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Navy and White Living Room Design + A Style Update!

Fashion, Edesign, Coastal Interiors, Handbags, Interiors, Living Room, SummerAnneke McConnell

via: S.B. Long Interiors

Navy and white/cream tend to be my staples in design as classic coastal colors.  They are what ground a design at the core and then work out from there.  By adding plants and a pop of warm color, you're on your way to coastal design that not only welcomes the day to day, but is beautiful and functional as well.  As someone with three young kiddos, I swear by white slipcovered sofas that can be easily washed.  They are deceivingly impractical, but are more of a life-saver than anything!

Today's living room design features a classic roll arm sofa, gold metals, ikat, stripes, and bold saturated color.  That HUGE beautiful floor mirror (  is a favorite piece carved of mango wood in a lattice pattern and whitewashed finish.  I can never get enough whitewash you guys.  Back when I was painting furniture more frequently, it was my go-to. No surprise there!  Anyhow, this mirror would reflect the light of a room beautifully, making the room feel dramatically larger.

*For details on the items used in this design, click the photo or descriptions below.


On the fashion front, I think I found what is going to be my "go-to" sandals for Spring and Summer.  They are not too high, super comfortable for running around in general, and I prefer the wrapped front across the top of the foot for support. 


tan sandals / black booties / black handbag / pendant necklace

On another note, I'm a bit ecstatic because I finally found a pair of black distressed denim that fits my petite, curvy self. Lol I rarely order jeans online because the struggle is REAL.  Imagine my surprise when these pair I ordered fit on the first try! 

sweater (sold out: similar) / black and white jacket / black denim / tan suede heels

I instantly fell in love with this lace trim tee as soon as I tried it on. It's soft, has a good fit, can be tucked into the front of jeans, is long enough to wear with leggings, be layered, and more. Talk about a wonderfully versatile shirt!  The lace trim definitely makes me feel a little more fancy on a casual day with mom duties. ;-) Lol

If you haven't heard it yet today, YOU are beautiful. I mean it.

A lovely follower I know personally, also the mother of two kids (one a newborn!), left me a comment on instagram saying, "You give me hope I can look put together again someday!".

It instantly made me think of the days when our youngest was a baby and he literally spit up down my back every single day.  Every day you guys. Too much information?  Well.....that's just real life sometimes!

I loved fashion back then, but I certainly had a TON of extra tees stocked in our car!  I love sharing and inspiring, putting outfits and designs together, but don't think I don't have real life messes where I wear paint clothes and whatnot.

It's all about dressing for the occasion in my "rule book".


Have a LOVELY day!



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