Must love a great two-toned kitchen. Right? Because of my new COCOCOZY Color Block rug collection, I am all about the color blocking in home decor this season. About a year ago, my mother had her lower cabinets painted a lovely blue and her upper kitchen cabinets painted white. It is nice to have a mom who is instinctively ‘on trend’! Love the idea of juxtaposing large monochromatic blocks of color in a room. I am doing a room makeover for a girls’ room right now. My little “clients” love pink. I decided to give them a color blocked room with a perfect pink ceiling and white walls. It turned out sooooo cute. So since I am all about two-toned spaces and things…today I bring you 12 stunning two-toned kitchens. Hope you enjoy!
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So…if you are following along on my instagram account you will see that I am currently vacationing in the Dominican Republic! It is lovely here. I am staying at my friend’s boutique resort, Playa Grande Beach Club. It is a charming spot right on the water with beautiful ocean views and amazingly charming architecture. One of the things all of the house here have are amazing vaulted ceilings. High ceilings make even the smallest space feel light and airy and grand. Note to self, find a house with vaulted ceilings.
Here are 11 stunning vaulted ceilings for your viewing pleasure!
In just a few days, I am off for a spring break holiday in the Dominican Republic. Going with best of friend AM, her hubby JE, our friend MR, all of their kids (AM has two and MR has three kids) and SFJ is joining us too! MR’s hubby JR can’t make it so on this trip, JE and SFJ will be outnumbered!! When MR, AM and I get together on vacation, it is always fun and a little chaotic (in a good way). It will be so much fun. Cannot wait.
Anyhoo…that brings me to off the shoulder tops. Am so happy this style is still in this season. About two years ago, these shoulder baring tops made a resurgence in fashion and now it looks like the trend has become a fashion staple. Here a few I am liking for spring.
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So many shapes and sizes and finishes for kitchen faucets and bathroom faucets. If I ever find another house and remodel another kitchen, I plan on going pretty simple for the faucet. However, I must say, I was surprised to see how many creative and unique faucets there are out in the world! Brass, copper, chrome, stainless or black for finishes. Two handle, wall mount, single handle, ball or bridge faucets.
Here are 27 of the most unique looking faucets we could find…
I listened to one of those TED Talks this weekend. It was all about decision making and choices. Basically, the whole hour was about making decisions and feeling good about those decisions. Picking and sticking with it. It was perfect as I went into my weekly weekend house hunt. I was listening to the TED Talk as I was driving around every random neighbor hood in Los Angeles, looking a potential houses. My takeaway was that I had to pick a neighborhood, decide that I am actually going to buy a house and commit.
So what does this have to do with noteworthy rustic wood ceilings?
I love setting a pretty table. I just do. Give me any occasion and I’ll happily pull out the flatware, dishes, glasses, table linens, and come up with a fabulous centerpiece arrangement. Last year, I felt like I was setting tables and making tablescapes ALL of the time…like here and here and and I even made a video of me setting a spring luncheon table here. The key to a great table can be plates. Easy to top a white dinner plate off with a colorful patterned salad plate…or going all in with a single high design plate for your meal. The best way to greet guests to your home for a meal is to have a really inviting and cheerful table setting I think.
So today I bring you 27 pretty plates for Spring. Spring is coming soon. Time to dine in style. See if you like any of these pretties we picked out.
The other day I got a text from friend VS who worked for COCOCOZY at one point. She said “I love this COCOCOZY rug” and sent me a picture of my new Tower Court rug. I then realized that in all of the excitement of the holidays, the new year, January reboot, general February busy times, I had forgotten to introduce to you the latest from my rug collection!
I am so proud of this new rug. It is one of my favorite. An indoor/outdoor rug that is versatile, good looking and…AFFORDABLE!!! Woohooo.
I love beautiful double door. When I am in France each summer visiting my mother’s amazing rental apartment in Paris, I am reminded that my dream house must have a double doors somewhere. Mom’s Parisian summer flat has tall ceilings and glorious double doors leading from the dining room to the living room. Classic, tall, with molding, striking substantial knobs and some door trim that stands out.
Would love to have interior double doors leading to a bedroom or dining room. Something so elegant about flinging open two doors to a room.
Here are 13 double doors I am loving. A little design inspiration for a Tuesday!
Over the last few months, I have been trying to highlight Instagram micro bloggers who have a distinct style. Their following may not be enormous but their style is large. They come from all over the world and are from varied backgrounds.
This search for those smaller bloggers has lead me to create The Chirpyest page. A name by best of friend came up with…but an idea dreamed up by me. I’ll share more on that later.
Today I bring you this weeks favorites. Check them out.
It’s Friday! Woohoo! Today I bring you this week’s list of my Instagram favorites. As many of you know, at COCOCOZY, we are constantly hunting down the coolest home grown style makers on Instagram. Love to see how they curate their feeds. They are from Canada, The Netherlands, Chicago and more…here they are…check out their Instagram accounts…
Who doesn’t love a cozy sweater? Right?
Here in Los Angeles, any time the weather drops below 65 degrees, I am FREEZING. I was born and raised in Southern California so I am not accustomed to climate changes! 😉
Seriously though, I have been seeing reports all around the country of knee deep snow storms and a general chill. If you are not able to travel to a beautiful tropical warm spot to warm up, the second solution is a cozy sweater…there are a lot of good ones out there right now…here are my picks for this season.
Here we go! Happy New Year! 2017 here we come.
Every year about this time, I write my New Year’s Eve post. Somewhat reflective…with lofty goals in mind. I’ve challenge myself and I always challenge you dear readers to grow. This annual post is always a little sappy and a little wistful…but also hopeful and optimistic definitely.
This year is different. It is all about looking forward and being doggedly optimistic. I say bring it on 2017. Bring it on. I am ready to conquer the world!
I literally danced my way out of 2016. I did.