Beach House Remodel – Before and After

Beach House Remodel - Before and After

CM Natural Designs is a La Jolla based interior design firm headed up by Corine Maggio.  Their work is featured here in this post with a beach house remodel project.  I like discovering the work of designers from different parts of the country. This San Diego based firm has a really cool website that features before[.....]

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6 Tips for Stylish Family Friendly Home Decor


When I think of a family home, I think of a warm and inviting environment where kids grow up into adults and a place that adults establish as their nest…a place called home. Of course, the most important element in any family home is love. That element is key. Then comes all of the other[.....]

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Malibu Home Renovation Video – Kitchen In Progress

Kitchen update video on our remodel below!  I know updates have been far and few between on our Malibu home renovation project because....drum roll please....we moved in!  Wooohooo.  We did it.  My wonderful guy TE and I moved into the house we have been working on for over a year and half (from offer, to purchase, to permits, to remodel).   We visited this Malibu fixer upper in March of 2014 on a weekend open house, and over a year later, and after tearing down the house to the studs and moving almost every room in the house in an extensive remodel, we have moved into our dream house. Oh did I mention, the construction and the remodeling is still ongoing.  The house is not finished!![.....]

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Curved Sofas

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I can’t seem to get away from curved sofas these days.  They are in magazines, on websites, in stores, they are EVERYWHERE!! TE and I are on a major sofa or sectional hunt for our home in Malibu.  We are trying to figure out a furniture layout for the living room that will take advantage[.....]

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Eclectic California Bungalow Design


Very cute small home. This design from Chris Barrett Design works. This Santa Monica house was built in the 1940s an recently remodeled for a modern day family. White clean and fresh with a smart use of textiles and fabrics to create visual interest.   Overall, the feeling in this space is fresh and light. Feels contemporary with some[.....]

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15 Yellow Home Design Ideas

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I started this post about yellow home design ideas a few weeks ago. Just yesterday though, fab COCOCOZY assistant NG and I were at the office working and she said to me “Why yellow?”. I didn’t really have a coherent answer. I fumbled and stumbled and tried to give her all of these “I am[.....]

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Pastel Country Kitchen – Small Space Design

Love this sweet country kitchen in pastel…with over sized pendant lights and classic country touches. Such a cute small space with big design impact.  I think the hues of soft light green cabinets, white walls and furniture with a little pale coral thrown in really works.  What a great space for inspiration. Our new kitchen[.....]

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Lambert et Fils Lighting

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  New design obsession…Lambert et Fils lighting.  Particularly obsessed with their floor lamps.  Brass lighting with black powder coated metal shades.  The fine lines and striking angles make for simple elegant lighting.  The company offers floor lamps, table lamps, wall lights, sconces, pendant lights, chandeliers and more.  Love the Clark collection floor lamp the most.[.....]

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Million Dollar Napa Home Tour – This or That


Napa home tour day on COCOCOZY!  Woohooo. Today, I bring you a comparison between two Napa Valley, California multi million dollar estates – one modern the other traditional. Traditional Wine Country Estate – The first home is located in Calistoga and is listed at $32 million! 5 bedrooms, 12 baths in 22,000 square feet on[.....]

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