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Dining Room Inspiration Design

Coastal Interiors, Edesign, DiningAnneke McConnell


With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, it's one of my favorite times of the year to create dining room, living room, and guest room designs. Today's dining room design has a bit of a rustic chic flair to it, which is inviting and warm, with a relaxed feel to it.  It's probably my favorite kind of design......elevated casual?? 

Also, remember you can find all Holiday Home picks HERE.  I just picked up THIS cute piece for our Holiday Home and love it! I can't wait to share more of our little beach house soon!


From the beach,


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The Best of the Serena & Lily friends and family sale!

Coastal Interiors, Dining, Entryway, Fave Picks, Home Decor, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room, Office, sale alertAnneke McConnell

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Hello friends!  As I'm working on more edesigns for you, I have to let you know about the Serena & Lily Friends & Family sale.  After blogging for so long, you start to see trends in sales, and believe me when I say, Serena & Lily, which offers coastal chic home decor at its finest, does NOT go on sale very often!

As if that weren't already great news, their sale is literally 20% off EVERYTHING. Yes I said that, and yes they're doing that!  Make sure to use the code HAPPYDAYS, and do a happy dance when you check out. I know I'm going to!

Remember most items come in multiple finishes, colors, and sizes. Serena and Lily's custom fabric options are extensive, beautiful, and exceptional quality, making it a great time to take advantage of this friends and family sale. 

From their beautiful hanging rattan chair to my favorite seagrass basket, here are a handful of favorites!











White Kitchen with Natural Barstools
Coastal Chic Dining Room
Miramar Slipcoverd Striped Arm Chair

Miramar Slipcovered Arm Chair

Spruce Stree 3-seat Sofa with nailhead trim
Boys Coastal Bedroom with Bunks
Beautiful Coastal Chic Shared Bedroom
Girl's Bright Coastal Shared Bedroom

Source and Details

Ramona Duvet Cover for Girls Coastal Bedroom

Favorite Serena and Lily Home Decor

(remember many of these have MULTIPLE fabric options)

Where to find the best woven bistro chairs

Coastal Interiors, Dining, Interiors, Kitchen, SummerAnneke McConnell

Hi friends! Nothing says "COASTAL" to me like rattan, wicker, and the casual chic vibe of woven bistro chairs.  They are practical and beautiful for dining seating, patio seating, as barstools and desk chairs. I LOVE them!

By far I believe the Riviera Side Chair (as shown below) is a fave for many people, but there are great contenders out there for you to choose from at various price points/quality.

Remember, some of these are sold as singles and others only as a pair! Not to mention most have multiple color options.



Some things to consider when choosing what type of chair to go with. These are all personal preference:

1.  Yes or No to arms on the chair.

2. Are they constructed to be used Outside?  Not all of them are!

3. If the seat material is lighter, is it a quality that will clean easily considering tanning oils, bronzers, food/sauces, markers, etc.?

4. Are they stackable? (if that's a desire for storage purposes)

5. Is the front of the seat design flat or curved (waterfall edge for comfort)?


The chair below is an example of a commercial grade, stackable bistro chair with an aluminum (faux bamboo) frame, great for indoor or outdoor use as aluminum is rust resistant!  And at only $80, a GREAT price point!





Below is probably one of my favorites I've found that has arms as well as a "waterfall" edge on the front where the legs sit.  This is more comfortable than the flat-style seat and something to consider when making a decision as well.




Below are two examples of similar chairs.  [CLICK the image for details] Both chairs have a REAL rattan frame, navy and white chevron pattern and waterfall edge.  The little details really make the difference on what kind of statement you're going for.

The first chair has the chevron pattern on the back framing, whereas the second chair does not, but is a bit more chic and understated than the first.


I hope this helps if you've been looking around for the perfect bistro chair!

Right now is a great time to add them to your home or business since Spring and Summer is typically when there are tons of them in stock and there are a great deal of sales happening at this time.

Below I'm sharing more bistro chair finds from various places. I'd love to know YOUR favorite!




Have a great day beautiful friends!!



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Coastal Interiors Dining Room with Lighting Alternatives

Dining, Fave Picks, FashionAnneke McConnell

When I approach design, I see a space as a puzzle and a fun challenge to bring all the pieces together in a way that is unique to the needs, style, and budget of an individual or family.

Of all the pieces coming together, I have to admit that LIGHTING is hands down my favorite! It's like the jewelry of a room and has the power to instantly and solely change the vibe of a room.

Today I pulled together a more "moody" dining room with a darker traditional rug, rustic wood table (I LOVE the base on this!), and darker metal elements.  Then see the three lighting options and how they would change the look of the design!

This dining room design is a bit of a stray from my white, bright, navy, gray and somewhat modern preference, but I'd say it's the Pacific Northwest girl in me that's coming through. ;-)


Which lighting would you pick?

I hope you love enjoy today's design - thank you for sharing the love!  As for fashion today, a head's up that Neiman Marcus is having a HUGE sale of 25%-40%, some of these being on pre-season sale.  Below are just a few items that stood out to me that you may love too!

I'm personally drawn to the tropical floral and flowy tops, dresses, and staple shoes and handbags.  I'd love to know if you find something you love!

Also, if you're a Nordstrom shopper, they are having triple points through Sunday evening! Yay for that!   I can't wait for this cute and casual navy swing tee to arrive and finally took the plunge with this handbag. (review coming) :-)

On a personal note, if you have a moment and feel inclined, please pray for our little guy who was home sick today.  It's never fun and of course it had to hit just before his birthday AND Mother's Day! Thanks so much!




P.S.  Be sure to check out yesterday's post on the best of WHITES and shoes as well as my Mother's Day Gift Post!  

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