The planning and renovation phase of the COCOCOZY Design House is in full swing!
As you know, I’m currently in the midst of transforming a beautiful 1860-square-foot Spanish style home in View Park LA (my first ever design house!) — and we’ve meticulously selected a few partners to work with us by providing product.
I was so thrilled when TOTO came on board to supply all bath and plumbing fixtures for the 4 new bathrooms we are creating in the Design House. You heard me… EVERYTHING! That means sinks, faucets, shower heads, toilets, gorgeous tubs, accessories, and all of the fittings and valves. WOW!!
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We’ve talked about dreamy freestanding tubs before, but now I want to chat about two-toned clawfoot tubs!
I just bought a vintage clawfoot tub for my latest design project — and like most of my finds, it’s in great shape but needs just a bit of refurbishing.
Full disclosure, I never in my life thought I would want a clawfoot tub… it seemed a little too quaint for me. Never say never, I guess, because now I’m obsessed with the idea of having a two-toned clawfoot bathtub — black and white in particular.
Below I’ve rounded up some of my favorite photos of the trend for inspiration!
Stressful times call for a soothing bath.
As a rule, I always try to section out time during my busy day to practice self care — whatever that looks like depending on my schedule. I am NOT a bath girl, but the other day I was inspired to run a warm bath… only to find out that I don’t have a stopper in my tub! That should show you how rare it is for me to take a relaxing soak! Note to self (and my Amazon account): purchase a bathtub stopper!
Anyway, I recently visited a home remodel site with a friend of mine and there was an old cast iron clawfoot tub. After asking my Instagram followers whether or not the freestanding tub should be salvaged or ditched, most said keep it!
I think that’s spot on… there’s something so romantic, soothing, and comforting about a good old fashioned (and good looking!) stand out stand alone tub.
I’ve gathered some of my favorite freestanding tubs for inspiration (below)!
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Love love love the black vanity in this custom Moroccan inspired bath in…California? International style travels elegantly to a Los Angeles home in the hills from designer Betsy Burnham. The black vanity with the star molding detail and white knobs and pulls, white quartz counter tops, the antiqued over sized mirror, simple sconces and a black and white tile floor equal perfection. Take a look and let me know what you think?
This weekend I spent house hunting again. Last week, I made an offer on another house! It was between me and one other person. Our offers were almost identical I was told…but she was a chef and wrote a letter about wanting to plant an herb garden. The owner of that house had wanted to plant an herb garden so he related to her letter! Rats. It was a beautiful little bungalow in Beverly Hills. I will have to write a note about an herb garden next time.
Anyhoo, on this house hunt, I have seen all kinds of houses – some finished and others not. The other day, I happened upon this house in Hollywood…
Random story…somewhat related to but kind of not related to this pretty black and white bathroom in this post…bottom line is due to my endless house hunt, I am on endless search for ideas for the perfect kitchen, bath, floors, lighting and more.
Okay…here goes the somewhat random story…bear with me…
So I was at a Super Bowl party the other day with SFJ. My friend RB (or RBD) and her hubby JS had invited us to their lovely home. I must admit SJF and I went to the party to be totally social and to hang out with friends…not for the game. The set up RBD and JS had going was quite spectacular. Catered food, a bar, servers asking you what you needed at every moment, lots of people milling, comfy seating for game watching. It was like glamping for Super Bowl. They also had 3 televisions going. One was outside (such a luxury to watch the game by their pool). One was in her husband’s man cave, a chic designer version of a man cave. The last was t.v. was in a very refined den. SFJ and I were in the den sitting in the room with all of the people who were just watching the commercials when RB’s friend K made me feel so much better about my house hunt…