Author Archives: Cassandra LaValle

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.

IN THE KITCHEN :: COMMERCIAL VS. CONVENTIONAL

industrial kitchen with light wood

i come from a restaurant family, so it’s no wonder that I’m drawn to a bit of a commercial style in my kitchen. After all, open shelving, plenty of stainless steel and a more ‘deconstructed’ feel isn’t anything new… But, how far is too far when taking this look into the home? The kitchen above just about […]

4 responses on “IN THE KITCHEN :: COMMERCIAL VS. CONVENTIONAL

  1. Minna

    It’s so funny because whenever I see photos of such beautiful kitchens (mostly on pinterest), I always surprise myself at the really big variety of styles I’m drawn to. While at heart I love my classic kitchens with a more rustic feel, I also have seen some uber-modern, sleek and minimalistic kitchens I love. That last kitchen is just the right balance though- so gorgeous and can only dream of having something like that one day!

    Thanks for sharing!

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CASS’ KITCHEN :: CHARRED ENDIVE SALAD WITH LENTILS + RADISH

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When I latch on to an ingredient that I like, I tend to find tons of different ways to use it. This summer, one of those ingredients was endive. I love the somewhat bitter crunch it has, and how the size and shape is so perfect for entertaining too! So, I put it in salads, I […]

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DULY NOTED // 9.12

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Sorry guys, but my in my head it is sooooooo already fall…   1 // Instead of coats, this year I’m obsessed with adding vests to my wardrobe. They’re such perfect layering pieces for our indecisive weather patterns around Seattle. Currently this leather and shearling vest is at the top of my list. 2 // […]

6 responses on “DULY NOTED // 9.12

  1. Kate Zucconi

    I love these picks! Yes, Fall is definitely coming!
    That bag is gorgeous!
    The loft is really stylish, a beautiful mix of natural colours and textures, very masculine!
    My husband would be jealous of the pool table!!
    Congratulations on your starbucks collaboration the styling and ideas are amazing, as usual! well done!

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ONE ROOM INSPIRATION :: DARK + PREPPY

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Ok, I know. Dark and preppy aren’t normally words you put together. But maybe that’s why I’ve always been so into this gingham-covered room for so long now… It’s a little bit traditional, a little bit badass. I mean, it takes guts to cover an entire room with gingham, after all. And I love the […]

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  1. Jen, The Emerald Girl

    I love dark & preppy – it’s kind of more like country club or a hunt room. I always remember a quote I read in a magazine that said ‘one thing overdone is kind of like not overdoing it’. I always tell myself that! :)

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  2. franki

    This is SO COOL!!! Think how much fun seasonal accessorizing would be!!! That black and white check is a STATEMENT!! franki

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SATURDAY SUPPER CLUB // 4

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Every time we do another Supper Club at our office, I’m totally blown away by what our Chef (and fearless leader) JJ Proville cooks up, but I knew  that August was going to be the best month of all… And I wasn’t disappointed! I love watching the guys work their magic in our little kitchen, putting […]

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  1. Nichole

    How gorgeous this all looks! I love the idea of setting a plate with flower petals – I’ve seen it done with edible pieces before, but the fall colors really bring everything to life. Thanks for sharing!

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