KNOCK KNOCK :: CASSANDRA LAVALLE’S APARTMENT

If you haven’t wandered over to one of my favorite wedding sites – Style Me Pretty – in while, you may not have gotten the memo that some time ago they launched Style Me Pretty Living. A section devoted to home and lifestyle topics, it’s become a favorite destination of mine to check out for original content and inspiration.

So, naturally I was pretty thrilled when the ladies over there asked if I wanted to do a little house tour for them! Their post went up yesterday, but I wanted to share a few of my favorite selections from the shoot, and provide some resources for everyone who has been asking…

coco+kelley house tour shot by katie parra

First off – excuse me while I dump a million photos on you. Katie did such an amazing job with the photography that it was hard enough for me to narrow it down to these selections!

If you remember, we shot my apartment last year in the spring – when I had just ‘finished’ putting it together – for Rue Magazine. Since then, I’ve rearranged, refined my palette, and moved some pieces out that are now in my office.

coco+kelley house tour shot by katie parra bar vignette

I’ve also acquired a few more favorite treasures, like this neon ‘love’ sign.  And, before you ask, the mirror is a vintage piece. As in I found it for $10 at a thrift store (score!). The console is super old and I recently repainted it to breathe some new life into it!

coco+kelley house tour shot by katie parra living room

This shot gives you a good idea of the actual layout of the space – small, but manageable! My favorite new addition, however, is all of the art that I’ve recently acquired. It’s always been a goal of mine to fill my home with pieces I love, but being able to commission one? I thought that was light years away. Not so…

coco+kelley house tour shot by katie parra // dining room

The gorgeous piece in my dining room by local Seattle artist Jenny Vorwaller was created just for me. Jenny is the absolute sweetest, and such a talent. She came over one day and we chatted about my style, my preference in colors, styles of paintings I admire, and more. And this was the result!

coco+kelley house tour // photography by katie parra //  jenny vorwaller art

After she dropped it off, I think I texted her something like “this is the epitome of my happy place”. Which is true. The colors are my favorites, the energy of the piece infectious. And I love looking at it in the morning while I’m waking up over my coffee … especially when Seattle’s skies are offering me nothing but grey.

She also lent me a few pieces for my living room…

coco+kelley house tour shot by katie parra art gallery wall

By the way, guys, this new site called framed & matted was a lifesaver for me in getting a few of my prints framed too. (Check out this image that has a better view of the wall in its entirety!) They’re a site you can go on, provide dimensions, select your frame finishes and matting, and they send you the frame. It worked perfectly for me, and I’m planning on using them again for a few more small pieces I need finished! Such a timesaver.

And then, of course, there are my bookshelves. Out of everything in my apartment, I swear these take the most time to style. I’m crazy.

coco+kelley house tour shot by katie parra styled bookshelves

coco+kelley house tour shot by katie parra bookshelf detail

Let’s move on to the bedroom, shall we?

I wanted the color palette to continue into this room, but in a bit different way, so I kept the pop of coral, but toned down the aqua to a pale blue…

coco+kelley house tour shot by katie parra bedding

coco+kelley house tour shot by katie parra bedroom

While the furniture in here has stayed the same, the feel of the room completely changes with the brighter bedding! (If you’re really keen, you’ve noticed that I’ve swapped the curtains around since our last photo shoot too!).

coco+kelley house tour shot by katie parra shoes

coco+kelley house tour shot by katie parra bedside table

coco+kelley house tour shot by katie parra jewelry ring holder

I think we all know that little details are my favorite. This vignette filled with art by Jennifer Ament is still one of my most favorite places in my home!

coco+kelley house tour shot by katie parra dresser vanity art wall

And that’s it, folks. I hope you love the changes and updates as much as I do. My home has never felt cozier… or more like ‘me’.

coco+kelley house tour shot by katie parra neon love

photography by katie parra for SMP Living and coco+kelley // styling by cassandra lavalle

sources :: custom sofa by c.r. laine // aqua chandelier z gallerie // dining table and bookshelves crate & barrel // headboard and bedding serena & lily // ‘dresser’ (which is actually a changing table!) by nurseryworks // bedroom lamps robert abbey at lamps plus // gold chest, dining room chairs, neon ‘love’ sign, and mirrors all vintage // my dress available at modcloth // artwork by jenny vorwaller and jennifer ament

40 responses on “KNOCK KNOCK :: CASSANDRA LAVALLE’S APARTMENT

  1. Bee

    Thanks for sharing, Cassandra! Loving all of the natural light in your home. And that vintage mirror! Looking at your space is inspiring me to make some tweaks to my space. I have that exact same milk glass compote as the one on top of your dresser. Haven’t thought about using it for accessories before.

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  2. Stacia

    What a dream to have your home hosted on Style Me Pretty Living! I love all of their stuff.

    Your home is beautiful. It is vibrant yet peaceful, the perfect kind of space in my opinion!

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  3. Alex

    I love your bedside table vignette! that little mirror on it is exactly what I need for a spot in my apt! I’m envious of your vintage finds (and those jennifer ament pieces!!) :)

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  4. Nida

    You are just so brilliant! each and every piece has so much personality but then all of it comes together so seamlessly! its like magic…. its true i could go on starring at the pictures for hours and hours, God has blessed you with so much talent :)

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  5. Holly Blalock

    I adore how lively and sophisticated your home is, Cass. You have a great eye for both curating and presenting beautiful things, which is one reason I have been a long time C + K follower. And every time I see your sofa, I am reminded of how thankful we are that you chose to add CR Laine upholstery to your home. Cheers!
    Holly Blalock
    VP, Merchandising
    CR Laine Furniture

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  6. Esther

    I smiled when I saw the homage to your Valentinos! “Shoe-spiration!” Beautifully styled apartment…gives me inspiration!

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  7. Kari

    I just love your love sign! As a wedding planner, it would be the perfect thing for my desk! Where did you find it? Or are you going to break my heart and say it is vintage? Thanks!

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  8. Marianne

    Hi Cassandra,
    Your place is beautiful! I absolutely love the green medallion print pillow on your sofa.
    Where did you get them? I have been searching for something just like it.
    Thanks!
    Marianne

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      Hi Katherine – they’re from Target, actually, but at least a few years old now! However, I might be selling them when I move into my new place! Let me know if you’re interested!

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  9. Tiffany

    I’ve going to order a Laney sofa as well and am wondering what specific choices you made regarding upholstery fabric and cushion firmness . . . are you happy with those choices now that you’ve lived with them a while?

    I’m finding so hard to make all the decisions involved – any information you could provide would be much appreciated!

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      Hey Tiffany! I purchased an indoor/outdoor fabric which I really recommend for longevity and being easy to clean. I actually don’t remember what I did for the cushion as far as firmness, but I would err on the side of firm because bench seats tend to cave a bit more!

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About Cassandra LaValle

Cassandra LaValle is the founder and editor-in-chief of coco+kelley where she explores trends in fashion, decor and entertaining, highlighting pieces that exude classic design and glamour. As a designer, she consults clients across the globe on styling their homes and private events from her offices in Seattle.