Here’s a little color to brighten up your Friday morning. I recently shared a quick tour of my friends Anne and John’s new apartment. So here’s a look at what their old apartment looked like. It’s the perfect spring inspiration. It features a minimal aesthetic with pops of pink. It has a balance of playful decor mixed with elegant design. It’s so fresh and fun. Take a look to inspire their old living room.
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The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and here are 20 of my current spring obsessions. I noticed that I have been talking about a lot of things I’m loving this season with my girlfriends. There are tons of cool new trends like bold colored blazers and colorful drinkware. So I figured I should gather my latest obsessions and share them with all of you.
I recently went out to dinner with an old friend. She works for one of the coolest streetwear companies, Homme + Femme. She surprised me with a few hoodies and sweatpants. I will probably be living in them for the rest of spring. Definitely a brand you should check out if you’re looking to upgrade your streetwear.
Anyhoo….check out my list of 20 things I am loving for spring below! 🙂
A galley kitchen is one of the most functional layouts in a home. It’s easy to get around due to the open aisle down the center. This particular kitchen has been in my archives for a while. Interior designer, Jane Gowers, remodeled her charming London home. One design element that I love is the doors that allow direct access to the terrace. It’s great for entertaining guests. It lightens up the green hues, which gives it a charming atmosphere.
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Some of you have requested another luxury vs dupe battle. So here it is! This one is all about spring home decor. I’ve included all of the home essentials to furnish your home. If you don’t want to break the bank while shopping for home decor then find the perfect dupe. There are so many incredible brands out that that have high-quality products that are actually affordable. Browse through my selection of trending items for spring below.
Formal dining rooms are a thing of the past. It’s all about a beautiful breakfast nook. Designers all over are transforming their dining areas into modern breakfast nooks. They’re the perfect place for meals with the family and hosting dinner parties. A breakfast nook can be a bold showpiece in your kitchen or a hidden gem in your home. Here are 6 of my favorite breakfast nooks right now.
1. Chic Little White Nook
The interior design team Timber Trails Homes designed the above chic breakfast nook. The back shiplap wall adds dimension to the alcove nook. It’s the perfect hideaway to escape your family in the morning lol!
There’s nothing better than ending a workweek with a weekend getaway. I’m planning a few new trips. I recently escaped to Palm Springs, New Orleans, and New York City. Now I have the travel bug and can’t wait to travel even more. The great thing about a weekend getaway is that it’s short enough to enjoy and easy to adjust back to reality when you return. So while you start browsing for new places to visit, here are some of my weekend getaway essentials.
Spring is here, which means it’s officially wedding season. It’s time to start thinking about dressing for your next formal occasion. My COCOCOZY team has rounded up their favorite dresses, shoes, and accessories to help you dress your best. It includes sophisticated gowns and chic silhouettes. Shopping for a wedding comes down to three things: location, dress code, and your own style. There are an endless amount of options to wear, which makes shopping overwhelming. Luckily, my team loves the planning, the details, the outfits, and all the fun that comes with weddings. We’ve put together a list of his & her looks below.
While we are in the process of spring cleaning, another space that we should all keep in mind is the pantry. During an Instagram deep dive, I found this luxurious pantry designed by Mccrosky Interiors. I think we can all agree this is every homeowner’s dream– a large pantry that is organized to perfection and stocked full of our favorite snacks. Pantry organization is pretty much one of the most important areas in your kitchen. Because, let’s face it, we all love food, and food is one of the things we can’t live without! So with that being said, here are some kitchen pantry essentials that will help get you through the spring and summer seasons.
The combination of California living and Spanish revival makes for an inspiring duo. Fashion entrepreneur and social media mogul, Aimee Song, let the world tour the inside of her new home. She teamed up with interior designer and architect, designer Antonio Forteleoni. Aimee and her longtime boyfriend, Jacopo Moschin, wanted to incorporate both of their backgrounds into the styling of the home. The couple just welcomed their first child so they wanted European and Asian elements to represent their growing family.
The living room (shown above) is my favorite room from their home. It’s simply beautiful with beamed ceilings and warm light that floods the room. I love that Aimee added vintage items like the Camaleonda Sofa couch. That sofa has been seen in many celebrity interior designer homes.
This white kitchen isn’t just any normal white kitchen. It’s my friends, Anne and John’s, kitchen in Manhattan. I had the chance to stay over at their brand new apartment. It’s beautifully designed with neutral color palettes and modern decor. There’s even a hint of COCOCOZY in the kitchen. 🙂
The apartment is flooded with natural light. The white walls and wood floors make the apartment look clean and modern. The best part is the view of Manhattan. I’m not sure how Anne and John can get used to the views.
Let’s start off the spring season with a clean slate…literally. It’s that time of year when you need to deep clean your house. I know! I know! it’s not the most exciting thing to do. But it is necessary! Time to get rid of that clutter you’ve been collecting throughout quarantine. Spring cleaning is the best time for a fresh start. And you will feel so much better when it’s all done. Whether it’s just one area of your home, a few rooms, or an entire house. I’m sharing my tips and tricks on how to successfully tackle spring cleaning.
Is pink the new gray in interior design? Back in June, I did a post about pink interiors. Now it’s March and I’m seeing a rise of pink hues on my Instagram feed. It’s not everyone’s go-to color when decorating their home. However, pink can transform a space in various ways. Use lighter hues for a more elegant and chic look. If you want something rich and sophisticated, then go for a deep pink/reddish hue.
The room above was designed by my friends @bexmarie + @raskindphoto of Renouveau Hom. They renovated a Spanish-style home in Leimert Park. The home is full of life with vibrant patterns and colors. It’s a fun home to explore because it’s unlike anything you’ve seen in Los Angeles. The house feels playful and whimsical without being overwhelming. The pink bathroom is one of my favorite rooms in the house. The combination of different pink tones and rose gold fixtures makes for the perfect bathroom design.
You already know by now that I’m not a shopper. I consider myself more of a browser. I’ll add things to my cart, then come back to it days (or weeks) later. And I know it’s spring (which I’m so happy about), but I’m currently shopping for new pieces that will carry over into summer. I need transitional staples for the warmer seasons that I can style for different occasions. Luckily, since I live in California, it’s always a good idea to stock up on staples for spring/summer weather.
That brings me to today’s blog post. There are so many trends making a resurgence. I want to share classic staples from pants to stylish dresses. Here are a few transitional staples (and a few trending items) that I’m liking for spring.
My outdoor courtyard was in need of a quick refresh. I wanted to replace some of my throw pillows and outdoor accessories from last year. I love a DIY project as much as the next person. Especially, a budget-friendly one that is quick and simple. So I spent my Saturday morning turning my courtyard into my personal spring oasis.
The photo above is my tablescape from the lunch party I threw on Saturday. I found modern black plates and lanterns. So I decided to plan my decor around them. My original idea was to have a neutral table, but then I realized spring is here so why not add some vibrancy too! I would describe my table as a modern twist to spring decor for less!
The best thing about living in California is the year-round weather. My outdoor patio is my go-to play to relax and unwind after a long day of work. My team on the east coast is always complaining about their extreme weather changes. Luckily, I don’t have that issue. I’m happy to be a California girl that gets to enjoy the sunshine all year long.
A big thanks to Outer for helping me give my patio a makeover last year. I’m in love with their armchairs which have an awesome self covering feature to help protect the outdoor pillows. The furniture looks amazing and it’s raccoon resistant (see this video if you don’t know what I’m talking about LOL). I haven’t seen the raccoon since. Anyhoo…you can get 15% off from Outer with my code: COZY15! And save an extra 7.5% from Outer with Chirpyest.
People underestimate the power of a nook. I always loved touring old chateaus and estates that have a cozy nook in bedrooms and in libraries. So when I see them utilized in modern designs I get inspired. Creating a cozy nook allows for a room to be more functional. It opens up space for endless design possibilities. Design a beautiful window seat for lounging and reading during the day. Or transform a blank wall into a nook with shelves to put your books on display.