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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.

PRINT + PATTERN :: 5 WAYS TO STYLE BANANA LEAF PRINTS

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Remember last year when everywhere you looked you saw banana leaf prints? Everything from bikinis to espadrilles to iphone cases were covered with the iconic style. While the trend has died down a bit (and I do mean a bit) I for one will never tire of this tropical style in the home. And, just in case your on the […]

7 responses on “PRINT + PATTERN :: 5 WAYS TO STYLE BANANA LEAF PRINTS

  1. Nan

    Just like probably everyone else I have loved seeing banana leaf prints everywhere but I had no idea how to incorporate it into my own home with out getting new curtains or wallpapering a space. I love how you simply added the pattern by a pillow on your bed, it looks wonderful paired with your other patterns!
    xo Nan
    Simply Elegant Blog

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  2. Maria

    I love both the bedroom mixes! I like how the bold print can be included in a room without overpowering it. I think I am in need of some banana print for this upcoming summer in the southern hemisphere! Thanks for the ideas. :)

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  3. Molly {Dreams in HD}

    oh my gosh i absolutely love the banana leaf prints. we visited the greenbrier earlier this year and they were everywhere. i haven’t been sure how to style them so i truly appreciate your picks…i adore every single room you have chosen.

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WEEKEND GETAWAYS :: CAVE B INN + PYBUS MARKET

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As much as I love hopping on a plane to travel, come August there is nowhere else I’d rather be than the Pacific Northwest. And in following with yesterday’s dreams of a weekend getaway, I thought it high time that I shared with you a weekend my guy and I took together in the beginning of […]

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  1. kelley

    This is beautiful and in a million years I would have never heard of it. Thank you for posting! It’s beautiful, would love to plan a visit with my sister from Vancouver, Wa.!

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ROOM OF THE WEEK :: 8.14

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I must be getting a bit more traditional in my old age… or maybe just seeing the cozy comfort that comes with a bedroom that looks like this. Either way, I’m finding it amazing that I’m actually into this floor-to-ceiling wallpaper and printed carpet!? Since when? But there’s something about it that seems like the perfect spot to make a […]

5 responses on “ROOM OF THE WEEK :: 8.14

  1. Rachel Follett

    I’m not usually a fan of floor-to-ceiling wallpaper but they did a really nice job keeping it stylish and up to date. All the patterns and colors work well together. Beautiful spaces!

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  2. Chichi Furniture

    I agree, it actually looks really cosy doesn’t it. I think because the bed is such a bold block of colour and a real central feature, it allows the heavy pattern to work and not look too overbearing.

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  3. Rebecca Hively

    I agree with Chichi, the bed makes a big difference. Not my style by any means, but I could sleep a night there! lol

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A DOZEN HOME ACCENTS TO GET YOU READY FOR FALL

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As if the coming of fall wasn’t reason enough to start thinking about nesting, some of my favorite home stores have already begun changing their collections over to some gorgeous goodies for my favorite season. This past weekend I got lost online for hours dreaming of potential updates for the house… and these are my […]

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  3. kate Zucconi

    I love your choices! I’m really into marble and gold at the moment.
    As I live in Italy not far from Carrara, I love the white Carrara marble, I think it’s amazing and am trying to incorporate some into my new house build!
    I also really like the shape and the piping on the settee!

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CASS’ KITCHEN :: SUMMER WATERMELON SALAD

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Some of us are blessed with the ability to open the fridge, pull out a few ingredients and whip up something decently (or sometimes surprisingly!) tasty. Growing up with a chef for a father, I’d like to think that I inherited a bit of this ability. And it seems - judging by requests on instagram when I […]

8 responses on “CASS’ KITCHEN :: SUMMER WATERMELON SALAD

  1. Lisa

    Love this salad. Looks delicious. I make a similar one with black olives in place of the blackberries. The salt in the olives compliments the watermelon well.

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  2. kate Zucconi

    I’m reall into watermelon at the moment!
    As I live in italy its so hot and watermelon is so refreshing!
    This combination looks amazing with the feta and mint. I don’t know if I can get blackberries where I am, is there another berry that would work well?
    Many thanks!

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