I was so happy to get an email from Paige Sumblin Schnell over at Tracery Interiors in Florida the other day. She was writing about a project she worked on with fellow interior designer Bess Marshall.
A 4000 square foot 4 bedroom, 4 bath beach house in Blue Mountain Beach, Florida that sits on the highest point of the Gulf of Mexico. The house was designed as a vacation home for a family with 3 children.
Paige and Bess designed the space so the main areas mirror the natural environment just outside the home. “It all reflects our gulf water, white sand, and rolling dunes” says Paige.
I love the two toned brown and white drapes in one of the bedrooms!
Thank you Paige and Bess for sharing this project!
P.S. Last night I had an absolute blast. Best of guy friend BN and his wife and dear friend SN joined me for a party at chic Los Angeles showroom, Harbinger…owned by the equally chic Joe Lucas and Parrish Chilcoat. The party was hosted by Traditional Home magazine for designer Bunny Williams. It was also a blogger type event for some sort of design blog conference (which I did not attend btw). Anyhooo…fab Associate Operations Manager KS (who loves the color pink…but for some reason was wearing red) came with her very nice boyfriend MF (who she says only wears dark colors) to hang out for a bit. Fab public relations consultant Stephanie Tsai of Ink and Press also came (so did Amanda Youseff from Stephanie’s company but I missed seeing her)! I got there late (of course) and stayed late (of course)…but I managed to snap a few photos.
P.P.S. The cool thing about the night was running into and getting to catch up with so many fabulous blogging friends and designers including…Kristi Bender of Wendy Schwartz Design, designer Oliver Furth, fabulous designer/blogger Tobi Fairley, very nice Erin from House of Turquoise blog, Jennifer Powell from Kravet, Emily Ruddo from Armonia Decors, Vanessa de Vargas of Turquoise L.A., Cassandra Lavalle from Coco Kelley/Rue, Crystal from Rue, designer Darren Ransdell, Clara Hendon from Hillary Thomas Design, stylish designers Ron Woodson and Jamie Rummerfeld from Woodson & Rummerfeld…and the list goes on and on. I also met some designers who are just starting out in the blogging world like Jana Hunter, Stacy Kunstel and Holly Hollingsworth Phillips!
P.P.P.S. So…let’s see…it is still February, coy and mysterious month… but I can’t help it…I must share some news…(I know p.r. guru ST is thinking…”uh oh, here she goes again…just blurting stuff out”)! I hate to bury big news in a P.S. but I can’t help myself…ughhhh…this is a real problem…my OSS (over sharing syndrome)…I can’t seem to hold onto any news for very long…
P.P.P.P.S. You should be proud of me, I held on for a whole P.S.
P.P.P.P.P.S. So…here comes the big announcement (that I am announcing in a P.S. and that is only really big to me and maybe KS…)…drum roll….I am so thrilled to announce that prestigious furnishings showroom Harbinger has picked up the full COCOCOZY to-the-trade fabric-by-the-yard collection and will represent COCOCOZY fabric to-the-trade exclusively in the Los Angeles area! (Our COCOCOZY finished textiles like pillows, throws and drapery will still be sold at other retailers around Los Angeles but for fabric by the yard, Harbinger is it!) Phew…I got it out…I feel better. Imagine how thrilled I was last night to see COCOCOZY linen fabric hanging along side some of the most reputable names in textiles and my pillows thrown hither and thither around the showroom. Thrilled beyond. I hadn’t been to the showroom before last night and I was delighted! We still have to get so much more fabric to the showroom for display but we got the first batch there in time for the party!
|COCOCOZY fabrics hanging in the Harbinger showroom in Los Angeles! (above)|
|COCOCOZY pillows in cubbies above designer Katie Ridder’s wonderful textile collection. (above)|
|More COCOCOZY at Harbinger! (above)|
P.P.P.P.P.P.S. I’ll do a full story with pretty pictures about Harbinger very soon! You’ve got to see all of the wonderful home furnishings they have there.
P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. After the event, BN, SN and I enjoyed a nice dinner at the bar across the street at STK. Good food. Good company. Bizarre Tuesday night crowd. It was like a club scene at a restaurant on a week night!
Photos: Tracery Interiors; Coco of COCOCOZY
22 responses to “A FAMILY FRIENDLY BEACH HOUSE! (AND THE ANNOUNCEMENT I JUST CAN’T KEEP QUIET ABOUT)”
Congrats about the collection being picked up…so exciting! I love your stuff by the way. I have been following your blog for a while and it is inspiring to me to see you doing so great. I am two weeks away from my e-commerce business ,Drake Men, going live. It makes me nervous but I love what I am doing so hopefully that will show through in our products of men’s accessories!
Keep up the great work!
Congratulations! That’s huge and well deserved!! I love your blog and your fabrics/pillows/accessories are beautiful!
Congratulations! I love your fabric and pillows – they are gorgeous designs and I’m sure they fit in well with the other beautiful things in-store!
I was there too and was bummed I didn’t get a chance to introduce myself and say hello! You looked to be one popular gal last night.
Wow, that is HUGE news, and a huge congratulations is in order!!! Wow, you are really soaring! We are all so proud of you and love to watch your success. Just wish I could meet you-maybe one day.
Enjoy, and relish in your glory.
Whoooooo hooooo!!!! Wow, congratulations are an order!!! Incredible collabo, can’t wait to see your work plastered over every interior in LA~ Will be sure to stop by on my weekly shopping jaunts! You’re such an inspiration!
Peace. Love. LOL!
Oh my goodness, I cannot imagine your excitement. It is very well-earned. Congratulations. I do love your fabrics but am a DIYer.
YAY! Congrats to you Ms. Coco! You are such an inspiration and you’re ps’s crack me up!
Coco…your energy, enthusiasm and love of life and design is both entertaining and inspirational. Love your little ‘chats’ on the blog – feels like a conversation you are having with a few of your girlfriends. So happy for you that your fabric has been picked up…maybe I will see it here in Australia one day!
ps that’s awesome!
pps so great to see a good product get the exposure it desrves.
ppps just kidding you about the ps’s… Loved the post!
i love your blog…happy to be your newest follower..great fabrics. i love the oval window.
What an amazing bedroom! The shape of the window, the view, the curtains, the accessories! Just perfect!
Absolutely a pleasure meeting you last night! You are so great, fun, and encouraging! Looking forward to entering the blogging world and will let you know when I do. Congrats on the wonderful line at Harbinger!! Fantastic showroom!
Congrats, Coco! That is wonderful news! I was there last night and I can’t believe I missed you… I thought those pillows looked familiar 😉
Congrats, Coco!!!!!! I am so happy for you.
Great to see you doll but definitely not enough to time to catch up. Super fun seeing everyone! Congratulations on having your fabrics and pillows at Harbinger!!! it’s my fave showroom in LA. Really happy for you :). See you soon.
Congrats on your collection getting picked up!!! You are so cute. Was supposed to attend that party, but couldn’t. Bummed I missed meeting you.
congrats and the collection, and it was so nice to *finally* meet you in person, even if only briefly! i’ll look forward to bumping into you again now that we’ve met!
seeing you was such an unexpected delight, girlie!! and i *did* notice your fabulous line was in the store, but a formal congrats is definitely in order. so happy we ran into each other!! xoxo
Congrats – what a great party and beautiful showroom – perfect spot for your lovely line – so bummed I missed meeting you – hope there’s a next time soon!!
Loved meting you the other night at Harbinger. I am so flattered by your mention! I am a huge fan. Hope to stay in touch. I would love to get your line to Charlotte. It all was great in the store.
Holly Hollingsworth Phillips