Friday, December 06, 2013
A cute little apartment apartment in Paris on the Left Bank...on a high floor overlooking a secret courtyard. That's all I know besides the price. $2.25 million for this pied-a-terre. So cute. Light herringbone wood floors, exposed beam ceilings (notice the metal beams in the bedroom)...a living room, a bedroom, kitchen, bath...c'est tout. A small Paris apartment. Very chic. That is all...but that is all I would need.
Today's dream or wish...wish I could buy this little place for my mom and then I would visit regularly!
What do you think of this cute Paris flat? Don't let my opinion sway you!
P.S. A big thank you to Hilde Leighat of Pom Pom at Home. Had dinner with Hilde the other night. A really nice dinner at Mozza here in Los Angeles. Just a day after our fun dinner, some of her fantastic linen sheeting was delivered to the COCOCOZY offices for me to enjoy. Wow! So amazing. The sheets are just gorgeous! Thank you Hilde! Hi to Sam and Reza for me!
P.P.S. Tonight am going with TE to his holiday office party. We are staying at hotel downtown after the event. I couldn't exactly decide what to wear so I brought a million outfits. Poor TE...he's going to have to help me decide!
Photos: Emil Garcin
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Love this little bath designed by Jessica Helgerson. The black and white cement tiles, the arched detail in the paneled walls, the simple wash basin sink, and the mirror!
I love the arched gold mirror above the bathroom sink. So elegant and simple.
This one inspired me to bring back CHEAP TO CHIC as I went in search of the perfect bathroom mirror.
|Zanzibar Gold Leaf Mirror - $573|
|Barclay Butera Golden Mirror - $720|
|Vintage Jay Spectre Mirror - $1,175|
Which of these mirrors do you like best? Do you like this bathroom look? I love it!
P.S. Had a great dinner last night with best of friend AT who is visiting from London...she brought along the very sweet VP who I worked with years ago. We went to the Soho House. Had such a great time. Our evening ended up in a full blown photo shoot inside the photo booth on our way out. The photo booth is there for people to take just a few photos with their friends to commemorate a night out. We took about 30. We couldn't quite get our pose right!
Photo: Jessica Helgerson
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Had the weirdest dream the other night...so weird that I posted about it on COCOCOZY Twitter.
I dreamed that uber interior designers Mary McDonald, Nate Berkus, and Nathan Turner were called in to fix my little tiny cottage in the Hollywood Hills - my small under 750 square foot house. In the dream, my house was under construction and kept falling off the hillside. After fighting with the contractor, I gave up and just turned the project over to the aforementioned design dream team.
When I came back to the house while my dream design team had worked on it for just a few days it seemed bigger. It was also in a very remote hillside area (not at all like where I live in real life or where I had left it in the dream) and there seemed to be an ocean view somehow.
In the dream, my guy TE and I toured the house that was still a work in progress and were in awe. Each designer took on a space made it their own. By the way, in my dream, Nate Berkus and Nathan Turner were one person for some reason...the person looked like a hybrid of the two of them and I kept calling him both or either name. Somehow best of friend AM flew in from NYC to tour the dream house too.
The guys' rooms were modern with a very fresh vibe...when I walked in to say hi Nate/Nathan was painting some glass for the windows (don't know why)...and he looked up and said "Hi, I'm still working on this." Mary was nowhere to be seen during the tour but she created a huge wide main hall with wood floors stained in different colors to create a stripe effect. She also did a kitchen with red counters. Her rooms were elegantly traditional with a modern twist.
Anyhooo...in the end of the dream...it turns out that the designers had transformed my small cottage into a 6100 square foot hillside home that also was a beach house! A small Hollywood Hills cottage transformed into a hillside/beach front estate! Unreal. Really. Tah dah! The magic of dreams!
***End of dream***
Well one thing, I noticed my dream team of designers forgot (or I didn't see) was a cute breakfast nook. I must have one of those me thinks. I love the idea of having a place to cozy up right near the kitchen with good light for dining, reading, chatting, laptop computing etc. Windows, built in banquette seating, a square or round table will do, and some nice lighting. Must have a breakfast nook! Yooohoooo....
No complaints on my dream home from this past dream- loved it - but next dream, I'll need a nook please. :-)
If you had a dream team of designers...what must have would you want them to include in a home.
Photos: Pinterest unknown; Jute Home; Country Living
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
With Christmas & New Years ahead, invitations to the homes of friends and family are in the air. I was always taught, you should never show up to a party at a person's home empty handed. Here are few quick gold toned ideas for hostess gifts for this holiday season!
1. Metallic Gold Zebra Dish - $32
2. Gold monogram mugs (4 mugs) - $40
3. Gold and glass ornaments (set of 3) - $38
My fave is a set of the gold monogram mugs. I love these!
Monday, December 02, 2013
Built in 1935, this recently refreshed Palm Beach estate just went on the market for $32 million dollars. It is listed by Sotheby's Realty. 6 bedrooms, 11 baths, 2 staff rooms in almost 11,000 square feet...this home is the a Palm Beach Florida classic. The mansion offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, a pool, tennis court and more.
For the right person, this could be a nice winter getaway home...with a little bit of redecorating...right?
Take a look.
|Dining room with crystal chandelier and custom Trompe-l'oeil painted walls. (above)|
|Very traditional living room decor with paneled walls and dentil molding. (above)|
|A sunroom with wicker furniture and classic Palm Beach white and green trellis walls. (above)|
|The estate's view of the Atlantic Ocean (above)|
Let's see...if I had $32 million would I spend it on this house? Well probably not...but I would certainly love to visit if one of my friends decided to get it (AM, FF, JLH, FM...any takers?)!
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P.P.S. Had a fantastic holiday weekend. Spent time with my very nice mother who cooked a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner, my sis DS, spent some time with TE and his family, had a big family brunch at Fig & Olive...got lots of rest. A perfect holiday weekend! How about you?