As an interior designer, you’re always looking for new ways to grow your business and connect with your clients. Today, the struggles of being an interior designer include staying up-to-date on the latest trends, finding new clients, and designing projects all at the same time. And on top of that, you’re expected to be on every social media platform. That’s pretty difficult to do without a team of people. The COCOCOZY team compiled a list of our favorite platforms that you should prioritize for your business.
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While most people are attracted to the “all-white” look. There are interior design rebels that aren’t afraid of an all-black room. The concept of using black paint can be scary. The dark tone can make a room appear smaller and it absorbs all light, which means a warmer home. However, there are actually more benefits to a black wall. And when it’s done right, it never goes unnoticed. Here are 9 black rooms that will get you inspired.
The photo above is a galley kitchen by Arent & Pyke. It features a large floor-to-ceiling round steel window. The dark cabinetry complements the steel windows and adds the right amount of drama without overpowering the kitchen space.
A trending color for interior design is blue. Designers are painting bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms in different hues of blue. Each shade can set the tone for a room. Deep midnight blues can create a rich and moody atmosphere. Light blue wall color can make a room look bright and airy. Get inspired by seeing our 7 unique blue room round-up below.
The first of the unique blue room round-up is a Mathew Quinn Design. It features beautiful marble countertops and trim around the window that has blue veining. The wall is covered in blue subway tiles for a moody vibe and compliments the marble stone.
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Just north of the George Washington bridge lives a cozy small neighborhood called Snedens Landing. It’s known for its high-profile homeowners and secluded location—the perfect hideaway only 20 miles from Manhattan. The architecture consists of old dutch style exteriors and rustic designs with water views. Get inspired by this rustic breakfast nook for fall.
The breakfast nook has views of the autumn foliage and the Hudson River. The best way to have breakfast every morning. The rustic breakfast nook is decorated with a custom banquette, a round marble table, and a rattan chair. A natural brass pendant light hangs over the table.
Today’s interior inspiration is not an average southern pad. It’s a dreamy family home located in Birmingham, Alabama. The home sits hillside of Red Mountain, an area with a rich history of steel industrialists. Interior designer, Jeffrey Dungan, decided to purchase the property to transform it into his dream home for his family. He wanted to design a unique space that is calming but also pays homage to the 19th-century iron ore mining district.
Dungan didn’t take on the project alone. He asked designer friends Grant Trick, Betsy Brown, and Michelle Cone. Trick designed the primary bathroom that features steel and glass windows with a soft bench for modern elegance.
Becoming an interior designer is about more than just decorating houses. It’s about bringing dreams to life. Interior designers have mastered the skill of taking inspiration and turning it into a reality. But working on new projects takes up a lot of time. It doesn’t matter if it’s only one room or an entire home renovation. Every little detail matters. And the job isn’t always as lucrative as people may think. It depends on the budget and type of project. So how can you make money as an interior designer?
The kitchen is the most important room in any home. And some might even say it’s the heart of the home. It’s the place where everyone gathers. So if you’re thinking of renovating your outdated space into a beautiful kitchen then this blog is for you. I’ve rounded up some of my current favorite kitchens. They include all different styles: modern, farmhouse, contemporary and more. There should be a little something for everyone. The kitchens I selected have their own unique style. See my round-up below.
The photo above is of a serene white kitchen designed by Banda Property. It features Calcutta marble with gold veining. The design team accessorized with gold finishes including lighting, faucet, and hardware. The island has a fresh design that includes a lower tier for seating. A beautiful kitchen to make your coffee in every morning.
Today’s interior inspiration is this elegant 19th-century-inspired Sydney home. The space features luxurious Calacatta Viola marble and French decor. The home office is a unique design that channels 19th-century finishes with modern furniture. Interior designer, Tamsin Johnson, transformed this Sydney home into a European dream. Her clients wanted an incredibly designed home that was functional with European flare.
The study above features a Spanish table and vintage French stainless-steel and boucle-upholstered chair. Johnson decided to paint the radiator blue to contrast with the cream-colored walls. She kept the decor minimal with modern elements like the table lamp.
There’s no better feeling than waking up in a dreamy muted bedroom. The soft color palette is soothing, making it easy to unwind after a long day. This primary bedroom is a must-see space for anyone who needs bedroom decorating ideas. Interior designer, Hanne Gathe, redesigned this Oslo apartment to transform it into her permanent residence. After years of living in London and Australia, she wanted her apartment to be her forever home. It was important that every detail had a purpose.
The muted bedroom features custom fabrics and furniture. Gathe’s style is minimalistic with European inspiration. The design is truly unique but has Gathe’s magic touch.
After taking a few days to settle down back at home in Los Angeles, I decided it was time to share photos from my trip to New York. The first stop was at my friends, Anne and John’s apartment. We planned to take the jitney to the Hamptons together. While I was at the apartment I couldn’t help but take a few photos of her beautiful lavender library. It’s about 95% done, but it’s too good not to share.
Scandinavian style interiors have been trending all year long. This kitchen is meant to be seen. Interior design firm, Kitchens By Paul, channeled art deco mixed with Scandinavian luxury to create the perfect kitchen. The space features pocket doors, Breccia Vagli marble, and brass accents.
The custom arch on the back wall is every kitchen enthusiast’s dream. The black and grey veining in the marble adds just enough contrast. The cabinet panelings add elegance to the room. It’s not your average white kitchen. See more details below.
Bianca here! Marketing Assistant at Cococozy and a massive fan of New York’s skyline. New York City is known for its impeccable views, which are best when at the top of a penthouse. The Swiss-built Jenga Tower in Tribeca is no exception. Described as “houses stacked in the sky”, the views from this penthouse are absolutely breathtaking.
Parisian designer Emma Donnersberg designed this space to help create a space for a young family in 2018. Most of the walls are glass, so the designer had to think outside the box when it came to “hanging up” art. The skyline is art itself, Emma decided to use the furniture as a way to bring life and home into the modern glass box. With feminine and fluid lines within the furniture, it was a welcoming contrast to Manhattan’s typical modern straight lines. Let’s take a further look at this modernist New York city penthouse below.
I found this swoon-worthy bathroom design over the weekend on an Instagram deep dive. Every few weeks I scroll through the app looking for inspiration. Designers are constantly sharing their latest projects. It’s almost impossible to keep up. Today’s interior inspiration is this dreamy bathroom that features muted tones and mixed materials. Interior designer, Zoë Feldman, designed this bathroom for her clients.
The photo above is a view of the bathroom. The shower door sits in an archway. The marble matches the floor and the marble on the vanity. It creates a cohesive design. See more details below.
When you think of a Parisian Apartment what comes to mind? Elegance with lots of white and neutral tones. High ceilings and exquisite carved moldings. All ring true and this specific apartment is just that but with a colorful twist. Jewelry Designer Aurélie Bidermann has taken her love of art history, and incorporated it into her 18th-century Parisian apartment.
Get inspired by this vibrant Parisian apartment when redecorating this fall. Add pops of you favorite color on top of the classic neutral and earth tones that autumn brings.
Palm Beach is known for its luxurious waterfront homes, fabulous shopping, and popular restaurants. It’s a summer getaway for celebrities and other notable figures. This 5000-square foot Mediterranean-style pad sits lakeside. However, it’s not your average lakeside home. This waterfront oasis is owned by Tommy and Dee Hilfiger. They fell in love with this home after seeing the views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Lake Worth Lagoon. The couple renovated the space to create a vibrant family vacation spot. Take a look inside this lakeside home with a Tommy Hilfiger twist.
Checkerboard floors are trending in interior design again. But did they ever go out of style? Designers are incorporating the classic pattern into kitchens, bathrooms, foyers, and mud rooms. There are so many ways to add a pattern to your home. The classic pattern takes the basic room from boring to beautiful. Checkered floors elevate a space by adding dimension. Different tones and color combinations will have different impacts. Muted tiles will create a soft and charming design. While bold colors will add playfulness and whimsical textures. See some of the COCOCOZY team’s favorite rooms that have checkerboard floors below.