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Splurge vs. Save - Chair Nook

Splurge vs. Save, Coastal InteriorsAnneke McConnell

I always love a good Splurge vs. Save and when I shared a poll of today's items side by side on Instagram asking which was the splurge, the results of people's guesses were nearly split down the middle. That's when you KNOW you have a good comparison!

We personally have the SAVE RUG, which is a pretty neutral diamond pattern and has held up well for the past few years with three kids! I'm contemplating getting another one in the larger size for our kiddo's bedroom makeover [ever in process ;-) ].

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TOTAL: $1490.89

(pricing at time of post)

TOTAL:  $583.97

(pricing at time of post)


It was a lot of fun putting this together for you!  As you can see, you can achieve a very similar look no matter what your budget or preferences are. And just for reference, when it comes to comparing the rugs and baskets here, I compared similar sizing too.  If you'd like to see more of these, let me know!


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Coastal Interiors: Coastal Modern Living Room

Home Blog Posts, Living Room, InteriorsAnneke McConnell

The New Year is off with a bang as we are now back into our routine as a family and the kids are back in school.  I'm excited for the year ahead with more design work, my Blogging for Biz and Goal Achievement groups, as well as personal endeavors for our family.  I have traveling HIGH up on the list!

I often post more designs on Instagram at @coastalinteriors, but am making it my goal to post my designs on the blog so they are easier to find for you.  Please comment below or on social media if there are particular topics you'd like me to share about in the future.


Here are a fews ideas I'm contemplating:

  • How To Decorate While In Transition: for example, you know you are moving in the near future.
  • Home Building Series: we have been through this process ourselves and my father in law is a builder, so I think this could be beneficial to those of you interested in the process.
  • The Look For Less: sometimes we like the look, but not the price.  What are your thoughts on a series that helps you achieve a similar look on a tighter budget.
  • The Process of Organizing and Decluttering for a home you LOVE.
  • How to Create a "Decorating Plan": it's hard when we would like it all done at once, but it's not always possible.


I 'd love to know your thoughts! These are specifically ideas for the "Home" side of the blog.  I will also be adding more to the "Fashion" side as well, but that's another post!  

On another note, I'm considering adding a few contributors to the site, so if there are other topics you are interested in for Coastal Collective Co., I'm all ears. I'm leaning toward Food/Kitchen, because who wouldn't want to learn more about tasty coastal food?!  And possibly Health/Wellness/Activities because it is important to me to share more about a positive life.

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