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Beach House Dining Room Progress

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

*disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links and all opinions are my own.

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.

Coastal Home Makeover

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!

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RugsUSA

One Kings Lane

ASOS

Revolve

DSW

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

 

 

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Our Master Bedroom Makeover with Serena & Lily

Bedroom, Coastal Interiors, Home Blog Posts, Home Decor, Interiors, Master Bedroom, Our Beach House, Our Home, Styling TipsAnneke McConnell

*Dislclaimer: This post is sponsored by Serena & Lily. All opinions and design choices are my own. A big THANK YOU to Serena & Lily for partnering with me and sponsoring this post. Affiliate links are included below.


You guys!! It's finally about finished! Our Master Bedroom at the Beach House has been work in progress for quite awhile. I mean.....please tell me I'm not the only one who tends to focus on all the OTHER spaces in the house before the master bedroom. 

Of all the rooms that people tackle in their homes to update, I've discovered that the Master Bedroom is often at the end of the list. Who doesn't like to focus on the kitchen and living spaces, making their kid's bedrooms special or the guest room comfortable?

This has been the case for us, and I'm honored to partner with one of my favorite brands, Serena & Lily to transform our bedroom into a relaxing retreat.  Talk about a pinch me moment!

If you have been putting your bedroom off for quite some time, rest assured it doesn't take much to pull together a beautiful and sophisticated space. You absolutely deserve it to end your day in a room that brings you joy, calm, and a good night's rest....a place just for you.

Here it is!

To give you an idea of the before, here are a couple of photos from when we had our house listed on the vacation rental market.  It gives you a real view at what's going on (i.e. those windows have always been such a weird mystery to me....like why?)

It's also worth mentioning that you can't see the bright orange closet doors. Haha! I've painted the majority of the doors and trim throughout the house to Benjamin Moore's Simply White and LOVE it. Other colors in this makeover are at the end of the post.

 

BEFORE:

AFTER:

 

Needless to say, it's been nice to make our bedroom (and home for that matter) more "us"! ;-) 

It may not seem like a big deal, but at the end of the day when I walk into our room, it's just so peaceful and calming. I really wanted the bedroom to feel like a casual chic oasis of sorts while still sticking to our Pacific Northwest roots.

The white linen duvet cover and shams make me feel like we're on vacation every day, with that classic beach house vibe. I almost chose a different color (there are five options!), but I know that as I change small items seasonally in the bedroom, the white will be a key staple bedding item that will last for years to come.

The Sutter linen quilt in pink sand adds a feminine touch without being over the top. It's a great light weight option while still adding warmth (and layers in the colder months).

The Whitley embroidered pillows in Flax are something I've had my eye on for awhile. They are so stunning in person and the quality is top notch with the embroidery on both sides of the pillow cover.  Quick tip: if you're looking to create a fuller look to your pillows, be sure to use one size larger on your pillow insert than the cover. The Eva Tassel Pillow Cover in white finishes off the bedding ensemble in the front.  One thing I love about Serena & Lily's pillows is how they all coordinate effortlessly together.

When you turn to the foot of the bed, you get a better idea for the size of the bedroom, which we love and make it work for us.  The Tulum Rug was such a key piece in grounding the entire bedroom and also lightening up the room since the floors (which came with the house when we bought it) are much darker.  The neutral rug made such a HUGE impact in the entire bedroom coming together! The pattern is subtle and adds just enough interest while being anything but boring. 

The Beaufort Tray is something that can move around our beach house as needed, but for now sits nestled on our bedroom dresser (a piece I repainted) to corral small items such as my go-to earrings, plus greens or a vase of flowers and coastal shells. This is an extremely sturdy tray and the mix of raffia and seagrass makes for a beautiful set up no matter where you place it!

Here you can see a better view of the Tulum Rug and another favorite of mine, the Topanga Pillow Cover in blue. I like to say it's "Copper Approved", since this is one of our maltipoo's favorite hang out spots. The medium Tassel Basket below is also a great size for storing a handful of throw blankets (or books, toys, etc.). Blue is one of my favorite colors and I love the touch of color it brings to the room.

The round Sandbar Tray is one of my personal favorites of all Serena & Lily pieces and is an instant classic for any beach inspired home.  The seagrass is beautiful and chic, as well as extremely versatile and functional.

Thanks so much for checking out our beach house master bedroom makeover and I hope it inspires you in your own home endeavors!

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Bedroom Makeover Paint Colors:

Wall Color: Behr Canvas Luggage in Satin

Trim and Door Color: Behr Tanglewood in SemiGloss

Ceiling Color: Behr Tanglewood in Matte

Closet Door Color: Benjamin Moore Simply White in SemiGloss

 

 

 

From the beach!

Anneke

 

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Serena & Lily

Joss & Main

Pottery Barn

Nordstrom

One Kings Lane

ASOS

Revolve

DSW

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

 

 

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Coastal Seating Area or Entryway + Fourth of July Sales

Coastal Interiors, Edesign, Entryway, Home DecorAnneke McConnell
Coastal Entryway Bench with Baskets and Drawers, Coastal Artwork and Wall Sconces

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Hey friends! It's been a busy few weeks of our kids wrapping up their school year, us working on patio updates for Summer (here's our plan), and my husband and I just celebrating our 16th year anniversary! After going through some rough patches, this year's anniversary just seemed a bit more special and it was nice to just send the kids off to Grandma's and stay at the beach house.

He surprised me with one of my fave flowers - stargazer lilies!

Beach House Art Work and Rope Basket - Coastal Interiors

Hanging Rope Basket by Sewcialite (this is where we currently corral our keys) / Sailboat Artwork by Melissa Lyons Art / Large Clear Glass Vase (about 6" x 6" x 12") alternative set of 4 / Reclaimed Wood Entryway Console Table from Homegoods (alternative)


I have to admit I've been feeling pulled in a million directions lately. I've been brainstorming content for the blog and Instagram and it's going to look a little different for Summer since I'm home with our 3 kiddos until school starts back up again in September.  I'm pretty protective of our time together and boundaries, but I also LOVE to design and help you guys get that Coastal look!

With that said, I recently asked you guys on Instagram if you preferred more of a product round up style of blog posts (such as Coastal Dining Chairs or lighting or rugs, etc.) OR if you preferred more edesigns.  You guys gave me a good laugh because the results were basically split down the middle. Of course. ;-)

Instgram Poll for Coastal Interiors

 

 

I'll be kicking off a series for the Summer (more to come) that will include a mix of edesigns, product round ups, and personal projects from our beach house like our Master Bedroom reveal, our Patio and some furniture makeovers. I can't wait to share all of these and also more details about a fun project in the works that will help you guys in your own decorating endeavors!

Onto today's edesign and all the epic sales for the 4th of July Holiday - they're GOOD!

I came across this storage bench with cute wicker basket and drawers as I've been debating what to put in our own entryway.  As for the It's possible to get multiples of these and put them side by side and get the built in look without them actually being built in. Plus they come in multiple colors and are a great option for refinishing if you wanted to!

The diamond rug below is also currently 55% off with hundreds of other rugs so if you're on the lookout for a good rug at a good price, check out all the options HERE!

Serena & Lily is also having a 20% off sitewide sale and their rugs are some of my favorites for getting that Coastal Chic look!

 

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Coastal Interiors Entryway Seating Bench with Storage

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Marilyn Bronze Wall Light With Barrel Lampshade from Houzz (on sale!!) / Carol Benson Cobb Mesa's End from One Kings Lane (currently 25% off sitewide) / Floral Motif Down Pillow from Wayfair in multiple sizes and colors (GREAT PRICE!) / Capri Stripe White Accent Pillow by Jill Rosenwald from Nordstrom / Madrona Pillow Cover by Serena & Lily (currently 20% off sitewide!) / Storage Bench with baskets and drawers from Wayfair / Diamond Braided Tassel Rug from RugsUSA (currently 55% off!)


Fourth of July Sales NOT to Miss!

There are a ton of great sales happening over the holiday weekend all the way through July 5th. I mean sure....sales are happening all the time, but there has definitely been an increase in the discount percentages, free shipping and surcharges waived, etc. that make the sales right now EXCEPTIONALLY good! 

 

Here are my top picks to check out!

 

Rugs USA - 55% off new arrivals and more

Serena & Lily - 20% off sitewide

One Kings Lane - 25% off sitewide: THESE popular chairs are back in stock and on sale!

Houzz - up to 75% off all categories including furniture, tile, bathroom vanities, tables, chairs, patio sets, rugs, and more. 

Macys - 25%-75% off

Overstock - up to 70% plus free shipping

Nordstrom - tons of new markdowns as they're clearing out for the big Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in a couple weeks!

Joss & Main - up to 80% off July 4th steals.

Wayfair - up to 75% off patio sets, rugs, lighting, accent furniture, beds, etc.

ZGallerie - up to 20% off sitewide

 

 

I hope this helps you navigate the internet through this next week and that you are able to find great prices on items to help make your house a home!

 

From the Beach,

Anneke

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Pottery Barn

Nordstrom

One Kings Lane

ASOS

Revolve

DSW

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Cozy Sitting Area with Sleeper Chair

Coastal Interiors, Edesign, Home Blog Posts, Home DecorAnneke McConnell

Whether you have room for guests in a dedicated room or not, it's nice to have some alternative sleeping options for visitors. One of the easiest ways to do this is with a sleeper sofa or chair.  There's nothing extra to store away or a space that is not being used all that much (depending on how often you have guests!). 

This edesign showcases a simple and inviting chair to relax in, but it can also be opened into a twin mattress bed when needed. Win-win!

Before diving into design details, a couple sales worth noting:

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I hope you enjoy this edesign and find it inspiring for your own home!  I'm especially loving those pillows!!!

Get The Look: Cozy Sitting Area with Sleeper Chair

On a personal note, we're almost ready to share the beach house master bedroom makeover and ordered items for our summer patio are trickling in. I can't wait to share these with you, but in the meantime you can follow the day to day shenanigans on social!

From the Beach,

Anneke

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Coastal Interiors Sleeper Chair Sitting Area

 

 

PLACES I SHOP AND RECOMMEND:

Serena & Lily

Joss & Main

Pottery Barn

Nordstrom

One Kings Lane

ASOS

Revolve

DSW

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

 

 

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