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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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On National Donut Day I have an admission.

I admit it.  Just this last Monday, on Memorial Day, after taking a Soul Cycle class with my friends, I ate donuts in the Hamptons.  An oxymoron as one of my friends put it.  As you may know if you follow me on Instagram, I spent the long weekend at bestie AM’s house in East Hampton.  On Monday, good friend MR signed us up for a spin class that I begrudgingly attended.  They had to drag me out of bed to go. Much to my surprise, I really enjoyed the class because I needed the exercise after a weekend of parties and celebrating.  I walked out of the spin class feeling good about myself.  After a leisurely ladies lunch in Sag Harbor (we had left the guys at the house with the 5 kids), MR announces in only the way that MR can, “Ok, now we are going to get donuts!” and then she and AM raced ahead of me as I fumbled to get my coat on.  Wasn’t sure I heard correctly so I tried to catch up to them but couldn’t because they were speed walking at a very high speed.  When I caught up to them the door was just closing behind them at what I later found out was Grindstone Coffee and Donuts in Sag Harbor on Main Street…it happened to be quite a cute donut shop so I followed them in.

Of course, I will turn a donut shop visit into a design story…starting with the fab black tin ceiling!

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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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Red Doors

May 31, 2017
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Love a bold red door. Can create great drama on arriving into a home. Whether it be a front door, a garden gate or even an interior door, I think maybe if you want to go bold go with a red front door.

Here are a few ideas for you to ponder…

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White Brick

May 23, 2017
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I want a house with a white brick exterior. Period. I would take a house with a white brick fireplace. Period again. Give me a white brick wall and that will do too. Another period. I say “period” for emphasis here. I am overdoing it for a reason. Any brick, painted white, anywhere in a home…that says perfection. Period. Period. Period. A classic architectural detail that can play either traditional or modern. Today, on this Tuesday in May, it is my day to pay homage to all things white brick.

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Happy Monday! I am obsessed with stair risers. For those of you who do not know what a stair riser is…then this post is for you. A stair riser is simply the vertical portion of each stair. I think of a stair riser simply as another design opportunity. It is a way to dress up your stairs. Tiles, paint, contrasting wood, or even decorative metals can make all of the difference for a set of stairs.

I have a COCOCOZY collection of painted wood floor tiles with Mirth Studios’ Mirthful Home. Mirth Studios also makes a great collection of stair riser decals that you can simply peel and stick onto already existing stairs! Love them. Click here to see their full collection of stair risers and read on to see my collection of stair riser decals and to see different options for your home too!

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Foyer Foliage Wallpaper

May 16, 2017
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I am all for a home with a proper foyer. A separate entry hall or space on the inside of the front door is so important to me. During my on going house hunt, I have immediately nixed the spaces that do not have a proper foyer. I know everyone is all for open floor plans these days but I am celebrant of a properly defined foyer space.

Anyhooo….saw this little foyer in an apartment and LOVED it. I love the foyer foliage wallpaper. The green and white wallpaper defines the space and sets the tone for the cute but simply decorated apartment beyond the front door area. A great way to greet guests I believe. Oooh just had a thought about a textile pattern. Thinking about my next collection of rugs and this wallpaper and foyer has inspired me! Take a look at the way the 360 degree view of this foyer and the wallpaper source…

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