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Your home should be treated like your sanctuary and the place you feel most calm. A place where you feel comfortable, relaxed, and an overall sense of ease. Today’s post describes a few ways to to bring that feeling of wellness and relaxation to your space so you can leave the chaos outside. Kozy project: Cedar Park Chill, Photo by Avery Nicole Photography 1. The Nuances of Natural Design Time heals all wounds, and so does a stint outside. Incorporating natural elements into your home is an excellent way to bring a sense of wellness to your space. Look to any spa for inspiration and you’ll notice materials such as rattan, earthy tones, and woven elements. Kozy Project: South Lamar Renovation Photography by: Madeline Harper 2.
Let me preface this entire blog post by saying trends are something you should take very lightly. They come bas go and come back then go again. So, doing whatever you want with your home is what Kozy swears by. Trends are however a great source of inspiration, a good way to discover what do and what you don’t like, and above all else, trends are something fun to look about and talk about. We’ve all head the devastating news that skinny jeans are back, right? Ugh. Well, we’re currently seeing this *unfortunate* era that is the early 2000’s fashion in interiors as well. Only thing is, I actually like the interior trends from this decade. Instead of cringing at my outfit choices from middle
Ever wonder why your space doesn’t feel “complete?” Well, design is in the details people! Which is why adding the final layer of decorative elements helps make your home shine. Below are Kozy’s top tips to styling like a pro. Tip #1: You Can’t Go Wrong with Groupings Odd numbers are your friend here. Start with groupings of 3 objects you want to style with, and then vary the heights of those objects. Try adding height by stacking books or trinket boxes and don’t forget to incorporate greenery! Tip #2: Inspire Visual Interest by Varying Your Item Heights Another styling tip is to also vary the colors and textures within your groupings. This will help add visual interest to your space, and avoid anything looking
Velvet, cotton, mohair, oh my! There are so many different types of fabric out there that I couldn’t possibly name them all. Fabrics all have their own qualities that make them better or worse for certain uses. Read on to learn how to select the best fabric for your upholstered furniture. 1. Start with the Function of the Piece While it can be tempting to first decide you want a mustard yellow velvet sofa (swoon!), it’s important to first establish what your needs for the furniture pieces are. Do you plan to eat on or entertain company with this furniture? Stain resistant and performance fabrics may be a priority for you. Or, maybe this piece will be aa focal element in your home where you
Neon Kitten is a new Japanese cuisine-inspired Izakaya and Dim Sum house in the heart of Deep Ellum that holds a pretty cool secret. Behind the bookcase through the hall lies Blackbird Society, a speakeasy bar and cocktail lounge serving up flaming cocktails and tarot card readings. That’s right, this place is the coolest of the cool! Our Process & Project Launch This space was COMPLETELY transformed. We took it down to the studs to bring the owner’s vision to life. Bright, fun, colorful, but most of all…instagrammable. A few challenges along the way were expected but our major setback was dealing with the supply chain issues right in the heat of it. Having to re-select furnishings mid-way through once we realized nothing was getting
Too much clutter can make you feel anxious and disorganized and not enough can make your space feel cold and uninviting. So today I’m giving you 3 tips to help make your home feel cozy (ahem, kozy) without the clutter. 1. Amp Up the Cozy Texture Less is more, but you still need enough. Try layering different textures such as a knit throw with velvet throw pillows and other natural materials to your space. Layering different materials and textures will help create a cozy feel without the need for too many different items. 2. Opt for Warm, Grounding Colors Adding in different colors or tones can go a long way, too. While the all-white kitchen may never be out of style, try opting for a
The holidays are often a stressful time on the wallet but it doesn’t have to be! A couple of smart switches can help lighten the load and help get you through the holiday season. 1. Decorate with Natural Elements Not only does dried fruit add a chic touch to your gift wrapping, but the fragrance is also a pleasant and unexpected twist! Orange peels, pomegranates, and even pine cones are an excellent way to bring nature into your gift wrapping and keep things eco-friendly. Try tying a tree clipping to the name tag for a unique touch. 2. Use Alternative Options for Gift Wrap A few wrapping alternatives are brown paper bags (time to raid your stash of Trader Joe’s bags!), recycled paper, or newspaper!
Curtains or shades? Or blinds or drapes? And what’s the difference? If you’ve ever wondered where, when, why, or how to dress your windows trust me that you’re not alone. Window treatments can be tricky and deciding which to use were even more so. Below are 5 window treatment combos to consider for your home. 1. Layer Linen Curtains with Sheer Curtains Layering window treatment styles add a layer (pun intended) of elegance to your home. This can be done with different fabrics, like pairing a linen drape with a sheer overlay. Light filtering and room darkening when you need it, it’s a win-win combo for me. 2. Combine Curtains with Roller Shades Another winning combo is drapery panels with roller shades. The shades act
When renovating or building a new home there are about a million different moving parts. With so many moving pieces it’s very easy to get overwhelmed and feel like you don’t know what you are even doing. So today I’m sharing 3 essential tips to keep in mind if you plan to build or renovate your home in the future. Project: Industrial Elmira Photography: Avery Nicole Photo Step #1: Design Your Dream Home The first step is to design the space you want because there will be nothing to build if it’s not designed. Often, people mistake bringing a designer and a contractor in to get quotes before having any part of the home design. I suggest you loop in a designer to design the
With the holidays come holiday parties and hosting guests, invited or not. Since it’s nearly the holiday season again already I wanted to share some tips to make your entertaining needs easy, less stressful, and most importantly, help you stay organized during the chaos the season can bring. Tip 1: Create a Seating Plan Utilizing your dining space for everyday use and for entertaining can be tricky. I like to opt for an extension dining table when there’s room and rarely mix in end arm chairs with armless dining chairs. This is so you can move and squeeze additional chairs in when needed for extra guests! A trick if you don’t own an extension dining table is to but a folding party table up and
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.