Bedroom nooks are a great way to transform your bedroom into a cozy oasis. After reading a New York Times article about a chateau in Normandy, I became inspired and wanted to share some of my favorites with all of you. As some of you already know, I love researching chateaus and castles. At the Chateau Saint-Calais, there is a beautiful yellow bedroom that has a nook right behind the bed. It has an elegant graphic design that becomes the centerpiece of the room. It’s a unique way to add luxury and charm to the bedroom.

Also, nooks are a great way to create usable space. Small bedrooms can be difficult to decorate. Creating a nook allows for more space in a small bedroom. It gives you the ability to add furniture, decor, and other home accessories that wouldn’t be able to fit in the space.

From old chateaus to modern designs, there are so many ways to redesign a bedroom nook in your home. They are the perfect place to relax in bed with a good book and a fresh cup of coffee. I’m now thinking of different ways I can incorporate nooks into my future home designs. For some inspiration, check out my list of 9 cozy bedroom nooks.

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Shop Dinnerware

This Shop Watch includes 9 amazing dishes & dinnerware from ABC Carpet & Home that will take your home dining experience to the next level. I wanted to bring back one of my favorite series, Shop Watch. ABC Carpet & Home is one of my go-tos when it comes to looking for dinnerware. They have a large selection of home accessories from stylish dishes to unique flatware. I wanted share some of my favorite items with you to help make your home dining experience a little more fun.

There are so many different ways to accessorize your table. Depending on the occasion or holiday, there are so many ways to dine in style. Create a cozy space for your family dinners or a vibrant table for entertaining guests.

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11 Fantastic Black and White Baths

Looking for new bathroom inspiration? Here are 11 fantastic black and white bathrooms that I love. The black and white look is one of my favorite styes when it comes to designing a bathroom. After designing my black and white bathroom, I decided to share some of my favorite baths that use the classic color palette. Black and white is timeless! In fact, this style can transform your room from basic to luxurious! There are many different styles and techniques that can be explored using this color scheme.

It’s important that the room is visually balanced and stylish. I specifically chose bathrooms that use various different styles of the black and white look. Additionally, I pulled together some of my favorite designs created by my friend Steve Jones, @BetterShelter, who I worked on the COCOCOZY Design House project with. And other interior designers that perfected the black and white aesthetic.

The color palette adds modern elegance to the home. Black and white baths are a simple way to enhance the space. By adding matte lighting fixtures and accent tiles, your bathroom can become one of the best rooms in your house! Adding fun details and accessories can enhance the design even further. Don’t be afraid to play with prints and patterns to add your own twist to the classic look.

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Walmart Finds: Home for The Holidays

With the holiday season right around the corner, I have found some of my holiday must-haves from Walmart! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I usually spend the day with my family, eating delicious food and enjoying each other’s company. Due to Covid-19, our Thanksgiving will probably look a little different this year. However, that does not mean that we can’t create a wow worthy breakfast table for Thanksgiving. And it can be done on an affordable budget by shopping at Walmart! There’s no better feeling than creating a beautiful space without breaking the bank. The holidays are about enjoying time with your loved ones. I wanted to help make shopping for Thanksgiving easier so you can focus on your family, friends, and your holiday traditions.

The holiday season can be overwhelming and expensive. Finding the perfect table decor and dinnerware, can be added stress that we all do not need right now. Some of my favorite items from Walmart’s Home for the Holidays Collection includes: Gold 20-Piece Flatware Set, A Mint Green Cutlery Set with Wood Block, and a Teal Dinnerware Set. Whether you are looking for new cookware, serveware, or table decor, it is all right here! There are so many ways to make your home holiday ready.

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While looking for some new inspiration, I came across these gorgeous kitchens. Renovating a kitchen is a lot of work, but it’s worth it in the end. Are you looking to create a modern masterpiece? Or a cozy contemporary space? Will you use a vibrant color palette? Or stick to neutrals? There are many ways to design a kitchen. It makes the process that much more exciting! Here is kitchen inspiration from top interior designers like Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent, McGrath II, and Pamela Shamshiri.

If you’re looking for even more kitchen inspiration. Check out my kitchen renovation from my COCOCOZY Design House Series.

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Let’s travel to Scotland…How gorgeous is this gothic greenhouse! As some of you already know my two favorite things are: travel and castles! The architectural details of castles are unique and tell their own story. This gothic greenhouse was originally a boiler room. It was specifically known to grow camellia flowers. That is how it got its name. You can find this greenhouse on the property of the Culzean Castle. This castle was owned by David Kennedy. He was the 10th Earl of Cassilis. He had the castle reconstructed in 1792. The transformation took 15 years to finally complete. 

Some of you have already seen a sneak peak of this greenhouse on my Instagram. This greenhouse is stunning. I wanted to show you more of the architectural details throughout this structure. Especially the two-story windows that allow natural light from all angles. The property has vibrant formal gardens. And unique archways that flow from one room to another. I cannot wait to travel to Scotland to tour old castles. It is an amazing experience to explore other countries and learn about the history of the buildings.  Apart from being a beautiful country. Scotland is a wonderful place full of art, history, and culture.

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Style Your Home with Roman Shades

The Shade Store’s Roman shades are the perfect window treatment to turn your room from dull to chic! For those who do not know, Roman Shades are made by one piece of fabric that will fold up as they’re raised. The reason I love these shades is because they’re functional and stylish. Also, they come in all different fabrics, textures, and colors. You can create a bold look with fun patterns or compliment your minimalistic style with a neutral solid linen fabric. They’re perfect for making your room feel elegant. It’s time to update your living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms.

As you know, window treatments can be overwhelming! Especially, since there is a wide variety of styles to choose from: vertical or horizontal blinds, curtains, panels, and more. The wrong choice will make a room look outdated or too loud. Using the perfect window treatment will take your room from “oh” to “WOW.”

Specifically, these types of shades are normally seen in more traditional homes. However, now they’re starting to be seen in more modern style designs. They’re great for creating clean and modern looks. Also, you can also choose a graphic pattern to add some character to your living room. Roman Shades are amazing to play around with to find your own style.

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Veronica Beard

I’ve been scrolling through the internet trying to find the perfect blazer to add to my collection. As some of you know, one of my favorite brands is Veronica Beard. After browsing their site, I knew I needed to highlight some of my favorite items for all of you. Specifically their dresses and blazers! They have a great selection from strong blazers to flirty dresses. There is something for ever woman’s mood. Also, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to bring back my Shop Watch series.

About the Brand

Veronica Beard was created by two sister-in-laws, both named Veronica. How cool is that? Their mission is to create trendy and stylish clothing to help women feel more confident and empowered. Their brand’s motto is: “look good, feel good, and do what you love.” How do you not support a brand that wants you to feel your absolute best? Their blazers and dresses are always so beautifully designed. They have a great range of fashionable prints and patterns. Their designs come in many different fabrics like leather, silk, and even corduroy. However, they’re never too bold or two gaudy. Their brand makes you look fashionable and sophisticated. Find the perfect piece that compliments your style!

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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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