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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.

RECIPE :: HARISSA SWEET POTATOES

Harissa Sweet Potatoes by coco+kelley_1

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 // serves 4 Ingredients :: 2 medium yams or sweet potatoes, diced 1-2 […]

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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 […]

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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OSCAR BRIDAL GOES BOHO?

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s ever been asked the question, “If you could have one person design your wedding dress, who would it be?”. My answer includes a few people – the first one being Oscar de la Renta. So, when bridal fashion week rolls around, you know I’m always keeping my eye […]

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  1. Splendid Market

    Oh, Oscar, he always keeps things so fresh. I love the eyelet ensemble for the beach wedding, or the after party, so stunning, with a classic edge. The garlands and simple garden bouquets are equally refreshing. Beautiful finds Cassandra.

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GIVEAWAY :: WIN A SPOT AT THE COOPERHOUSE DESIGN WORKSHOP!

In just a couple of weeks we’ll be hosting our second coco+kelley workshop here in Seattle, and I’m pretty darn excited about it. The design team who helped me put together this blog – CooperHouse – is coming to teach a two-day course for small businesses who need a little extra help in the graphic […]

14 responses on “GIVEAWAY :: WIN A SPOT AT THE COOPERHOUSE DESIGN WORKSHOP!

  1. Acanthus Nichole

    This is such a great opportunity!

    I could benefit from this because from day one starting my brand I have been self taught and done just about everything on my own. I’ve had to try and figure things out, and often coming to a round about, less than ideal solution because I’m winging it! There are so many ways learning these skills would benefit my business from marketing, website maintenance, product photography and editing, packaging-you name it! A large reason why I started my business was because I was so excited about all of the new skills I could learn, graphic design being one of them.

    Plus, it would be so much FUN! xo

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  2. sarah sutin

    That would be amazing! As a recent college grad trying to balance a day job and pursuing a design career this would be an awesome boost. I would love to learn so much more and fine tune the skills I picked up on my own along the way. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  3. Tania Arceo

    I’m fairly new to blogging and would love to learn about graphic design and help make my site vibrant and fun. I would love the opportunity to learn and have the hands on training that the workshop provide. There is so much information out there that sometimes kind be confusing. This would help me focus and learn what it is I should be doing rather than guessing.

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  4. Kate

    I’d really love to take this workshop! I would really like to take ownership of both the design elements of my brand as well as the complementing photoshop skills. I have no experience with graphic design or photoshop and I am overwhelmed and confused when attempting either. I’ve been looking for the right place to learn and this seems like a great place to start!

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  5. Chelsey

    The best giveaway of the year – experience! My entire career (8 years) has been a frustrating long haul trying to learn blogging, social media, website, photography, photoshop, etc. I know you should spend money to make money, but sadly bills come first and I haven’t been able to do any branding. (My company name isn’t even my name anymore!) This would be such an amazing experience to win a chance to learn and better yourself+your business.

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  6. Stephanie Wilborn

    I would absolutely love to take part in this work shop. I’ve had more than a few trial and errors and have tried relaunching only to get frustrated as I make the same mistakes again and again, albeit in different ways. Like so many other small businesses trying to get off the ground I am doing this “on the side” while I keep my paying day job, but would one day like to call my dream job my day job.

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  7. Giana

    As a representative of TerraCotta Properties, a residential design-build firm, we find it extremely important for Interior Design and Architecture businesses to pay attention to the choice of graphics and photographic representation of their brands. As a small business, we’d love to join your team and workshop attendees in Seattle to learn more about how we can strengthen our brand and stand out within our local design community.

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  8. Melanie M.

    I do PR for a living and studied English and journalism but I would like to expand my knowledge in the design area. I take a lot of photography as part of my job and have a personal passion and interest in quality images and visual storytelling. I’d love to join you and grow professionally!

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  9. Ursula

    This would be an awesome event to attend! I’m staying home with 3 active beautiful children and budget is tight for traveling. But hey, if I can I would have to go ;)

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  10. Kim

    As a small business owner who does all of her own branding/design/etc., your workshop would be the perfect opportunity to work on my skills and better my brand while also meeting other creatives.

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  11. Shamila

    Immersing in a workshop with the Cooperhouse Team seems like the ideal match for me and my design business as I consider elevating the brand further.

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  12. Cozbi

    I have meandered through the past 7 years exploring various creative fields. Primarily, I’ve spent my time nursing my small, professional wedding photography business. Now, I am interested in taking my experience and my aesthetics and building a deeper knowledge in two main areas:
    First, clear and cohesive concept development.
    Second, executing strong visual communication.

    I’ve not signed up for other larger-scale blogger/photography/software shops because those have not felt like the correct fit for someone looking to intimately pursue equal parts education in artistry and technical skill. I think this CooperHouse workshop could be spot-on both in timing and course topic for this primed creative!

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  13. Mandi

    I am always trying to grow my skill set. Many of the things taught in this workshop I have been trying to master for the the past couple of years on my own time. I think an intimate environment with access to expertise would enable me to be more confident approaching the creative side of things!

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GET THE LOOK :: ETHNIC CHIC

If I never hear the term ‘festival style’ again in my life it will be too soon, but there is something to be said for the overall aesthetic of this genre. Usually defined by bohemian, flowy tops and dresses in lace, embroidery and a more ethnic influence, this mesh of worldly influences can be quite beautiful… […]

7 responses on “GET THE LOOK :: ETHNIC CHIC

  1. Toby

    Love the bohemian look. Cost Plus usually has some nice, flowy tops and kaftans that I love to pair with a nice pair of jeans!

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  2. Courtney

    I’ve been looking for those Dolce Vita shoes in my size everywhere! They are the perfect summer heel in my opinion.

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