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Affordable Guest Bedroom Retreat

Bedroom, Coastal Interiors, EdesignAnneke McConnellComment

Hello friends! While it can be fun to dream and splurge on gorgeous interior decor, I love a good challenge of putting together a beautiful room for less. Whether it's for a personal budget, guest room, or vacation rental, we need to pinch some pennies to make it happen.  

When we first put our beach house on VRBO, we had a $20,000 budget for all of the renovation, furnishings, and to outfit the entire home (mattresses, utensils, cooking items, towels, etc.) so I understand it can take some creativity, thrifting, and DIY at times!  ;-)

Today's edesign is a more affordable option with a guest retreat in mind. Not all elements are necessary, but when pulled all together, this bedroom would make a guest feel right at home and comfortable.

I'd love to know in the comments what YOUR favorite items is!  I think for me it has to be that comfy accent chair and boat artwork!


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The BEST Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales Roundup!

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Happy Black Friday friends! Man does this day feel like a whirlwind! So many sales and so little time!

We had a pretty relaxing evening for Thanksgiving and then it was down to business. I've been hanging out a lot with my Instagram girlfriends sharing deals as I find them and love to connect there!  

You can find an ENTIRE LIST  of sales rounded up below, but here are my personal favorite places to shop and some of my favorite pieces I own or am buying!



Nordstrom has hands down become one of my favorite places to shop and wit 40-50% off everyday sweaters (like this), ankle boots, my favorite denim, handbags, and jewelry, it is quite literally one-stop shopping.  Throw in free shipping and returns, and you have one of the best customer service experience too! 


BaubleBar has the pretty statement and dainting layering jewelry that's also fun and affordable. Now that everything is 30%, even better! They have A TON of amazing gift sets like the one below all ready to go, and let me tell you, they are GORGEOUS!!! THIS NECKLACE is also a favorite.



Call me crazy, but with so much to do around the Beach House and up to 80% off at Wayfair and Joss & Main, you can BET I'm keeping an eye our for deals!!  Our two daughter's share a bedroom and they really want these tufted daybeds with nailhead trim.  The price is a little down, but I'm still not sure I'll go ahead just yet.  This daybed is a great fit for my son's space and the coolest coastal blue color.  The list can go on......rugs, curtains, lighting. ;-) 


Serena & Lily overall encompasses the design atheistic that I LOVE.  Their furniture, home decor and kid's items are beautiful and amazing quality!   Here are some pieces I like to incorporate into designs frequently.  Everything is 20% which is HUGE when you're getting a quality piece that their sofa, armchairs, or dressers!




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AMAZON - SO.MANY.DEALS!!!! I'm highly recommend the 8-Quart InstaPot and the Amazon Fire HD8 Tablet. We own both.

Nordstrom -Up to 50% off. My #1 FAVE store to shop for deals!

Wayfair -Up to 80% off. Amazing deals for affordable home decor!

Ray-Ban - 20-50% off!

SPERRY - up to 50% off! (The are my FAVORITE seasonal boot!)

DSW - 20% off EVERYTHING! - 100's of discount shoes for men, women, boys, and girls

COACH - up to 50% off! I love THIS bag!!

Abercrombie & Fitch -50% off ENTIRE store!

Aeropostale -60-70% off

Bergdorf Goodman -Up to 40% off OMBGDesigner Sale

SSENSE - discounted designer items 

Michael KORS - additional 25% off

JOSS & MAIN -up to 80% off

Pottery Barn - Up to 50% off

BaubleBar -30% off EVERYTHING!! My FAVE affordable jewelry. My go to pieces are THIS RING (also here) and NECKLACE.

ALL SAINTS - Up to 40% off of EVERYTHING (high quality pieces)

ASOS -30% off EVERYTHING - hi and low mix of on trend style

JCrew - 40% off your ENTIRE purchase! Classic style

ShopBop - up to 75% off


HM  - Up to 70% off EVERYTHING!!! Already low prices!

OLD NAVY - 50% off your entire purchase. That's CRAZY!

Serena & Lily - 20% off EVERYTHING. One of my FAVE home decor sites with quality pieces.

McGee & Co. - 20% off everything. Great selection and quality home decor.

Neiman Marcus - Up to 60% off. Find designer piece at steal prices.

Last Call - Up to 80% off!

One Kings Lane -20% off EVERYTHING. I'm looking at getting THIS!! SO many great home decor items!

Sam Edelman - 30% off EVERYTHING. This is a favorite shoe brand. I love the Hazel and Olette, & Petty)

Target - up to 50% off. So many cute sweaters, coats, and accessories for stocking stuffers!

T3 Micro - 25% off with code FRIDAY17. I say go with the voluminous wave wand and convertible base.

Tory Burch - 30% off Holiday Event. One of my fave handbag designers! I'm debating between THIS and THIS!

Saks Fifth Avenue - Up to 60% off - this is how to afford designer items! Find items like this Chloe Faye Bag and AG Jeans

Williams Sonoma Home - 20% off

Revolve - up to 65% off

LOFT - 50% off

Madewell - 24% off



Happy Holiday Weekend!


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Our Pacific Northwest Coastal Christmas

Christmas, Coastal InteriorsAnneke McConnellComment

Happy Thanksgiving Eve you guys! And thanks for the love on my last blog post!!

This is one of my absolute FAVORITE times of the year to decorate.  I'm not much of a seasonal decorator, but when it comes to Christmas time, I'm ready to transform our little beach house and make it feel a little magical.  It doesn't take much since it's so tiny!

With twinkling lights, soft seasonal blankets, and holiday greens, I downright LOVE it! The older our kids get, it seems I can't decorate soon enough too. This is the first year I've decorated before Thanksgiving, but we do still need to put up our Christmas tree. Soon enough! Maybe tonight? 

Enjoy this peek into our Pacific Northwest Beach House!  Details are listed throughout the post and at the very end. :-)

I couldn't pass up these cute sea star Christmas trees when I spotted them at Homegoods.  They were just too perfect!  I found the stocking hangers there as well.  The vintage sled was a fun touch to add this year, and it was a score of a find at a recent vintage market I went too.  You may have seen me share all the cool treasures on my Instagram stories!

As much as I love real greenery, I've found that faux garlands and greens are more and more lifelike these days, pretty affordable (even the pre-lit ones), and make much less of a mess.  I found a lot of ours in person at Michael's stores. :-)

Even though our three kiddos are a little bit older, they are LOVING this North Pole Post box. (It's almost sold out!) It's fun to see them playing pretends and writing notes to "Santa." Haha. The huge Nutcracker was another Homegoods find.  I've often found a ton of similar items from TJMaxx which is their sister company!

I recently took our tv mount down (hence the holes in the rock) and am hoping to frame this DIY art soon and get it up there.  Just add it to the "to-do" list! It's made of some project plywood I had cut to size for me at Home Depot, then painted with a white chalked paint followed by hand written sayings using a gold paint pen (my favorite gold leaf diy pen!).  

I love how this pantry is working out in our kitchen since we got it! It was really easy to put together which is nice (not always the case!) and in all honesty I'll probably whitewash before too long since it has a warmer tone than I'd prefer personally. It also comes in white and has really given us the extra storage we so desperately need, until we can renovate! It's easy to reach for the kiddos too which is nice. 

I always get A LOT of questions about our hardware and absolutely LOVE them! Since we did a DIY Makeover on our kitchen, I splurged a little more to get quality hardware that could withstand saltwater air and kiddo's hands. ;-) You can find them HERE

These crystal Christmas trees were handed down to me through my family, but you can find something similar HERE and HERE.  The wreath is sold out, but you can find a similar one HERE. The cute pom dish towel was another Michael's store find. I LOVE IT! Again, you can find our champagne brass hardware HERE.  And I LOVE our Delta faucet, which you can find HERE. We had the Leland Kitchen Faucet in our previous home, and I loved it so much, I wanted another Delta faucet in the beach house. 

When looking into the kitchen from our living room, I love how our island light adds a little contrast, brightens the entire space, but doesn't take up a ton of room. We don't have the high ceilings I'd love, but this was an amazing solution for us! You can currently find it HERE and HERE and it comes in an 7-light version as well.


Thanks for taking a peek at our Beach House Christmas here on the Puget Sound.  We definitely have a love for the Pacific Northwest coast and making the holidays magical for our family. Have a blessed holiday with your family!







(30% off Holiday Collections and Gift Sets)



(up to 75% off)



(50% off EVERYTHING)



50% off your entire purchase

That's CRAZY!



(up to 80% off)


Serena & Lily

(20% off EVERYTHING)


McGee & Co.

(20% off everything)


One Kings Lane

(20% off EVERYTHING)

I'm looking at getting THIS!! SO many great items!


Sam Edelman


(Again, a favorite shoe brand. I love the Hazel and Olette, & Petty)


T3 Micro

25% off with code FRIDAY17

(These hair tools are amazing!)


Tory Burch

30% off Holiday Event

(one of my fave handbag designers!)



Up to 50% off -my FAVE store to shop!


Saks Fifth Avenue

Up to 60% off - this is how to afford designer items!

Don't miss out on designer items like this Chloe Faye Bag and AG Jeans



More Black Friday Deals and Gift Guides coming your way!


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Coastal Chic Casual Entryway Design

Coastal Interiors, Edesign, EntrywayAnneke McConnellComment

Happy Monday everyone!  Can you believe it's Thanksgiving week already??! It's crazy how time flies.  Before diving into today's design, I wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all the love and messages on my last post about the past year of trials and perseverance.  It was tough to hit publish, but the messages I'm receiving from women that were encouraged to get help makes it completely worth it! 

Also, remember you can see all Holiday Home items I've rounded up for you including pretty stockings, Christmas trees and trimmings, Christmas wrapping paper, seasonal blankets, you name it.

Black Friday deals and sales have already kicked off, so I'll list a handful below that are definitely worth checking out!  I've got the inside scoop on what sales are going LIVE for Black Friday, and let me tell you, they are CRAZY GOOD!  Different stores are going live with their sales each day this week. I'm sworn to secrecy, but am getting all the info. ready for you and will send out an email to subscribers first. You can sign up below (I send blog updates, designs, etc.) and a few more emails during busy weeks like this!

Black Friday Sales that have begun:

WAYFAIR - up to 80% off

JOSS & MAIN - up to 80% off

COACH - 30% off Thanksgiving Event with code THANKS17 (love THIS bag!) 

NORDSTROM - Early Savings now live (so many great jewelry pieces, clothing, and shoes)

NEIMAN MARCUS LAST CALL - up to 80% off Black Friday week (unreal deals!!)

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE - up to 40% off

MODA OPERANDI - up to 65% off with code 30EXTRA

OLD NAVY - New Flash Sales leading up to Black Friday (today is 50% off sweaters!)

EXPRESS - 25% off every $100 plus pre-Black Friday deals


Hope this helps and you're off to a great start this Thanksgiving week!

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