It’s official: Cocoon Home is busier than ever with multiple design clients, an upcoming event, a new logo and site (coming soon), and a product soon to be revealed! I’m a bit crazed , but loving every minute of it. Each interior project is completely different from the others allowing me to source and shop at a variety of places: the Alameda Flea Market, HD Buttercup, Flora Grubb, Pottery Barn, DWR and Anthropologie among many others. My clients’ broad variety of styles and aesthetics [for sure] keep things interesting! The new logo and site are being created by Dabito of Old Brand New Blog and I couldn’t be happier with his interpretation of Cocoon Home thus far. Stay tuned for the big reveal. Later this month, we’ll be hosting an event at our home featuring the work of Daniel Barbera of Australia and Cosentino, San Francisco. Lastly, the Cass Clutch, a 70′s inspired suede handbag, will make its debut in late Spring. So many wonderful things are happening at once! I’m honored and grateful for the opportunity to help so many people create spaces that are uniquely their own while exercising my own creativity. I do love my job!!
Above are photos of accessories, textiles and botanicals that have been stylized for my #pacificheightschd client. Follow my Instagram feed to see more images and updates on Cocoon Home Design projects.
1. Urban Outfitter’s leather sling stool is perfect for additional seating just about anywhere indoors or out.
2. This Boet shield necklace needs to meet my wardrobe!
3. I’m still loving airplants and these wood and copper mounted terrariums are a sweet new way to display them.
4. Zara’s long seamed dress might just become my Spring staple.
5. This Great Meadow Mural is the inspiration for Zoe’s bedroom new look.
Furniture placement should be uniquely suited to each and every room. If the space allows it and the flow feels right, two sofas facing each other is one of my favorite ways to appoint a living room. Whether one is enjoying alone time or entertaining friends, this layout is designed to either encourage conversation or provide total relaxation. Although one often sees this type of placement with traditional pieces, some of the examples below take on a more eclectic look by featuring non-matching sofas, colorful futons, casual fabrics and unique accessorizing.
Are you a fan of facing sofas?
This week while visiting family in Arizona, Alex, our children and I toured Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and school, Taliesin West. As soon as we entered the grounds we recognized architectural features similar to our house, which was designed by one of FLW’s apprentices, Fred Langhorst. Langhorst spent 3 years at Taliesin and its influence is very apparent in so many of our home’s details. The organic materials, the permanent connection to nature through floor to ceiling windows, the compression and release effect created by low soffits, the Asian accents, even the gentle rise and fall of the stone steps at Taliesin, all seem to match our home in the East Bay. Even Wright’s favorite paint color, Cherokee Red, is the original color of the built-in cabinets in our project room!
We feel fortunate to live in house that is influenced by FLW’s architectural genius to this day, and love to share its history with our children (who want to tour Fallingwater next).
We’re SO going!!
For a long time I resisted pinning inspirational quotes on Pinterest, but at some point I came across a quote that resonated with me and I decided to start a meditation pinboard. From time to time I read through it and somehow I manage to find sayings that reflect how I’m feeling at that particular moment. Today I’d like to share a few of my favorite ones. They all encourage authenticity, courage and self love.
Do you have any favorite motivational quotes to share?
Now that most of the living room components for the Eichler home I’m currently working on are in place, we’re moving onto the dining room. This is the room inspiration that is guiding the look and feel of the living spaces. Modern lines, warm metals and classic mid-century designed chairs will honor the home’s iconic style, while remaining fully family functional. The West Elm dining table has been ordered, the benches have arrived and now we’re waiting for the lighting and deciding on an area rug. Can’t wait to see it all come together and to share this home’s before and after images.
Curio Display Cabinet, Plaza Chandelier, Boerum Dining Table and Benches, Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair, Herringbone Hand Knotted Flamestitch Rug.
I have exciting news! Our kitchen is the featured Kitchen of the Week on Houzz. In case you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here.
Many thanks to Becky Harris of Houzz for a great article that speaks so eloquently to the inspiration and motivation behind our recent renovation.