Today’s blog is a walk down memory lane. I wanted to highlight some of my COCOCOZY brand collaborations. Someone recently asked me about my journey as a blogger, and I was astonished to discover that it has been a remarkable 15 years since I embarked on this adventure. Initially, I believed it had only been a decade, but a quick scroll through my blog unveiled the truth. Time truly flies! It all began when a few friends encouraged me to share my thoughts and inspirations through blogging. I had no idea what blogging even was. I had to google it LOL! Every morning, before diving into work as a TV executive, I poured my heart into documenting the things that stirred inspiration and the items that captured my love at that moment.
Little did I know that these humble beginnings would pave the way for the creation of a thriving lifestyle brand, leading to remarkable brand collaborations with esteemed names such as Capel Rugs, etúHOME, and Welspun. So this blog is just a round-up of all of my collaborations and business endeavors throughout the years.
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As a blogger for over 12 years, I realized there was a market for the everyday shopper to be able to monetize their style. I always shared fashion and home decor finds with friends and family. So I figured what if you could earn money when someone purchases your shared item? My company Chirpyest has an amazing tool called a shopping board. It allows users to add their favorite items to their shopping board from over 1000 brands. Then, they can share it with their followers, family, and friends. When someone purchases an item from your board you can earn cash back.
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The collaboration between COCOCOZY and etúHOME began over a year ago. It all started on a phone call with Stacy Borocz, the founder and owner of etúHOME. During an important time in our history, Stacy expressed wanting to collaborate with a black designer. We developed a special friendship that led to this beautiful collection. The hardest part about creating this collection was keeping it quiet. I have this disease from college called O.S.S. (Oversharing Syndrome). It is a huge relief to finally announce this collection to all of you.
The Phone Call
Stacy and I had numerous phone calls brainstorming ideas of what our collection will look like. Stacy works with a design team based in Hungary. They create beautiful products, but nothing spoke to me. I turned away from my computer screen and saw one of my COCOCOZY pillows on the sofa. Then it clicked! Since I started COCOCOZY ten years ago, I have designed 60 copyrighted textiles. I pitched the idea of engraving my logo and designs on boards. Stacy loved the idea and ran with it!
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Today we are covering my breakfast room makeover with Curator. I have been meaning to update my breakfast room forever. When this partnership came up it was perfect timing + the perfect excuse to finally get around to it. Curator is a brilliant paint company based out of Ireland and they have the most stunning range of colors. My breakfast room quickly went from bland to engulfed in a breathtaking blue.
Doing a guest room makeover has been on my list of things to do for weeks! I recently was approached to do an Instastories partnership with Home Depot for a bedroom makeover. I love the final result so much, I decided to blog about it. This post is not a sponsored post.
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!
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…
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…