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An amazing arched tile ceiling in this kitchen remodel from Benecki Homes and Melanie Turner Designs in Atlanta.

Love every bit of this remodel (or is it a new build). Found this trove of photos on instagram.  The barrel vaulted arched ceiling covered in subway tiles, the La Cornue stove, marble counters on the island, brass Waterworks faucet, the amazing pendant lights and my favorite the arched steel window!  AAAHHHH.  This one is too good!  There might even be cement tile floor in this one!

Here is a little look…

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Spotted this pretty monochromatic summer house in Auckland.  The perfect mix of neutral colors – greys, black, whites, tans and a boho vibe.  My kind of beach house.  Only problem it is all the way in New Zealand!  My friend is going to New Zealand next week…maybe he can find this house and bring it back for me?? Has anyone ever attempted to import a whole house.  Will have the COCOCOZY team look into this as an option.

Anyhooooo….here is a tour…

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Design Find

Black Pendant Lights Dos

February 24, 2017
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When you don’t have a house it is easy to dream about any and all options you might put in your future dream house. This is my state of mind. After selling my tiny little cottage in the Hollywood Hills around the holidays a few months ago, I now have so many options…too many options!  Everything is a possibility as I look for my next spot.

Today the option is black pendant lights for the kitchen or dining room.

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A friend of mine recently said they were not a fan of plants inside the house. I highly disagree! I love the idea of using a plant to enhance a room’s decor. Houseplants can add great visual texture to a room and they help purify the air. Studies have shown that plants can have a destressing effect too.

From a tall fiddle leaf fig or palm tree, to some creeping English Ivy, to some low maintenance Aloe Vera, a rubber plant, some bamboo…all good options for inside the house…

Today I show you some ways to style plants in your home! Bring on the plants please!

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Best Of

13 Beautiful Double Doors

February 22, 2017
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I love beautiful double door.  When I am in France each summer visiting my mother’s amazing rental apartment in Paris, I am reminded that my dream house must have a double doors somewhere. Mom’s Parisian summer flat has tall ceilings and glorious double doors leading from the dining room to the living room.  Classic, tall, with molding, striking substantial knobs and some door trim that stands out.

Would love to have interior double doors leading to a bedroom or dining room. Something so elegant about flinging open two doors to a room.

Here are 13 double doors I am loving. A little design inspiration for a Tuesday!

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Okay…we are not too far from Spring. My tip of the day is that now is the time to shop for the perfect suede boot for next season.

I have several pairs of suede boots and suede booties…they are my default “go to” for fall and winter wear. My bestie AM always gives me cute things when I visit. Last time I was in NY at her place, she decided to give me a beautiful pair of over the knee blue Stuart Weitzman suede boots she had bought but had never worn. They rock. Now time to hunt for some more to add to the boot collection…this time on sale!

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If you follow COCOCOZY on instagram @cococozy, you know real estate is on my mind big time lately.  This weekend on instagram I gave everyone a glimpse into my world as I continue my hunt for my next little house here in Los Angeles.  I have been searching for some time and frankly I am all over the place in what I am looking for in a new home.  One weekend it is a fixer, the next weekend something completely done…sometimes it is Spanish then it is a California bungalow.  Sometimes I think the beach, other times I am looking in the hills.  My real estate search lacks any kind of focus on my part!

Speaking of lack of focus, today, I am taking a fantasy break from my real house hunt here in Los Angeles, to go on a multi million dollar search in the New York area.  First stop, this $29 million Hamptons retreat named “Tower House” in Southampton.  A summer dream house tour…

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