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Coastal Entryway Focal Wall Design

Coastal Interiors, Entryway, EdesignAnneke McConnell

Hey friends!  It's been a busy weekend of painting, painting, and more painting here at our little beach house. My husband took our 3 kiddos away for a big camping trip while I stayed home, shoved all the furniture to the center of the rooms and tackled the walls, doors, and trim of our second story - it's not done yet, but it IS looking good! :-) I'm so excited to see the progress!!!

More on that soon, but today I wanted to catch you up on an edesign I've posted on my design Instagram recently (here is my personal & style Insta).  I often create and share designs there first (and share HERE), so come follow along!





Ok, so I seriously have an absolute obsession with Carol Benson Cobb's artwork. And that is not a word I use often! Her artwork is just SO stunning and inspiring - totally my thing.  One of her pieces is a clear focal point in this design below. You can find her work here, here, and here (the most options including originals - what a dream!).

Bright Abstract Art with turquoise

Weekend sales worth mentioning:

Wayfair (up to 70% off living room and outdoor pieces)

One Kings Lane - Summer in the Hamptons sale celebrating their first ever store location. Congrats OKL!

Pottery Barn - Summer Kick Offf Event up to 70% off items for every room

Nordstrom - Half Yearly Sale (up to 40% off) ends June 4th!

ShopBop - Designer Boutique Sale (up to 50% off luxury labels)



I hope you found today's design inspiring! 


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Coastal Chic Home Office Design

Coastal Interiors, Office, sale alertAnneke McConnell

***this post contains affiliate links which in no way change the price to you.


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

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The Best of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Fashion Blog PostsAnneke McConnell

Today is the kick off of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale, and I know many of us are incredibly excited to snag some cute summer sandals, handbags, tops, dresses, and more!

Even as a blogger, navigating these sales can be extremely overwhelming >>>> the shoe section alone has almost 4000 options! And that's just the women's, but I for one also have a husband and three kiddos (I am SO thankful for sales like these!).

The Half Yearly Sale lasts until June 4th, but let me give you a few tips before you jump in:

1. Start with the Shoes.

     Many of the more popular shoe sizes sell out right off the bat, so I suggest starting there with a bit of an idea of what you need.  Get as specific as you can in the search on size, color, style, etc. You can bet I've got these Coach espadrille sandals in my cart!

2. Grab Your Handbag Picks.

     Many of the favorite handbags are the next to go, so if you see a handbag you love, snag it right away! I missed out on an amazing deal for the Tory Burch Parker Tote because I waited a few hours. It's still on sale elsewhere,  but still a bit higher priced. Lesson learned >>>> if you know you'd like to go for it, don't wait.

3. Buy in Batches.

     Speaking may sound a bit crazy to some, but because Nordstrom is so amazing with their free shipping and returns policy, I recommend buying items in batches instead of doing a big "Final Order". But only if you are certain about the items (particularly shoes and handbags)!  This way you don't lose out on an incredible deal, since most items are 40-50% off.

4. This is the time to buy RUGS.

    I'm particularly fond of the Dash & Albert and Couristan rugs, especially with a stair runner installation project on the horizon. There are so many great options though!


I still have a lot of browsing around to do, but here are my personal top picks and a favorites round up for YOU! Have FUN!! ;-)











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Driftwood Home Decor

Coastal Interiors, Fave Picks, Driftwood, Home DecorAnneke McConnell

When we first moved into our beach house a few years ago, one of my favorite pieces I found to decorate our home with was a HUGE driftwood fish that was eventually named "Finley" (thanks to some amazing ideas from you guys!). And yes.....he had to be named. ;-)

There's something about adding driftwood pieces to a home to get that beach house feel, whether you live right on the beach or not.  It's all about balance, so too much can overdo it quickly.  

Driftwood home decor ties in really nicely with coral, sea fans, green plants (like monstera, philodendron, and fiddle fig leaf), white slipcovered furniture, and of course navy blues (like navy rugs or pillows).  Creations can often be found in the form of sea animals, candle sticks, lighting, mirrors, and furniture. 

Driftwood Home Decor for that Beach House look
Beach House Driftwood Fish and Sign

"Finley" the Fish!

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There are so many beautiful driftwood pieces out there!  Thanks to a lovely follower on Instagram, I just learned about the handmade shop Beachwood Dreams - check them out for AMAZING driftwood pieces!!!


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