Monday, July 28, 2014
A multi million dollar beach house...7 bedrooms, 9.5 baths, nearly 14,500 square feet with panoramic Pacific Ocean views. The ultimate California view from a cliff in Malibu. The address 29150 Cliffside Drive in Malibu at it is on the market for $34.5 million dollars listed by Chris Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker.
Here are some of the amenities as described in the real estate listing: "This magnificent residence w/natural stone floors fuses the best of indoor/outdoor living w/vanishing, wall to ceiling glass doors throughout; spacious open-plan Gourmet kitchen, dining area w/fireplace & family room; a luxurious owner's suite plus sitting room w/stunning ocean view terrace & gorgeous spa bath w/custom designed closets; 6 additional en-suite bedrooms w/terraces; gym & theater; ozone-filtered, approx. 60 ft. pool w/resort-style outdoor entertaining areas; 4/5-car garage, Lutron lighting, 16 zone music, security, industrial grade network & so much more."
The house was originally built in in 1999, sold in 2000 for $15 million and now, 14 years later is on the market for over double the amount than it was bought for years ago. According to real estate records, the house has been on the market for about 4 months. Hmmm...summer would be a good time to snap up a beach front property I think!
Listen...this house is not quite my style...but I would certainly not walk away if someone offered it to me. The views are amazing! I would just need a driver to chauffeur me to Los Angeles every day for work and lots of new bathing suits to lounge by the pool on the weekend.
P.S. Have a new found love for Malibu...more on that later...
P.P.S. Fun weekend...dear friend RRM was visiting from Seattle with her cute daughter. Yesterday TE and I went out and met RRM and good friend PG for brunch in Los Feliz and a great brunch place named The Messhall. So nice to catch up with my old friends and to introduce them to TE...it was a good day.
Friday, July 25, 2014
|COCOCOZY Oxford rug on the wall in a bedding display from home furnishing store Lotus Bleu San Francisco's Instagram feed @lotusbleusf (above)|
So today I bring you vignettes from here and there on Instagram...where my products are on display in homes, in stores, in offices and more!
|A little black poodle on a COCOCOZY throw with COCOCOZY pillows in the background from Mecox Gardens West Palm Beach Instagram feed @mecoxgardens (above and below)|
|A COCOCOZY Lavender Sachet with a cute collie from fashion pr maven Stephan Tsai's Instagram feed @inkpresspr (above)|
|Two COCOCOZY Maroc Embroidered Pillows in a bedroom scene from amazing Nantucket interior designer Nina Liddle's Instagram feed @ninaliddledesign (above)|
|Navy blue COCOCOZY Cane Wood Floor Tiles on Mirth Studio's Instagram feed @mirthstudio (above)|
And from Twitter...
|The famous Gracie from Grace Home Furnishing's Twitter feed @gracehomela with COCOCOZY Oxford Pillows in sea green behind her! (above)|
Love how Nina Liddle used our Maroc Embroidered Pillows paired with a Quadrille upholstered headboard in that island bedroom! Nice.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
This is turning into an international week for me here on COCOCOZY. While I sit here in Los Angeles, exploring the worlds of fashion, design and architecture...I am finding great inspiration from around the world.
Today I bring you a grand stone modern house in Valle de Bravo, an affluent enclave on a lake about two hours outside of Mexico City.
I am not an ultra modern girl...but I do think this modern home is quite impressive. The high ceilings with exposed wood beams, the endless glass of the windows, the stone walls and the feeling of indoor outdoor living...all work for me.
All of this captured by photographer James Silverman...makes me want to go visit.
Mexico isn't too far from Los Angeles...maybe time to explore real estate there!
Love the horses too...reminds me of my days of riding...note to self - need to figure out a horse situation in the next house I live in...wonder if TE likes horses...hmmm...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
On the outside, this 3700 square foot horse farm in Sweden looks like a picture from New England in the U.S. A white farm house with an A-frame dark roof surrounded by acres of land and horses in Enkoping just outside of Stockholm. On the inside, the owners have taken items from their travels to Thailand and sprinkled them throughout the inside of this house to give it a South East Asian feel.
An international farmhouse that spans several continents in its design inside and out! Here's a look!
|Baskets, art and home accessories in the farm's tv room are all from Thailand. (above)|
|A light fixture made of shells from Thailand hangs near the wide staircase. (above)|
|The classic farm style kitchen with butcher block wood counters and a farmhouse sink. (above)|
|Hammocks in this Swedish backyard reminded owners to those on the beach in Thailand (above)|
P.S. Loving the lanterns in the living room. Go to COCOCOZY Pinterest to check out and shop a few lanterns I'm loving right now. Click here.
Photos: Skona Hem
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
|Gradient colored beaded Elie Saab gown, Fall 2014 Couture Paris (above)|
Okay...was browsing through lighting with TE on Sunday. We were trying to find images of the perfect chandelier for a little thing we are working on...we came up dry after looking through a million websites. We found lots of nice lighting but nothing quite perfect. The cool thing was that while browsing with him, I saw quite a few light fixtures that I hadn't seen before. Then, last night, for no apparent reason, I decided to methodically go through every single runway show from Paris Fall 2014 couture week from earlier this month.
When I saw the Elie Saab fashion show, filled with beautiful gowns...and when I saw the series of pink, coral, burgundy beaded ombre and dip dyed style dresses, I remembered a chandelier that I had seen with the same shape and coloration that was on Currey & Company's site by designer Marjorie Skouras (who happens to be the sister of a friend of mine). Bingo...and there you have it...today's fashion forward!
Anyhooo...looks like the gradient color "ombre" look is still in vogue on both the runway and the home front!
|Flamingo chandelier - Currey Company (above)|
|Beaded Elie Saab formal gown, Paris Couture Fall 2014 (above)|
Would you take the dress or the light fixture...or both? Best of friend AM did once have a fascination with the color pink in home decor...wonder if she would take the chandelier and find good use for it? I would definitely take the first dress.
Shop the post: The chandelier retails for $5,240 and can be purchased by clicking here. Wonder how much the dresses cost?
P.S. Looks like the chandelier came out before the dress by the way. So in this case it should be a furniture forward!
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Monday, July 21, 2014
A 15,000 square foot Greenwich, CT home on almost 3 acres of land seems like a good alternative to NYC apartment living. Considering that in the city, $16 million dollars might buy you a 4 or 5 bedroom apartment with about half as much interior space, one might consider the suburbs as a viable city alternative. Right?
This Georgian colonial home is 7 bedrooms, 8 baths, has 6 fireplaces, a fitness room, hardwood floors, pool, library, spa/hot tub, steam room, wine cellar, staff rooms, a finished basement and even an in-law apartment. The home is listed by Sotehby's Realty.
Take a look...would you rather live in the hustle and bustle of the city or on an estate like this?
I know it is going to sound weird...but I think I would rather live in the city. I would certainly love to visit any of my friends who decide to take up residence in a house like this!
To see more of this listing, click here.
P.S. TE and I spent all of Saturday in Malibu...we were dreaming and planning and picking fruit. Will explain later. Was a wonderful day.
|TE took this photo while we hung out on a hill in Malibu this weekend. (above)|
Friday, July 18, 2014
Blissful blue doors. So cheerful, beautiful and bright.
My front door went from yellow, to brown to a shiny black (click here to see it). Wondering if some shade of blue could work with my green house. Don't think it will but I can dream of an inviting blue front door. Maybe for a cottage by the sea...or a cute house in the country...!
Photos: Flickr; Nadler Photography; Anna Louise Western