interiors
2019

Dream to Travel: Morroco

August 2, 2019
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As someone who loves to travel and explore new places and cultures I find myself traveling often in order to feed that side of my soul. Looking back on some of my favorite travels I realized I often go back to my favorite destinations. A new goal for myself is to travel to new places. Dream to Travel is a new series and it will be showcasing my dream vacations as someone who hasn’t been before. I’m looking forward to starting a conversation on travel, experience, and learning from you! Now onto Morocco! 

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2019

Exploring the Leo Cottage

July 30, 2019
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I have been a fan of Kate Marker Interiors for years. I constantly run into images of her work online and am immediately attracted to them. I will stumble upon an image that I’m in love with – the style, colors, textures, etc. just speak to me, when I look at the credits every time its Kate’s work. When I saw her start posting photos of @TheLeoCottage I knew I would have to share it with all of you. If you haven’t seen her work before you have been missing out.

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Looking for the perfect summer dress is no easy task. Before I left for East Hampton to visit a close friend, I looked everywhere for a dress. It needed to work for a weekend in the sun. The moment I spotted this Maje dress I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. 

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Last month, I took a trip to East Hampton to visit my bff Anne and her family. Read my previous post about Anne’s home here. Anne and her husband John recently redid their entire backyard and turned it into a stunning outdoor living space. It was designed with relaxing and entertaining in mind. I wish I could’ve stayed longer! Early one morning, I snapped some amazing photos of their oasis.

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I have been DROOLING over pink interior images on Instagram for months! These designs beautifully combine multiple shades of pink into an unusual and fun space.  I hope you are as intrigued and mesmerized by these images as I am. I have a handful of incredible interiors to share with you.

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Recently, House Beautiful highlighted two of the COCOCOZY Design House bedrooms in a house tour feature story.  As you know I was so thrilled to see my design work on such a prestigious site.  The COCOCOZY Design House has a total of four bedrooms. It was so much fun dreaming up each room and making it come to life.   When I was thinking about bedding for the COCOCOZY Design House, the only bedding I wanted was Pom Pom at Home. I have their bedding in my current master bedroom so I knew the style and quality was a perfect fit for this design project.

Here is a little close up on two of the bedrooms!

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Happy President’s Day!  More on the COCOCOZY Design House.  Today the focus is furnishings in the living room and dining room.  One of our partners for the COCOCOZY Design House is Article. They provided us with furniture for the living and dining room. Modern furniture with clean simple lines as the foundation was what I was looking for when decorating these spaces. I started with the basics a good sofa, great armchairs and substantial dining table, then the rest was easy…

 

 

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Still pinching myself over the House Beautiful article about the COCOCOZY Design House! Now time for more detail about kitchen and bathroom counters. Last year, I showed you my countertop selection.

As you might recall, Caesarstone, one of the COCOCOZY Design House partners, generously supplied all of the counter material for the kitchen and the bathrooms and I am so happy with my picks:  Statuario Maximus for kitchen and Pure White for the master and 2 other bathrooms!

 

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So excited to share a few photos of the completed COCOCOZY Design House! Today, was so excited that House Beautiful decided to do an exclusive house tour of this remodel project I have been working on for almost 10 months. Last year, I bought the house and started remodeling it in April. Now, here it is, a 1930 classic Spanish Colonial Revival nestled in the hills of Los Angeles in an enclave called View Park.

 

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It is all about interior paint today at the COCOCOZY Design House.  This 1930 built Spanish Colonial Revival needed brightening up on the interior so I went with the cleanest brightest Benjamin Moore color I could find.   I used Super White OC-152 throughout the house with dark trim and few spots even boast a wonderful teal color as well that I used on the exterior doors.  Here’s a look on how the remodel project shaped up vis a vis interior paint colors…
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I had a choice at the COCOCOZY Design House…be safe or be bold. I chose to be bold when it came to the rear balcony of the house. Design house partner Cement Tile Shop helped me take my new found design boldness to a new level. They came on board and provided us with everything we needed for tiling exterior spaces. I used Cement Tile Shop Bordeaux IV pattern in neutral colors on the balcony and front entrance.

You have seen the front walkway several times on Instagram and here on the blog…today, I’m so excited to share with how this outdoor space on the back of the house looks with the new tile.

 

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As you already know, I am so happy to announce that the COCOCOZY Design House has been completed.  All finished.  Remodel done – from top to bottom including all of the lighting! This home renovation project took 10 months of hard work to complete, but the final design is exactly what I envisioned.
At night the house sparkles because of all of the pretty lighting from Lamps Plus.  Starting with all of the exterior lights and making its way throughout the Design House. It has all come together to great a bright and welcoming design.
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More updates on COCOCOZY Design House kitchen. Today it is all about the kitchen sink.  The kitchen remodel has come together. It looks amazing.  Better than I had expected actually.  All the details down to the fantastic sink area worked out. Kohler generously supplied the farmhouse style kitchen sink and and kitchen faucet.  I wanted the kitchen sink area to combine function and good looks at the same time…I think it worked out!  Here’s how it came together…

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Time for a little update on the master bathroom at the COCOCOZY Design House. It feels like just yesterday the bathroom design started and we’re already finishing up. Now that we are almost complete with the baths, time for a little sneak peek!

Remember what the bathrooms used to look like? Every bathroom at the COCOCOZY Design House looks great now with all of the TOTO plumbing fixtures.  Bright and clean, these bathrooms are coming together great and are giving me serious bathroom envy. TOTO provided all of the amazing sinks, faucets, shower and bath hardware, tubs and toilets for the Design House.

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This week’s Picture of the Week is this amazing wrought iron gate and stunning green front door designed by Wendy Haworth in Los Angeles. I love doors and I love iron gates. And this photo has both in one!

Bright and welcoming when combined with the white exterior wall, I love the green paneled door and the ornate ironwork. The detail of the ironwork is an intricate design of scroll panels with a round wrought iron top. Ornamental fencing is a great to add detail to your home’s entrance. This Beverly Hills home is giving serious entrance inspiration and vision.

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