This Mediterranean living room will bring you back to medieval times. I’ve always loved castles and old architecture. When I came across this living room on Instagram, I knew I needed to do a deep dive on this home. The gorgeous structure was designed by architect, Ryan Street. The design team drew inspiration from Spain and France. Their goal was to combine medieval architecture with modern designs. The details and finishes consist of, steel windows, stone walls, and large wooden beams. Believe it or not, this home is actually located in Texas.
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If your family is anything like mine, then they’re always gathered around in the kitchen for Thanksgiving. It doesn’t matter the occasion. I always try to create a beautiful tablescape to host my guests, but they somehow always end up in the kitchen. Does this happen to anyone else? It makes sense since a kitchen is the heart of the home. And it’s also where the food is…LOL.
I’m starting to prep for Thanksgiving. I’ve been looking for tablescape essentials, home decor, and last-minute kitchen accessories. I was thinking about setting up a coffee, espresso, and tea bar in the kitchen. People always enjoy a treat after dinner. Personally, I love a warm cup of tea at night. It’s the perfect way to end my day. While shopping for myself, I’ve gathered some Thanksgiving essentials for all of you.
Does anyone else think dining rooms deserve more praise when it comes to interior design? While scrolling on Instagram, I always come across beautiful kitchens and unique living rooms. Kitchens usually get the most likes on social media. However, dining rooms can be just as beautiful. Anthology Interiors designed this gorgeous bohemian dining room. The team kept the decor very minimal, but everything has a purpose. The green throw pillows complement the botanicals and plants around the room. While the two lighting fixtures are the main stars. I was able to find a few similar ones at Arhaus. The wall art matches the off-white colored walls. I love this technique because it adds texture without being too bold.
The art of making a fantastic show or movie isn’t just about great characters. It needs an iconic setting. Whether that is in an apartment with six friends or inside an old mysterious mansion. A movie or tv show will have a lasting impression if the character’s home is memorable. I recently toured one of my personal favorites, the Beverly House that was featured in The Bodyguard. It is a Spanish Colonial Revival with a gorgeous garden and pool. It was a cool experience to tour an iconic location. It was also hectic because I kept being asked to stop taking videos of the house. I couldn’t resist! I highly recommend going on tours of famous homes from movies and tv shows. Just be more discreet with your phone than I was.
The photo above is known as the Wollaton Hall located in England. Several movies have filmed on location including The Dark Knight Rises and Netflix’s Princess Switch. Wollaton Hall was built by Sir Francis Willoughby between 1580 and 1588. The hall is also the host for the Natural History Museum.
Former professional hockey player, Mike Green and his wife Courtney, took on a renovation project back in 2017. After playing ten seasons for the Washington Capitals, Mike wanted to settle down in the city with his family. They were open to the idea of a full renovation project. When they found a rundown 1914 townhouse located in the Kalorama Triangle neighborhood, they felt like it was the right fit.
With the help of celebrity interior designer, Jeremiah Brent, they were able to transform the space into the home of their dreams. The structure features large windows and skylights allowing a flood of natural light. The home is bright and clean but features neutral textures and details. The custom white oak floors and Italian Paonazzo marble kitchen were the two key elements that elevated the townhouse.
There is something nostalgic about Craftsman homes. An American architectural staple that became mostly used between 1900 and 1929. Craftsman homes use a variety of natural materials to achieve their overall design aesthetic. I had the amazing opportunity to explore the home of Chris Erric Maddox and Thomas Renaud. The home is located in Altadena, California.
The home was built in 1925, but now features modern touches like Clare Paint and Stoneland USA countertops. Maddox and Renaud kept the original charm of the Craftsman style design but gave it a modern twist. The renovation and design changes started at the end of April 2021 and finished just under six weeks in May 2021.
These photos have already been seen on my Instagram Stories. I decided to do a poll about Montecito homes. I’ve always loved the architecture in the Santa Barbara area. The homes are massive and beautifully designed. The poll did so well, which I didn’t expect. I received DMs about how much my followers enjoyed it. There is something special about Montecito. That’s probably why so many celebrities are making the move. Below you will find the most liked homes from my poll. I even pulled one must-see room from each home for more interior design inspiration.
The image above used to be owned by Rob Lowe. He made the move to Montecito over 26 years ago. He built this lavish colonial-style home and lived there with his family for 14 years before selling it. Rob and his wife, Sheryl Berkoff, have invested in many different properties in the area.
October is almost over which means the holidays will be here before we know it. Recently, I overheard a discussion about shopping earlier for the holidays because of the pandemic. Companies are still having shipping delays and are low on inventory. It made me think that I probably should order the things I know I’ll need now. It’s better to get holiday shopping out of the way anyway. Less stress for us later and more free time to spend with our loved ones! Check out my list of essentials to help prepare you for the holidays. Whether you’re looking for a new skillet or napkins for Thanksgiving, I have got you covered.
Hues of green will be very popular during the fall and winter seasons. Dark olive, in particular, is a color to watch out for when it comes to interior design. It’s the perfect shade to add richness to a room. If you are looking to spice up your kitchen then I would recommend an olive kitchen. Paint your cabinets with the dark hue to create a luxurious and warm look. If you’re still unsure about painting your kitchen green, then check out the three reasons why you should just in time for fall!
Do you want more kitchen inspiration? Check out this post here.
If you are looking for outdoor living inspiration, you need to see these 6 incredible porches. Now is the time to take your porch to the next level. With porches from different cities around the country, there is plenty of inspiration for every style. The inviting porch above by G.P. Schafer is located at a Southern Georgia home. With bold red wicker furniture and green seat cushions, this design is not afraid of color. The throw pillows and a rug adds an intimate feeling to the space.
Fall fashion is here and it’s better than ever. Store away your trendy summer handbags. This fall is all about cozy crossbody bags, business totes, and chic shoulder bags. Fall handbags are about more than just utility. It’s about adding personality and texture to your fall outfits. Grab a classic brown Gucci to compliment a neutral jacket. Or add a navy print Tory Burch bag to elevate your basic fall look. Step outside of your comfort zone with a cuddly Marc Jacobs tote. Find the perfect shape and style for you! The COCOCOZY team has curated 12 handbags to buy this season.
Minimal bedroom design move over, traditional four-poster beds are back in style. The minimalism trend has had its moment in the spotlight and we are now seeing more traditional designs gain in popularity. A four-poster bed also known as a high bed or canopy bed can be easily spotted as it has a post on each corner of the bed. Because of their design, these beds are often very eye-catching and easily transform a room into a grand suite.
This modern Guangzhou home tour is filled with innovative design ideas. Located in Guangzhou, China this over 7,000 square foot home was designed by Shexia Design. Shexia believes that the relationship between the homeowner and the house is a sacred connection that impacts daily life. Meaning that one’s home should be a reflection of their lifestyle and future self through every detail.
Bring the cafe home by raising the kitchen bar with this design idea. This modern black and white farmhouse by M House Development has an interesting design with floor-to-ceiling steel picturesque windows and a bar counter going across it. By adding in the bar counter, this space has transformed an otherwise empty area into cafe-style seating.
The statement hallway is an interior design trend that is slowly growing in popularity, and is not going anywhere anytime soon. Upon researching what these thoughtfully designed hallways are called, there was no right or wrong answer. Hallway, corridor, entryway, vestibule, enfilade are all options but vary depending on their location within the home. For the purpose of this article, a statement hallway is a long hallway with either a wall of windows or a wall of windowed doors on either side of the hall.
Today is officially the last day of summer! I can’t believe summer is over. I’ve been so busy running errands and on daily Zoom meetings with the Chirpyest team. September has just slipped away from me. Now that fall is here, I figured it’s time to do some fall shopping. So many brands have been launching their new Fall furniture collections. One of my favorite brands for fall furniture is Lulu & Georgia. They have a great selection of stylish items. My friend is redecorating her living room and I sent her the photo above as inspiration. I keep seeing these black woven chairs on Instagram. They’re simple and complement almost everyone’s home style. If you’re looking to splurge on great pieces for your home, then check out some of my favorite items I pulled below. The best part is that I received a discount code! Woohoo!
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