If you are looking for outdoor living inspiration, you need to see these 6 incredible porches. Now is the time to take your porch to the next level. With porches from different cities around the country, there is plenty of inspiration for every style. The inviting porch above by G.P. Schafer is located at a Southern Georgia home. With bold red wicker furniture and green seat cushions, this design is not afraid of color. The throw pillows and a rug adds an intimate feeling to the space.
Fall fashion is here and it’s better than ever. Store away your trendy summer handbags. This fall is all about cozy crossbody bags, business totes, and chic shoulder bags. Fall handbags are about more than just utility. It’s about adding personality and texture to your fall outfits. Grab a classic brown Gucci to compliment a neutral jacket. Or add a navy print Tory Burch bag to elevate your basic fall look. Step outside of your comfort zone with a cuddly Marc Jacobs tote. Find the perfect shape and style for you! The COCOCOZY team has curated 12 handbags to buy this season.
The art of maximalism can be challenging to master. There is a thin line between a space feeling inspired or overwhelming. These office spaces are filled with saturated colors and fun patterns but do so in a tasteful and refined way. The interior above was designed by G.P. Schafer, a New York-based architectural firm founded in 2002 by Gil Schafer. The office space is actually Gil’s personal office within G.P. Schafer’s New York office. The design is inspired by Gil’s interests and years of collecting both furniture and art.
Television personality and entrepreneur, Whitney Port, and husband Tim Rosenman, purchased their first home together back in 2017. After welcoming their first child, they decided to wait a little bit to renovate their home. When the moment was right Port teamed up with interior designer, Marie Flannigan, She was able to create the bathroom of her dreams. One detail that stands out to me is the Calacatta Primavera marble countertops that flow into the floor. The multi-colored marble is truly the star of the room. Port didn’t want the bathroom to be too trendy and it needed to be functional. Flannigan figured out a way to incorporate traditional designs with stylish brass accents that were perfect for Port’s growing family. This bathroom feels elegant and modern. Making it the perfect sanctuary for relaxation.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I wanted to put a spotlight on Hispanic interior designers. One thing I love about interior design is that it’s subjective. Everyone has their own style because we all come from different backgrounds. We are influenced by different cultures, art, and entertainment. It reflects in the way we dress and the way we decorate our homes. I’ve selected five talented Hispanic designers that have mastered the art of designing a space that is inspired.
About Hispanic Heritage Month
The duration of Hispanic Heritage Month started on September 15th and will end on October 15th. The month is about celebrating the culture and historical influence of Hispanic American citizens. During this month, we recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans whose ancestors came from Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, and Central and South America. Their achievements have impacted modern-day art, design, entertainment, and more in the United States.
Some of you already know that I’m a fan of French architecture. I came across this stunning 17th century farmhouse called Domaine de la Cavalière. For those who don’t know, “calvaliére” means “horsemen” in French. The domaine sits on 100 acres in Provence, France. The structure looks on to the Luberon Mountains and is surrounded by beautiful vineyards. Celebrity designer, Ken Fulk, repaired and redecorate the structure to transform it into the perfect getaway for families. Fulk’s design features a balance of french antiques and modern decor. The main farmhouse includes two kitchens, multiple living rooms, eight bedrooms, and a wine cave. The barn was turned into a guest house for the caretaker.
Domaine de la Cavaliére is owned by an American couple, Jeffrey and Laurie Ubben. Jeffrey Ubben is the founder of ValueAct Capital, an investment company that is based in San Francisco. The Ubbens fell in love with Luberon while on vacation, which led them to purchasing the property. Take a look inside the gorgeous domaine.
Minimal bedroom design move over, traditional four-poster beds are back in style. The minimalism trend has had its moment in the spotlight and we are now seeing more traditional designs gain in popularity. A four-poster bed also known as a high bed or canopy bed can be easily spotted as it has a post on each corner of the bed. Because of their design, these beds are often very eye-catching and easily transform a room into a grand suite.
This modern Guangzhou home tour is filled with innovative design ideas. Located in Guangzhou, China this over 7,000 square foot home was designed by Shexia Design. Shexia believes that the relationship between the homeowner and the house is a sacred connection that impacts daily life. Meaning that one’s home should be a reflection of their lifestyle and future self through every detail.
Bring the cafe home by raising the kitchen bar with this design idea. This modern black and white farmhouse by M House Development has an interesting design with floor-to-ceiling steel picturesque windows and a bar counter going across it. By adding in the bar counter, this space has transformed an otherwise empty area into cafe-style seating.
The statement hallway is an interior design trend that is slowly growing in popularity, and is not going anywhere anytime soon. Upon researching what these thoughtfully designed hallways are called, there was no right or wrong answer. Hallway, corridor, entryway, vestibule, enfilade are all options but vary depending on their location within the home. For the purpose of this article, a statement hallway is a long hallway with either a wall of windows or a wall of windowed doors on either side of the hall.
Today is officially the last day of summer! I can’t believe summer is over. I’ve been so busy running errands and on daily Zoom meetings with the Chirpyest team. September has just slipped away from me. Now that fall is here, I figured it’s time to do some fall shopping. So many brands have been launching their new Fall furniture collections. One of my favorite brands for fall furniture is Lulu & Georgia. They have a great selection of stylish items. My friend is redecorating her living room and I sent her the photo above as inspiration. I keep seeing these black woven chairs on Instagram. They’re simple and complement almost everyone’s home style. If you’re looking to splurge on great pieces for your home, then check out some of my favorite items I pulled below. The best part is that I received a discount code! Woohoo!
Use code: COCOCOZY15 to get 15% off your purchase from Lulu & Georgia.
You have to see this Manhattan apartment tour with style icon Candace Marie. I’ve been following Candace for years, and always look to her for fashion inspiration. Recently she shared a tour of her Manhattan apartment and I can’t wait to share how this small space packs a design punch. Candace is a social media consultant @candacemarie.co, a social media professor at Parsons, and founder of @blckincorporate and @marie_moves_. She is incredibly busy, to say the least, and incredibly talented in everything she does.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the perfect one for fall? Sorry, I couldn’t help myself from using that classic rhyme for this blog. We all have gone through a wall mirror phase or you’re currently still in it. Don’t feel guilty because I do adore a beautiful wall mirror. It is one of the best home accessories. Mirrors are perfect for making a small space feel grand by adding style and reflecting light around a room. There are so many different styles to choose from: elegant, modern, rustic, eccentric, and more! I have selected 9 of my favorite mirrors that will dress up any room for fall.
This soothing minimal boho bedroom has everything an interior needs for style and comfort. This Parisian-inspired boho meets minimal suite was designed by Shari Francis of Dadapt, a Brooklyn-based full-service Interior Design studio. Dadapt does it all with work spanning residential, retail, hospitality, and corporate spaces.
While modern and contemporary homes may be in, this traditional Maine barn cottage tour is full of inspired design choices. Designed by G.P. Schafer a New York based architectural firm, this home is located on the coast of Maine. The cottage was designed for a couple who split their time between New York and Boston. The home spans over 3,300 square feet and has a courtyard.
Delia Kenza transformed a Brooklyn apartment into a black and white masterpiece. The Brooklyn-based interior designer is known for creating modern designs with historical highlights. Kenza’s speciality is full renovations of urban living spaces. Throughout her designs, she features art pieces and unique decor that have a purpose. Kenza works with neutral color palettes then adds specific details to fit her client’s desires. With over ten home renovations under her belt, she has perfected the art of pulling inspiration from her environment. Kenza implements organic materials to fit modern day concepts. It’s the perfect blend of new and old inspirations with a Brooklyn twist.
Go to Chirpyest to see more photos from Delia Kenza’s apartment tour.