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Headed off for vacation tomorrow – a relaxing beach spring break in the Dominican Republic.  I cannot wait.  The other day I texted friend KS and asked him if it was possible for me to lose 15 pounds in 3 days.  He said “no” then proceeded to prescribe a regime of 2 circuit classes a day plus treadmill, leafy green vegetables and protein only and water for 3 days.  He said I might have a chance shedding a pound or two.  My response was “no”.  Lack of body transformation aside, I am thrilled nonetheless.  Of course, my impending vacay, has got me thinking about all things beach…including waking up in a beach style bedroom.

Today, I bring you modern beach bedroom refresh ideas.

 

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Kitchen

Copper Accents in the Kitchen

March 22, 2017
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The copper trend continues to live on…

About 5-6 years ago, the on-trend must have accent metal for hardware and lighting in kitchens was brass and or gold.  Copper then snuck onto the scene a few years ago as the metal du jour.  The trend is a definite.  I like the idea of mixing copper accents int the kitchen with other metals.  Pendant lights, faucets, drawer handles and pulls…you name it…copper works.  Here’s a few copper looks I am loving for the kitchen…

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fashion

In just a few days, I am off for a spring break holiday in the Dominican Republic. Going with best of friend AM, her hubby JE, our friend MR, all of their kids (AM has two and MR has three kids) and SFJ is joining us too!  MR’s hubby JR can’t make it so on this trip, JE and SFJ will be outnumbered!!  When MR, AM and I get together on vacation, it is always fun and a little chaotic (in a good way).  It will be so much fun.  Cannot wait.

Anyhoo…that brings me to off the shoulder tops.  Am so happy this style is still in this season.  About two years ago, these shoulder baring tops made a resurgence in fashion and now it looks like the trend has become a fashion staple.  Here a few I am liking for spring.

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Happy Monday!

This weekend I spent house hunting again.  Last week, I made an offer on another house! It was between me and one other person.  Our offers were almost identical I was told…but she was a chef and wrote a letter about wanting to plant an herb garden.   The owner of that house had wanted to plant an herb garden so he related to her letter!  Rats.  It was a beautiful little bungalow in Beverly Hills.  I will have to write a note about an herb garden next time.

Anyhoo, on this house hunt, I have seen all kinds of houses – some finished and others not.   The other day, I happened upon this house in Hollywood…

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Today’s mission: Figure out a cute office design for the head of the department at my day job.  As many of you know, during the day, I work as an executive at a big corporation and by nights, early mornings and weekends, I blog and design.  A few months ago, the department head, knowing that design is my passion, asked me to look at her office and her help her figure out an arrangement with a round table as a desk. Her current office is filled with standard company furniture she inherited from the person who had the office before her.  It is bland.  She described her style as modern.  With little design information, except that she wanted something really modern, with a round table as a desk, I had the COCOCOZY team put together a few office design inspiration board thought starters.

I asked the COCOCOZY team to start off with a classic mid-century modern white Saarinen tulip table as inspiration.  Here are some sleek modern office design ideas.

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Best Of

27 Unique Faucets

March 14, 2017
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So many shapes and sizes and finishes for kitchen faucets and bathroom faucets.  If I ever find another house and remodel another kitchen, I plan on going pretty simple for the faucet.  However, I must say, I was surprised to see how many creative and unique faucets there are out in the world!  Brass, copper, chrome, stainless or black for finishes.  Two handle, wall mount, single handle, ball or  bridge faucets.

Here are 27 of the most unique looking faucets we could find…

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I listened to one of those TED Talks this weekend.  It was all about decision making and choices.  Basically, the whole hour was about making decisions and feeling good about those decisions.  Picking and sticking with it.  It was perfect as I went into my weekly weekend house hunt.  I was listening to the TED Talk as I was driving around every random neighbor hood in Los Angeles, looking a potential houses.  My takeaway was that I had to pick a neighborhood, decide that I am actually going to buy a house and commit.

So what does this have to do with noteworthy rustic wood ceilings?

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