The latest trend in kitchen design is to forego upper cabinets. While scrolling on Pinterest, I’ve seen so many different kitchen designs that do not include upper cabinets. It got me thinking…do we actually need them? While upper cabinets can be sleek and white, they take up valuable real estate in the kitchen. This might not be a trend for design traditionalists to jump on. My first thought was “where do they keep their plates and glasses?” Interior designers are embracing this trend and creating kitchens that are just as open and inviting at eye level as the rest of the home. Of course, removing upper cabinets means paring down kitchenware, but minimalist approaches like those of London designer, Kerri Lipsitz, can be super helpful! Learn about the benefits of having a kitchen with no upper cabinets.
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Imagine this…you finished remodeling your dream kitchen and then during Labor Day weekend you noticed there is rippling in the wood flooring. After investigating, you find out that there is a plumbing issue that originated from under the sink. So now you have to redo your brand-new kitchen that you just spend months working on. That’s exactly what happened to my friends, Linda and Charlie. Linda gave me all of the details about the renovation. And even some advice for anyone who wants to start their own kitchen project. Take a tour of the green kitchen remodel below.
It’s time to upgrade your dishwasher. The holidays are right around the corner, and you don’t want to be stuck doing all that dirty work yourself! Whether you’re looking for a luxury machine or an affordable option that will fit in the kitchen of any home, we’ve found the right appliances that can help you get the job done faster and more efficiently. See the COCOCOZY team’s best picks.
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One of the most timeless trends in home decor is leather. This fall there has been a resurgence of stylish leather armchairs and stools. Specifically, colored leather in warm earth tones like browns, hues of orange, and olive green. Interior designers are styling leather counter stools with modern kitchens. It’s a go-to piece of furniture for mixing in natural materials. See our round-up of leather counter stools below.
Fall is one of the busiest seasons of the year…in the kitchen. Holidays are in the near future and the aroma of pumpkin spice is already filling the air. Now is the best time to invest in new fall kitchen accessories. Before the chaos of the holidays, place any outdated dinnerware or broken eclectic tools. A fresh season means it’s out with the old and in with the new and stylish accessories. To get started, the COCOCOZY team has handpicked 15 fall kitchen accessories to shop.
The power of a neutral kitchen is its simplistic luxury. The clean lines and color palette make it easy on the eye. Today’s luxurious neutral kitchen has a rustic style that gives it a unique design. The newly built home is located in Barrington, Illinois. It’s over 4,500 square feet and includes a courtyard. However, the grand kitchen is the true star of the home.
The luxurious neutral kitchen features many design details that give it a rustic edge. The designer added wood accents for contrast in the space. The use of floating shelves next to the windows is a great technique for adding storage. And for a dramatic twist, the designer also added a wooden island and herringbone floors. The crisp white walls in the kitchen help bounce around the natural light to make the room appear more spacious.
Here’s a kitchen design I found on a recent Instagram deep dive. A look inside a Spanish-Mission-Style kitchen. There are many different unique details. Every time I look at the photos I discover a new design element. The first thing I noticed is the Calacatta Viola marble. A go-to marble slab for those who aren’t afraid of a bolder kitchen. The custom plaster ceiling made me do a double-take. How often do you see a kitchen ceiling like that? I love the dimension that makes the space feel grand. Australian interior design firm, Flack Studio, helped their clients lean into old Hollywood glamour with a Spanish-Mission-style twist. Find out more about this kitchen below.
Mother’s Day is almost here (it’s this Sunday, May 8th)! For those who haven’t purchased a gift yet, I have rounded up a guide for last-minute gifts from Bloomingdale’s, Goop, Anthropologie, and more. I selected a little bit of everything including, home, beauty, fashion, and more. A little something for every mom in your life. Take a look at my top last-minute gifts below.