Why I Love Serena and Lily and Sunday Morning Coffee


As a devotee of tasteful home decor, I am drawn to the allure of Serena and Lily, a brand that epitomizes the essence of coastal elegance.

My love for Serena and Lily is rooted in their ability to use color, material, and style to create a unique aesthetic that is both refreshing and sophisticated. Their pieces are the perfect fit for anyone looking to bring a touch of coastal serenity into their home. I can’t wait to share this and more today for Sunday Morning Coffee!

The finished beach house kitcehn with white cabinets, countertops, appliances, and an island.
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Our kitchen with new counter stools at the island, light green walls, white cabinets, and marble counter tops.
These counter stools are from the Serena and Lily outlet.

Celebrating the Coastal Elegance of Serena and Lily

The Allure of Design and Color

I am slightly, OK, more than slightly, obsessed with Serena and Lily. Their design style is a blend of sophistication and relaxation, which is a rare find in the world of interior decor. Their furniture and decor items are thoughtfully crafted, boasting clean lines and an understated yet chic style.

Every time I receive one of their catalogs, I want to live in every room in the catalog!


Their understated elegance is precisely what makes each piece from Serena and Lily not just furniture but a statement of style.

The beach house in Ventura where we celebrated the new year.
My Riviera dining chairs from Serena and Lily

The color palette used by Serena and Lily is another aspect I find incredibly appealing. They master the art of using colors to create a serene and inviting space. Their preference for soft, muted tones, interspersed with bold, nautical blues and greens, captures the essence of a coastal retreat.

Each color seems to be chosen with the intent to evoke calmness and tranquility, making their pieces perfect for creating a serene home environment.

Embracing the Coastal Aesthetic

What truly sets Serena and Lily apart for me is their coastal aesthetic. It’s not just about nautical themes or ocean motifs; it’s about encapsulating the spirit of coastal living – light, airy, and effortlessly elegant.

Their use of natural materials like rattan, linen, and light woods contributes to this aesthetic, bringing a piece of the seaside into the home. This style speaks to me on a personal level, as it brings a sense of relaxation and holiday-like ease into everyday living spaces.

The Challenge of Pricing

The beach house in Ventura where we celebrated the new year.
The counter stools and dining chairs are from the Serena and Lily outlet.

Despite my admiration for Serena and Lily’s collections, the aspect that gives me pause is their pricing.

As with many high-end brands, the prices can be steep, making their pieces more of an investment than a casual purchase.

However, there are ways their furniture can be affordable.

The best thing you can do to save money is shop at their outlets. That said, they only have four outlets in the US and fortunately for me, two of them are in Northern California (Berkely and Vacaville). The outlet prices are 50% off at a minimum. They often have an additional 50% off sale on a category of items such as chairs, stools, rugs, or outdoors. There are so many great deals at their outlets!

Serena and Lily also have sales on their website almost all of the time. Currently, they are having a sale and most items are 35% off.

One of my favorite options is to use a Personal Shopper. I met Amanda Cross at the Serena and Lily Outlet in Vacaville. She shops the outlets every day and has lots of clients looking for specific items to buy so she is always searching for great deals. She found my eight Riviera dining chairs for the beach house and my Driftway nightstands and Balboa counter stools for our Pasadena home.

If you want to work with Amanda, leave her a DM on her Instagram.

I should probably admit that now when I head up north to visit our kids and grandson I drive. That’s so I can pick up my S&L outlet finds! I came home last Sunday with two Driftway nightstands and two gorgeous Westerly Bone Inlay Table Lamps for our bedroom.

I promise to share them when the room is all setup.

My Latest Project

My Latest Project

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I really should change the title of this section to My Latest Projects. As in more than one.

Currently, I am creating a kitchen garden, converting the Carriage House to a workout room, and decorating and reorganizing some furniture in our primary bedroom. I also have three furniture refinishing projects that I hope to start next month.

It’s all so exciting! And time-consuming.

So here are the updates!

The Kitchen Garden

The raised beds have been cleared and the trees are all trimmed which will ensure we have lots of light in our garden. My seeds have arrived and I am designing what to plant in each of my four beds now. I will be using seeds and plantings and I need to order the arch trellises (to go in between the beds) for the tomatoes and then get all of my plants.

I have to say that I was surprised at the soil level in my beds. Each one needs about one foot of new soil! I am using the Gardenary Kitchen Garden Revival book and video class so I will be mixing my own soil. Watch for my blog posts about this project soon!

The Weight Room

The new floor is in and most of the new workout equipment arrived on Thursday. We are waiting for the Tonal and the Performance Series Adjustable bench. I ordered the new heater/AC unit and Matt is looking into an infra-red sauna. I will share with you more about that cool idea soon!

The Primary Bedroom

I don’t have a photo to share because we had to wait for my finger splint to come off so we can move the nightstands upstairs. But the room is organized and ready for the changes!

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My Biggest Challenge This Week

The splint is off and the stitches are gone. I am making progress and should have full use of my left middle finger soon.

It’s been a long week dealing with typing, crafts, and cooking but I managed pretty well. I am still baffled that a mucous cyst needed surgery with anesthesia and six stitches.

At least gardening with two hands (instead of one) should go a lot faster! Hah!

This week's to do list.
  • Finish primary bedroom refresh.
  • Complete planting map for the new kitchen garden.
  • Clear out the last items from the Carriage House and schedule help to move in all of the equipment.

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Even though I was one-handed all week, I shared lots of Valentine’s recipes and crafts. I also shared the precious book I made for my grandson and a new trend called Coquette. Tap any link to learn more.

This week I am sharing a cozy appetizer, two recipes, the most adorable way to package your Valentine’s treats, my favorite scones, and my love of carnations. It’s going to be lots of fun!

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Our beach house kitchen with the Serena and Lily Balboa counter stools.

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  1. This must be the location for Serena & Lilly Anonymous, as I confession my own obsession with this company. I am so envious that you have a set of the Riviera chairs and thank you for the tip on how to shop at the outlet. My current dinning chairs need to have the seats recovered and in order to bring that aesthetic of S&L into my home am considering utilizing fabric from the website. I have wallpaper in a couple of places from the web site I purchased on sale, which allows me to have a little bit of their style in my home for a lot less money. But if I can get those riviera chairs at the outlet…. Ha!
    Thank you also for sharing your raised garden beds. I miss the beds I had in the California San Joaquin Valley on my little ranch. Now that I am on the Central California Coast, there is just not enough sunshine for a kitchen garden. Since I don’t miss the heat, I will shop the plentiful Farmers Markets in the area. Good trade off.
    My final thanks is for just being you. You remind me so much of my mom, (even tough we are probably around the same age) that you blog always brings her back to me.
    Sending you energy darling lady.

    1. That sounds like a fabulous plan Ronda- this outlet is so amazing! Aw thank you so much for the kind words, I’m so glad you’re here ☺️

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