fashion

Time to shop! If you’re anything like me, then you love to online shop. So when the Nordstrom Anniversary sales arrives it makes me excited. It’s the perfect time to shop essentials for fall. And snag any cute products for an affordable price. Nordstrom has everything from women’s activewear to their beauty exclusive value sets on sale. I have narrowed down some of my favorite items from Nordstrom. What are you waiting for? The sale ends August 8th!

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travel

As we slowly re-enter the traveling world, be sure to pack everything you need on your next trip. We know for most it has been a while, so the COCOCOZY team has curated 6 travel essentials you will need to take to your next destination. Whether you are having a staycation or taking it international. You all will need these essential travel items no matter the destination. Once you decide on how many outfits and shoes you need to overpack, don’t forget these travel essential items to your checklist.

Check out the Chirpyest blog: Top 11 Destinations to Travel to on Your Next Trip 

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interiors

I’m back with dramatic kitchen details to inspire! It seems like I’m always talking about kitchens, they must just be a favorite of mine. I have built up a collection of so many kitchens with impeccable designs that it’s impossible not to share them. Today the focus is on dramatic design details and great kitchen styling.

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home

EditSummer brings warm weather and a new season to push our decorating styles out of our comfort zone. There are so many beautiful outdoor furniture pieces available. Style your backyard for summer to transform your home into your need favorite outdoor hangout spot. In fact, creating a beautiful outdoor living space is the best way to enjoy summer. Imagine inviting over your friends and family to enjoy your newly decorated space. You are sipping refreshments and passing around endeavors. Design your own backyard paradise with new furnishings and decor. The COCOCOZY team has curated a list of 13 Outdoor furniture that you need for the summer.

Summer brings warm weather and a new season to push our decorating styles out of our comfort zone. There are so many beautiful outdoor furniture pieces available. Style your backyard for summer to transform your home into your need favorite outdoor hangout spot. In fact, creating a beautiful outdoor living space is the best way to enjoy summer. Imagine inviting over your friends and family to enjoy your newly decorated space. You are sipping refreshments and passing around endeavors. Design your own backyard paradise with new furnishings and decor. The COCOCOZY team has curated a list of 13 Outdoor furniture that you need for the summer.

Check out my outdoor patio makeover for more inspiration.

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interiors

I’m sure I’m not the only person who has to throw together last minute summer dinner parties. Due to my busy schedule, I don’t have the time to run around Beverly Hills to shop for table decor. As much as I would love to find intricate pieces and fun accessories, it’s not always realistic. I decided to challenge myself to see if I can throw together a stylish summer dinner party in 5 minutes or less. And guess what? I did it! Yes, it’s actually doable.

My best advice is to order everything from one store. That way it’s easy to pull items from one location. I ordered many cute and affordable items from Walmart Home’s citrus summer collection. The yellow pillows, lemon pattered table cloth, and pops of aquafrom the plates are the perfect combination. The key to creating a perfect tablescape is all about balance. The finishing touch was the bowl of fruit to tie in the yellow from the table cloth.

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interiors

Last week, my friend reached about to me regarding mattress recommendations. Mattress shopping is overwhelming. It’s incredibly time-consuming to decide your list of needs, research brands, and ultimately, find what you want in your price range. Online shopping makes the process so much easier. Browse online and compare different types of mattresses to find the perfect pick for you. 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. Nothing is worse than mattress shopping in person. Here are the best companies from all of my research!

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interiors

Designed by Simone McEwan of Nice Projects @nice_projects today’s room of the day is a contemporary victorian living room located in London. The space reflects a fusion of traditional and contemporary elements. The design choices are playful in nature and have a character of their own. The designer worked to incorporate the personality of the homeowner into the space while still staying true to the victorian bones of the home.

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I don’t know about you, but I can look at kitchen designs all day. Take a look inside this modern Mediterranean kitchen design. The 1921 San Francisco home was in need of a makeover. Thanks to interior designer, Regan Baker, the kitchen got the upgrade it deserved. The kitchen features brass finishes that gives the kitchen a more luxurious look. Baker originally wanted to design a more vibrant kitchen. However, she found herself attracted to more softer and timeless elements. Leading her to choose the beautiful mint green color for the cabinets. The design process started in 2019 and was completed after 3 months.

Regan Baker’s mission is to transform ordinary homes into spaces that reflect her client’s personality and lifestyle. She is also passionate about highlighting black women’s art in her designs. In this project, she used mixed-media work by Marie Alexander, Tawny Chatmon’s Renaissance-influenced photography, an oil portraiture by Lauren Pearce, and original collage pieces by Christa David. Baker’s kitchen design is breathtaking.

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One thing to love about Spanish architecture is the usage of organic elements. This San Jose estate designed by Kesha Franklin of Halden Interiors adds a twist to the usual Spanish feel. Franklin’s speciality is creating balance within a home. Whether that is adding boldness to a minimalistic home. Or softening a more modern structure with minimal designs. In this case, it was finding the balance between the Spanish architecture and her client’s desire for modern luxury. Franklin wanted the owners of the San Jose estate to be truly inspired.

About Kesha Franklin

In 2018, Kesha Franklin established her New York design firm. Her portfolio includes luxury residences, loft apartments, brownstones, city pied-a-terres and holiday homes. She has worked with high profile clients like former NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. Franklin’s specialty is minimalistic with maximalist intentions.

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fashion

Are you going to the beach this summer? Don’t forget the most important accessory, straw bags! Straw bags never go out of style. They go with every summer outfit. Doesn’t matter if you’re rocking a bold and bright look or a chic neutral outfit. Just add a straw bag and you have yourself a stylish ensemble for the summer. Shop the COCOCOZY team’s favorite picks!

Check out Chirpyest’s guide for more Straw Bags!

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interiors

There’s something about the warmer months that makes me crave cozy sunroom design. There just something so romantic about having a tucked-away seating area to host guests when the sunsets. Or having a morning coffee before the sun has warmed up the outdoors yet! Today’s amazing interior is the getaway home of Alex Bates founder of Flint & Kent and Bloomist who also designed the space. Located on Fire Island this space is the perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle of New York City. Fire Island is on the southern shore of Long Island. Just over a one-hour drive and quick boat ride, this space is easy to get to and incredibly serene. Since everyone arrives by boat there are few cars and everyone bikes or walks around town.

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interiors

I’m not sure how I haven’t shared this Casamidy San Miguel de Allende house tour yet. Casamidy is an incredible design studio that creates furniture, lighting, and tabletop items that are metal prominent. Back in the spring of 2019 the founders Jorge Almada and Anne-Marie Midy, so kindly invited me and a few of my close girlfriends to stay in their San Miguel de Allende home. We had such a great time staying in their beautiful home and exploring everything San Miguel de Allende has to offer.

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interiors

Kitchen design trends are always changing but open kitchen shelving is showing no signs of slowing down. This trend has been popular in the last few years and isn’t going anywhere. By definition, open kitchen shelving is shelving that is exposed and not concealed by a door or cabinet. Because the shelving is open it is often less bulky and makes smaller kitchens feel larger. A great design hack if you are working with a smaller space. Those with larger kitchens often use open kitchen shelving as a decor moment to create a focal point in their space.

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