entertaining

Throwing a proper dinner party is an art. There is nothing like a perfectly designed and planned gathering. From the color scheme to the people you invite, It is a thoughtfully curated moment. This dinner party in Positano Italy is simply breathtaking. It has me thinking that a destination dinner party might just be the next big thing. Let’s explore what makes this event so stunning and what to wear to your next dinner party.

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Mattress shopping is no joke. It’s incredibly time-consuming to decide your list of needs, research brands, and ultimately, find what you want in your price range. Thanks to online shopping it’s much easier to compare and faster to find the best mattress. A lot of these companies will deliver to your door and you have plenty of time to try it out – with a guaranteed refund if you don’t love it.

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Lately, I have been seeing double island kitchens everywhere. It seems like every time I go on Instagram, Pinterest, or pick up an interior design magazine I see one. The other day I went to visit a friend who has one and it was incredible. Double Islands allow for the perfect combination of entertaining space and being able to cook with ease. It’s no secret that counter space is hard to come by. With a double island, there is a plethora of counter space! 

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2019

NYC Apartment Inspiration

August 13, 2019
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A perfectly designed NYC apartment is mysterious and exciting. The idea of living in such a populated area and making the most of out what space you can afford is mind-boggling. There are such talented interior designers in NYC that I had an amazing time just exploring images of their work. While not all apartments in NYC are this glamorous, I can’t help but fantasize about these designs. From huge lofts to Parisian chic here are some of my favorites.

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Ah, Summer the best season. The perfect time for vacation, road trips, extra time spent at the beach, and eating outside. As we are in the last stretch of summer, with nice warm August weather, summer fashion proves to be a never-ending struggle. Trying to dress stylishly without sweating can be almost impossible. While throwing on a pair of denim shorts and a t-shirt is simple, it doesn’t work for many occasions. Here is a guide for how to survive a summer heatwave while looking sensational whether you are meeting a friend for dinner or traveling through Europe! 

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Finally, the COCOCOZY Design House dining room has new drapery and window coverings! Wanted to share the new look with you. Did I mention that my sister bought the COCOCOZY Design House? Well that story will have to wait for another day! For now, we will just call her and her husband the “new owner”.

There are so many ways to cover windows. With the dining room and gallery wall it was top priority to make sure the curtains were perfect for the space and amplified the design.

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2019

Dream to Travel: Morroco

August 2, 2019
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As someone who loves to travel and explore new places and cultures I find myself traveling often in order to feed that side of my soul. Looking back on some of my favorite travels I realized I often go back to my favorite destinations. A new goal for myself is to travel to new places. Dream to Travel is a new series and it will be showcasing my dream vacations as someone who hasn’t been before. I’m looking forward to starting a conversation on travel, experience, and learning from you! Now onto Morocco! 

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2019

Exploring the Leo Cottage

July 30, 2019
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I have been a fan of Kate Marker Interiors for years. I constantly run into images of her work online and am immediately attracted to them. I will stumble upon an image that I’m in love with – the style, colors, textures, etc. just speak to me, when I look at the credits every time its Kate’s work. When I saw her start posting photos of @TheLeoCottage I knew I would have to share it with all of you. If you haven’t seen her work before you have been missing out.

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fashion

Looking for the perfect summer dress is no easy task. Before I left for East Hampton to visit a close friend, I looked everywhere for a dress. It needed to work for a weekend in the sun. The moment I spotted this Maje dress I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. 

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home

Last month, I took a trip to East Hampton to visit my bff Anne and her family. Read my previous post about Anne’s home here. Anne and her husband John recently redid their entire backyard and turned it into a stunning outdoor living space. It was designed with relaxing and entertaining in mind. I wish I could’ve stayed longer! Early one morning, I snapped some amazing photos of their oasis.

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I have been DROOLING over pink interior images on Instagram for months! These designs beautifully combine multiple shades of pink into an unusual and fun space.  I hope you are as intrigued and mesmerized by these images as I am. I have a handful of incredible interiors to share with you.

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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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So excited to share a few photos of the completed COCOCOZY Design House! Today, was so excited that House Beautiful decided to do an exclusive house tour of this remodel project I have been working on for almost 10 months. Last year, I bought the house and started remodeling it in April. Now, here it is, a 1930 classic Spanish Colonial Revival nestled in the hills of Los Angeles in an enclave called View Park.

 

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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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