ART DIRECTION :: SUMMER DAZE

Hi! I’m Melanie Biehle and I’m so excited to join the Coco+Kelley team. Welcome to the first installment of Art Direction. I’ll be introducing you to talented artists by using a single piece of their work as a jumping off point for each post. Where the art will take us? Sometimes it may be a home, others a moodboard, like this one.

Our first theme is Summer Daze, and I’m using the layered mixed media abstract work of Anne Sherwood Pundyk for inspiration.

Art Direction: Summer Daze by Melanie Biehle for Coco+Kelley

I first learned about Anne’s work from a great source for interesting contemporary art, Artsy Forager. This painting on paper is titled Crest, and was created with oil, acrylic, and charcoal. I love the color palette – it feels energizing and relaxing at the same time. It screams summer to me. Let’s go on a visual vacation!

Art Direction: Summer Daze by Melanie Biehle for Coco+Kelley

Art Direction: Summer Daze by Melanie Biehle for Coco+Kelley

Art Direction: Summer Daze by Melanie Biehle for Coco+Kelley

images via :: anne sherwood pundyk // c/meo collective (via artful desperado) // markus henttonen // planet blue // matthias heiderich // melanie biehle // antoine rose (via trendland)

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THE HAPPY {GLAMPY} CAMPER

August is right around the corner which means I’m counting down to my first camping trip of the summer. And by ‘of the summer’ I mean my first camping trip in years. It’s not that I don’t like camping… I’ve just never loved it enough to invest in all the stuff you need to do it. And, yes, after a few days of no shower, I tend to get a little cranky…

glamping shopping picks from coco+kelley

My guy on the other hand, calls my version of camping ‘car camping’ in a tone that suggest an eye roll or two on his part. How dare we drive straight up to a campsite instead of hiking into the wilderness for three days with only our packs to sustain us.

michal pidelka for numero france | via coco+kelley - camping editorial

So what’s a girl to do about this? Well, compromise, of course. We will go camping. It will be car camping – not glamping. And I will get dirty for a few days.

michal pidelka for numero france - glamping vibes | via coco+kelley

But you better believe I’m going to be practically stylish while doing it. Also, this is my version of ‘practical’…

pretty & practical camping gear | coco+kelley

1 liberty of london floral print tent // 2 camping permit tray // 3 poler sleeping bag // 4 wood flashlight // 5 brass lantern // 6 yeti cooler // 7 enamelware mug // 8 waxed canvas travel chair // 9 uggs // 10 camping patches

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editorial :: michal pudelka via dreaming of dior

6 responses on “THE HAPPY {GLAMPY} CAMPER

  1. Kristi

    Ha! I do both types of camping. PCT for a week next month with my girlfriends. But there is something awesome about having those actual real toilets that come with “car camping”. Have fun!

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  2. Teri

    Try La Wis Wis! It is memorably beautiful, campsites near the river, beautiful bright blue water, in between Mt St Helens and Rainier. You’ll thank me later!😉

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THE COCO+KELLEY OFFICE MAKEOVER WITH MINTED!

It seems like our office lately has been in a permanent state of chaos. We’ve been playing musical desks, clearing things out, and prepping for our potential (sob) move into a new space this fall. So amidst all that crazy, we decided it was time to get our act together and do a little refresh of our space…

the offices of coco+kelley in seattle

coco+kelley's all white office with oversized art and pops of yellow

And it was all inspired by this oversized art piece by Katie Craig sent to us by Minted! This is the second large scale piece I’ve received from them, and I’m so impressed by the quality and the ease of ordering – WITH framing – beautiful pieces of art from them. (You can see the other one here, in our dining room!).

coco+kelley's all white office with oversized art and brick wall

It’s not easy to find art large enough to cover our huge walls and scale with our tall ceilings. But this piece sure did the trick. I love the colors in it. There are touches of yellow and green that go with our furnishings, but it brought in beautiful blue and nude tones that are just dreamy…

coco+kelley's all white office in seattle

Hanging the art in our little ‘conference’ area prompted a revamp of my desk area too. We had had two desks sitting here forever, but one of them has been unoccupied for quite some time, so I broke that one down and moved mine into a better position with a view of the room, and our gorgeous windows.

desk details | coco+kelley

stack of books and mags | coco+kelley

I cleared off my cluttered desk and was able to use the shelving for more storage … and I finally finally put together some inspiration on my bulletin board.

coco+kelley's all white office in seattle - inspiration board and storage

coco kelley bulletin board detail | martha pin

coco+kelley's all white office in seattle with gorgeous windows!

The addition of the large artwork also inspired some new pillows for the window seat!! The perfect excuse to bring some blue into the space…

coco+kelley's all white office in seattle - the window seat nook

blue and yellow pillows in the window seat | coco+kelley

And, of course, replenish the bar…

coco+kelley's white brick office in seattle

green bar cart with flowers | coco+kelley

All these little changes have resulted in some big love for the office! Everyone who comes in lately has been commenting on the art, and the calm, fresh vibe. And, I’ve been enjoying them every day too! So happy to spend the rest of our summer in this gorgeous space!

sources :: all office furniture ikea // chairs from serena & lily // pillows etsy, target, pinecone hill // target lamp shade // bar napkin // vintage rug from one kings lane // bar one kings lane (similar one here).

photography by meghan klein for coco+kelley // this post sponsored in partnership with minted

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  2. Milagros R.

    Cassandra,

    This makeover is fabulous! I’ve always wanted a “white and goldish” type of office myself, but with a toddler, my options are limited. I love how vast the space is and how you incorporated all the necessities to get work done. (like the mini bar!) The window seat is my absolute favorite. Good work.

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  5. Melissa

    LOVE the space, the whites keep it so clean! I think you should check out Society Social the next time you need to update the bar cart or pillows though, they have amazing stuff!

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SUMMER IN A BOX COLLABORATION WITH FAREWELL PAPERIE!

It seems like forever ago that I sat down with Jen and Lisa of Farewell Paperie to dream up a little project for us to collaborate on.  I love their sassy cards and humour and knew whatever we came up with would be super fun.

Well, last week we shipped off about 30 boxes of fun to some of our favorite bloggers in the form of THIS:

summer in a box collaboration between coco+kelley and farewell paperie

summer in a box collaboration between coco+kelley and farewell paperie

We call it Summer in a Box and it’s full of a few of our favorite summer things, including a recipe for our favorite Pineapple Mojito

Pineapple Mojito Recipe | coco+kelley

These sassy summer postcards created exclusively for this collaboration for you to send to your besties…

Summer Postcard Set | coco+kelley and farewell paperie

All the materials you need to make our pineapple origami straw topper

Pineapple Origami Straw Toppers | coco+kelley

mojitos coasters from farewell paperie | via coco+kelley Summer in a Box

These copper foil mojitos coasters, and a few more fabulous summer goodies!

Check out the entire collaboration on our Summer in a Box website where you can shop the box and the rest of the products, enjoy our summer playlist, and more! We only have TEN boxes to ship, so get ’em fast! 

I hope to be bringing more of these awesome collaborations in the future too! Just wait ’til you see what we have up our sleeves for the next one…

photos by meghan klein for farewell paperie and coco+kelley

4 responses on “SUMMER IN A BOX COLLABORATION WITH FAREWELL PAPERIE!

  1. Milagros R.

    I’m not usually a fan of mojitos. I can count on one hand how many I’ve tried, and liked. But this post makes me want to give the drink one more chance! <3

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  2. Ursula

    What a fun collab! I met the lovely ladies of Farewell paperie last summer. I did a letterpress tour demo at their studio with a group of bloggers from Seattle. Will be checking out this summer box 🍍💓

    Ursula @ http://kraftmint.com {modern quick crafts}

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BOLD SUMMER STRIPES FOR YOUR HOME

Stripes are a life-long addiction for me. They permeate my wardrobe and my home, and are usually of the black and white variety… but all that is about to change.

layered stripe rug dining room bri emery

bright turquoise and coral in the bedroom estilo nuevo

Lately I’ve found myself drawn to more of a bold stripe – especially for summer! I mean that turquoise and coral combo is undeniably happy and tropical!  I love them paired up in mismatched rugs, thrown together on a bed, or given a moment all their own like on this awesome bench…

striped pillows on bench

Since painting my breakfast nook a nice bright white this weekend, I’ve given it the perfect backdrop for some color opportunity in the house, and am thinking I may just have to go for it with the stripes! Here, a few ideas on how to bring them into your own home…

coco-kelley-stripe-hype

1. bolivian throw // 2. striped directors chair // 3. black and white striped sheet set // 4. vintage moroccan kilim // 5. striped vase // 6. african pillow // 7. classic stripe pillow in pink (more colors available) // 8. black and white rug

I really like the idea of the more authentic global textiles paired with fresh preppy black and white. Always remember when you’re layering to try and mix up the scale of the pattern too! And to keep things from being too crazy, stay within a certain palette. I’m thinking that bold black and white rug will be a must-have for our nook, and then tons of pillows on a nice long bench… something like this.

 images :: designlovefest //  nuevo estilo // domino

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