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Beach House Patio

Coastal Interiors, Edesign, Home Blog Posts, Our Beach House, Our Home, SummerAnneke McConnell

We have one more week until our kids go back to school, and while summer vacation is winding down, I realized I've shared our patio quite a bit on Instagram, but not on the blog. Better late than never!

I didn't get around to completing the entire plan I blogged about here, BUT it has been an amazing Summer here in the Pacific Northwest none the less and I have no complaints (well....other than we really need a better kayak storage solution!). The kids are healthy and happy and we've had a lot of great fun as a family. 

We recently had a progressive dinner on our street with all of our neighbors (walking beach side from patio to patio), which made for the perfect opportunity to photograph our progress on the space.  Here's what we ended up with for now!

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The good news for you is that we've had a season to be using all of these items (some more than a few years), so I have some pros and cons we've discovered with daily use. :-)

It's a little tough to capture this space since we are so close to our neighbor's (that we love) and I try to respect their privacy!


Here are a few things worth noting after using everything for awhile:

1. The adirondack chairs actually have self storing ottomans which we LOVE!! They recline to three different settings as well.  I shared this a lot in my IG stories, but forgot to capture it in these photos! We have loved having a set of these on our back deck. They are available in 4 colors, but classic bright white was a winner for us.

2. We've really enjoyed having an expandable table wood dining set for larger gatherings with friends and family. We previously had an older metal and glass table that was a stand in until we could get something larger.  Most of the time we have three of the chairs on each side and the ends have an outdoor wicker chair (ours are sold out, but for similar ones look HERE and HERE).

3. The HUGE umbrella is actually a rectangle.  I love that it is large and covers the entire set, along with the solar LED lights built in, but unfortunately we deal with enough wind that it will spin and get out of alignment. With a round umbrella that's no big deal, but a rectangle is something else.  If it's windy enough to spin the umbrella, it's not likely we are eating outside anyhow, so it's been okay.

4. The blue outdoor trellis rug underneath the dining table has unfortunately not been the best fit for our location.  It has faded pretty quickly with the sun beating on it everyday and whenever it gets wet from watering our plants or kids running around after swimming, it takes forever to dry and is just squishy under our feet. :-(  It's such a bummer because it is a really beautiful, soft rug and I'm certain it would work in other settings beautifully, like a covered dining patio or seating area, but it didn't work for us. From other experience, we will only buy rugs for our patio that are like THIS RUG because we know they dry fast and don't fade as easily.

5. The fire columns are a BIG YES!! They are so easy to use and move around. Plus, they put out just the right amount of heat and ambience with the adjustable flame.  Ours were from Target, but are sold out. HERE is a similar one.

6. Last to make mention of is our patio sectional. We've had it a few summers now, and other than someone stealing one of our ottomans, it has been a great fit and held up to the elements. This is actually the first summer we had cushion storage, so I think that says a lot for holding up well to kids and bird fly-bys, snacking, sand, seaweed, and more.  We love that it is modular so it has seen a few arrangements over time. It used to be where our dining set is now! :-)


I hope our little beach house patio gives you some ideas and inspiration for your own space and these reviews help answer any questions you may have!

Cheers the the last few weeks of Summer!


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Splurge vs. Save - Spring Style

Fashion Blog Posts, Spring, Summer, Splurge vs. SaveAnneke McConnell


Hello lovely ladies!  I hope you are doing well and anticipating warmer weather soon with Spring right around the corner.  We're keeping busy as a fam with the kiddo's school and activities as well as the occasional trip - recently to Cannon Beach which I shared little of on Instagram. (For just style >>>> @CoastalCollectiveStyle)

I'm SO excited for today's post!  I love creating outfit ideas to inspire you and doing a little splurge vs. save for whatever your current budget may be. 

I know how daunting it can be to search the internet for just the right item, even I get overwhelmed with all the options at times.  So, I hope this helps save you a ton of time shopping or at least points you in the right direction.

Today's outfit is probably one of my go-to looks in the Spring and Summer.  It's so easy to swap out shorts, and flats, a colorful pair of earrings, or a light jacket. 

If there's anything I love, it's a good blue and white striped top (I just ordered this one!) with some gold accessories.  And no matter the season, you'll often find me in a hat. ;-)  

All outfit items can be found below each photo. Which do you go for? The Splurge or the Save? :-)






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Last Minute 4th of July steals!

Fave Picks, Home Blog Posts, SummerAnneke McConnell

Cheers to the start of a new week! As I've said before, Mondays are one of my favorites and today I'm bringing you some last minute Fourth of July sales deals so you can order and get them in before the big celebration. 



I've been waiting (and waiting....and waiting) on this patio sectional and am finally ordering it today since a 15% code brings it down to just $873 with FREE shipping and no tax to arrive by July 1st. #winning


If you'd like to jump straight to browsing the 15% off savings yourself,  click the button below and be sure to enter the code 4thofJuly at checkout!  It may not sound like much, but it's saving me $154 on that already discounted patio set above!

Here are a few items I've found that stuck out to me when looking for you.




This outdoor sectional   was a close second for us personally to incorporate into our outdoor dining area.  It's always a nice feature when patio sectional pieces are modular and can be rearranged in different configurations. I also love the multi-tones of the wicker and neutral cushions.  Just add pillows for color and pattern!

This outdoor sectional was a close second for us personally to incorporate into our outdoor dining area.  It's always a nice feature when patio sectional pieces are modular and can be rearranged in different configurations. I also love the multi-tones of the wicker and neutral cushions.  Just add pillows for color and pattern!

I always thought this was the absolute PRETTIEST    outdoor daybed    I've seen! It also comes in 4 different color combinations (including white with navy cushions!) and is a steal with that 15%off code!

I always thought this was the absolute PRETTIEST outdoor daybed I've seen! It also comes in 4 different color combinations (including white with navy cushions!) and is a steal with that 15%off code!






There are some great discounts on classic coastal lighting right now, including the ones below.  This one is my absolute favorite of the them all and comes in 3 different finishes!


By far, Overstock is my absolute go-to store for the largest selection and best prices for indoor outdoor rugs and outdoor cushions or pillows.  I've been shopping online with them for years (especially when we were building and furnishing our previous home!) and always had great customer service and fast shipping. :-)

Here are just a few picks:


I hope you're as excited for the 4th of July and the full swing of Summer as I am! It's gorgeous here in the Seattle area!



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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!




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