interiors

I love love love this green small kitchen with black and white checkered marble floors designed by blogger Gwen Hefner of The Makerista. So well designed.  Apparently she and her husband took charge of making over their outdated kitchen last year.  They took a normal small kitchen and gave it an extremely luxe feel with green cabinets, black pendant lights, quartz countertops and more.  Click below to tour the full space and to see what it looked like before!

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Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a great weekend.  I certainly did.  Lots of fun dining out and very productive on other fronts.

For the blog, today, I thought it would be fun to kick off with a $35 million dollar Beverly Hills mansion tour.  Why not?  Right?    In today’s See This House, I bring you a $35 million dollar Beverly Hills mansion.  This one has its own vineyard!  Curious?  Take a tour…

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Over the course of the last few weeks, I have seen a lot of my best friends who live all over the country.  Last week best of friend FF and her hubby CCF were in town.  We had a great time.  Three weeks ago I was in NYC with best of friend AM and her hubby JE and best of friend A.Ro. in the Hamptons.

I give you all of this detail to tell you that, oddly enough, the thing that stood out to me the most in all of my visits with my friends was the prevalence of banana leaves and palm fronds in decor and fashion!!!  Tropical, jungle, leafy prints are so “in” and my besties were right on trend.  From clothing, to accessories, to home decor, this summer is about the tropical prints…they are EVERYWHERE!

Best of friend AM showed up wearing a skirt and shoes with a banana leaf print AND she has a room in her Hamptons home that is covered in the banana leaf print (she is a trendsetter because she designed the room years before this leafy design craze).  Then in Los Angeles, bestie FF stepped out in a Dolce Gabbana dress with the same print and she matched the pillows at the upscale Jean Georges restaurant at the new Waldorf Astoria where we had dinner.

Read on to see my besties in their banana leafs and some other cute shoppables too…

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Next month, I am going to Greece!  So excited. I will be in Santorini overlooking the ocean for a few days.  I am planning my packing list already.  I imagine walking through the streets of Santorini all in white carrying the accessory of the summer…a fabulous straw bag!

Today, I bring you our ultimate straw beach bag round up for your shopping pleasure.  Tote bags, clutches, messenger style purses…we’ve rounded up 15 of our fave straw bags!

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Reclaimed Wood

June 12, 2017
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Love the kitchen pictured above…with cement tile floors, the crystal chandelier, subway tile wall and the reclaimed wood built-in banquette.  The mixture of textures works for me.  I also like the way the reclaimed wood was inserted into this elegantly feminine breakfast nook.  Lately, I’ve been talking a lot about trends that are not going anywhere…reclaimed wood is one of those home decor trends.  A few years back it started.  Industrial, modern, hipster spaces with reclaimed wood feature walls or coffee tables.  Now, not sure if the wood is even actually reclaimed (my contractor once told me that reclaimed wood sometimes just comes from the back of a lumber yard and is sold as reclaimed!), but it is the aged worn and weathered look that everyone likes. Today, I celebrate bringing in some reclaimed wood into your life…some inspiration and some shopped goodies…take a look…

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Denim Denim Everywhere

June 8, 2017
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The other day, AM and I were picking up friend A.Ro. at the Jitney stop in the Hamptons.  A.Ro., always super stylish, was waiting for us (we were late) with her dog.  As we pulled up I noticed she had the cutest “jean suit” on…basically a fully denim outfit with a white lace cut out top…ripped jeans, a cute jean jack with embroidery on the back and front and some studded slip on sandals.  Awesome look. I was already working on this denim post and that moment further confirmed how AMAZING denim can look.  Also, coupled with the fact AM has a new sofa in her family room in the Hamptons that is a wonderful deep blue indigo denim color.  Denim for home decor and fashion.

In the picture above, I am wearing this affordable cute split back denim top I bought in honor of my visual ode to denim…take a look at some denim interior design inspiration and some fashion finds too…

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I was just at best of friend AM’s lovely East Hampton home this past weekend with our whole group of friends.  If you follow me on Instagram and watched my story, you got a full view of EVERYTHING that went on over the weekend.  It was so much fun.  Bestie AM and her hubby JE purchased their home a few years back and did a whole remodel on it…including the garden.  Now she has a lush garden with beautiful flowers and trees, play areas for kids and lounging areas for adults.  It is perfect.  At night, she has lovely outdoor string lights over the patio and that drape across the yard.

Today’s shopping post is inspired by best of friend AM’s Hamptons yard…follow me @cococozy on Instagram to see her patio… Read on here to see more pretty outdoor string lights ideas.

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