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Design of the Week: Coastal Accent Wall Design

Edesign, Entryway, Home Blog PostsAnneke McConnell


Hello to the weekend! Sorry to design and dash, but we're on the verge of family time (priority!) and I'm focusing a lot on my furniture painting guide for you guys (sign up HERE!).

It seems harder to balance things in the summer, but we're enjoying (almost) every bit of it!

This design began with that beautiful weathered gray spindle leg console, then I went on to search for the artwork and the chairs. I love those stripes and saw a few other colors available (they come in a set of two).

Cool toned blues with warm brass accents never fails. Then add in a bit of pattern and texture which pulls it all together!

If you love this design, please pin it or pass it along to a friend. Your support means so much and I'm thankful for that!




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Design of the Day: Coastal Cool Living Room

Coastal Interiors, Edesign, Home Blog Posts, Interiors, Living RoomAnneke McConnellComment


Thanks for the love on yesterday's fall outerwear post!  I think since we are currently road tripping across a few states to Yellowstone currently (and it's pretty hot!), I was inspired to created a calm and cool design for the living room today. A design that is classic and will stand the test of time, with a bit of modern flair.

If you enjoy this design, please pin and share it for future reference!

I hate to blog and run, but I'm keeping things pretty short and sweet until our kiddos are back in school. Being full-time mama is my #1 priority this summer!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



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Fall 2016 Outerwear: Quilted Faux Fur Hooded Anorak #Nsale

Fashion Blog Posts, Fashion, Fall FashionAnneke McConnellComment

Whenever I browse through these incredible pre-season sales like the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (one week left to save BIG), my admitted tendency is to go toward the shoes because of sizing (see my boot review HERE), trendy tops and sweaters, jeans, leggings (the BEST), and jewelry. Oh......and handbags!  Can't forget those!

BUT, I tend to overlook the socks, pajamas, beauty, undergarments, and outerwear.  Today, I'm highlighting some great deals on outerwear and sharing my top pick for the fall / winter season ahead.

Now living in Seattle, it's pretty temperate so it doesn't really get blasting hot or cold.  I definitely have my stash of year round sweaters and sweatshirts (not swimwear). ;-)

Ralph Lauren quilted anorak coat Zella Black Leggings / Sole Society Ariana Tote / Sole Society  "Chateau" Drop Earrings



This will probably be one of my go-to coats on those cold blustery days not too far off.  Yes it rains in Seattle, but it's really more drizzly and gray most days........not huge downpours all the time.  I'm SUPER excited to finally have a pair of Sperry's because they are so easy to take on and off with the zipper and comfortable.

As a pretty nostalgic person, I imagine heading to the Pumpkin patch with the family, going Christmas tree hunting, then coming in from the cold and hanging up my coat, taking those Sperry's off and curling up in my leggings and a sweater with the kids zipping hot cocoa.   All the yeses! 

Remember there's just one week left of the Nordstrom sale.  If you've had your eye on something, snag it now!

For those of you wondering, on our Yellowstone trip today we mined for Sapphires! Next stop, West Yellowstone! :-)




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P.S.  The August Issue of Everything Home Magazine just went LIVE.  Check it out below! (My article is on pages 58-59!)

The Best Sources for Neutral Accent Chairs

Home Blog Posts, Interiors, Living Room, Office, Our HomeAnneke McConnell

First off, thanks for reading through my last blog post on New Beginnings.  It can be a little scary to put yourself out there in such a personal way, but I'm striving to be more transparent on the blog.  As soon as I'm done here, I'm off to get my workout in!

With that said, something I've been wanting to do for a loooooonnnnnnggggg time is kind of a weekly Life Talk series like yesterday that is basically video with snippets of, well, "Life Talk"!  

Honestly, I feel like I've put this off for quite sometime because I don't ever want to come across as a "know it all" or "oh so wise".  I just want to help people who may be going through some things I've experienced or people I've worked with one-on-one in the "Life Coaching" space, and share my thoughts and ideas.  I'm not perfect!  

The first one is set to go live within the next few weeks and full blown once the kids start school in the Fall. I can't wait!!!

Ok, so moving onto to today's topic - CHAIRS!  I love me a good tufted or slipcovered comfy chair! And a neutral one at that. We live in them here at our beach house.

After years of researching and decorating, I've learned a thing or two about where to find the best to get that coastal modern farmhouse kind of style I love so much and live by. ;-)

They move around often in our home (the advantage of accent chairs), but here you can see my favorite chair ever front and center when I did a whitewash makeover on our fireplace stone. We've had these comfy tufted chairs for about 4+ years and they are literally timeless - I can still snuggle with a kiddo to read a book together. :-)

Many of you that follow along on Instagram, have asked frequently about the chairs over time, so I hope this roundup of sources helps speed up your search for that perfect neutral chair.  I personally lean toward either tufted or slipcovered (and more toward slipcovers since moving to the beach house).  There are a few "splurges" listed below, but most of the chairs are under $400. 

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19

When trying to decide what chair to go with for your home, the #1 most important factor is the measurements! Always make sure to measure your space and consider doorway openings.  Most chairs arrive with the legs detached so that helps, but still be aware of that.

Other than that, it is a personal preference for exact color, fabric, and details like tufting, skirting, the color of the legs, nailhead trim, etc.  

I'd love to know if you find these kind of blog posts helpful and if you end up going with one of these for your home!

***Edited to add.  JUST spotted this stunner for only $263! If this is a style you love, you can find it HERE.


Have a beautiful day friends!



P.S. Don't forget to check out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale if you haven't yet. There are so many great deals to be had!  I wrote a several posts about it, but below are just a few.  Click to see more if you'd like!