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Recently, House Beautiful highlighted two of the COCOCOZY Design House bedrooms in a house tour feature story.  As you know I was so thrilled to see my design work on such a prestigious site.  The COCOCOZY Design House has a total of four bedrooms. It was so much fun dreaming up each room and making it come to life.   When I was thinking about bedding for the COCOCOZY Design House, the only bedding I wanted was Pom Pom at Home. I have their bedding in my current master bedroom so I knew the style and quality was a perfect fit for this design project.

Here is a little close up on two of the bedrooms!

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Happy President’s Day!  More on the COCOCOZY Design House.  Today the focus is furnishings in the living room and dining room.  One of our partners for the COCOCOZY Design House is Article. They provided us with furniture for the living and dining room. Modern furniture with clean simple lines as the foundation was what I was looking for when decorating these spaces. I started with the basics a good sofa, great armchairs and substantial dining table, then the rest was easy…

 

 

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Still pinching myself over the House Beautiful article about the COCOCOZY Design House! Now time for more detail about kitchen and bathroom counters. Last year, I showed you my countertop selection.

As you might recall, Caesarstone, one of the COCOCOZY Design House partners, generously supplied all of the counter material for the kitchen and the bathrooms and I am so happy with my picks:  Statuario Maximus for kitchen and Pure White for the master and 2 other bathrooms!

 

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It is all about interior paint today at the COCOCOZY Design House.  This 1930 built Spanish Colonial Revival needed brightening up on the interior so I went with the cleanest brightest Benjamin Moore color I could find.   I used Super White OC-152 throughout the house with dark trim and few spots even boast a wonderful teal color as well that I used on the exterior doors.  Here’s a look on how the remodel project shaped up vis a vis interior paint colors…
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I had a choice at the COCOCOZY Design House…be safe or be bold. I chose to be bold when it came to the rear balcony of the house. Design house partner Cement Tile Shop helped me take my new found design boldness to a new level. They came on board and provided us with everything we needed for tiling exterior spaces. I used Cement Tile Shop Bordeaux IV pattern in neutral colors on the balcony and front entrance.

You have seen the front walkway several times on Instagram and here on the blog…today, I’m so excited to share with how this outdoor space on the back of the house looks with the new tile.

 

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As you already know, I am so happy to announce that the COCOCOZY Design House has been completed.  All finished.  Remodel done – from top to bottom including all of the lighting! This home renovation project took 10 months of hard work to complete, but the final design is exactly what I envisioned.
At night the house sparkles because of all of the pretty lighting from Lamps Plus.  Starting with all of the exterior lights and making its way throughout the Design House. It has all come together to great a bright and welcoming design.
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More updates on COCOCOZY Design House kitchen. Today it is all about the kitchen sink.  The kitchen remodel has come together. It looks amazing.  Better than I had expected actually.  All the details down to the fantastic sink area worked out. Kohler generously supplied the farmhouse style kitchen sink and and kitchen faucet.  I wanted the kitchen sink area to combine function and good looks at the same time…I think it worked out!  Here’s how it came together…

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Time for a little update on the master bathroom at the COCOCOZY Design House. It feels like just yesterday the bathroom design started and we’re already finishing up. Now that we are almost complete with the baths, time for a little sneak peek!

Remember what the bathrooms used to look like? Every bathroom at the COCOCOZY Design House looks great now with all of the TOTO plumbing fixtures.  Bright and clean, these bathrooms are coming together great and are giving me serious bathroom envy. TOTO provided all of the amazing sinks, faucets, shower and bath hardware, tubs and toilets for the Design House.

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This week’s Picture of the Week is this amazing wrought iron gate and stunning green front door designed by Wendy Haworth in Los Angeles. I love doors and I love iron gates. And this photo has both in one!

Bright and welcoming when combined with the white exterior wall, I love the green paneled door and the ornate ironwork. The detail of the ironwork is an intricate design of scroll panels with a round wrought iron top. Ornamental fencing is a great to add detail to your home’s entrance. This Beverly Hills home is giving serious entrance inspiration and vision.

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Is there anything more New Years than glitter and sparkles? I am not talking about what you wear to go out or stay in on Dec. 31st…I am talking about sparkling for the entire new year of 2019.  Whether casual everyday or going out for a big night, your outfit doesn’t have to be the only thing that shines this next year.  I was in NY earlier this month and my friend A.Ro, showed up to a party with her hair adorned in fabulous sparkling bobby pins on one side.  It was so chic and festive.  Simple but cute.

Why not dazzle in 2019 – on a hike, at work, out for coffee or a drink, at a dinner party or while walking around town…sparkle.  From cheap to chic, I have you covered on dazzling sparkling bobby pins, clips, hairpins, headbands and more for the new year.

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I recently set a holiday lunch table out in my garden. Have you ever wondered how to style a holiday table when entertaining guests? I live in Southern California so it doesn’t exactly look like the holiday season for those in the East Coast or in colder places, but since it’s so nice outside, I had to take advantage of the weather outside during the holidays.

It was warm outside (around 53), but I still had heat lamps just in case. You never know how cool it can get in the evening. Here’s how I style a holiday table using a traditional plaid.

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2018

Holiday Gift Guide for Mom

December 18, 2018
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This year, get the perfect present under the tree for a mom you know with the holiday gift guide for mom. It’s not too late to find the perfect item to make mom’s holiday the best. Give the gift you know she really wants and needs, whether that means noise-canceling headphones, comfy slippers, or a photo printer for all the family memories. Time is ticking, so here are some great last minutes ideas. I’ve got you covered this holiday season.

Photograph: Jess Kirby
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Dark Blue Dresses for Winter

December 16, 2018
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This winter I am recommending blue. Dark blue dresses that is.

I was considering these three dark blue dresses for my sister’s midday wedding in October. I like navy or dark blue. Give me a break from black but has the same richness. And wintertime really highlights a deep blue.

As sister of the bride, I ended up going with the more festive off the shoulder dress by Roland Mouret! It was so comfortable yet special. Which of these 3 dresses I was considering for my sister’s wedding you favorite?

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Do you have a techie in your life that always seems to have the latest electronics? Get them the perfect present this year with my holiday gift guide for the tech lover. Add a little more tech into their lives with these great gifts.

Whether headphones, waterproof speakers or a portable photo printer, here are the best gifts to get the techie in your life these holidays.

 

Photograph: PJ Havel
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