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Seagrass and Wicker Natural Trays

Home Decor, RoundupAnneke McConnellComment

It’s hard not to love the beauty and functionality of a good tray. They are perfect for serving up breakfast in bed and corralling like items on a coffee table, entryway table, dresser, etc. They make a beautiful centerpiece to display floral arrangements, candles and seasonal decor (like our current table display with mini pumpkins!), or even use in a bathroom for and towels and more.

Round Seagrass Tray with Seasonal Decor and Candles

Round Sandbar Tray

Lending to a more coastal or farmhouse vibe, a tray made of natural materials such as seagrass, wicker, rattan, bamboo, etc. offers the addition of a soft and casual texture to a space unlike a stone or wood tray. Here’s a round up of my favorites that are easy to shop online. These trays come in at various price points, but the majority are great quality, budget friendly, and work in almost any home!

Seagrass and Wicker Natural Trays



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Serena & Lily 20% Off Friends and Family Event!

Coastal Interiors, sale alertAnneke McConnellComment

After over a week off the grid soaking up undistracted family time, we’re back into the swing of things here at our little beach house. With Fall underway, I’ve been adding some seasonal touches around the house, including some beautiful fiery orange leaves my kids picked for me from our trip in the woods. :-) They make the perfect backdrop to our blue and white beach house palette!

*this post contains affiliate links. I have partnered with Serena & Lily and have been gifted some items. All opinions and photos are my own.

I love how Serena & Lily epitomizes the belief that living well begins at home. They are experts in balancing refined luxury while remaining relaxed, casual, and inviting. When welcoming family and friends into our home, I want them to feel like they can kick back and relax. Serena & Lily helps to elevate the look of our home with quality products while allowing everyone to take a deep breath and enjoy each other’s time together. Win win!

With that said, the Serena & Lily Friends and Family sale is one I look forward to each year, where everything is 20% off from October 2nd- 14th! Some of my hands down favorites are their Sandbar Tray, Riviera Side Chair, Cavallo Linen Bedding, and their gorgeous pillows!

Fall Decor in Blue and White Beach House
Seagrass Tray

Round Sandbar Tray

(also available in square or large rectangle - I LOVE THIS TRAY!!!!)

Beach House Kitchen Nook with Freestanding Pantry
Beach House Stone Fireplace and Pillows in Basket
Beach House Patio Fall Decor

Serena & Lily Pillows and Throw Blanket

(in above photos)

You guys….let me tell you a little story. When we downsized from our larger custom home to this much smaller beach house, the pillows in the living area became one of those stressful home decor items for me that I honestly wanted to do away with. I know… the thought!! lol :-)

Somehow, the smaller space meant even just three pillows “out of place” (remember we have three kids plus their friends), was enough to make the room feel messy. But I love pillows!!

I decided then and there to be much more particular about the pillows we bring into our home, and choosing the ”Less, but Better Quality” route has made all the difference! EVERY insert and pillow cover we have from Serena & Lily is exceptional, and we’ve been extremely pleased with each and every one of them (and every product of theirs!).

If you’re looking to refresh your home for the upcoming Holiday Season or just in general, Serena & Lily’s Friends and Family sale is the perfect opportunity! Don’t tell, but I have some of their items on my shopping list for gifts!

Casual Dining Stools

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The BEST Labor Day Sales 2019

sale alertAnneke McConnell

In the blink of an eye, we’re approaching the last weeks of Summer and celebrating a long Labor Day weekend with family and friends here at the Beach House. Here are some of the BEST deals around for those of you shopping the sales!

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  • Anthropologie

    • Extra 50% off sale items

    • 20% off furniture, decor, bedding and more

  • Express

    • 40% off EVERYTHING - they are a go-to for sweaters, jeans, jackets, and more!

  • FitFlop

    • 30% off select items with code WEEKEND

  • J. Crew

    • 40% off your purchase with code SUNSET

  • Macy’s

    • 20 - 50% off + extra 10-20% off with code WKND

    • Save 20-60% on furniture, mattresses and rugs 

  • McGee & Co.

    • 15% off rugs, furniture, artwork and mirrors with code NEWLOOK

  • Pottery Barn

    • 15% off $100 or more, 20% off $500 or more, 25% off $1,000 or more, 30% off $3,000 or more with code SAVEMORE

  • Walmart

    • Rollbacks, Clearance, and Special Buys this weekend only

  • Wayfair

    • Up to 75% off Labor Day Clearance

  • Williams Sonoma

    • Up to 30% off + fast free shipping on all orders with code SAVEMORE

  • World Market

    • Save 30% regular-price living, dining & home office furniture + free shipping on $75+ online with code FURNDEAL30

Way Day is Here! Wayfair's HUGE Annual Sale!

sale alertAnneke McConnell

Of all the places to shop online for your home, Wayfair is right up there with a HUGE selection of items, discounted for WayDay, Wayfair’s 36 hours annual sale starting April 10th at 12PM EST. This major sale is what I’d consider to be their own take on Prime Day and it’s likely you’ll see even BETTER deals than during Cyber Week. Score!

Disclosure: *I may earn money on the links used in this post. All links are accurate at the time of publishing and may change.


Way Day is a mix of steeply discounted and flash sale home items on. Because the deals happen quickly and have limits, I’ll share some TOP CATEGORIES below you won’t want to miss, AND I’ll be sharing my favorite items on my Instagram Stories at @coastalinteriors.

Last year, I can’t tell you how many times I kicked myself for not jumping on a sale item, because as someone who watches home design products ALL.YEAR.LONG……these are really REALLY good deals.

If you’re in the market for anything for your home (rugs, a table, accent chairs, kitchen faucets, sinks, pillows patio, you name it), chances are these sale prices will be THE BEST all year long.

Yay for us too that the sale extends to Wayfair’s sister sites Joss & Main, All Modern, and Birch Lane.

Now it’s no secret that our family has shopped Wayfair’s site for our home for YEARS, with some of my favorite items including our Master Bedroom Bed, our Patio Adirondack Chairs (and table set, patio rug, etc.), my favorite dark blue accent chair, and my latest purchase of our affordable bedroom sconces. It’s a great site to find beautiful home decor for a great price!


While there will be savings up to 80% across the board (Oh! And FREE SHIPPING!), here are some top categories to see the biggest savings, plus what I’m personally looking out for.


Area rugs are one of those home decor items that can get pretty pricey, pretty quick, especially as the size required goes up. I have no doubt that there are going to be A TON of area rugs on sale during Way Day!! Look at all of those beautiful rugs below! You can find the light cream diamond patterned one HERE. :-)



Patio Furniture, decor, and storage pieces will go pretty quick during this flash sales, because it is the season for sprucing up the outdoors! I have my Wishlist ready and this will be one of the first categories I’ll look at and watch throughout the day! I just recently came across this BEAUTIFUL patio dining set - it’s a splurge, but fingers crossed it goes on sale!!



From lamps to chandeliers to sconces, Wayfair has such huge selection of lighting for your home! You can find some of the best deals (like this all time FAVE chandelier!) in multiple finishes such as bronze, brass, black, nickel, and chrome.


Last, but not least, there are bonus perks for Rewards Members. The MyWay loyalty program also gives you access to 25% off assembly and upgraded delivery options (absolutely worth it in my opinion, because #packaging!).

Whether or not you have something specific in mind or you just want to browse around and see what the deals look like, I’d love to know if you find something by the end of the sale that you are excited about!!

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Serena & Lily

Saks Fifth Avenue

Pottery Barn


Nordstrom Rack

Sam Edelman

One Kings Lane


QUAY Sunglasses


Fabletics (Get 2 Pairs of Leggings for $24!)

......just to name a few!



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