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

Monday, October 20, 2014

DESIGNER $13.9 MILLION DOLLAR NYC TOWNHOUSE - SEE THIS HOUSE

Steven Gambrel's blue dining room

21 Perry Street - a West Village home decorated by reputed NYC interior designer Steven Gambrel is now on the market for $13.8 million dollars.

5 bedrooms, 6 baths on 4 floors...this townhouse also includes a rooftop patio and a basement cellar. The garden floor features a large eat-on kitchen with Moroccan tile floors, marble slab counter for kitchen island, Sub Zero refrigerator and Lacanche stove.

The steel doors lead to a private garden shared by a church and 5 other homes.

The home was once owned by book author Mary Cantwell who was also once an editor for Vogue and Mademoiselle.

The home is listed by Sothebys.

Blue and grey dining room with tile floor in Steven Gambrel's home

Blue and grey kitchen with brick fireplace and marble countertops in Steven Gambrel's home

Blue and grey living room in Steven Gambrel's home

Marble bathroom in Steven Gambrel's home

Master bedroom with graphic rug in Steven Gambrel's home


Floor plan of Steven Gambrel's home

Exterior of Steven Gambrel's home

Happy Monday!

xo
Coco

Friday, October 17, 2014

FASHION FORWARD - FALL STYLE INSPIRED BY DECOR

Living room with black accent walls and white sofas

Things are starting to get just a little cooler here in Los Angeles...finally...so now I can start thinking about fall style and fashion.  When it comes to fall and winter...I am all about black, white and neutrals.  I can't wait each year to get new black opaque tights, put on my black boots  (I have varying styles) and a warm comfy well cut jacket and set off.

For some reasons these rooms I found on Bolig got me thinking about a crisp version of fall...in black and white.
Anthony Vaccarello Fall 2014
Anthony Vaccarello Fall 2014

Bathroom with pebble tile floor and black accents

AF Vandevorst Fall 2014
AF Vandevorst Fall 2014

White bedroom with black accents

Belstaff Shearling Leather Jacket

Black Mini skirt
Tibi White Silk Camisole

Ankle Boot with Buckle

Falke Black Matte Denier Tights


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Happy Friday!

xo
Coco