HOUSE TOUR :: PEACOCKS + COLOR POPS

This should have been a Room of the Week post, but honestly, this house is just too good not to share every room soooooo, happy Thursday to us! Because, who we all deserve a peacock in the kitchen…

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All I’m gonna say is yes please. Also to the colors of the cabinets. I’ve been struggling with what to paint mine! I know I want white above, and a darker color below… but I digress.

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Copper pendants also get a big fat ‘yes’ from me. So do marble dining tables. Basically this interior is winning me over, bigtime.

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The living room? Also pretty sweet. Funny enough, I really like all of the elements, but it’s a bit too white for me. Of course, that could just be the high-contrast editing, or maybe I just need a rug to soften things up for me…

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Not that you’d want anything covering those grey herringbone wood floors. (Dying.) I really do love the pops of color in the interior – very fun.

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But, the real kicker? This wall in the bedroom that is such the perfect shade of green! I love when a whole house is bright white, and them – bam – you walk into a room like this and it’s pure drama and totally unexpected.

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j ingerstedt _ elle decor sweden _green wall

There’s something really enveloping about this too, don’t you think? I never would have thought to put this color in a bedroom… but I like it.

source :: j. ingerstedt for elle deco sweden

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INTERIOR ENSEMBLE // v.1

Translating runway looks and fashion trends into interiors and tabletops has always been the way I approach design. But, what most people don’t know is that I do the opposite when it comes to getting dressed in the morning.

I’ve always been able to grasp interior design way more than fashion. So, where else would I get my fashion inspiration from than some of my favorite spaces?

codor design loft // via coco+kelley

interior ensemble // coco+kelley

No, this is not my loft (I wish!) but rather the home and showroom belonging to my neighbors at Codor Design. And when we decided to have a shoot there a couple of months ago, we ended up drawing a lot of inspiration from the interior, which got me thinking about how fun this would be for a series!

interior ensemble // coco+kelley

For spring, this jacket has become one of my must-have pieces. I love the combo of a sporty bomber with a feminine pencil skirt that shows off the curves.

Translating interiors into fashion is not so much about the overall look or mimicking every little piece, but rather drawing from details, moods, and palettes. The outfit very much calls out the mix of glamour and comfort in the space, but mostly takes its color cue from the large scale painting in the room…

interior ensemble codor design loft // coco+kelley

interior ensemble codor design loft // coco+kelley

With so much blue, we wanted to add that pop of teal to break things up while still keeping it monochromatic. The gold touch was obviously necessary, and this jacket was absolutely perfect for it. Gold jewelry also helped add to the detail. A bright orange lip adds a little punch, just as the coral and rust in the painting does to help break up all the blue!

get the look bomber jacket + pencil skirt // coco+kelley

1. drop earrings // 2. mac ‘lady danger’ lipstick // 3. navy bomber jacket // 4. DVF skirt // 5. lace bra // 6. suede peep toe bootie // 7. high shine gold tote

credits :: styling by le curate // hair + makeup by tiffany lowry // photography by nicole vaughn

13 responses on “INTERIOR ENSEMBLE // v.1

  1. Leslie

    That skirt is absolutely gorgeous! This is a great post. I love the casual jacket that goes with the minimalist and airy feel of the loft. I have a similar post today about fashion inspiring home decor.

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  2. Lindsay

    I’m DIYING over that navy/teal combo! Never would have thought of it myself but it’s genius! I have a wedding coming up soon that I may have to try this for…. thanks so much for sharing! :)

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THE LIGHTEST OF LIGHTING…

Among the list of items I’d love to add to the loft is one big pendant… but with this new space, I’m trying to veer away from my usual chandelier tendencies towards something a bit lighter and more organic. Something like these airy pieces…

basket pendants in kitchen // home beautiful

net pendant living room // milk mag

Am I crazy, or does that one above just look like a crab net hung around some simple wiring? I love the basket weave style, but I’m kind of over the whole ‘exposed bulb’ thing. It’s great in theory, but the light can be a little harsh – so I’m leaning more towards something like these pendants that offer a little more diffusion… and are totally calling out for a DIY.

sheer lighting via concept by anna

enoki white linen pendants at pond // est mag

white on white // airy pendant // elisabeth heier

I think I’ll be hunting for some ideas on how to whip something up like this! Stay tuned – we could get a little crafty around here!

If you’re hunting for something similar, check out the Ay Illuminate line – some of these pendants are their design, and some are very close. Not sure where to find these in the US… Same with the Cumulus Pendant from Enoki, which might be my fave.

images :: home beautiful // milk magazine // concept by anna // est magazine // elisabeth heier

7 responses on “THE LIGHTEST OF LIGHTING…

  1. Jen K.

    I totally agree that the whole “exposed bulb” trend does look neat, especially in photos, but in reality the light is harsh and I know I would find myself then wanting to get another type of softer light for the room.

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  2. Chichi Furniture

    Great post. Pic two does look a bit like a crab net, but I really like it, it really works in that space createing a vivid feature, love pic three too. Lighting is so vital in a room, it can make or break a scheme. Lamps dotted around a room can create different mood zones too, don’t you think? The location of light as well as type of shade is so important. Lighting has become much more a visual part of room designs lately with these oversized shades and low hanging pendants – LOVE IT :O)

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  3. Kevin | Thou Swell

    Ikea does have some great options, I recently replaced the fan in my bedroom with a pendant and I went with just a super simple white drum shade pendant. Can’t wait to see what you choose!

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RECIPE :: HARISSA SWEET POTATOES

For our Moroccan brunch we made two dishes – one of which is super easy and something I could easily see whipping up for a side dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner! The combination of sweet, salty and spicy is total perfection…

harissa sweet potatoes recipe // coco+kelley

harissa sweet potatoes recipe // coco+kelley

Harissa Sweet Potatoes // serves 4

Ingredients ::

  • 2 medium yams or sweet potatoes, diced
  • 1-2 Tbsp Harissa paste
  • ½ onion (optional)
  • Cilantro (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions ::

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Scrub and dice the sweet potatoes (we left the skin on ours!) then toss in a large bowl with 1 tablespoon Harissa and a dash of olive oil. Because people’s tastes – and Harissa – can vary, taste test yours first to see how much you’d like to use. If your Harissa is super spicy, you can dilute it a bit with olive oil. If it’s not, you can add another tablespoon. Make sure sweet potatoes are coated well.

harissa sweet potatoes recipe // coco+kelley

Once coated, place the sweet potatoes on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, giving them room to crisp up. Sprinkle a bit of sea salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 15 minutes, then stir them up. Check again after another 10-15 minutes – once they start crisping up around the edges, they’re ready!

If you’re a fan of onions, simply sauté a few of those up with olive oil and a touch of Harissa until they brown. Toss them in with the potatoes. Chop up a few cilantro leaves and garnish! I like to add a few whole leaves on top just for looks too…

Harissa Sweet Potatoes Recipe // coco+kelley

We served ours for brunch along with this Moroccan Shakshuka (recipe for that coming soon!), but you could easily pair it with a simple scramble, or poached eggs served on top! They’d also make the perfect side to kebabs or other Eastern inspired dishes!

credits :: photography by meghan klein // recipe and styling by cassandra lavalle for coco+kelley

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SETTING THE TABLE :: A MOROCCAN BRUNCH FOR EASTER

If there’s one thing ya’ll should know about me by now when it comes to my tabletops, it’s that we rarely do anything too conventional around here. Last year, we whipped up a fantastic Mexican menu for Valentine’s Day. This year? I was inspired by one of my favorite Moroccan dishes and some beautiful linens to create a simple, layered table for Easter… with an eastern twist.

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Whenever I do a ‘themed’ table, I like to make it subtle. When people think of Moroccan decor, they tend to overdo it with lanterns, layers of beautiful bright textiles, or Moroccan poufs and blankets. All of which is beautiful, but not at all what I was going for here…

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coco kelley moroccan brunch for easter_12I still wanted everything to feel fresh and light, so the nod to Eastern culture is in the details – Moroccan tea glasses, flatware from India (?) that belonged to my grandmother, dishes that look handmade, and a variety of palms, succulents and marigolds…

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The initial inspiration came from these beautiful linens hand-embroidered by artisans in Mexico, given to me by my friend Heather Taylor

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I’ve been obsessed with wanting to do a chambray blue tabletop, and her new blue colorway was just perfect. Then, I added my favorite color of the moment – this bright cheerful yellow – for a freshness that evokes Spring…

I potted little marigolds into minature bowls, and created place settings using broken eggs and little succulents!

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And when the table was set, we got on to the best part – a traditional Moroccan dish called Shakshuka, which is insanely fun to say, and even more delicious to dine on! We’ll post the recipe here soon.

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I love the contrast of this rich dish with the pale blue table setting, don’t you? After all, dining with friends is all about the food!

credits :: photography by meghan klein // concept and styling by cassandra lavalle

sources :: napkins and tablecloths by heather taylor home // yellow bowl contact anthropologie stores // terra cotta salad plate // blue + brown dinner dish // napkin ring as egg stand // mini bowls for marigolds // egg crate holder // white modern candlesticks // antique flatware and moroccan tea glasses from the coco+kelley prop closet

5 responses on “SETTING THE TABLE :: A MOROCCAN BRUNCH FOR EASTER

  1. Amanda

    I am loving the little succulent egg place cards! So creative, as always!! I am also a huge fan of Moroccan food, I can’t wait to see the recipe. Bravo :)

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  2. Courtney

    This Easter tabletop pulled a few heartstrings for me and really brought me back to Easter dinners (that would happen at 2pm in my family) at my Polish grandmother’s house. She had a blue tablecloth much like that and would set the table in her beautifully patterned flatware. It was simple, cozy yet so thoughtfully put together. I love what you did here and thanks for invoking some warm memories for me.

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  3. Shell

    I am seriously hearing this table arrangement. Blue and yellow so fab together and those little wooden placeholders are divine. Happy Easter Wishes – Shell , A Darlings Nest

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