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Our PNW Beach House Patio Makeover Plan

Coastal Interiors, Edesign, Home Blog Posts, Home Decor, Our Home, Our Beach HouseAnneke McConnell

Our beach house is relatively tiny and living in the Pacific Northwest Seattle area means that when it's warm and sunny outside, you want to make the most of it!  Updating our patio space for the Summer has been "on deck" for awhile now, and I'm so excited to share more of the transformation on Instagram as this plan comes to life! Here are a few things to keep in mind:

 

1. The patio is an extension of our home and where we spend A LOT of our time during the Summer months June-September. The weather is typically between 70s and 80s and perfect for playing outside, beach activities, walks, kayaking, boating, outside dining, etc.

 

2. We LOVE to have people over to hang out, eat good food, let the kids play, etc.  Updating our patio dining area has been HUGE on my wishlist for the past couple of years, so I'm pretty excited about this new outdoor dining set to welcome family and friends alike. With the added space, we can host larger groups than other times of the year when it's gray and rainy outside.

 

3. We're a "down to earth" kind of family and things can get messy, so whatever we planned for the patio had to accommodate fishing activities (the fire pit area is also where we'll need a spot for bait boxes, coolers, etc. as we come and go during launching).  Our kiddos and their friends are also often running across the deck from one house to the next or from the beach side of the house to the street/back lot side. Sand is flying, rock treasures abound, etc. and so I've been brainstorming design ideas to make this patio a happy balance between a "beautiful and calm oasis" to "family-friendly fun zone". :-)

 

Some of the items in today's design we already own (like the outdoor sectional) and others are on order slowly arriving one by one.  This will definitely be completed in a few phases.  

Let's dive into the design plan for the three different sections of the patio: the lounge area, the dining area, and the fire pit area (also right off the boat ramp and multipurpose utility area).

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BEACH HOUSE PATIO LOUNGE AREA

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BEACH HOUSE PATIO DINING AREA

Beach House Patio Makeover
 

BEACH HOUSE PATIO FIRE PIT AND UTILITY ZONE AREA

Beach House Patio Makeover

Foldable adirondack chairs were a MUST for this space since we need to be able to move everything out of the way for fishing gear at different times. 

 

There can definitely be more components when it comes to an outdoor space since they may be multiple "zones" you're working with.  This kind of feels like three rooms in one. :-)  We're excited to share the process and how it all comes together, and hopefully it inspires you and gives you ideas for your own patio or porch space!

I'll share updates as we move along (hopefully writing more too)! It's crazy town here at the end of the school year!! xoxo

 

 

From the Beach,

Anneke

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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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Coastal Casual Chic Home Idea

Coastal Interiors, Edesign, FashionAnneke McConnell

Whether it's an entryway, an empty wall in a dining room or in passing, this coastal casual look is designed to add some storage, layers of light, and some character by adding this coastal artwork or your own piece. It features of a variety of natural textures and mixed metals, and neutrals with blues and greenery.

*not to scale

Aptos Shell Chandelier Serena & Lily Stormy Sea Artwork McGee & Co. / Extra White Paint Sherwin Williams / Tribal Bowl McGee & Co. / Glass Table Lamp Wayfair / Oakdale Sideboard in Oyster One Kings Lane / Rope Oval Mirror Houzz / Artificial Fairhill Leaf Spray Plant Hayneedle / White Glaze Vessel Jar McGee & Co. / Zara Striped Accent Chair Joss & Main / Baza Sisal Rug Jaipur

 

COASTAL CASUAL STYLE IDEA

 

 

 

From the Beach,

Anneke

 

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Affordable Guest Bedroom Retreat

Bedroom, Coastal Interiors, EdesignAnneke McConnell

Hello friends! While it can be fun to dream and splurge on gorgeous interior decor, I love a good challenge of putting together a beautiful room for less. Whether it's for a personal budget, guest room, or vacation rental, we need to pinch some pennies to make it happen.  

When we first put our beach house on VRBO, we had a $20,000 budget for all of the renovation, furnishings, and to outfit the entire home (mattresses, utensils, cooking items, towels, etc.) so I understand it can take some creativity, thrifting, and DIY at times!  ;-)

Today's edesign is a more affordable option with a guest retreat in mind. Not all elements are necessary, but when pulled all together, this bedroom would make a guest feel right at home and comfortable.

I'd love to know in the comments what YOUR favorite items is!  I think for me it has to be that comfy accent chair and boat artwork!

 

From the Beach,

Anneke

 

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Coastal Chic Casual Entryway Design

Coastal Interiors, Edesign, EntrywayAnneke McConnell

Happy Monday everyone!  Can you believe it's Thanksgiving week already??! It's crazy how time flies.  Before diving into today's design, I wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all the love and messages on my last post about the past year of trials and perseverance.  It was tough to hit publish, but the messages I'm receiving from women that were encouraged to get help makes it completely worth it! 

Also, remember you can see all Holiday Home items I've rounded up for you including pretty stockings, Christmas trees and trimmings, Christmas wrapping paper, seasonal blankets, you name it.

Black Friday deals and sales have already kicked off, so I'll list a handful below that are definitely worth checking out!  I've got the inside scoop on what sales are going LIVE for Black Friday, and let me tell you, they are CRAZY GOOD!  Different stores are going live with their sales each day this week. I'm sworn to secrecy, but am getting all the info. ready for you and will send out an email to subscribers first. You can sign up below (I send blog updates, designs, etc.) and a few more emails during busy weeks like this!


Black Friday Sales that have begun:

WAYFAIR - up to 80% off

JOSS & MAIN - up to 80% off

COACH - 30% off Thanksgiving Event with code THANKS17 (love THIS bag!) 

NORDSTROM - Early Savings now live (so many great jewelry pieces, clothing, and shoes)

NEIMAN MARCUS LAST CALL - up to 80% off Black Friday week (unreal deals!!)

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE - up to 40% off

MODA OPERANDI - up to 65% off with code 30EXTRA

OLD NAVY - New Flash Sales leading up to Black Friday (today is 50% off sweaters!)

EXPRESS - 25% off every $100 plus pre-Black Friday deals

 

Hope this helps and you're off to a great start this Thanksgiving week!

From the beach,

Anneke

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