Wednesday, October 29, 2014

8 BEST LEATHER & METAL STOOLS - CHEAP TO CHIC



One of my best of friends emailed me the other day.  She was looking for leather and metal stools for a guest bedroom in her ski house.   That led me to a week long hunt for the best looking leather and metal x-benches for the end of her bed. Now she has a designer working with her...the designer I am sure will come up with many other choices but these are my top picks for the best looking x bench style stools for the foot of your bed or anywhere in the house that are out there.

Casamidy - Altamura Camp Stool - $675

Holly Hunt - Rover Folding Stool - $3400 (above)

Alfonso Marina - Arzon Ottoman - $3175 (above)


Fritz Hansen - PK91 Stool by Poul Kjaerholm  - $3398 (above)

Mies van der Rohe- Barcelona Stool - $2587




Redford House - Haven Bench - $1136

Jonathan Adler - Rider Bench - $795

Global Views - Folding Stool - $372

My favorites are the Barcelona stool of course...and also the Altamura stool from on of my favorite furniture companies Casamidy.

Which is your favorite?

Happy Wednesday!

xo
Coco


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ARCHITECTURAL SMALL SWEDISH APARTMENT


Just under a 1000 square feet and located in Gothenberg, Sweden, this small 2 bedroom apartment is perfectly edited. Inside a building built in 1899 with wonderful architectural details, the decor is a simple blend of midcentury and contemporary pieces.  With high ceilings, crown moldings, tall radius windows, ceiling medallions and curved bay windows...letting the architecture do the talking, is the way to go.

I would imagine this little space would be great to rent for a week of travel.  Right? Comfy and cozy with an eclectic design to it.













Happy Tuesday!

xo
Coco


Photos: Stadshem

Friday, October 24, 2014

COZY NORWEGIAN COTTAGE

White rustic Scandinavian cottage

Love seeing cottages from around the world.  This is a cute cozy cottage in Norway with great mountain views.  Rustic Scandinavian style.  Cozy and charming.  I would love to have an afternoon sit here with a warm cup of tea overlooking the view.

Ahhh...thinking...how can I get to Norway....!


Living room in a white rustic Scandinavian cottage

White slipcovered armchairs in a rustic Scandinavian cottage

Happy Friday!

xo
Coco

P.S.  Yesterday was my sweet friend ALG's birthday.  Wishing her a very very happy one.  Saw her last weekend at her 1 year old daughter's birthday party...they both looked adorable.
Photos:  Klikk

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BIG STATEMENT CEILINGS IN A BIG TEXAS HOME

Vaulted ceiling in a Texas home by Michael Imber

This Texas home by architect Michael Imber holds nothing back when it comes to the high ceilings in all shapes and forms...from coffered, to barrel vault, to groin vault, to exposed beams...this home is a study in ceilings!

Take a look.

Coffered ceilings in a Texas home by Michael Imber

Vaulted ceilings in the dining room of a Texas home by Michael Imber

High ceilings in a home by Michael Imber

Marble bathroom with high curved ceiling by Michael Imber

Exposed beams in a kitchen by Michael Imber

Exposed beams in a beautiful Texas home by Michael Imber

Happy Thursday.

xo
Coco

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MR. DE LA RENTA

Oscar de la Renta wedding dress

This is a photo of my best of friend AM on her wedding day years ago...wearing a dress designed by the icon Oscar de la Renta. She looked beautiful that day. Happy in love and dazzling in a stunning creation that was her gown. Through his magnificent design, Mr. de la Renta played a significant role in one of the happiest days of AM's life.  The dress gave her confidence and joy and made her day even that more special.  When she walked down the aisle, I saw the gleam in her husband's eyes...

When I heard word last night about fashion designer Oscar de la Renta's passing at age 82, I paused for a moment. Everything went silent. I was in my car.  It was so quiet.  I don't know why but I've always admired Oscar de la Renta the most out of all fashion designers - his work was timeless and enchanting.  I was sad for the loss but also humbled in recognizing that even the seemingly immortal are all but human.

Very rare to find a person who touches so many people with grace and charm and elegance...Mr. de la Renta was one it seems.

Wishing Mr. de la Renta much peace as he rests.

xo
Coco