Friday, August 29, 2014


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COCOCOZY pillows and rug at Lotus Bleu in San Francisco! (above)

Got this picture from Amy from Lotus Bleu in San Francisco.  A cute gray, white and blue vignette featuring three COCOCOZY pillows, a COCOCOZY rug on a wonderful Chinoiserie upholstered long bench.

Brightened my day certainly to see my textiles put to good use.  Love the mixing and matching of patterns and all works.

Lotus Bleu, a design studio and home furnishings store, carries the COCOCOZY line in San Francisco.  Love having them as a partner.  Jeannie, Kaoru, Amy and team have been so great!

If you are in San Francisco for the long weekend, go to Hayes Valley and check out Lotus Bleu!

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Lotus Bleu
325 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 34102

Lotus Bleu carries lots of great brands...bright, colorful, full of texture and store to do a little fall shopping in most certainly!

Happy Friday!


Thursday, August 28, 2014


Designed by Juan Montoya, this Dominican Republic home screams all things tropical and all things Caribbean.  The indoor outdoor spaces, the dark rich woods and bamboo, the views of the ocean and the classic palms waving in the breeze.

Was just talking with best of friend AM.  I offered to go babysit her Dominican Republic vacation home...she has a house there too.   I generously offered my time (and TEs) to travel down to the Dominican to go sit in her house on the beach for a week...just to make sure everything is ok of course.  Will have to check with her again to see when she might "need" me to do that for her.  Oh friendship...I am willing to do so much for my friends.  Of course the trip to the Dominican would be purely altruistic...I would simply be helping out a friend who has a beautiful fully furnished beach house that needs house sitting.  :-) this home featured here.

What do you think of this island home decor?  Could you see yourself vacationing there?

Happy Thursday!


P.S.  My mother is from Haiti...I have family who live in the Virgin Islands. The Caribbean is in my blood.  I wonder what my mom thinks of this home?  Mom reads the blog everyday and sends me emails on all of my typos...wonder what she will say about this lovely island home.  Mom?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


With Labor Day almost here (the unofficial end of summer) and life getting back to the normal non-summer hustle and bustle, I am wistfully thinking of summer days.  The summer went too fast.  Would love to spend a week lounging in stylish backyard being mesmerized by the sparkling water in a well designed pool.

Who wouldn't want a well thought out, well designed, private body of water in their own yard?  TE and I have talked about this...he is a big believer in a beautiful backyard is best of friend AM.   Both say that if they have a house without a pool...they will build one.  No doubt.

Today I bring you 21 fab backyard a photo of a pool that I took with a view of Hanalei Bay that I would be happy to call my own.  Hope you gather inspiration and design ideas from the picture guide.

Dip in, dive in, relax, enjoy and pick your fave.


This is actually a photo of a hotel pool in Hawaii that I took last year while visiting Kauai with TE...thinking here is that I would LOVE for this to be in my backyard! (above)

COCOCOZY reader and interior designer Rinarisa DeFronze of Design by Corde sent in this photo of her own delightful East Hampton backyard pool.

I like the pools that a very simple rectangles surrounded by green lawn that grows almost to the edge of the pool the best.  Such a nice feeling to step out of a pool onto soft lush grass.

Which is your fave?

Happy Wednesday!