Do you ever search for a specific thing online and then somehow end up down a rabbit hole? Well…I just did that. I was looking for architectural inspiration. Specifically, beautiful greenhouse designs. I haven’t posted about a greenhouse in a while. Somehow during my search, I ended up virtually touring a London townhouse. And then a light bulb went off. I discovered incredible European-style outdoor patio designs. So today’s blog is going to be about bringing European styles to your own backyard. Spring is around the corner so why not spruce up our outdoor patios? But this time with a European twist. Check out some of my favorite European-style outdoor patio ideas below.
This past weekend I went to a local flower market. I needed some inspiration for spring. I didn’t end up buying anything. But it gave me some ideas for future spring centerpieces. Maybe I’ll save that for a future post. This blog is all about spring tablecloth ideas. I almost purchased some lilacs and hydrangeas for my house. It got me imagining how I would decorate my next spring tablescape. And I realized you can’t plan a spring table without finding the perfect spring tablecloth. So I did some searching online. Here are my 12 tablecloth ideas.
So I’m giving myself a pat on the back because I already started spring cleaning. Did you start yet? They say March 20th was the perfect time to start spring cleaning. I’m ahead of the game! I’ve been putting off organizing my garage for years! It’s almost embarrassing how much stuff I have in there. Everything was cluttered and so hard to navigate. My garage stored everything from kitchen supplies, my COCOCOZY pillows, gifted furniture and supplies from previous partnerships, and holiday decor. I thought it was time to get organized.
Spring Cleaning Strategy: The Garage
So if you’re about to start your own spring cleaning project then I’m going to walk you through how I organized my garage. Hopefully, it will help make your process a lot smoother. I divided the cleaning process into 3 different phases: declutter, deep clean, and organize. Learn how I organized my garage below.
Here’s a kitchen design that stopped me while aimlessly scrolling on Instagram. Every once in a while I discover a new kitchen design that makes me go “WOW.” The first thing I noticed was the matte black and white floors. Then, I started analyzing the cabinets and realized they’re not stark white, they’re actually off white kitchen cabinets. The cabinets actually look like a blush tone in some photos. It might just be the lighting. I’m always curious to see how designers use off-white paint colors in their designs. It’s a great technique for adding warmth. See my kitchen breakdown of everything I love about this kitchen below.
Kitchen Interior Designer
The interior designer behind this kitchen is Zoe Feldman. Zoe and her team specialize in making beautiful rooms feel intimate and personal. This kitchen and breakfast nook design is no exception. Every detail is handpicked to help tell a story. It’s a must-see space!
The power of a beautiful powder room! The powder room or what some call a “half bath” is one room in your home where you can let your imagination run wild. I always love visiting friends’ homes or even touring new real estate to discover a unique powder room design. They’re usually small spaces that pack a punch. You can design your guest bathroom to be a beautifully neutral space for guests to feel comfortable. Or create a room that aims to be impressive with bold patterns and unique textures. I’ve rounded up 11 ideas for your powder room to spark some inspiration.
The first powder room of the round-up is the above bright and clean space designed by Ashe Leandro.
I just spent last weekend redecorating my guest bedroom. I was in the mood for a quick refresh…nothing too crazy. I haven’t redecorated this room since before the pandemic. So I thought it was time for an easy guest bedroom makeover. And thanks to Boll & Branch, I was able to create the exact look that I wanted! This makeover doesn’t involve buying new furniture. So no need to start shopping for a bed, dresser, or nightstand (unless you feel like you need to). For this project, it was time to switch out the old bedding with something bright, airy, and luxurious. So keep reading to see what I did to refresh the bedroom. I hope it helps kick off your spring cleaning journey.
Maybe you’re thinking about redecorating your space. Or just built a beautiful new home, but need furniture to fill an empty room. Hiring an interior designer would be the next step, but are interior designers worth it? Interior designers aren’t cheap. Many COCOCOZY readers are super design savvy. So you are probably thinking that you can easily decorate your home by yourself. I’m sure some of of you can. However, there are several reasons why hiring an expert is actually worth it!
March is one of those months where it’s cold one week and then warm the next. So how do we know what to wear for work? There’s nothing worse than being too cold or too hot in the office. So the COCOCOZY team picked 7 spring outfit for work ideas to help you transition into the spring season. We include office staple pieces, chic blazers, and comfortable shoes for the office. See our outfit ideas below!
I’ve been thinking about spring cleaning. While scrolling through my camera roll, I realized I have photos of my friend Linda’s pantry from her new kitchen remodel. Then it clicked! This blog is all about items that I have, want, or need for a kitchen pantry or cupboard. I included everything from organization essentials to trending food items. There’s nothing more satisfying than a beautifully organized pantry. Some of my favorite brands and retailers include The Container Store, Pottery Barn, and Overstock. They offer a variety of storage solutions and stylish items to make your kitchen more efficient. Regardless if you’re a culinary extraordinaire or just a home design enthusiast, investing in a few pantry essentials will change the way you navigate your kitchen. See my favorite picks below.
Interior design can be a lucrative business. It’s about more than just changing paint colors and swapping out old furniture. It requires a skillful eye and the ability to collaborate with other people. However, there are many different ways interior designers can make money. The COCOCOZY team is sharing some of our best tips and expert advice on how interior designers can find ways to monetize their design skills. Check out our guide below.
I’ve been thinking about joining Masterclass for a while now. I saw one of my favorite interior designers, Kelly Wearstler, hosted her own masterclass. So I thought why not join!? It’s never a bad idea to learn a new skill from an expert. You never know what might strike inspiration.
Kelly is known for her iconic hotel and celebrity home designs. She is a master of mixing textures and design elements from different time periods to create something fresh and modern. I would describe Kelly’s style as sophisticated with a playful twist. Her unique eye for design led to her creating collections of furniture, art, lighting, wall coverings, textiles, and rugs. She even has 5 design books! Most of her design inspiration stems from her world travels in Indonesia, Paris, and Spain. Find out what I learned after watching her Masterclass.
It was snowing in California! My mom sent me a photo of sleet covering her front lawn. I’m a true Californian. So when I see snow in California…it’s truly shocking! (I’m sure my east coast readers are laughing at me right now). Since a winter cold front has taken over Los Angeles, I started looking up places to travel for spring break. I thought to myself…if I can go anywhere, then where would I go? Let me state the obvious…planning a trip last minute for spring break is EXPENSIVE! So my dream to book a flight out of here is just a dream for right now. But if you’re someone who is only a few weeks away from a warm vacation on an island or a cozy retreat in the mountains, this blog is to help you.
Here’s my shopping guide to help you pack for your spring break trip!
What is Spring Break?
Spring break is a week of vacation (sometimes longer) in the middle of the spring season. It’s usually around the end of March. The purpose of the holiday is to give students (and adults) a break from their crazy school schedules. It’s a week to relax and unwind.
Starting off this week with something bold and vibrant. Interior designer, Nina Barnieh-Blair, is not afraid of designing with color. From growing up in Kumasi, Ghana to moving to England at the age of seven, Nina found comfort at her grandmother’s family compound. It was her happy place that turned into her daily inspiration for her work today. Take a look inside her eclectic-style Upper West Side apartment.
It’s time to prioritize interior design! More people than ever are interested in remodeling their home offices. This is because remote employment is becoming more and more common. So I wanted to share what I’ve learned from working on a startup from home for over 3 years. Interior design affects productivity while working at home. It is crucial to create a space that helps you focus, and is visually appealing while being completely functional. Discover my tips to update your interior design to make your work-from-home experience better than ever.
It can be difficult to stay on top of the latest trends in home decor because they are continuously changing. People these days work hard to create the perfect look for their living environment that reflects the newest trends. Influencers on social media are notorious for sharing chic decorating ideas that may be out of our price range. Nonetheless, everyone should be able to transform their home into a beautiful sanctuary. COCOCOZY teamed up with our sister company, Chirpyest, to find less expensive home decor that is trending right now. And we included some trending furniture too! 🙂
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I know this series is called See This House. Technically, this blog should be titled See This Apartment. Who doesn’t love to look at Parisian apartments? Is it just me? French designer, Dorothée Meilichzon, known for her magnificent hotel designs, shared a tour of her 2,400 square foot Parisian apartment. There are so many blends of vibrant colors, textures, and furnishings that make this tour a must-see. She’s a master of combining Parisian elegance with art deco designs. This French Art Deco apartment is truly every interior design enthusiast’s dream. Meilichzon purchased this apartment back in 2020. She rearranged the sizes of rooms to design a liveable layout for her growing family. Take a look inside this uniquely beautiful Parisian apartment.