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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2023

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2023 It can be hard finding the perfect gift for the woman who brought you into the world; it’s a big favor to repay. Although we can never say “thank you” and “ i love you” enough, we can start with a fabulous mother’s day gift.  The Smeg line comprises unique and stylish appliances but this electric kettle wins for a Mother’s Day gift. The full size or mini kettle will be the perfect accompaniment for all those mugs you’ve bought your mom over the years. The cream (as shown)  and matte champagne colorways are our favorite!   Let mom sip champagne, a martini or a cosmopolitan in style with these art deco style cocktail glasses. The glasses are beautiful and

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Marble bathroom with wood vanity

How To Make Your Bathroom Feel Like A Spa

How To Make Your Bathroom Feel Like A Spa Transforming your bathroom into a spa-like oasis is a great way to create a relaxing and rejuvenating space. Here are some tips on how to make your bathroom feel like a spa.  Tip 1: Add Plants  Adding plants to your bathroom can help purify the air and create a calming atmosphere. Choose plants that thrive in humid environments like aloe vera or ferns. Check out our blog post about other easy to care for house plants.  Tip 2: Invest in quality towels and bath mats Invest in high-quality, fluffy towels and a plush bath mat to make stepping out of the shower a luxurious experience. Here are some of our favorites!  Tip 3: Use Scents Use

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Bathroom with shelving, vanity, and bathtub

The 7 Principals of Interior Design

The 7 Principals of Interior Design Ever wonder why some spaces feel so effortless and pulled together? Well, there are actually some rules (we hate that word) to design, believe it or not.  Following these 7 principles of interior design are the key to achieving a perfectly designed interior, so let’s dive in! Principal #1: Balance Balance is all about equally distributing visual weight in a space. There are 3 types- symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial. Symmetrical balance perfectly mirrors a space if it were split down the middle. The dining room in our Cedar Park Chill project is a great example of  this. Asymmetrical balance is achieved through distribution of visual weight as opposed to mirroring. Consider a sofa across from two chairs or the visual balance

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How to: Style a Coffee Table

How to: Style a Coffee Table   Styling a coffee table doesn’t have to be daunting, but it does help to pay attention to a few key tips and tricks. If you’re wondering how to style a coffee table then read on below. Also, these tips work regardless of shape so you don’t have to worry. Tip 1: Start with a tray Placing a tray on your coffee table creates a boundary for your decor and helps keep everything organized. You can place your TV remote, a candle, some magazine, and even flowers on the tray. Or, use it for your drinks and coasters! Here are some of our favorite decorative trays.  Tip 2: Add height and dimension Use a combination of taller objects, like a

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Designer vs. Decorator. What’s the difference?

Designer or Decorator, what’s the difference? While the terms interior designer and interior decorator are often used interchangeably, the roles they take on actually differ quite a bit. So, what is the difference between a designer and a decorator? Both work in the field of interior design but have different roles and responsibilities. Below were outlining the key differences between the professions so you’ll know who to call to help you with your next project. Licensing  An interior designer is a licensed professional who is trained to create functional and safe interior spaces that meet the needs of their clients. They have a deep understanding of design principles, building codes, and construction materials, and they may be involved in the design of entire buildings, including structural changes

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Rug Buying Guide

Rug Buying Guide  So, how do you choose the correct rug size for your space? We’re going to share some tips to ensure you get it right the first time, because getting the correct size can really tie the room together. Tip 1: Size The size and layout of the room will determine the proper sizing here. A rug that’s too small or too large will make the room look unbalanced, so getting it right is key. How? The golden rule is to allow the front legs of each furniture piece to rest on the rug. You don’t want the rug “floating” in the center without the legs of your sofa touching it. It should be right underneath your sofa and arm chairs, but not

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Design Tips for a Home Refresh

Design Tips for a Home Refresh   So, looking for a refresh without a major renovation? You’ve come to the right place. You don’t always need to embark on a major project to update your home, sometimes all you need is a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Here are a few design tips to help you refresh your space for a new look and feel.  1. Rearrange Your Furniture Experiment with different arrangements to see how it changes the feel of your space. Sometimes, taking a piece of furniture and moving it to a different room can make all the difference. A little bit of leg work can go a long way without spending a dime!  And, the good news is

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Interior Design Styles 101: How to Pick the One that Matches Your Personality

Interior Design Styles 101 The interior of your home is like a time capsule, it reflects all the things you’ve learned to love over the years, your favorite color, objects that inspire you, and things that make you feel safe. There are no right or wrong answers when curating your space, as long as it feels like “you”! Step 1: Find Visual Inspiration Without Overthinking Take all the preconceived notions of what your home should be and leave them HERE. Next, head over to Pinterest, Google, or the stack of magazines you have laying around and build a board of designs you love. Research styles including traditional, historic, maximalist, mid-century, monochrome, cottage core, etc., and add anything that makes you smile onto the vision board.

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4 Big FAQs Most Designers Hear Over and Over Again

The interior design industry is often misunderstood. Some folks don’t realize all the work that goes into designing your dream space. Often, the hard work designers put it is overlooked and what we do is considered “shopping all day, how fun!” Well, yes, our job IS fun but there’s more to it than that. Read on to hear our answers to some of our most FAQ’s.  FAQ #1: Will you work with my builder or general contractor? Absolutely, positively, 1000% YES, we will. In fact, it’s a requirement to work with KozyKasa. If you are renovating or building a new construction home, it’s important that all parties involved work together to ensure the end design is exactly how it was indented to be. There are

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Pets & Furniture

The 3 Biggest Problem Areas in a Home with Pets and How to Avoid Issues Waking up in the morning to be greeted by a wagging tail and an undying excitement to tackle the day makes life better. Being a pet owner is worth every sacrifice that comes along with it, but lets not pretend that vacuuming the house for the fifth time this week was “just the best”. Our best friends have slobber, fur, long nails and a propensity for mud puddles. This is why we should consider how designing our home can include designing for our pets! Tip #1: Pick Performance Fabrics Whenever Possible This one is important, even if your pets aren’t allowed on the couch – they find a way. If

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Hey! I'm Kristin

I’m the owner and lead designer here at KozyKasa. My nomadic and wanderlust soul has led me all over the world, and I now live in Austin, TX.

When not designing chic interiors, you can find me either in the yoga studio working on my zen or on the beach working on my tan.

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