traffic are Google searches and Pinterest.

If you have one Instagram account, this new ability to publish posts automatically is HUGE in and of itself, yet some of us have multiple accounts and it can be a lot to juggle posting manually at optimal times for each account.

>>>Follow me on Instagram: @coastalinteriors, @annekemcconnell, @diypaintedfurniture


***contains affiliate links

Here's what you need to know:

1. The ability to post automatically on Instagram is a recent update in partnership with a handful of platforms and is only available to business accounts on Instagram.  If any online business mentor has ever told you NOT to switch your account from personal to private, they are steering you in the wrong direction.  If you are using Instagram to promote your business, you need to switch to a business profile. The benefits far outweigh any frustrations with algorithms, plus, it's actually required. ;-)


2. This update and partnership will likely continue to be developed and expand. Some of the platforms to look into in order to utilize automatic publishing include:

Each of these platforms operate differently, but are essentially pretty user friendly. If anything seems in the least bit confusing, there are countless resources within each platform to help you with a specific problem.

I personally prefer Sendible, with Tailwind and Iconosquare as close seconds.


3. Just like with other social media platforms, the ability to automatically publish Instagram posts will instantly allow you more freedom in your evenings when it is peak posting time (and engagement) for most people.

The biggest struggle for small business owners and bloggers in regards to Instagram has been balancing what is typically family time with the desire to post their content at a time when most people will see it and therefore, more people will benefit from what you are sharing.


Depending on your time zone, the benefits will vary.  Have you ever felt:

 >Guilty for posting and engaging during your kiddo's bath time?

>The need to excuse yourself from a visit with friends to "post really quick"?

 >Conflicted about having that glass of wine with your spouse interrupted in the "name of business", aka "I'm going to post on Instagram for just awhile, ok?" 


Overall, this update will allow small business owners a greater sense of control and the ability to reclaim precious moments of their lives in the evenings. 

But what about engagement and being there "LIVE" for people when posting?  Of course you can still do this! No one is saying you can't.  Automatic posting simply expands your capabilities, and gives you the freedom to take an essential break from social media at times.

Want to plan a week-long getaway with the fam where wifi is non-existent? You can do that now and not worry about "going dark".

Sure, business owners who have more of a personal connection can be upfront with their instafriends about their availability, and in my experience, most people cheer on your decision to focus on family and taking some time away. :-)


Here are some current boundaries to stay within when scheduling your posts automatically to Instagram from one of these platforms:

  • Single Images only at this time (videos are not currently supported, but stay on the look-out!)

  • Automatic posts can be uploaded in the form of JPEG, PNG, BMP, and non-animated GIFs

  • Check your platform of choice for minimum and maximum resolution requirements

  • Check your platform of choice for file size maximums (for example: 8GB)
  • At this time, the following features are not supported with automatic posting to Instagram:
    -Hashtags in the captions, user tags, branded content tags, geotagging (sharing locations), shopping tags, filters, and posting to stories.


Thankfully Instagram offers the ability to edit your content after posting, so if you choose to schedule your content for automatic posting, you can go back into the app manually and update any of your tags. 

Also, remember that these limitations are for automatic posting ONLY!

You can still schedule your other content in advance that has larger file sizes, are videos, etc.  These type of Instagram posts will still have a scheduler send you a push notification when it's time to post. This is the advantage of being on a social media scheduler like Sendible, so you can batch process your content and save TONS of time. All platforms do this.

I imagine that this is just the beginning of the capabilities being rolled out for Instagram Business users, and they will continue to expand over time. 


If this info. has helped you today, please share!


From the Beach,


P.S. Need some help with Instagram? Download my FREE 10+ Page Cheat Sheet by clicking below!