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The Top 3 Benefits of Custom Furniture & Where To Find Them Ah, good ol’ Pottery Barn. Welllllll not so fast. Retail furniture from places like PB, West Elm, and yes, even Restoration Hardware is mass produced and not of the highest quality, despite what the price tag may have you think. I know I know, your bubble is burst but hear me out. There is a time and place for furniture from retail shops, absolutely! However, there is also a time and place, and a market, for higher quality and even custom furniture, tailored directly to your style and taste! Here are some of the ways investing in custom made furniture can elevate your home style and eventually end up saving you money. Benefit
Our 5 Favorite Bar Stools for Chic Style & Ultimate Comfort The beauty of barstools is that they make a statement in your home bar or kitchen, but also serve as a gathering place to bring people together. Depending on who you have in your home, barstools can provide fashion, function, or even both! Here are our top picks! Modway Discern Bar Stools What I love most about these bar stools is the color! Available in multiple shades allows them to fit nicely into your white kitchen, while adding a necessary pop of color! Find yours here. New Pacific Direct Ernie KD Fabric Bar Stool Backless bar stools are great because they can be tucked away under your island, making your space appear a bit
Reupholstery 101: Knowing When to Salvage the Old or Purchase the New Whether you’ve had a long day in the office or the kids have kept you busy, there’s no better feeling than plopping down in your favorite spot on your most comfortable piece of furniture. It might be that communal sectional the whole family loves, or the antique armchair that adds an element of elegance to your space. However, sometimes our well-loved pieces need a little love of their own. To reupholster or replace? That is the question. Kozy Project: Cedar Park Chill Photographer Avery Nicole Photography Question 1 to Ask Yourself: “Do I Love this Piece?” First question to ask yourself, does the piece have sentimental value that you don’t want to
5 Wow-Worthy Foyer Pieces to Accentuate Your Home First impressions are key and your home is no different! Your entry foyer sets the tone for the house as a whole but unfortunately, it’s often over looked in the design process. Below are some of our Foyer Favorites to WOW your guests when they stop by unexpected 🙂 Hammond Console This piece is functional AND unique! Distressed wood can lean modern or transitional in design so it’s a go-top choice of Kozy’s. Dress it up with a table lamp and wall mirror and have a *cool* place to leave your keys. Shop it here! Wellington Entry Mirror Dual purpose is served. Arches are *so in* right now and plus, there are hooks for your coats, purses,
Investing 101: Where to Save vs. Spend When it Comes to Home Furnishings Designing your dream home is such an exciting time, I actually relate it to your first time at Disney Land. But, without a solid plan AND budget in place before you start shopping, it’s really easy to get offtrack. So here I am detailing where to splurge and where to save when it comes to designing your space. 1.) Where to Invest Your Money Wisely Your big ticket items should always be items you use and see the most. Think sofas and dining tables, and if you’re remodeling, your flooring, tiles, and plumbing. These are items that get the most use and see the most traffic so they should be the
Cedar Park Chill was a complete home renovation. We took this 90’s home down to the studs to give an updated and more modern look to the space. We closed up dated art niches, removed a never before used corner fireplace, and took down useless pony walls to open up the space. Keep reading to see the jaw dropping transformation! Our Process & Project Launch We started with the hard materials first. Modern luxury vinyl floors, patterned tile, and matte black plumbing fixtures were the name of the game. We also painted those cherry cabinets, brightened up the yell0w-beige walls, and even replaced the door hardware and hinges. This alone would make the space feel fresh! Next up was selecting the new fixtures. New
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
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.