WEEKEND LOVES + LINKS :: 7.17

Happy weekend friends! My guy is away this weekend and that means I’m looking forward to a couple days of me time – yay! Of course that started out as major plans for a spa day and has now turned into me repainting our breakfast nook. Such is the life of a never-satisfied-designer. Here are a few things that are inspiring me right now, including some inspiration for the design of that nook in this first link…

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1 // The layered textiles in this rich bohemian living room is giving me all kinds of ideas for fall decorating…

2 // I always liked those fabric letters at Anthropologie but these black and white versions at Urban Outfitters are even better.

3 // I can’t get enough of that marbleized look, and I’m especially loving the natural swirls in these affordable pots.

4 // This natural but glamorous New Zealand wedding has me pinning every detail! Especially the bride’s bold dress!

5 // Instead of a huge wallet, lately I’ve been using little card cases like this one for just the essentials in my small flat clutch, so I love the idea of a little DIY leather case like this one featured on Jojotastic a few weeks ago!

6 // The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is quite the event in Seattle, and officially starts today! I’ve already added these sneakers to my cart, but those earrings above are tempting me for a fall investment… here are a few more favorite picks from the sale too!

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HOUSE TOUR :: A CASUAL CAROLINA BEACH HOME

In a perfect world, I think we’d all have a beach house. Somewhere to escape everyday life (whatever that may be) and just slow down. An essential part of which would be a light, casual, comfortable setting in which to do so, and Lisa Sherry’s North Carolina beach house is the perfect example of what that looks like…

north carolina beach house with white decor and natural textures by lisa sherry | via coco+kelley

north carolina beach house with white decor and natural textures by lisa sherry | via coco+kelley

The easiest way to translate beach without overdoing it? Plenty of natural, woven texture, which is definitely prominent throughout the design of the house.

north carolina beach house with white decor and natural textures by lisa sherry | via coco+kelley

Plenty of white and neutrals help to create a quiet environment, while layers keep things cozy and casual.

I love this sun porch area adjacent to the living room – the white marlin and the cluster of lanterns all speak to a design sense that doesn’t take itself too seriously!

north carolina beach house with white decor and natural textures by lisa sherry | via coco+kelley

north carolina beach house with white decor and natural textures by lisa sherry | via coco+kelley

north carolina beach house with white decor and natural textures by lisa sherry | via coco+kelley

Back inside a more ‘formal’ dining area sits next to the kitchen. I love the natural wood paneling touches throughout the home too. Everything is so soft and light and natural!

Upstairs, this coziness awaits. I would be here all day reading my decor mags and summer novels…

north carolina beach house with white decor and natural textures by lisa sherry | via coco+kelley

north carolina beach house with white decor and natural textures by lisa sherry | via coco+kelley

north carolina beach house with white decor and natural textures by lisa sherry | via coco+kelley

The use of modern lines in the furniture selections helps keep things feeling a bit more refined, like this little reading nook moment.

And then, of course, the dreamy bedroom…

north carolina beach house with white decor and natural textures by lisa sherry | via coco+kelley

I’m a big fan of this half-canopy softening the modern headboard, and again a bit of playfulness with the oversized goldfish duvet.

Here’s how we’d get the look in our own home!

get the look of this casual carolinas beach home | coco+kelley

1. modern white chandelier | 2. wood mirror | 3. abstract art | 4. vintage seascape | 5. table lamp | 6. ceramic stool | 7. rattan bar cart | 8. throw pillows | 9. modern dining chair

interior design by lisa sherry as featured in lonny magazine

4 responses on “HOUSE TOUR :: A CASUAL CAROLINA BEACH HOME

  1. Julie Sikkel

    In the reading nook picture…where is that piece of artwork from? I could just move right into this awesome beach home. It looks so relaxing and peaceful!

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  2. Szefrolet

    Wonderful office! I don’t know how it looked like before makeover, but now is so bright and unpretentiously. It is very difficult to do a cozy room with those high walls, but you have done a great job! I love this huge windows and that seat with pillows. And I envy so spacious office… It’s so optimistic! Greetings and sorry for bad English

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SATURDAY SUPPER CLUB // 8

I had someone once ask me where and when I’m happiest, and I have to say… Supper Club is one of those moments. Normally I’d say it’s when I’m at home cooking in my kitchen, or when I’m the throws of styling for a client, so I supposed that Supper Club is the best of all of that… although I certainly stay out of JJ’s way in the kitchen.

Seattle Supper Club at the coco+kelley studio | coco+kelley

Seattle Supper Club | coco+kelley

I’m perfectly content with setting the table and designing the flowers… prepping the room for our guests, and mixing up cocktails!

Seattle Supper Club - whiskey punch with lemon and elderflower | coco+kelley

Seattle Supper Club | coco+kelley

The best part, however, is always meeting new people. The event is open to anyone. You buy a ticket, you’re in! We keep the seating small – usually 14 to 20 people – and that makes the evening more intimate.

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Seattle Supper Club - chef JJ Proville | coco+kelley

My friend and talented Chef JJ Proville is our fearless leader for the evening, guiding us through appetizers and a four course meal complete with dessert at the end. Oh, and plenty of wine…

Seattle Supper Club | coco+kelley

Seattle Supper Club | coco+kelley

This last Supper Club we were honored to have Tenor Wines and Matthews Winery (they are owned locally by a wonderful family) sponsoring the wines for the evening. As an extra treat, we were able to experience the wines in the most delicately stunning wine glasses by Zalto. Now, I’m not much of a wine snob, but these were clearly special to anyone who handled them that evening.

Seattle Supper Club | coco+kelley

Seattle Supper Club | coco+kelley

As usual, the small but flavorful dishes that JJ prepared that evening were on point and incredibly fresh. He always sources the ingredients the day before if not the day of the dinner and you can taste the difference – always locally caught seafood and farm to table produce.

Seattle Supper Club - florals by Cassandra LaValle | coco+kelley

I source all the flowers from our local grower’s market as well, using whatever is seasonal to adorn our table. Lucky for us, at our last dinner Peonies were peaking! (PS – how pretty are these containers? I got them at Ikea and I’m obsessed!)

Seattle Supper Club | coco+kelley

Interested in joining us for our next Supper Club? Tickets are on sale now for July 25th. Snatch them up quick if you’re thinking about attending, they tend to go fast!

photography by belathée for coco+kelley

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  1. Heidi

    Hi Cassandra – I’d love to learn more about how you start hosting the supper clubs. It seems right up my alley. We are building a large house and party barn in VT and I would love to do something like this – especially during August, September and October…can you give me some tips as to how you got off the ground? – Heidi

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  2. Susanne

    I wish I lived I Seattle :-) PLEASE tell me the name of that toaster looking grill Chef JJ is grilling those mushrooms on. I need to get one!!

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GIVEAWAY :: A VACAY EVERY DAY EXPERIENCE

It’s only been a few short months since my trip to Morocco, but I’m so ready for another vacation. Or maybe just a day by the pool? Lucky for a me, I’ve got a few plans in the works for some more far-off places…

poolside in marrakech | coco+kelley

But, even when we can’t find it within our schedules (or budgets!) to jet off to exotic destinations, I think it’s super important to give ourselves a little time out from reality. A spa day at the local hotel complete with pool time, or even just a nice dinner will do wonders for rejuvenating my spirit at the end of a long week, don’t you think?

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So, we’ve teamed up with Palm Breeze to bring you a Vacay Every Day experience in your own backyard! We’ll be curating a day in your city for you and your BFF to enjoy that will feel like a total escape with a trip to the spa, an amazing dinner, maybe even some shopping?

To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us your favorite way to indulge with your girlfriends. You must be 21+ to enter, and all of the official rules are right here.  Good luck!

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  1. Lindsay

    Love this idea! Far-flung travels are so exciting, but adventures at home can open your eyes to the side of a place you never knew.

    My best girlfriends and I have lived in different states since we graduated from college in 2003, so any time we have a chance to get together where one of us lives, we spend our time gabbing over manis and pedis, chatting over long sushi dinners, and taking in a baseball game (go Sox!), a museum, going for a stroll through our city’s botanical gardens, or seeing a play or musical since we all love theatre.

    We love long, leisurely activities that give us a chance to gab non-stop (except for the theatre, of course)!

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  2. Susan Cotten

    My two daughters (age 31 and 36) are definitely my very BFFs!!! We all three live in different cities, so just getting to see them makes my heart sing!!! Add in a good massage and yummy sushi…. Yeah, that’s what I call a good day! Thanks for such a fun give away!

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  3. Brooke

    Some of my best times with my girlfriends are mid-day excursions–hiking followed by wine on a patio–get your energies out all while gabbing and catching up knowing you will rewards yourselves with wine and more QT–it’s the best!

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  4. amy

    pool days – when drinks and nosh are flowing, time seems endless, tans are golden and the gossip is priceless!

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  5. Heather B.

    my favorite way to indulge involves starting the day off at a spa, relocating all 500 feet to the pool and then ending it by splurging on a decadent meal over drinks and great conversation. there is just nothing better than catching up and relaxing with no other life chores scheduled for the day :)

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  6. Megan

    I love an indulgent day at the beach with umbrellas and drink service! Then a leisurely dinner alfresco, that lasts late into the night with dishing and gabbing.

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  7. Lauren

    My best friend and I live across the country from each other, so when we do get together there’s tons to catch up on. I’d say a nice brunch, an afternoon of shopping, then some pool time/ al fresco dining sound so amazing!

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  8. Angela

    I sure could use a little getaway. I recently lost my mom to Dementia and my youngest is leaving for college in five weeks. I am feeling a little lost and alone. This would be a great little weekend for me and my favorite people.

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  9. Svetlana

    I like to indulge in nice meals at cute restaurants, and if I could afford to throw in a spa or massage session in there, I would!

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  10. Laura Daughtry

    How fun!!

    My favorite way to indulge with my girlfriends is curled up with a bottle of rosé + a delicious charcuterie plate at our favorite wine shop. (Maybe a mani/pedi before!?)

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  11. Jackie

    A few years ago my best friend and I had a “treat yo self” day that included the spa, shopping, movies, and dinner. It was a amazing!!

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  12. Samantha

    We love to get some wine, good cheese, crackers, and all the fixings and relax in the backyard! It’s hard to time that fits everyone’s schedule, so this sounds like a lovely giveaway to get all of us together!

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  13. Nicki

    As a graduate student, free time and money are hard to come by. My best way to relax is just going for a walk either through the park or along the riverfront. This gives my friends and I time to talk and to enjoy the outdoors!

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  14. Denise M

    I love to go out and try new restaurants and see a movie, no easy feat for us working moms to accomplish

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  15. Danielle

    My best girlfriend recently moved about 45 minutes away from me — much closer than she has been for the past 10 years. It’s great, but we could use a great girly day to take a break from our families. When we have time, we both love to get manicures/pedicures and window shop (or more, when we have the funds!). An afternoon with a chef or mixologist would definitely be out of the norm and super exciting for both of us.

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  16. Shannon

    What a fun giveaway! My girlfriend’s and I LOVE to indulge by sneaking out of town and going wine tasting. It’s such a treat to have time to relax and unwind without any distractions with my best girlfriends.

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  17. Kait St.

    My BFF lives a thousand miles away, but when we visit we always do an at-home spa day. Mostly I pamper her so she can enjoy her vacation! We do our nails, take care of our skin with Aztec mud masks, sun tan all day (with appropriate protection), I curl or braid her hair and by the evening we look fabulous and go out on the town. We can’t really afford spas, so we’ve always just made our own. Good fun with good company!!

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  18. vivi

    A long walk along the river, spa time, a mani/pedi, lunch with margaritas, a shopping spree, and dinner with a view are some of our favorite bff indulgences :)

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  19. Bria

    My bff lives in another country so when we get to catch up it’s just the small things like a great meal and a walk in the sunshine that make it feel special!

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  20. Dylan

    spa treatments…every time! then lounging by the pool and ordering a light but delicious foo foo lunch to enjoy poolside! I’m calmer and happier just thinking about it.

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  21. Vilija

    It has been forever since I’ve been to the spa. My girlfriend & I would purchase couple’s massages and gossip since neither of our husbands were ever really interested. It was a great way to relax and catch up. That, or an afternoon pedicure were good ways to recharge.

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  22. Andi

    My favorite way is for us to get babysitters for our kids. Go to our favorite cafe. Have a little bit too much rosé then go shopping and get our nails done. :)

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  23. Elyse G.

    My girlfriends and I love spending the day going to the spa/shopping and finishing the evening at a great restaurant with a bottle of wine. *fingers crossed*

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  24. lindsey

    Nothing better than going out to eat with girlfriends – eating good food, drinking good beer, and just catching up on life!

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  25. Mandy

    Massages, followed by sushi and pedicures. I do that at least once a year with my sissy! We have such a good time. We call it “sissy day”!!

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  26. livivua

    Because we are so buy sometimes, a simple lunch date and catching up on gossip is great for us since we don’t really have time to talk on the phone!

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  27. Lauren Hardy

    My perfect girlfriend date would be to have an entire day where the baby is with his grandparents and we fuel up for our adventures with a champagne brunch in the sunshine. We would hit up a few antique shops in the Virginia-Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta then relax on a blanket in Piedmont Park and catch up on gossip while people-watching and drinking a nice bottle of wine with lots of yummy snacks :) I can’t think of a better way to spend a day!

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  28. Nicole Vosburgh

    We have quite a few amusement/water parks around our area so during the summer especially we love having a girls day out at the park! No kids!

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  29. Meegan

    I love getting manicures, sushi, doing some shopping, and spending the night at an amazing restaurant with my bffs! But I am down for anything as long as I am with my girls!

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  30. Emily K.

    I love going out for a relaxing lunch or dinner date with friends. A spa day or wine tasting would be a bonus!

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  31. Jessica

    Starts with rose and goat cheese/egg toasts over brunch, followed by book club and oysters, then group nap, and a fine dinner at our favorite restaurant.

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  32. Marta

    Dinner at a fabulous, new restaurant – or wine and fancy cheese on the patio now that the weather is nice!

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  33. Michelle

    My sisters and I are total bbf’s. A total indulgence vacation would be to stay at a local hotel with a pool and rent a bike to ride around town on. Going to a new restaurant and a rooftop bar followed by a dessert bar would totally spoil us!

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  34. Melissa

    We have a wonderful outdoor concert series that our friends will meet up for and have picnics and wine. Can’t beat that for relaxation!

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  35. Kiaina Phillips

    My favorite way to indulge with girlfriends is outside the home with upbeat music, good food and drinks. Since we don’t see each as often there’s a lot to chat about. Enjoy time with my girlfriends is key, so the location is important but not #1. Don’t get me wrong we love beautiful scenery and enjoy being pampered, but if it’s not an option we always have an excellent alternative. The key is to spend meaningful time together. Thanks.

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  36. Allyson

    I love to treat my friends to dinner. The more carbs the better. It’s a great way to make me and them feel good and to relax + unwind.

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  37. Erica

    Nothing beats a good bottle of wine (or 2), and spending time together without feeling like we need to look at the clock. It doesn’t even matter where we are – I am fortunate to have friends for the past decade, and no matter where we are, what we are doing or the last time we talked, it always devolves into laughing til it hurts over the past and impromptu dance parties.

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  38. Annmarie Lucchesi

    The last time I had a really great evening with my bestie we investigated happy hour at a snazzy new local restaurant and then ended up spontaneously going to see Cinderella. So much fun!

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  39. Michelle A.

    My girlfriends and I always try and plan a GNO once a month. We usually go to a nice dinner at a fun, new restaurant (Atlanta has a ton that pop up all the time!), and then out for drinks after. Sometimes we’ll throw in an activity – bowling, topgolf, a concert. But we’ll always spend the night away talking, gossiping, laughing hysterically and by the end of the night feeling so happy. I recently moved out of state, and am already craving a girl’s night to see my ladies. Now my plans just have to include travel along with fun dinners and laughing. Totally doable.

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  40. Shannon

    I live in an artsy little town on the river, so time with my girlfriends usually involves a leisurely boat float on the water, followed by drinks and grilling or potluck style dinners at one of our homes afterward. It’s relaxing and such a simple way to spend quality time together.

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  41. Emily

    Awesome giveaway! My favorite way to indulge would be getting hair and makeup done, going out to a fancy dinner, drinks, and sleepover in a nice hotel suite : )

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  42. Veena Mehta

    My favorite way to indulge with my girlfriends is hands-down a day at the spa followed by and amazing meal and good bottle(s) of wine!

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  43. ashley e

    A long walk around the lake or gardens, manicures and pedicures at the nail salon, then ending with an iced coffee at our favorite coffee house!

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  44. L Coleman

    My most favorite hangout with my girlfriends is having everyone over to my house for a potluck and sitting around the living room catching up with each other. Wine included!

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  45. NatalieJ

    I love going to the spa and getting awesome massage. Eating out at nearby restaurants complete with some craft beer or going swimming and lounging all day at the pool

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  46. kelli

    definitely tubing on the river here, an awesome lunch in austin like maudie’s or trudy’s, going to see trashy movies and hitting up sixth street. that would be the ultimate!

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  47. Lara

    Dream date with my BFF: Turn the iPhone off and have an adventure day. Each put 5 ideas in a brown paper bag and take turn pulling out activities and doing them. I call it “fun grab bag” because you could grab anything from drinks at Canlis to a McFlurry at McDonalds (don’t judge). I promise to document all the fun if I win! – @larakbain

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  48. Kelly

    Spa time can’t be overlooked, but I also love hitting up all of our city’s amazing museums and dive bars. Exploring Pittsburgh’s bevy of craft breweries is always fun, as is cruising the three rivers!

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  49. Stephen K

    I’d spend the day with my wife. Sleep in, throw back a mimosa over brunch, lounge by the pool, an hour long massage, followed by dinner and a movie. The ultimate stay-cation!

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STYLE SOURCE :: JENNY PENNYWOOD

Hi, I’m Cassandra and I’m addicted to textiles. I mean, what stylist isn’t?! But explain that to my boyfriend when I come home with more pillows, throws or napkins…

Well, he’s just gonna have to deal because I’ve got yet another new source for favorites, Jenny Pennywood.

jenny pennywood lookbook pillows | via coco+kelley

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I love the muted color palette with quirky patterns – perfect for styling with. They’re not overly bold or dramatic, but still super unique. Those red + pink napkins are calling my name! They are screen printed and hand dyed, making each one unique.

The designer behind Jenny Pennywood – Jen Garrido – is also a talented artist whose paintings are simply dreamy and manage to translate a similar palette…

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Love that bottom one! For more of her paintings, see her art shop here.

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