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The Best Sources for Neutral Accent Chairs

Home Blog Posts, Interiors, Living Room, Office, Our HomeAnneke McConnell

First off, thanks for reading through my last blog post on New Beginnings.  It can be a little scary to put yourself out there in such a personal way, but I'm striving to be more transparent on the blog.  As soon as I'm done here, I'm off to get my workout in!

With that said, something I've been wanting to do for a loooooonnnnnnggggg time is kind of a weekly Life Talk series like yesterday that is basically video with snippets of, well, "Life Talk"!  

Honestly, I feel like I've put this off for quite sometime because I don't ever want to come across as a "know it all" or "oh so wise".  I just want to help people who may be going through some things I've experienced or people I've worked with one-on-one in the "Life Coaching" space, and share my thoughts and ideas.  I'm not perfect!  

The first one is set to go live within the next few weeks and full blown once the kids start school in the Fall. I can't wait!!!

Ok, so moving onto to today's topic - CHAIRS!  I love me a good tufted or slipcovered comfy chair! And a neutral one at that. We live in them here at our beach house.

After years of researching and decorating, I've learned a thing or two about where to find the best to get that coastal modern farmhouse kind of style I love so much and live by. ;-)

They move around often in our home (the advantage of accent chairs), but here you can see my favorite chair ever front and center when I did a whitewash makeover on our fireplace stone. We've had these comfy tufted chairs for about 4+ years and they are literally timeless - I can still snuggle with a kiddo to read a book together. :-)

Many of you that follow along on Instagram, have asked frequently about the chairs over time, so I hope this roundup of sources helps speed up your search for that perfect neutral chair.  I personally lean toward either tufted or slipcovered (and more toward slipcovers since moving to the beach house).  There are a few "splurges" listed below, but most of the chairs are under $400. 

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When trying to decide what chair to go with for your home, the #1 most important factor is the measurements! Always make sure to measure your space and consider doorway openings.  Most chairs arrive with the legs detached so that helps, but still be aware of that.

Other than that, it is a personal preference for exact color, fabric, and details like tufting, skirting, the color of the legs, nailhead trim, etc.  

I'd love to know if you find these kind of blog posts helpful and if you end up going with one of these for your home!

***Edited to add.  JUST spotted this stunner for only $263! If this is a style you love, you can find it HERE.


Have a beautiful day friends!



P.S. Don't forget to check out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale if you haven't yet. There are so many great deals to be had!  I wrote a several posts about it, but below are just a few.  Click to see more if you'd like!





Coastal Living Room Inspiration

Edesign, Living RoomAnneke McConnell

Hey guys! Thanks for the great response from my last post about the Nordstrom Sale - remember to sign up HERE for a $150 giveaway as well as reviews specifically for the sale!

Between preparing to help you guys with that, and being a momma with 3 kids, the house and the dog, I'm keeping today's post short, sweet and to the point!

I consider today's living room design classic and cozy with a touch of rustic and chic.........which is funny when writing that out since my first blog EVER was name RustiChic! #funfact

Let me know if you have any questions and be sure to follow along on Facebook for some upcoming LIVE videos! :-)



Catch me bright and early tomorrow morning with a Seattle coffee in hand shopping the #Nsale!



Coastal Interiors: Casual Chic Living Room

Edesign, Home Blog Posts, Interiors, Living RoomAnneke McConnell

It makes such an impact when you have at least one piece of furniture or home decor that has character and personality to that really speaks to your taste and interests. Today's design features a larger piece of furniture, a sofa, that has a unique style to it. I LOVE it!

Everything else in the design is pretty neutral, including natural rug which lends a more casual sophisticated vibe, all while grounding the space.

I'd suggest adding a different pop of color here and there throughout the seasons to change things up a bit.  This is easily accomplished through changing out curtains, pillows, blankets, even items such as candles, baskets, etc.

Also, be sure to check out the NORDSTROM Half Yearly Sale.  It's one of my favorites to snag amazing quality items for less.  I've shared a few below, but if you've got boots, coats, New Year's Eve dresses or outfits on your list, check it out!



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Coastal Interiors: Blue and Gold Living Room

Home Blog Posts, Interiors, Living RoomAnneke McConnell

Today's blue and gold living room design came from browsing all of the fantastic Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales going on right now.  With high end quality home furnishings and decor up to 40% off or more, it's an amazing time to be decorating your home!

Place you'll definitely want to check out:

HORCHOW: Up to 40% off - I'm a huge fan of their lighting, mirrors, and bedroom furniture.

SERENA AND LILY: Up to 25% with code CELEBRATE. Their designs are clean, fresh, and airy. I'm pretty sure there isn't a single item of theirs I don't love!

ONE KINGS LANE: This is a free membership site with flash sales on all things amazing for home decor.  No don't want to miss out on these holiday sales with blowout prices up to 85% off on some items. And it's a GREAT selection!!!  I particularly love their prices on chairs, sofas, artwork, and tables and the occasional lighting. They even have some beautiful jewelry!




I hope you enjoy today's design! It was a fun one to customize the furniture and put together!  That's another reason I love some of these sites - you get to pick your fabrics!! Also, be sure to check out the Gift Guide HERE and Winter Boots post HERE.  




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