Back for another home tour, we are exploring airy small home style. There is something about smaller homes that lend to incredible interiors. After following along with Elena Lohse, of ThisHouse5000 @thishouse5000 for possibly years, it’s time I share their sensational home filled with personality.
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Today we explore the best banquette seating: 17 top eat-in kitchen designs. We are covering built-in banquette seating: an upholstered bench along a wall and free-standing banquette seating: a bench or sofa without a wall.
IT’S HERE! After many months of collaborating with the etúHOME team, I can finally announce my collection of cutting boards, charcuterie boards, candles and kitchen accessories. This COCOCOZY x etúHOME collection features pieces that are functional and beautiful – taking kitchen design and. utility to another level. To top it off…the collection is being sold exclusively at Pottery Barn!
Not sure if you all know this but I put designing on pause for the last year and a half so I could launch my new shopping platform, Chirpyest. Last summer, however, my friend Susan Feldman, founder of One Kings Lane and In the Groove, connected me with Stacy Borocz, the CEO of etúHOME, to discuss a possible collaboration. Brainstorming with the etúHOME team immediately allowed me to use that creative energy that I suppressed for almost two years. The final products are even better than I could ever imagine.
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I’m back with dramatic kitchen details to inspire! It seems like I’m always talking about kitchens, they must just be a favorite of mine. I have built up a collection of so many kitchens with impeccable designs that it’s impossible not to share them. Today the focus is on dramatic design details and great kitchen styling.
EditSummer brings warm weather and a new season to push our decorating styles out of our comfort zone. There are so many beautiful outdoor furniture pieces available. Style your backyard for summer to transform your home into your need favorite outdoor hangout spot. In fact, creating a beautiful outdoor living space is the best way to enjoy summer. Imagine inviting over your friends and family to enjoy your newly decorated space. You are sipping refreshments and passing around endeavors. Design your own backyard paradise with new furnishings and decor. The COCOCOZY team has curated a list of 13 Outdoor furniture that you need for the summer.
Summer brings warm weather and a new season to push our decorating styles out of our comfort zone. There are so many beautiful outdoor furniture pieces available. Style your backyard for summer to transform your home into your need favorite outdoor hangout spot. In fact, creating a beautiful outdoor living space is the best way to enjoy summer. Imagine inviting over your friends and family to enjoy your newly decorated space. You are sipping refreshments and passing around endeavors. Design your own backyard paradise with new furnishings and decor. The COCOCOZY team has curated a list of 13 Outdoor furniture that you need for the summer.
Check out my outdoor patio makeover for more inspiration.
I’m sure I’m not the only person who has to throw together last minute summer dinner parties. Due to my busy schedule, I don’t have the time to run around Beverly Hills to shop for table decor. As much as I would love to find intricate pieces and fun accessories, it’s not always realistic. I decided to challenge myself to see if I can throw together a stylish summer dinner party in 5 minutes or less. And guess what? I did it! Yes, it’s actually doable.
My best advice is to order everything from one store. That way it’s easy to pull items from one location. I ordered many cute and affordable items from Walmart Home’s citrus summer collection. The yellow pillows, lemon pattered table cloth, and pops of aquafrom the plates are the perfect combination. The key to creating a perfect tablescape is all about balance. The finishing touch was the bowl of fruit to tie in the yellow from the table cloth.
Designed by Simone McEwan of Nice Projects @nice_projects today’s room of the day is a contemporary victorian living room located in London. The space reflects a fusion of traditional and contemporary elements. The design choices are playful in nature and have a character of their own. The designer worked to incorporate the personality of the homeowner into the space while still staying true to the victorian bones of the home.
One thing to love about Spanish architecture is the usage of organic elements. This San Jose estate designed by Kesha Franklin of Halden Interiors adds a twist to the usual Spanish feel. Franklin’s speciality is creating balance within a home. Whether that is adding boldness to a minimalistic home. Or softening a more modern structure with minimal designs. In this case, it was finding the balance between the Spanish architecture and her client’s desire for modern luxury. Franklin wanted the owners of the San Jose estate to be truly inspired.
About Kesha Franklin
In 2018, Kesha Franklin established her New York design firm. Her portfolio includes luxury residences, loft apartments, brownstones, city pied-a-terres and holiday homes. She has worked with high profile clients like former NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. Franklin’s specialty is minimalistic with maximalist intentions.
There’s something about the warmer months that makes me crave cozy sunroom design. There just something so romantic about having a tucked-away seating area to host guests when the sunsets. Or having a morning coffee before the sun has warmed up the outdoors yet! Today’s amazing interior is the getaway home of Alex Bates founder of Flint & Kent and Bloomist who also designed the space. Located on Fire Island this space is the perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle of New York City. Fire Island is on the southern shore of Long Island. Just over a one-hour drive and quick boat ride, this space is easy to get to and incredibly serene. Since everyone arrives by boat there are few cars and everyone bikes or walks around town.
Get inspired by this Venice Beach cottage backyard tour to take your outdoor space to the next level. This cottage is owned by a close friend of mine, Charlotte. She completely transformed a drab backyard into an outdoor escape that is ready to entertain at a moment’s notice.
I’m not sure how I haven’t shared this Casamidy San Miguel de Allende house tour yet. Casamidy is an incredible design studio that creates furniture, lighting, and tabletop items that are metal prominent. Back in the spring of 2019 the founders Jorge Almada and Anne-Marie Midy, so kindly invited me and a few of my close girlfriends to stay in their San Miguel de Allende home. We had such a great time staying in their beautiful home and exploring everything San Miguel de Allende has to offer.
Kitchen design trends are always changing but open kitchen shelving is showing no signs of slowing down. This trend has been popular in the last few years and isn’t going anywhere. By definition, open kitchen shelving is shelving that is exposed and not concealed by a door or cabinet. Because the shelving is open it is often less bulky and makes smaller kitchens feel larger. A great design hack if you are working with a smaller space. Those with larger kitchens often use open kitchen shelving as a decor moment to create a focal point in their space.
Summer – warm weather and cheerful vibes. Your home and backyard should reflect that mood. Right? I thought it was a good time for some new home decor and accessories for a little summer home makeover. Citrus summer is the latest trend in home decor. What does that mean? It means adding citrus colors and pastels yellow, orange, and green tones to your home.
My grandmother loved yellow – a bright lemon yellow. She had a yellow kitchen with yellow kitchen countertops if you can believe it. Sunny and cheerful. Citrus all the way. My grandmother’s kitchen would be on trend most definitely.
This year, I am seeing more and more yellow as a summer trend. In partnership with Walmart Home, I am introducing a bit of citrus yellow and some cheerful teal into my upper patio outdoor space. I used pillows to make the biggest color pop and change but I pulled together a selection of affordable accessories that add bright colors and retro patterns to to the home in this post. Pillows for the seating areas or pastel pattern serveware and colored glassware for a summer table. I also love the idea of bringing that citrus yellow inside into the living for example with a revamp of pillows and blankets. Here are my summer decor guide…citrus summer decor guide!!
The hidden gem of the Jersey shore. While scrolling through Instagram, as usual, I was looking for beachfront properties for inspiration. I came across this stunning home located in Ocean City, New Jersey. It’s a small island about twenty minutes away from Atlantic City. And it took my breath away. After doing some more research, OCNJ is a dry town, which sets it apart from other beaches in New Jersey. They have a large boardwalk and a cute town full of beach themed restaurants and boutiques.
This house was designed by Stephanie Kraus. She specializes in luxury vacation homes on the east coast. The design of this home was inspired by the Dunmore Hotel in the Bahamas. Stephanie used classic and traditional beach house designs with the luxury elements of the Dunmore Hotel. Take a look at the finished product below!
Modern Day Living Room Design from traditional to modern. These two living rooms are so different in style but both are full of surprising design choices that make each interesting to look at. Neither are cookie-cutter and create an interesting conversation around design style and why we like one more than the other, according to our own unique taste. The first is a more traditional space filled with coziness that feels livable. The second is a soft contemporary modern with a glam undertone.
Instantly transform any room with today’s design spotlight: chinoiserie wallpaper. Known for its intricate details, chinoiserie wallpaper is made up of a pattern that doesn’t repeat, meaning it is entirely unique. Traditionally the wallpaper features birds and flowers.