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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)

Coastal Chic Home Office Design

Coastal Interiors, Office, sale alertAnneke McConnell

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As we work on one room at a time here at our little beach house paradise in Seattle, I can't help but have our office on the mind. With smaller spaces, it can be a great option to use a console table as a desk, like THIS ONE featured in today's design, or THIS ONE which is a major contender as a console table desk (it's gorgeous!)

Today's coastal chic home office design isn't for us personally, but it's pretty close to my idea of perfection and I'm hoping to incorporate most of the elements. :-)


Also, some MAJOR (30-50% off) Memorial Day weekend sales worth checking out:

BaubleBar Jewelry: up to 70% off (that's crazy!) soon many cute pieces for all seasons!

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale (yesterday's post)  

Neiman Marcus Designer Sale  (40% off)

Saks Fifth Avenue (40% off)

Shop Bop

ILY Couture - just launched their Americana collection and it is CUTE you guys! 20% off new arrivals


Joss & Main (especially outdoor!)

Kathy Kuo Home (20% sitewide with code MEM20)

Serena & Lily (20% sitewide with code AMAZING - they rarely have sales!)

SSENSE - designer handbags on MAJOR sale (20-30% off) with no tax for US delivery


Coastal Chic Home Office

From the beach,



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The Best Sources for Neutral Accent Chairs

Home Blog Posts, Interiors, Living Room, Office, Our HomeAnneke McConnell

First off, thanks for reading through my last blog post on New Beginnings.  It can be a little scary to put yourself out there in such a personal way, but I'm striving to be more transparent on the blog.  As soon as I'm done here, I'm off to get my workout in!

With that said, something I've been wanting to do for a loooooonnnnnnggggg time is kind of a weekly Life Talk series like yesterday that is basically video with snippets of, well, "Life Talk"!  

Honestly, I feel like I've put this off for quite sometime because I don't ever want to come across as a "know it all" or "oh so wise".  I just want to help people who may be going through some things I've experienced or people I've worked with one-on-one in the "Life Coaching" space, and share my thoughts and ideas.  I'm not perfect!  

The first one is set to go live within the next few weeks and full blown once the kids start school in the Fall. I can't wait!!!

Ok, so moving onto to today's topic - CHAIRS!  I love me a good tufted or slipcovered comfy chair! And a neutral one at that. We live in them here at our beach house.

After years of researching and decorating, I've learned a thing or two about where to find the best to get that coastal modern farmhouse kind of style I love so much and live by. ;-)

They move around often in our home (the advantage of accent chairs), but here you can see my favorite chair ever front and center when I did a whitewash makeover on our fireplace stone. We've had these comfy tufted chairs for about 4+ years and they are literally timeless - I can still snuggle with a kiddo to read a book together. :-)

Many of you that follow along on Instagram, have asked frequently about the chairs over time, so I hope this roundup of sources helps speed up your search for that perfect neutral chair.  I personally lean toward either tufted or slipcovered (and more toward slipcovers since moving to the beach house).  There are a few "splurges" listed below, but most of the chairs are under $400. 

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19

When trying to decide what chair to go with for your home, the #1 most important factor is the measurements! Always make sure to measure your space and consider doorway openings.  Most chairs arrive with the legs detached so that helps, but still be aware of that.

Other than that, it is a personal preference for exact color, fabric, and details like tufting, skirting, the color of the legs, nailhead trim, etc.  

I'd love to know if you find these kind of blog posts helpful and if you end up going with one of these for your home!

***Edited to add.  JUST spotted this stunner for only $263! If this is a style you love, you can find it HERE.


Have a beautiful day friends!



P.S. Don't forget to check out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale if you haven't yet. There are so many great deals to be had!  I wrote a several posts about it, but below are just a few.  Click to see more if you'd like!





Coastal Interiors: Home Office Beginnings

Interiors, Office, EdesignAnneke McConnell

As we're wrapping up things around here for Christmas and the New Year, my husband and I have settled from the craziness of our beach house kitchen makeover and were ready to dream about that "next step".

We seem to go in waves like that (no pun intended), tackling a larger project, then a smaller space, getting our house organized, then thinking big again. It's been quite the process and remaining content through it all has been key.  Otherwise we'd never enjoy our beautiful view!

On the upper floor of the beach house you enter a larger room, which then goes into another smaller room.  There are plenty of windows and light, but it is a challenge to work with.  At this point the smaller room is our bedroom and the larger room is a living room/media room.

You can see the set up below of when it was a vacation rental. The entire reveal series can be seen HERE on my previous blog This, That and Life.

So NOW, we are going to make the current living room (bunk room in the above photo) into our Master Bedroom, and the corner room (living room in above photo) will become the home office I've been dreaming of for some time. I am SO excited about this!!!

Since I'm working on my laptop most of the day, I think I could get used to this as my work space! The view and the fresh air don't hurt!

Needless to say, the perks outweigh the design challenges. I'm working with every wall containing  either a door or window.  We have 4 windows and two doors.  The room on the other side of the two interior windows is our kid's shared bedroom.

I'm currently working on space planning considering our needs, but here's a very tentative plan.



This is just the beginning, but I'm already dreaming of other finishing details such as paint, window treatments, plants, and maybe even a wall treatment.  It needs to fill a variety of needs while not feeling visually weighed down and remaining streamlined.

I can't wait to see it come to life!  Let me know what you think in the comments below or connect with me on social media.




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