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I am so proud to present my latest rug collection.  This year I bring you COCOCOZY Color Block Rugs!  I was inspired last year when I did this post on color blocking in fashion and in the home.  Noticed the trend of using big solid blocks of color had been used on the runway or in paint colors or even drapes, but never in rugs…so I decided to change that with this amazing line of customizable rugs.  Custom wool rugs that can be delivered in as little as 45 days!

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Today’s discussion is on the trend of pattern mixing in the home and fashion.

My best of friend AM has a way with patterns.  Just spent a week in the Dominican Republic with her and her hubby JE, our friend MR, and my SFJ…I spent the time soaking in the sun and studying AM’s love for pattern.

At the small DR resort hotel where AM is one of the original owners we met power fashion blogger Jenn Lake and her hubby Bob.  Jenn is also a major lover of a mix of patterns.  When AM locked in on Jenn’s first resort look and her eyes danced with delight, I knew AM had met her pattern mixing match.  All week, the two power pattern mixers oooohhhed and aaaahhhed over each other’s bold fashion choices.  So for me, after spending a week near and around two women who are not afraid of blending and juxtaposing patterns and color in their wardrobe…I frankly felt a little drab with my solid colored clothing.  Note to self: Must go to New York where AM lives, sneak into her closet, raid it, get some great patterned clothing in my mix, pack it all up in my handy carry on luggage and fly home…good idea right or is that against the law? Hmmm…

So today I take you on pattern mixing fantasy in fashion and for the home.  Bestie AM this one is for you!!

 

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interiors

Love love love this look.  White rooms with exposed wood beams or posts. Rustic yet modern.  I am still on the house hunt…may have to figure out a way to do this in whatever house I find.

Today I bring you a little design eye candy with these charming rooms…take a look…

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Must love a great two-toned kitchen.  Right? Because of my new COCOCOZY Color Block rug collection, I am all about the color blocking in home decor this season.  About a year ago, my mother had her lower cabinets painted a lovely blue and her upper kitchen cabinets painted white. It is nice to have a mom who is instinctively ‘on trend’!  Love the idea of juxtaposing large monochromatic blocks of color in a room.  I am doing a room makeover for a girls’ room right now.  My little “clients” love pink.  I decided to give them a color blocked room with a perfect pink ceiling and white walls.  It turned out sooooo cute.  So since I am all about two-toned spaces and things…today I bring you 12 stunning two-toned kitchens.  Hope you enjoy!

 

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Happy Monday!  I am back from my week long stay in the Dominican Republic with my good friends from New York and SFJ came out from L.A..  It was such a lovely dreamy spring break. If you have been following along in instagram (@cococozy) or Snapchat (cococozyblog), you have seen the play by play of my travels and stay at the Playa Grande Beach Club, a boutique hotel in the Dominican Republic. At this resort, there homes that are privately owned and there are also beautiful rentable bungalows.  My best of friend AM and her hubby JE happen to own one of the homes there so I am a very lucky recipient of their hospitality!

Anyhooo, one day while everyone was out at the pool (all kids and adults), I snuck inside AM’s island house and had a field day taking photos.  One of the delightful rooms is upstairs…it is a fanciful bohemian bedroom – a twin room with an island style twist.

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Today I bring you a tropical garden gate and a bit of chatter about fashion choices and red pants of all things…

I am still here in the Dominican Republic on a dream vacation. It is so beautiful here and so relaxing being with friends.  I must admit, I fell off the early morning yoga regime a few days ago…I may get back on it this morning…”may” is the operative word in that sentence.

Anyhooo…I felt compelled to put on a bright color yesterday due to the fact that best of friend AM and power fashion blogger Jenn Lake of Style Charade, who are both here at the Playa Grande Beach Club hotel and resortare two women who know how to wear a beautiful mix of patterns, texture and colors.  I am usually dressed in safe blacks or whites in Los Angeles…I haven’t quite got the fashion confidence of taking on patterns (yet) but I decided to take bright color from AM’s and Jenn’s fashion play books…

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home

Still here in the Dominican Republic this Thursday morning.  It is soooo lovely at Playa Grande Beach Club – a boutique vacation resort dreamed up and  designed by New York money manager Boykin Curry (whom I have known for years and years – he is besties with my bestie AM so we are competing besties if that makes sense!!) and designer Celerie Kemble and the Kemble Interiors team (whom I have also known for years and who did a great job on this hotel).  Every morning, I wake up and discover another cute vignette….yesterday and today…I’ve been soooo focused on the wicker chairs here.  Here’s a little shopping guide on the best wicker chairs for summer lounging!

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