Last weekend my friend had a few friends over for a summer kick-off party. She put me in charge of outdoor entertainment. There were about ten adults and 4 kids, so I had to think about what to bring for everyone to enjoy. Walmart has an amazing selection of affordable outdoor toys and pool accessories. The perfect place to pick up some activities for everyone to enjoy this summer. My team helped me decide on which items to get. They ended up selecting a cornhole set and pool floats.
My goal for this season is all about creating new memories with friends and family. And there’s no better way to do that than having fun backyard gatherings. Whether it’s a BBQ or a cozy outdoor dinner, it’s important to be prepared for every occasion. See some of my favorite picks from Walmart below to help inspire you!
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One of my favorite spots in my home is the upper patio. I gave it a makeover in 2021 after finally having it fixed. It was covered for over a year due to a leak. Now that the one-year anniversary passed, I figured it was a good time for a review of my Outer furniture.
I received three pieces of furniture from Outer including a sectional and two armchairs. My upper patio is a large area so I decided to space out the pieces. The armchairs sat in one corner and the sectional was styled in the opposite corner. Far apart for it to not be too crowded, but close enough for cozy conversations with friends. Read my review below (FYI this is not a sponsored post).
On my Instagram, I recently talked about redecorating my outdoor courtyard. I always host dinner parties for friends and family. I love to freshen up the space to give people something to talk about. I’m not doing any drastic changes. My plan is to keep it simple just by swapping out a few plants and accessories.
One of the challenges when it comes to decorating an outdoor space is making sure your outdoor decor is cohesive with your interior decor. It’s important to maintain the flow of your home from indoor to outdoor. Outdoor accessories are an easy trick to make your home look like a professionally styled home. It’s all about the placement of your decor!
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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 theme for this summer is more is more! Yes, for all of you minimalists out there this will be a hard adjustment. You might not be ready to throw loud wallpaper on your walls. That’s why the COCOCOZY team researched the summer home decor trends for 2021. This summer is all about textured furniture and vibrant patterns. Host the most colorful dinner party or transform your living room into a room that is inspired. We’ve spent a year in lockdown. Why not bring some vibrance back into our lives?
I finally did it! This outdoor patio makeover is something I’ve been meaning to get to for a long time. My upper patio was in need of a transformation. Thanks to Outer, this space has never looked better! I’m in love with their armchairs that have an awesome self covering feature to help protect the outdoor pillows. The chairs are so comfortable and look great with my COCOCOZY rug. Now my outdoor patio is a great place to relax or even work if I’m in need of a change of scenery.
Last month, I took a trip to East Hampton to visit my bff Anne and her family. Read my previous post about Anne’s home here. Anne and her husband John recently redid their entire backyard and turned it into a stunning outdoor living space. It was designed with relaxing and entertaining in mind. I wish I could’ve stayed longer! Early one morning, I snapped some amazing photos of their oasis.
I am officially picking my favorite season of the year: Fall. I just love this weather!
The idea that we are getting closer to the end of the year and cooler days are creeping up always makes me so happy and energized. For me, fall is usually full of excitement and activities like seeing friends and family, and its the time of year I most look forward to.
Summertime means outdoor dinners out on my patio!
I recently decided last minute (per usual) to cook Sunday night dinner for my family making my famous summer grilled chicken with a lime cilantro garlic marinade. I invited two people and then naturally that number grew to five after giving everyone a heads up only three hours beforehand.
As it goes… I didn’t have a lot of time to prepare, but my first step was to set up a simple summer table! I couldn’t wait to put my new AERIN Ardsley collection (by Aerin Lauder) from Williams Sonoma to use.
Decisions, decisions! As you know, we have been hard at work on the COCOCOZY Design House. Today, it’s all about two main exterior hardscape surfaces — the front walkway and back balcony.
Curb appeal is everything when designing a house… especially one that is going on sale! Sometimes a book is judged by its cover. Lucky for me, the facade of this house is already so amazing — my main goal is not to mess it up! The Cement Tile Shop has come on as a partner to help me in that effort.
The photo (above) is what I’m using as my main inspiration for this part of the project. Now, before I go any further, I just want to note that this house is a work in progress. Please read using your imagination for what the space will look like. And don’t worry, I will show you all the final result as soon as I can!
Who said garage doors have to be boring?
I recently spotted a stunning black garage on bettershelter’s Instagram page (pictured above), and was immediately inspired by how much character a simple remodel can add to a home.
Take a look through 24 more unique and distinctive designs (below)!
Things are coming together over here in Beverly Hills!
Many of you may remember my old patio from my tiny cottage in Hollywood Hills — and now I’m taking elements of that space and incorporating it into my new oasis!
Welcome to my personal sweet spot… the upstairs patio of my home that is nestled in the hills and surrounded by beautiful palm tree views. An instant calm!
This is where I live now. A charming Spanish style home nestled in a Beverly Hills canyon. I couldn’t be happier to finally settle somewhere. Long story on how I ended up here…that will be for another day. Today, before work, having a cup of tea and enjoying the lovely courtyard view. If you follow me on Instagram and watch my instatories, you know that at the beginning of the month, I moved in. I have totally stressed myself out trying to get everything looking good immediately. One of my friends at work, KS, told me to calm it down and enjoy the process of decorating. I couldn’t…I spent the last few weeks obsessing over details and changing things around…and now I am partially satisfied…but the tweaking will continue.
Today I wanted to give you a glimpse of one of the outdoor living spaces at the house (Case de COCOCOZY I am calling it). The white Spanish style exterior with blue trim is sooooo charming. I have brought in all of my plants, outdoor furniture, lights, umbrellas (not shown here) and even COCOCOZY Tower Court outdoor rug! Here’s a tour of how it looked yesterday on the day of the solar eclipse!
I was just at best of friend AM’s lovely East Hampton home this past weekend with our whole group of friends. If you follow me on Instagram and watched my story, you got a full view of EVERYTHING that went on over the weekend. It was so much fun. Bestie AM and her hubby JE purchased their home a few years back and did a whole remodel on it…including the garden. Now she has a lush garden with beautiful flowers and trees, play areas for kids and lounging areas for adults. It is perfect. At night, she has lovely outdoor string lights over the patio and that drape across the yard.
Today’s shopping post is inspired by best of friend AM’s Hamptons yard…follow me @cococozy on Instagram to see her patio… Read on here to see more pretty outdoor string lights ideas.