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Dining Room Inspiration Design

Coastal Interiors, Edesign, DiningAnneke McConnell


With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, it's one of my favorite times of the year to create dining room, living room, and guest room designs. Today's dining room design has a bit of a rustic chic flair to it, which is inviting and warm, with a relaxed feel to it.  It's probably my favorite kind of design......elevated casual?? 

Also, remember you can find all Holiday Home picks HERE.  I just picked up THIS cute piece for our Holiday Home and love it! I can't wait to share more of our little beach house soon!


From the beach,


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Gift Guide: Gifts Under $50 for HER

Christmas, Fave PicksAnneke McConnell

Happy Thanksgiving week! As I highlighted in my previous blog post, the Black Friday deals are already creeping up all over the Internet. It's fun and exciting to score such great deals, but it can also be super overwhelming! 

I've already seen Ray Bans and a Michael Kors watch for 85% off and about fell off my chair. As a heads up, if you're looking to snag some deals online this weekend, be sure to follow along on Facebook where I'll be sharing what I feel are great deals worth mentioning! 

On that note, this week I am doing my best to focus on BALANCE. When I began blogging so many years ago, I didn't even realize how out of balance I was (late nights, no plan, etc.), so it's a subject near and dear to me, and one I'm constantly growing in.

Balance IS possible!  This week I am so thankful for the opportunity that blogging allows me to maintain balance in my life. :-)

OK! So today's post is all about Gifts for Her under $50!

With prices fluctuating throughout the upcoming days and weeks, the prices of the items below will likely change, and hopefully decrease! 

As I'm already gearing up and planning for next year, one of the first items I spotted are these cute day planners below. I LOVE the fun and bright colors!

Below are several items I found across the Internet for under $50 that are sure to be a well loved gift for that special someone in your life, many items even under $25.

You can hover over the photo for the price and click the photo for details and any updated price and sizes (if applicable). Remember to have fun with it! :-) Happy shopping for all your friends and family (and a little on the side for yourself!). ;-)



Coastal Interiors: Navy and Neutral Dining Room

Dining, Interiors, Home Blog PostsAnneke McConnell

With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, I'm like most people and thinking of the fun parties, dinners, and social gatherings that happen this time of year.  I can't help but have those dining spaces on the brain!


With that in mind, here is today's design!


If you follow along on my @CoastalInteriors Instagram account, I put it out there asking input on these two end chairs for today's dining room edesign.  The feedback was a good mix between the two!


For the design itself, I went with the Navy Captains Chair.  It has a chair texture with a pretty linen look.  Either would look GREAT! The larger wing chair is a little more formal and comfortable while the captains chair adds style while not become obtrusive.  The white farmhouse style table is pretty long at 94" with the gorgeous Pottery Barn chandelier hanging above.  Going with a natural rug can offer a lot of versatility for other design pieces and be used in other spaces in the future if necessary.


chandelier / white dining table / end chairs / parsons chairs / rug / sideboard / mirror


Between the crystals in the chandelier, the natural rug and pattern in the side chairs, I'm in love!  I love mixing wood elements in a design with whites, blues, and a little sparkle.

What do you think?

I'd love to know if you add any of these pieces to your home or the entire design.  Feel free to share a photo on social media and use the hashtag #mycoastalinteriors so I can see it!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!



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