Thursday, October 2, 2014


ann sacks plumeria mosaic marble tile flowers

TE and I were "tile dreaming" this past weekend at Ann Sacks in West Hollywood on Beverly Blvd.  "Tile dreaming" is different from tile shopping.  Tile shopping is when you are dead set on buying something...we went to Ann Sacks as we shopped on Beverly Blvd...just to "tile dream" for dreams of beautiful kitchens and baths filled with beautiful tile.  I am sure if I said to TE right now, "Wasn't it fun "tile dreaming" on Saturday?", he would look at me like I was kooky but that is exactly what were doing.

While we were wandering through all of the beautiful selection...TE happened upon this pretty marble mosaic with gold/bronze circles as the center of the tile.    He said, "Hey, I like this".  Oh, fab...I thought.  TE is way into design (awesome to have a guy who actually likes design) but whenever I dawdle too much in one area of showroom or store he takes off exploring at break neck it was nice that he was pausing to look at something and wanted to call me over.

I came around the bend and saw this lovely carved floral marble mosaic on the floor.  Swirling flowers in a bas relief repeat.  I took off my shoes immediately to feel the tile on my feet.  Felt wonderful.  Could make a great tile rug (center) in a bathroom.  I loved it.

Here is the one thing...while most of the tile we have looked at has ranged from $12-65 per square foot...this lovely bit of tile was over $300 per square foot.  TE and I have expensive tile dreams it seems...

Well we can continue to dream and hope that a tile fairy would one day, if we ever needed it, just put 100 square feet of this under our pillow!  Sweet tile dreams indeed.

Ann Sacks Plumeria mosaic tile (above)

TE propping up some textured porcelain tile over our dream tile (above)

What do you think of this dream this a dream to you or not?

Happy Thursday!


All photos in this post by Coco of COCOCOZY

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


This house is a bit of a throwback.  First on the scene a few years ago...but I always come back to it as a fresh modern space where I would love to live!  Lots of light, high ceilings, great charm in the stone walls and wood floors and all built on 5 different small levels.   A soothing neutral color palette allows any owner to bring their style and personality to the decor. Located in Fredensborg Denmark and created by Norm Architects.

A definite like in my book.

Happy Wednesday!


P.S. Had a nice time yesterday at the Soho back to back drinks/dinner. Met with KA...had a wonderful talk about the COCOCOZY business...KA is an expert in publishing and fashion so it was great to have a conversation with him. Then I moved over to the dining room and had dinner with my fellow blogger and designer Nicole Gibbons. Nicole was in Los Angeles shooting her television show for was nice to catch up with her on all of the exciting things she is doing.

P.P.S.  Got some beautiful roses from TE at work the other day.  Such a nice surprise.  Feel very fortunate to have such a thoughtful wonderful guy in my life.  Check out COCOCOZY Instagram to see what he sent.

Monday, September 29, 2014


I like this Parisian apartment owned by interior designer Sarah Lavoine.  White with burts of dense colors like black, turquoise, green and even yellow.  A small space that breathes fresh, light and lively.

Little touches like the contrast black piping on the white sofa, the black accent wall painted behind the dining room table, and simple turquoise dining chairs, make all of the design difference in this space.

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Happy Monday!


P.S. Had a great weekend. Started on Friday night with a gallery opening at Gemini Gel to meet and greet artist John Baldessari with my guy TE and good friends SN and BN - then we went to dinner at Taste in West Hollywood with the group! So much fun. On Saturday, TE and I spent the day shopping for "ideas" on Beverly Blvd...then we went out to Malibu and then for a walk up and down the Santa Monica stairs at sunset. Weekend ended on Sunday with a day in Malibu with TE, my mom and my neighbor JH picking fruit and enjoying ocean views...and then a fun barbecue last night at TE's watching football with TE, EE, E and JG. Nice time.

P.P.S. Follow me on COCOCOZY Instagram to see some of the things TE and I saw while out shopping this weekend.

Friday, September 26, 2014


library bay windows nook round table plaid drapes curtains
Bay windows in library nook in a Los Angeles Tudor mansion! (above)

A few weeks ago, I stopped by the gorgeous Hancock Park Tudor estate belonging to Hollywood media exec RS and his partner fab designer Tom Newman of Newman & Wolen Design.   Tom and I have become friends over the years - he designed my friend SN and BN's home remodel years ago.  Love Tom's aesthetic, style, sense of architecture and design.  He is awesome. Tom and RS moved into the house this year and I was lucky to be taken on a nice afternoon tour of this huge house by Tom himself.

The home was built in 1927 and is 6100 square feet.  It is awesome.   The couple kept much if the original detail but just refreshed the the spaces to make them feel up-to-date.

One of the most charming rooms in the mansion for me is this little gentleman's library right off the foyer.  Wood paneled, plaid drapery, built in bookshelves, velvet sofa and original carved stone fireplace make for a warm, cozy, somewhat regal and at the same time inviting room!  Makes me want to get off the computer, tablet and smart phone...curl up with a nice COCOCOZY throw blanket and open up a book and of all the book!

Anyhooo here's a look at this wonderful space.  A modern throwback...a classic space.

brown tan plaid drapes drapery curtains
Custom made plaid drapes. (above)

gold shell coffee table accessories

wood paneled library tan brown velvet sofa

Original built in wood paneled bookshelves with antler accessories topping them off! (above)

Carved stone fireplace (above)

Thank you Tom for inviting me over and letting me snap a million photos!

 Can't wait to come over for a glamorous black tie dinner party in the next few months...I look best in fall and winter and I have several black tie long gowns ready to go. TE has a nice tux I'm sure he would love to come. Oh...sorry...just made up a party at Tom and RS's house and then invited myself and boyfriend that rude?

Anyhooo...will show you more of this grand home later. May have to go back and take a few more photos. Oops there I go again...inviting myself over!

Happy Friday!


P.S.  The kitchen in Tom's previous home inspired three (3) COCOCOZY readers to remodel their here to see Tom's former kitchen and how it was interpreted by blog readers!

All photos in this post by Coco of COCOCOZY

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


A multi million dollar Russian apartment! (above)
In my perusing of multi million dollar awe inspiring homes from around the world...I decided this week to do a little compare and contrast of 5 different luxury homes in 5 different countries.

Russia, France, Italy, Spain and the United States.  I know.  I know.  I wonder too. All of the time.:-) What does $10 million dollars buy you around the world as far as real estate?

See these luxury international real estate listings below (click on the location names to see the full listing) and let me know what you think:
Penthouse Apartment - 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2690 sq ft - $10.5 million dollars (above & below)

Villa in Casa Del Sol - 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 9,634 square feet - $10,9 million dollars (below)

18 Century Villa on Lake Como - 8 bedrooms, 7 baths, 7,535 sq. ft. - $10.9 million dollars (below)

Hollywood Hills Modern Estate - 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, 7300 sq. ft - $10.5 million dollars (below)

French Castle at Lac du Bourget - 10 bedrooms, 8 baths, 21,528 square feet -  $10.9 million dollars (below)

So...which of these $10 million dollar homes would you buy or take?  Is it unimaginative if I say I would take the Hollywood Hills house in Los Angeles...even though I live in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles (please note...I live in the smallest house possible in the Hollywood Hills actually not too far from this modern manse...would be an easy move...).

Happy Tuesday!


P.S. Thank you to 14 year old Rachelle Adamson for her shout out to COCOCOZY on her new blog called Seachelle's Seashore.  Click here for her post about COCOCOZY - Rachelle says COCOCOZY is one of her favorite blogs!  Rachelle commented on one of the posts here on COCOCOZY saying she had written about tmine - I, of course, clicked over and was so pleased to find out that one of my readers is 14!  Congrats Rachelle on your new blog!

P.P.S.  Speaking of dashing (or "not so") - Was dropping some clothes off at the cleaners when I got a lesson in life.  I sashayed out of my car wearing a very cute short navy Rebecca Taylor laser cut flare dress and high high black Saint Laurent Tribtoo shoes and some very cool sunglasses. I thought I looked quite dashing - just to go to the cleaners if I do say so myself.  Well as onlookers gawked and gazed probably thinking "Look at that stylish girl with a load of laundry in her hands" (or maybe not), I flung open the doors to the cleaners and proceeded to prance in...only to find that my 4 inch YSL's had caught on the doorway.  I tugged and pulled and the shoe wouldn't come loose...I tried to gain my composure but then a dirty sock fell out of the pile (oops didn't sort dry cleaning that well) and there I was, with a load of dirty clothes, caught in a doorway with a gym sock staring at me.  I turned around to look at all of the gawkers and gazers...none of them were gawking (maybe they were never gawking actually)...they were all looking down and away from me with a smirk on their face.  Note to self, never think you look like a movie star when heading into the cleaners with a pile of laundry...I know many of you probably suffer from this daily thought...just know that life will always remind you in subtle ways that you too are human - a lesson in being humble. Happy Tuesday!