First impressions are everything. Especially, when it comes to the exterior of your home. Dressing up your front porch for the summer will help brighten your home. Get in the summer spirit with bold colors and decor made of natural materials. Your home exterior should reflect your personal style and compliment the interior of your home.
The photo above is a front porch located at a little inn in the Hamptons. I came across it while on a walk. The pink and green hues made me stop and take a closer look. I love when homeowners aren’t afraid to add a pop of color. Most home exteriors are neutral and wood tones. I think it’s time to step out of our comfort zones when it comes to our home exteriors. See my 3 tips to dress up your front porch below.
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It’s time for another luxury vs dupes battle. In preparation for the warmer season, the COCOCOZY team rounded up some of our favorite luxury items and their dupes for summer. There is no shortage of trending home decor essentials. However, not all of us want to splurge. We’d rather save some money for a summer getaway. Anyone else? Take a look below at our round-up of home decor luxury vs dupes. So many fabulous furniture and decor finds.
Today’s inspiration is from a modern New York City kitchen nook. New York is one of the best cities because of its historic architecture and design. It’s a combination of edge and sophistication, making it entirely unique. Every building has its own story. You never know what’s on the inside.
This New York apartment was designed by Eye Swoon. The space has a black and white color story with hints of neutral tones. Athena Calderone has a special eye for design. She knows how to elevate an elegant space with contemporary elements that you won’t find in other NY homes. The room above is an elegant kitchen that features a cozy nook overlooking New York.
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Let’s discuss how to decorate a bookshelf – with more than just books. A bookshelf is a wonderful place to show off your style and accessorize. Along with beautiful books it is the perfect place to add those smaller knick knack accessories to bring it all together. When picking out decorative pieces and books try to stick with a color scheme to set the tone.
First and foremost we will need start off decorating with books of course. If you don’t already have a collection of good reads, decorative coffee table books are the way to go. When it comes to decorative accessories, neutrals are always the way to go. Make sure to choose pieces and color that accentuate your bookshelf and books. This is where the fun happens and you can get creative. Mix and match decor like elaborate bookends or antique vases and candlesticks – the options are endless!
Minimalism has become a trend in Los Angeles. Every home has its own story and personal touches which makes them unique. Today’s interior inspiration is the home of fashion designer, Jenni Kayne. She is the owner of a lifestyle brand and is a Californian native. Kayne teamed up with architect Vincent Van Duysen to design a stylish and liveable space for her family. The home features warm tones and natural materials. Take a look below to see more rooms inside this beautiful home.
On the topic of summer, I’m highlighting one of my favorite backyards located in the East Hamptons. It’s a gorgeous spacious yard that is the perfect setting for hosting summer parties. And yes it’s owned by one of my close friends. It’s the ideal getaway while on the east coast. There’s a reason why you hear so much hype about the Hamptons. Once you visit, you’ll never want to leave.
Are you redecorating your living room? Or maybe you just want to upgrade your living room decor? We all randomly get the urge to redecorate. So I’ve gathered some of my current living room decor obsessions for a contemporary look. A little something for everyone’s room. It’s never a bad time to swap out those old trinkets that have been sitting on your mantle for years. An easier hack is to switch out your old throw pillows. It’s a super-easy way to bring new colors and patterns into a space without having to splurge.
I found some neutral picks that will look great in almost everyone’s living room. Browser what’s in my cart below to find some inspiration.
You may remember my post back in November about how I was working with Capel Rugs on a new collection of rugs. Well….the collection has arrived! This collection includes new COCOCOZY textiles and designs with a modern twist. There are a total of four rug patterns included: Cobblestone, Escape, Happy Day, and Pulse. We even added a few more color and pattern options!
For those of you who don’t know Capel Rugs, they are a textiles company based in North Carolina and they are one of the biggest rugs companies in the world. I was really excited when they asked me to design some new textiles again for their collection and I hope you love them as much as I do. I’ve included a few photos of the new collection below. These rugs are available in North Carolina from Spotlight stores and internationally from Capel Rugs.
Bathrooms are one of the most expensive rooms to renovate in your home. The prices of tile, countertops and any other materials can be thousands of dollars. But it’s also one of the best rooms to invest in for resale value. Upgrading your bathroom is definitely worth the stress, but some people don’t want to break the bank to do so. There are easy ways to upgrade the space without having to do a full renovation.
You can upgrade your vanity. Vanities are the centerpiece of your bathroom. It’s the first thing people see when they enter the bathroom. There are many DIY hacks or hire a professional to build a custom vanity. If you want to start small, then I suggest switching out the hardware for a more modern look.
Browse my picks below to help you get inspired for your next bathroom makeover. I included vanities, lighting, and mirrors to help elevate your bathroom for a spring refresh.
There’s a resurgence of 1970s style. And I’m not talking about shag carpets. Bold colored furniture and earthy tones are trending again in 2022. I guess the pandemic has caused everyone to incorporate more color into their homes. That’s not a bad thing. I’ve seen more textured fabrics and geometric shapes in home decor. If you’re not into the minimalism trend, then try going for a sophisticated 1970s looks with a dark green sofa and wood textures. I’ve rounded up 20 sofa’s to that will help bring the 1970s to your living room.
When you see the phrase “country charm” what does it mean to you? Do you think of a humble farmhouse? Or a rustic cottage? This Nashville home is full of country charm, but not in the way you might think. Country singer, Kasey Musgraves, gave the world a look inside her Nashville sanctuary. This minimalistic home feels like it belongs in Los Angeles. However, if you take a closer look at the details, you will notice hints of country charm.
The photo above is Musgraves’ go-to room for creative inspiration. The blush tone living room has velvet built-in seating. She added vintage French cocktail tables to contrast the pink hue. You can also see a photo of her mother hanging in the corner.
Does anyone else want to enhance their nighttime routine? If you are a creature of habit, like myself, then you probably have a consistent routine before bed. It might include a vigorous skincare regimen or reading a new book that you can’t put down. Since the pandemic, I started drinking tea before bed. It helps me relax and unwind from my workday. So here are 13 items that my COCOCOZY team has selected to help level up your nighttime routine.
This holiday weekend snuck up on me. I went through my archives to find some spring table inspiration. I was trying to decide what I should do for the weekend. Do I want to do something vibrant or stick to a neutral color palette? Then, I remembered this tablescape (shown above) that I loved! It’s elegant but has a pop of blue so it’s not too simple. It’s the perfect setting for my outdoor table. Take a look at some other finds that I selected below for tablescape inspiration for Easter, Passover, Ramadan, or any other holiday you might be celebrating this season.
This gorgeous Spanish colonial home belongs to one of my friends. I snapped a photo while I was walking around outside. I fell in love with the archways around the perimeter of the porch. Archways have become popular in architecture again. The trend kicked off in 2021 due to its beauty and function in home design. However, archways date back to ancient Rome. The most popular style of arch shape is the Roman arch. It’s classic and uses a semicircular design that will help enhance any room inside or outside your home. There are different styles of archways like flat, round, segmental, three-pointed, and so many more. Below are a round-up of some beautiful archways and doorways that enhance interiors.
Last weekend I went to visit the Descanso Gardens in Southern California. There’s no better time to visit the gardens than during the spring season. Every month they have different flowers in full bloom. This month’s flowers are lilacs, azaleas, camellias, wildflowers, irises, native plants, and wisteria.
Today’s blog post is inspired by the flowers I saw throughout the gardens. So I wanted to do a blog post with a floral twist. I rounded up my favorite nooks that feature floral wallpapers, decor, and accessories.
Have you ever wondered what a master bathroom in Hollywood Hills looks like? Every now and then I tour open houses. I haven’t visited any open houses in a while due to the pandemic. And I’m not necessarily looking to buy a new home, but I do love seeing what’s on the current market. It’s a good way to get interior design inspiration. This modern home was located in the Hollywood Hills. It was on sale for $4 million. I want to highlight the primary bathroom. I thought it was worth the share. Take a look below for a tour of the bathroom.