Apartment Envy: Cassandra Lavalle’s Seattle Pad

I’ve been following Cassie’s blog Coco + Kelly for a while now and couldn’t wait to see the reveal of her Seattle apartment in Rue Magazine.  I was not let down.  She does a superb job mixing highs and lows for a look that’s elegant, cozy and gleaming with personal style.

I love the black detail on the sofa and how about that artwork?  It’s actually her own!

The neutral palette with splashes of color creates a cozy yet eclectic atmosphere.  That leopard tray is fabulous and the green pouf adds an element of fun.

While she has some fantastic investment pieces like her sofa, I love how she mixes in DIY touches and ebay finds like this AMAZING brass trunk (I need one!).

The aquamarine chandelier is from ZGallerie.  Love!

The brass and gold accents elevate the whole apartment.  This dresser which doubles as a changing table is one of my favorite pieces, I’m a sucker for anything black and white.

I absolutely love the mixed print bedding and nailhead upholstered headboard (from Serena and Lily).  The chandelier is icing on the cake.

Lovely.  When can I move in?

Via Rue and Coco + Kelly.

A Killer Manhattan Pad

My jaw dropped when I saw this gorgeous Manhattan apartment in Rue Magazine.  Turns out it’s occupied by artist and blogger Nicole Cohen.  Faced with a major apartment overhaul and not a scrap of furniture, Cohen started her blog, Sketch42, as a means of creating a community of fellow design lovers to offer feedback as her renovation project progressed.  The result is an elegant and eclectic modern mix that looks both fresh and inviting. 

The furnishings were personally curated by Cohen through a wide range of resources from ebay to Restoration Hardware and 1st Dibs.  She even scavenged a chair from the side of the street, which she recovered and now calls the “garbage chair.”  Love that! 

Below is the infamous “garbage chair” accented with a black leather pillow.

I’m in love with Cohen’s Warren Platner-inspired gold leaf coffee table.  Of course, it’s way over my budget!

I’ve been eyeing the Hicks Pendant Light from Circa Lighting for my own home for some time.  They strike a nice balance here with the modern furnishings.  I love the black and gold.

Just lovely!