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Beach House Patio

Coastal Interiors, Edesign, Home Blog Posts, Our Beach House, Our Home, SummerAnneke McConnellComment

We have one more week until our kids go back to school, and while summer vacation is winding down, I realized I've shared our patio quite a bit on Instagram, but not on the blog. Better late than never!

I didn't get around to completing the entire plan I blogged about here, BUT it has been an amazing Summer here in the Pacific Northwest none the less and I have no complaints (well....other than we really need a better kayak storage solution!). The kids are healthy and happy and we've had a lot of great fun as a family. 

We recently had a progressive dinner on our street with all of our neighbors (walking beach side from patio to patio), which made for the perfect opportunity to photograph our progress on the space.  Here's what we ended up with for now!

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The good news for you is that we've had a season to be using all of these items (some more than a few years), so I have some pros and cons we've discovered with daily use. :-)

It's a little tough to capture this space since we are so close to our neighbor's (that we love) and I try to respect their privacy!

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Here are a few things worth noting after using everything for awhile:

1. The adirondack chairs actually have self storing ottomans which we LOVE!! They recline to three different settings as well.  I shared this a lot in my IG stories, but forgot to capture it in these photos! We have loved having a set of these on our back deck. They are available in 4 colors, but classic bright white was a winner for us.

2. We've really enjoyed having an expandable table wood dining set for larger gatherings with friends and family. We previously had an older metal and glass table that was a stand in until we could get something larger.  Most of the time we have three of the chairs on each side and the ends have an outdoor wicker chair (ours are sold out, but for similar ones look HERE and HERE).

3. The HUGE umbrella is actually a rectangle.  I love that it is large and covers the entire set, along with the solar LED lights built in, but unfortunately we deal with enough wind that it will spin and get out of alignment. With a round umbrella that's no big deal, but a rectangle is something else.  If it's windy enough to spin the umbrella, it's not likely we are eating outside anyhow, so it's been okay.

4. The blue outdoor trellis rug underneath the dining table has unfortunately not been the best fit for our location.  It has faded pretty quickly with the sun beating on it everyday and whenever it gets wet from watering our plants or kids running around after swimming, it takes forever to dry and is just squishy under our feet. :-(  It's such a bummer because it is a really beautiful, soft rug and I'm certain it would work in other settings beautifully, like a covered dining patio or seating area, but it didn't work for us. From other experience, we will only buy rugs for our patio that are like THIS RUG because we know they dry fast and don't fade as easily.

5. The fire columns are a BIG YES!! They are so easy to use and move around. Plus, they put out just the right amount of heat and ambience with the adjustable flame.  Ours were from Target, but are sold out. HERE is a similar one.

6. Last to make mention of is our patio sectional. We've had it a few summers now, and other than someone stealing one of our ottomans, it has been a great fit and held up to the elements. This is actually the first summer we had cushion storage, so I think that says a lot for holding up well to kids and bird fly-bys, snacking, sand, seaweed, and more.  We love that it is modular so it has seen a few arrangements over time. It used to be where our dining set is now! :-)

 

I hope our little beach house patio gives you some ideas and inspiration for your own space and these reviews help answer any questions you may have!

Cheers the the last few weeks of Summer!

 

From the Beach,

Anneke

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Fave Finds and Weekend Sales

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Hey guys! Thanks for the love on our dining room progress! We are SO close to finishing I can hardly wait!

In today's simple post are some fave finds across the internet along with some not to miss weekend sales! Enjoy your weekend everyone!!

 

FAVE BEDDING

I'm a huge fan of the simplicity and timelessness of linen bedding and this new to me company has an amazing story with high quality bedding options. There are extensive color options (the navy and blush are GORGEOUS!!) If you're looking for a set without added synthetics or chemicals, this is a great place to look around!


 

FAVE RECIPE

I am literally freaking out over these Herby Potato Spirals from Medical Medium. They look so tasty and a must try over this weekend!! I just recently bought his book Thyroid Healing and am feeling a ton better already from my Hashimotos. :-) New recipes are always welcome around here!


 

FAN FAVE INSTAGRAM PHOTO

Your favorite photo of the week featured on Coastal Interiors Instagram was this stunning seaside view bedroom suite by Geoff Chick Architects.  I don't blame you!!

 

 

 

NOT MISS SALES

 

RugsUSA - 50% off with Free Shipping! This is where I just got our rugs and we've been buying rugs for our family from RugUSA for literally YEARS.

 

Serena & Lily - up to 75% off in their sale section!! Below are just a handful of favorites.

Pottery Barn and partner brands - Premier Day ends soon, but there are also deals of 20% off leather + 20-60% off bedding. Now is the time to be looking for bedding and dining room deals!

OneKingsLane - up to 50% off outdoor furnishings.

 

BaubleBar - 20-30% beautiful and affordable jewelry options. I LOVE these earrings and this link bracelet!!

 

Short and sweet this week! Have a great weekend you guys!!

 

 

 

From the beach!

Anneke

 

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Beach House Dining Room Progress

Coastal Interiors, Dining Room, Home Blog Posts, Home Decor, Interiors, Our Beach House, Our HomeAnneke McConnellComment

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You guys have requested to see more of the process of updating the rooms of our beach house, and after a recent poll on Instagram, the majority of you voted for an update of our dining nook first.  

I have to say I'm pretty happy with the progress so far! The lighting arrived yesterday and the new rug should be here any minute.  I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited for today's deliveries!

The most recent addition was this white buffet cabinet (also here) and it is even BETTER in person than I though it would be! I was a little concerned at first with the white on white and all of the lines, but it works beautifully. Since the space is both small AND open, adding new white curtains, painting the door white, and adding the white buffet has created a really cohesive look, making the room feel bigger and brighter.

Our beach house is relatively small at about 1900 sq. ft. and when you walk into the house you basically have an entryway, a small living and dining space, and the kitchen and nook by the window on the water side.  Minus a laundry room/bathroom and lower guest bedroom and bath, that's the entire lower floor.

Here is a BEFORE PHOTO of the home when we had it listed as a vacation rental. It's changed SO much since then, in particular, when I painted the cabinets a glossy bright white and added hardware.

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Here's where we are now!

1. The table is a thrifted piece I painted and refinished.  I did a tutorial on it awhile back about how to whitewash furniture.  Since then, I've painted the base with white chalk style paint.

2. The gray tufted settee sits in front of the window with the water view. Even though that door leads to our garage (aka major foot traffic), and the placement of the settee isn't ideal, it's a favorite spot for everyone in our house at different times of the day and gets used a lot.....and I mean A LOT!

3. I updated that small wall to the right of the garage door with horizontal planks from, believe it or not, repurposed wood blinds.  What can I say? I had an impulsive idea (not uncommon), and went for it! We had some previous wood blinds just laying around, so I cut them to various lengths and installed them with a brad nailer. Then I filled the holes and painted them Benjamin Moore's Simply White in Semi-Gloss. That's the same color as our kitchen cabinets, doors, and trim through our house.

My last post about Coastal Dining Chairs was because one of our last steps (after installing the chandelier and rug) is to choose our dining chairs. There are 5 of us in our family, the foot traffic from the garage, the settee, and to the right of it all is our living room. Needless to say, there's not a lot of space and I don't want it to look cluttered, so comfy, discreet, and low profile is essential. I'm still debating what to go with so any insight from you guys is welcome and very much appreciated!!

And yes, that is a Mitsubishi Electric ductless mini-split system and we LOVE it!  Should I do a blog post on it? We've had ours for over 5 years so I can attest to long-term satisfaction!

 

 

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From the beach!

Anneke

 

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Wednesday Wishlist: Coastal Dining Chairs

Coastal Interiors, Fave Picks, Home Blog Posts, Interiors, Dining RoomAnneke McConnell

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Hey guys! Thanks so much for the love on our Bedroom Makeover in my last post. It's been a labor of love and nice that it finally feels like our own special retreat.  With all three kiddos headed back to school here in a couple weeks, not to mention our oldest heading into the teenager years (was she not just born?), I think I'll be more ready than ever to head there at the end of the day!

We've made some major progress in our beach house dining room with the new buffet cabinet (thanks for helping me vote on Instagram!), and the capiz shell chandelier and braided jute rug are both set to arrive later this week. I can't wait to share more, but the next item to decide on are dining chairs.

I wish this was easier said than done, but to give you an idea, here are some of the criteria we are working with:

1. We have 5 human beings using the dining space everyday for a variety of things from eating to crafts to computer time. A few of those humans are smaller (well....actually nope, not anymore) and sometimes a little messy (definitely still this).

2. It's a tight space. The round table is 44" diameter and the scale of the dining chairs needs to be pretty small but still comfortable.

3. We don't want to block the view. We're currently just using these stacking metal stools which is nice because they don't block the view, but a low back chair would be nice for more comfort.

 

With that said, I've been scouring the internet for something that fits our style, budget, and scale.  I have it narrowed down to about 4 options, but since it has been something I've spent hours on, I had to share some of the best dining chairs I come across that really fit that coastal aesthetic!

On the other side of the room closer to the kitchen we have an even smaller dining nook that seats two and I ordered these pretty and more cozy wicker armchairs for that spot which is more of a spot for relaxing. :-)

If you're on the hunt for some coastal style dining chairs, these are all great options. When you hover over the photos in the roundup below you can see a listed price. Keep in mind this may be for a SET of chairs AND many of the chairs are available in different fabric options or stain and paint colors.

Let me know if you snag any of these and best of luck!

 

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TOP ROW

 Agatha Dining Chair Pottery Barn / White Tilden Spindle Back Dining Chair Pottery Barn /  Sag Harbor Wicker and Rattan Dining Chair Wayfair /  Slipcovered Parsons Dining Chair Wayfair

 

MIDDLE ROW

Lucille Linen Dining Chair HOUZZ / Saint Pierre Solid Wood Spindle Back Dining Chair in White Wayfair / Amish Wood Dining Chair in White HOUZZ / Lucia Armchair HOUZZ

 

BOTTOM ROW

Nico Dining Armchair Hayneedle / Sunwashed Riviera Armchair Serena & Lily / Riviera Side Chair in Chevron Serena & Lily / Parsons Chair Slipcover and Frame Ballard Designs (over 350 fabric options - shown in Robins Stripe Azure Sunbrella)

 


The four options I'm currently considering for our beach house are the Boca Kubu Side Chair, the Sawyer Cross Back Chair in white, a Slipcovered Parsons Chair in white, OR sticking with a backless stool option like these Rope Storage Ottomans which double as seating. I just don't know yet! Any help is welcome!

 

 

 

The Tilden Spindle Back dining chair from Pottery Barn is a top contender for our own beach house. It fits all of the criteria, although I'm not sure if I'd rather go for vertical spindles or an X back.

 

COASTAL DINING CHAIR ROUNDUP

 

From the beach!

Anneke

 

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