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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.

INTERIOR ENSEMBLE // v.1

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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 […]

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  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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THE LIGHTEST OF LIGHTING…

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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… Am I crazy, or does that one above just look like […]

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  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

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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 […]

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  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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