Follow The Move

Zoe’s Bedroom Update

January 28, 2013

I recently added a few touches to Zoe’s room to introduce a touch of glam and a bit of rustic flair.  Now, a framed needlepoint horse found  at Farmyard Darlings hangs perfectly above her bed and bubbled glass pulls update her closet doors.  Take a look: Have you made any recent updates to your space? [...]

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Moving Mode: Creating New Holiday Traditions

December 16, 2012

Last weekend we headed to the Santa Cruz mountains to cut down our Christmas tree and thus begin a new holiday tradition in our West Coast life.   I’m happy to say we accomplished both. Here’s to creating new traditions and treasuring old ones. I would love to see your holiday decorations.  Send images to [...]

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Follow The Move: Zoe’s Bedroom Reveal

November 25, 2012

In the  (sort of) DIY Navajo bedspread post, I promised to show you the rest of Zoe’s bedroom.  Having shared a room with her twin brothers for almost 4 years, Zoe is finally in her very own space and loving every inch of it.  I worried that she would be reluctant to sleep alone but she took [...]

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An Interview with MyMove.Com

November 16, 2012

Jenai Humphreys, a writer for mymove. com recently contacted me after reading about our move on Cocoon Home’s blog and asked if I would share our experience with its readers.  Our conversation was focused on what it’s like to move with kids and of course, a few ideas about decorating a new home. During my conversation [...]

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Moving Mode: Exploring Lake Tahoe

November 7, 2012

 Last weekend we took the kids to Lake Tahoe.  Having enjoyed its snow-covered landscape years ago, experiencing it in the Fall was a real treat.  The lake glistened in the autumn sun and the trees glowed in the glorious mountain air.   Take a look at some of the images we captured during our visit: [...]

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‘Til Monday: Celebrating Past And Future

October 19, 2012

This week all three children celebrate their birthdays.  Max and Ben are turning 7 and Zoe is embracing 5 as only she can.  As I reflect on how they’ve grown, I can’t help but think of the family and friends that have celebrated their births with us in the past. For the first time since [...]

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Moving Mode: Exterior Paint Reveal

October 10, 2012

The exterior painting of our home is finally completed, including the entrance gate that became a dilemma.   After a little deliberation I decided to forgo an accent shade altogether and paint the entire house in the same color.  In the future I may try to go bold again, but for now keeping it simple [...]

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Moving Mode: The Perfect Coffee Table

September 24, 2012

We found the perfect coffee table for our living room.  One that’s large enough to handle the size of the room and true to the “California style”  we’re aspiring to create in our new home.  Take a look at the unique cedar trunk that will soon (after the glass top arrives) hold many magazines, an [...]

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Moving Mode: Finding My Way

September 6, 2012

Since our recent move to California, Cocoon Home blog has served not only as a diary of design inspirations and current obsessions, but also as a medium to express the many emotions a move can inflict on a family.  It’s exciting to decorate and blog about our new home, but reality is that adjusting to [...]

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Moving Mode: A Family Wall Before And After

August 28, 2012

Hanging our framed photograph collection of friends and family in the new house really made the space feel like home.  As I hung each photo, my emotions took over:  memories of family events, friends’ weddings, younger days and people no longer with us.  Having a designated space for family pictures, i.e. either on a wall, [...]

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