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I wanted to share the kitchen makeover process from the COCOCOZY Design House series. I realized that I never shared the before and after process of the kitchen renovation with you all. As some of you already know, this was my first time remodeling a home, which was thrilling and overwhelming. Now, it’s so satisfying to look back and see where the project started and how it turned out after ten months of work. Personally, I think that the kitchen is the most important room in every home. It’s the designated room for dinner parties, family gatherings, and entertaining guests. The kitchen is the soul of the home and needs to make a big impact when it comes to interior design.

The Kitchen Makeover

My vision for this kitchen was to make it feel bright and open, but still complemented the Spanish Colonial feel of the home. It was important that the kitchen was not only beautiful, but usable too. I wanted to create a new layout that I call a livable kitchen. It’s a concept that utilizes a space to cook and a space for dining and entertaining. It creates a more fluid environment within a home. This livable kitchen concept was used throughout this kitchen renovation. 

The original layout limited the home’s true potential. It was divided into three separate rooms, making it feel dark and small in size. I knew that this house deserved a stunning updated kitchen that can enhance the character of the house. By adding an archway, it brightened up the entire room and gave the home some fluidity it so desperately needed. Tearing down the walls and adding my own personal touch to the design, helped increase the value and appeal of this home. Having an amazing kitchen is an important investment when it comes to renovating a home. 

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15 Sofas Under $800

April 23, 2020
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Today we are exploring 15 sofas under $800. You heard me correctly – under $800! Nothing is more challenging than couch shopping. Whether you are looking to save or splurge picking out a sofa is no easy feat. The best part? There is a surprising amount of attractive sofas for under $800. This is perfect for someone on a budget, renting, new homeowner, or a temporary fix. Let’s get started!

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Today we are exploring gorgeous outfits to wear to a botanical garden. It’s getting to the point that I need to dream again! That being said I created “All Dressed Up and Nowhere to go”. Together we can dream about fashion and travel! I think we could all use a bit of inspiration and visual fun right now. I may not be purchasing like I used to but I’m still looking at all of the spring/summer fashion online.  I’m dying for spring-summer fashion and all of the pieces are starting to get released online. I chose botanical gardens since I have been seeing stunning photos lately online. The cover image is at The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens but there are so many amazing places out there. For the fashion aspect, I chose to create dressier outfits that are perfect for dreaming about!

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Now that we are all staying safer at home, our focus has been on the home and home design. I spend a lot of time going back and forth to the kithcne these days getting snacks, planning meals, organizing the fridge etc. I now wish I could design my dream kitchen and use it right now. Ever find yourself dreaming about celebrity kitchens?  I sure have! Over the years I have run across so many incredible celebrity kitchens. Luxury interiors galore celebrities ofter work with incredible interior designers to craft the perfect space. Get ready for some of the best kitchen inspiration!

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Get ready for the warmer weather with spring-summer denim! We may not be able to go anywhere but we can look stylish at home! Denim is such a year-round closet staple. Denim is a closet staple and is the best thing to throw on when you get sick of sweats.  Jeans, shorts, skirts, tops, jackets – you name it! Everyone’s closet needs a fresh update for the new season or some inspiration for what to wear. Get ready to drool over these stunning styles.

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Have you ever seen the stunning assortment of dining room banquette seating out there? I’ve recently become fascinated with the design idea! I saw one image and then I kept seeing banquette seating everywhere. The great thing about this design idea is that it can be translated to match any design aesthetic or color palette. Get ready because these designs are ready to inspire and I can’t wait to share them!

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I recently ran across Joanna Laven’s work and immediately was attracted to this stunning dreamy neutral apartment. All of her work is simply amazing but lately, I’m very into light interiors. This apartment is dripping in contemporary design, bright whites, and beautiful neutral tones. The architecture alone is worth looking at! Just wait until you see all of the incredible furniture throughout this apartment.

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This post was going to be about light muted blue walls but through my research, I found muted green interiors may just be the next big thing. They are everywhere and for good reason. They are simply stunning! Throughout scouring the web I found so many incredible examples of harmonious muted green interiors. Without further a due – get ready to be inspired to paint your whole place a similar shade of green.

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Today we are taking an outfit + room tour to the next level by doing an outfit + hotel tour at Williamsburg hotel – The Hoxton. Instead of thinking about a few rooms in a posh apartment or home I’m imagining outfits to wear to this stunning new hotel in Brooklyn. This has me dying to go on a trip to NYC!

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Top 15 Nightstands under $200

March 11, 2020
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If you’re in need of a bedroom makeover you are just in time – today I’m talking about the top 15 nightstands under $200. Furniture shopping can be the biggest nightmare, especially bedroom furniture. I’m not one to buy a cohesive bedroom set and call it a day. Part of the fun of designing a room is blending items from a variety of locations. Whether you are on a strict design budget, renting, or looking for an inexpensive solution these 15 nightstands are all incredible options!

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The secret is out: Butcher Block Countertops are the latest kitchen trend. You heard it here first this might just be the biggest trend in 2020. Personally I’m not typically for or against wood countertops – but in these spaces, it works! When you think butcher block wood countertops you probably think about a worn-down home from decades previous. But, these kitchens will completely alter your opinion!

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2019

London Apartment Tour

March 5, 2020
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Get ready to explore a neutral color palette London Apartment Tour. There is nothing quite like lusting after gorgeous European spaces. I stumbled upon this apartment and was immediately in awe of the modern/contemporary look paired with some more classic elements. Some highlights of this space are the gorgeous detailed molding and the high ceilings. Get ready to be wowed by this incredible space!

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2019

Paris Apartment Tour

February 27, 2020
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Today we are exploring a gorgeous Paris Apartment. There is something so romantic about Paris – I’m not sure if it’s in the air, the architecture, or the art but it’s impossible not to notice. That feeling is everywhere in Paris and certainly translates to this beautiful apartment. Let’s start exploring!

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Self Care at home is one of the best things! What’s even better is dreaming up what self care rituals match with extraordinary bathrooms. Today we are exploring 5 different bathrooms designs and exploring 5 different self care routines. Get ready to take notes – because even if your bathroom isn’t as luxe as these – you can still have an ultra-luxurious self care moment at home!

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COZY HOME INTERIORS

February 25, 2020
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Now that fall/winter is creeping in it’s the perfect time to cover cozy home interiors. There is nothing like an interior that gives you that warm feeling that makes you want to curl up with a book. A cozy design can be taken in a variety of ways – I’m covering a range. The underlying theme is a sense of warmness that feels homey.

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Today I’m incredibly excited to take you on a tour through Steve Jones’ home. Steve Jones is an old friend of mine and was my mentor on the COCOCOZY Design House! Steve has an interesting story. He grew up in Laguna Beach and worked for Also Quiksilver for many years. In the last 10-15 years, he has changed directions and took on flipping homes. He has flipped almost 150 homes in Los Angeles!

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