Posted in Articles & Tips, Articles On Design, CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on February 25, 2015 - 0 Comments
Designing a beautiful bed can be a challenging, but using the right materials and layers can turn an ordinary bedroom into The Ultimate Retreat!
The bedroom is a great place to feature colored, textured and patterned fabrics that really make a statement.
There are a few different ways you can design and style your bed. They are: Basic bedding, Bedding Sets (bed in a bag), Semi-Custom bedding and fully Customized bedding. Here at CoCo’s, we like to use Bedding Sets for children’s rooms as they quickly out grow the size and themes. We enjoy using Semi-Custom Bedding for our guest rooms. It’s those extra touches that make your guest room their bed away from home. For the master bedroom, we invest in all out luxury and comfort with fully Customized Bedding. We believe the perfect bedding should be tailored and custom made just for you!
There are a few reasons why we love Custom and Semi-Custom bedding so much.
- Options: There are endless amounts of fabric and trim options available. Custom and Semi-Custom bedding options can be selected to compliment and coordinate with your window treatments and other features in your room.
- Fit: When selecting Customized or Semi-Customized bedding, it is designed for the perfect fit of your bed.
- Quality: The amount of detail and craftsman ship that goes into Custom and Semi-Custom bedding is like no other.
Wondering what the difference between Semi-Custom and Fully Custom bedding is? Let us explain:
Semi-Custom Bedding can be mixed and matched from collections or selected from specific material options from the manufacturer. They offer many sizes, colors, patterns and textures that can be chosen and varied to create a look that accommodates your style and taste. However, with Semi-Custom bedding, the details and fabric options are non changeable. Since your options are more limited with Semi-Custom bedding, the price point is usually less.
Can’t find a pre-fabricated design you like, create your own with Custom Bedding. With Custom Bedding, the sky is the limit. Every detail, fabric, trim, button and stitching is customizable. Bedding is made to exact and particular specifications.
Many high-end bedding schemes have multiple layers. Here is CoCo Milano’s guiding principle for a luxurious and stylish bed. (King)
• (3) 27” Euro Pillows (these will help to hide your sleeping pillows)
• (2) 24” Euro Pillows
• (2) King Shams
• A Melody of Decorative Pillows
• Finish with a bed scarf, duvet or colorful throw tastefully draped over the end of the bed for a final touch!
Still not sure how to create a The Ultimate Retreat in your bedroom? Reach out to us. Call or Come into CoCo Milano’s and we can help you design your bed with style, comfort and luxury!
Posted in Articles & Tips, Articles On Design, CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on February 19, 2015 - 0 Comments
Light is one of the most important elements in our daily lives. We use lighting in so many different ways, all of which enhance our lives and our home. Lighting can make daily tasks easier, it can highlight structural features, and it can provide romance, warmth and ambience.
Lighting fixtures are an ideal and often inexpensive accessory to incorporate into the interior design of your home.
Today we are going to share with you, the secret to achieving the best lighting design for your home.
The secret to a beautifully lit room is Variety!
There are four basic types of lighting that should be used to achieve the best lighting design. They are: ambient lighting, task lighting, accent lighting, and decorative lighting.
Ambient Lighting is often referred to as general lighting and is the most basic of the four types of lighting. It is usually indirect, like that of wall sconces. The amount of ambient light used is what will create the ambience of the space, i.e.: dramatic, romantic, and relaxing. Some of examples of ambient lighting are:
• Ceiling Fixtures
• Natural Light
• Recessed Lighting
• Track lighting
• Wall Sconces
Example of Ambient Light using Wall Sconces
Task lighting is used to light an area where tasks are being performed, such as; reading, studying, food prep, cooking, applying makeup. Task lighting includes:
• Table Lamps
• Floor Lamps
• Desk Lamps
• Under Cabinet Lights
• Vanity Lights
• Pendants and down lights can also be used to illuminate tasks
Example of Task Lighting using Table and Floor Lamps
Accent Lighting can provide atmosphere and help influence the mood of a room. More commonly, Accent Lighting is used to highlight architectural features, artwork, landscaping and sculptural displays. Some examples of Accent Lighting are:
• Recessed Adjustable Accent Lights
• Track Lighting
• Can Lights
• Picture Lights
• Niche Lighting
• Lighting inside glass cabinets
Example of Accent Lighting using Uplighting
Decorative Lighting is the “jewelry” of the room. Often times its primary purpose is to ornament the space and it plays an extremely important role in the design of an interior. Often, but not always, the majority of Decorative Lights emit a poor amount of light. It is common for a designer to add accent lights or task lighting and not depend solely on Decorative Lighting to illuminate a space. Decorative Lighting includes:
• Ceiling Surface Lights
Example of Decorative Lighting using Pendants
There are, however, always exceptions to the rule. As you can see from the examples above, one light can often provide two or more layers. Some common lighting designs are:
• Use Decorative Lighting as Ambient Lighting.
Lights with mostly uplight do an excellent job of providing both decorative and ambient lighting.
• Use the same type of light for Accent Lighting and Task Lighting
Recessed adjustable luminaries and track lighting can be aimed at tasks as well as art work
• Use Decorative Light as Task Light
Table lamps, floor lamps, buffet table lamps, pendants, and other types of decorative lights make excellent task lights in some applications.
With an unlimited range of styles, shapes, colors and sizes of lighting fixtures, there are no “correct” or “perfect” solutions to lighting design problems. In most cases, several solutions can be successful.
If you need assistance with your lighting design plan Call or Come into the store and we will be happy to assist you!
Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on February 12, 2015 - 0 Comments
What is the number one color trend everyone will want in fashion and interior design this year? Well, it depends on who you ask.
Every year, the who’s who of color authority announces their forecast “IT” color. These colors will define the design market in the year ahead. Some of the colors chosen will pave the way for new materials being produce in fashion, accessories, paint colors, fabric and materials for the upcoming year.
Get to know these colors and you will be ahead of the curve.
SHERWIN WILLIAMS SW 6606 Coral Reef
Sherwin Williams Coral Reef is a vivacious hue. It is upbeat and optimistic, and not overly feminine. Coral Reef is the perfect blend of orange, pink and red.
“Coral Reef embodies a cheerful approach to design that we’re seeing for the coming year. Its unexpected versatility brings life to a range of design aesthetics, whether traditional, vintage, cottage or contemporary,””
said Jackie Jordan, Sherwin-Williams director of color marketing.
PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala
Pantone has become the industry leader in choosing the “color of the year” that often sets the stage for fashion, beauty and home decor. This year, Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, has choosen the richly deep hued color Marsala.
“Marsla is complex and full-bodied without overpowering, Marsala provides a unifying element for interior spaces. Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture.” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.
Marsala is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room – making it ideal for tabletop, small appliances and linens throughout the home. The hue will be especially prominent in striping and floral patterns found in printed placemats, dinnerware, bedding and throws.
You can use this color a little or a lot. The richness keeps it from being too overpowering, while the style and sophistication of the color can make even the smallest of accessories a show stopping piece.
BENJAMIN MOORE HC-116 Guilford Green
Guilford Green is Benjamin Moores top color choice for 2015. This color draws inspiration from nature. It’s fresh, upbeat and clean. It can transcend into any space from traditional, contemporary to cottage. “A neutral that’s natural. A silvery green that works with, well, everything. No worries. No second thoughts. Just a brush, dipped in a can, whooshed on a wall and a whole lot of happily ever after.”
–Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director, Benjamin Moore
ROBERT ALLEN Calypso Blue
The Robert Allen Design Color of the Year is Calypso Blue. This color was selected by a panel of over 1500 interior designers. “This highly adaptive, full-bodied hue evokes the inky shades of hand-blocked batik prints found in distant markets. It effortlessly transitions from high fashion to timeless classic with a quick pattern change, such as a modern, oversized floral or a crisply tailored stripe.”
- Robert Allen Designs
When the new colors for the year come out, they are meant to serve as a source for inspiration. You don’t not have to transform your space using these new colors year after year. That is, unless, you would like to! They are simply a guide as to what color will drive the market for the coming year.
Each company will often pair their “IT” color with other color groupings to help create a harmonious collaboration.
If you are wondering how you can incorporate any or all of these color trends into your home. Call us or come into the store and we will be happy to arrange a consultation for you.
Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on February 5, 2015 - 0 Comments
The opening of CoCo Milano’s Interior Design Studio is an exciting creative extension of our current design boutique.
As the opening date for our new Interior Design Studio approaches, we are overjoyed with excitement and anticipation.
We want YOU to have the first sneak peak of what CoCo Milano’s Interior Design Studio has to offer!
Custom fabric choices as far as the eye can see; every color, texture, fabric, fiber and pattern available to view at your fingertips.
Various types of wall applications offered; paint swatches, faux finishing, paneling, wallpaper and various other materials available.
A wide array of flooring options offered; carpet, area rugs, linoleum, vinyl flooring, wood flooring, ceramic tile, stone, and terrazzo just to name a few.
Custom space planning, floor plans, layouts, elevations, and renderings.
When CoCo Milano’s Design Studio is complete, we will have enhanced our multi-faceted, full service interior design firm, which will allow us to continue to accommodate our relationships with our current clientele, as well as helping to develop and establish new relations.
Be sure to check the website often, call, or come into the store, as our Grand Opening announcement is coming soon!
Posted in Holiday Decor - Written by Jennifer Lossing on January 29, 2015 - 0 Comments
Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic times of the year. It is a celebration of romance and love.
If you are looking for something more unique to bestow to your special someone this year, other than candy and stuffed animals, we have gathered a list of a few things that will be sure to make your loved one’s heart skip a beat this Valentine’s Day!
One of the most romantic settings is a table for two. Celebrate with your Valentine over a candle lit dinner with these beautiful heart shaped silver plates.
A toast to Love will taste much sweeter in these hand painted Valentine’s Day wine glasses.
Plan on popping the question this Valentine’s Day? Why not surprise your Sweetheart with this Happily Ever After sign to accompany the ring?
Want to set the date in stone? These plaques are totally customizable and can be printed with any saying or date you would like!!
Why not set the night to music. These “Love” notes are the perfect gift for the music lover in your life. If you want to make it more personal, pair these music notes with framed lyrics to your favorite romantic song or the lyrics from your wedding.
Real flowers are nice, but their beauty fades. Show your special someone everlasting love with a custom floral arrangement.
If you are still not sure what to get that special someone, come into the store and let our designers help you select the perfect items to create a custom gift basket that will help make this Valentine’s Day a day to remember!!
Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on January 21, 2015 - 0 Comments
Are you ready for some Football?
Super Bowl XLIX is just one week away.
Super Bowl parties are one of the most popular at-home party occasions of the year. They have become much more than a gathering for football fans. Many people attend these parties to gather together and mingle with friends and family.
While most Super Bowl parties consist of paper plates and plastic cups, for some, this just won’t do. When you want your Super Bowl party to be the Best Super Bowl Party ever, you have to step up your entertaining game.
Now, there is no reason to go all crazy with super fancy recipes. The traditional football party food will do. It’s not always what you serve but how you serve it! Presentation is everything.
Whether you’re planning a Super Bowl party out of love for the game or just the desire to host a fun party, here are some ideas for making this the Best Super Bowl Party ever!
Nothing says football like the fresh smell of Astroturf in the morning. Set the party off right using a preserved moss table runner to give the illusion of the football field right in the middle of your table.
Since the Super Bowl is being hosted by our lovely state of Arizona this year, we choose to do a theme using succulents with a little western flare. This is a great way to support both teams playing and to show your out of town guests a little Arizona spirit.
Kebabs are a fun and easy finger food to serve during the game. Step up the presentation by serving them on this beautiful wood and metal Michael Aram Kebab Serving Set.
Beer isn’t the only beverage you have to offer. Serve your guests your favorite spirit using this lovely black decanter and gold rimmed glasses.
Don’t forget the custom “Arizona” Super Bowl XLIX coasters to help with the theme.
This cowboy hat shaped server is a great alternative from a boring plastic bowl to serve your chips and dips.
Refrigerate these 24 karat gold antler pilsner glasses before pouring to offer your guests a nice frosty beverage.
Football shaped cheese spreaders and a silver football shaped bowl are perfect for a football themed event. They would even make a great gift for the host or hostess of a party you may be attending.
A pool ball wine stopper lends a hand to the sporty vibe.
If you need more ideas on how to throw The Best Super Bowl Party Ever call or come into the store.
However you choose to celebrate this year’s Super Bowl, remember have to fun and be safe.
Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on January 15, 2015 - 0 Comments
We are so excited to announce the newest release of Handmade Wall Tiles from Sid Dickens 2015 Spring line; The Renewal Collection.
Spring 2015 – The Renewal Collection
Classic spring motifs such as birds, flowers, and romantic beauty define this set of images. Sid looks to the past, including some elements inspired by Greek mythology: Poseidon’s trident, the water nymph Daphne, and the Kingfisher or Halcyon bird. The color palette is serene and understated, with delicate blooms of color.
This collection also sees a renewal of Sid’s past works: After many years of light “bisque” stain, he revisits the darker stain used in his first set of Memory Blocks, as well as the highly collectible “blonde” tiles (white plaster with no added paint). Sid’s now-signature Iron Finish appears on four tiles, with the subtle addition of a platinum finish added to the iron; new to this collection.
The Spring 2015 Renewal Collection is available to order immediately for shipping in early March.
***Also just released are the latest tiles to be retired from Sid Dickens previous collections.***
Retiring Memory Blocks
The following Memory Blocks can be ordered until Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 by the end of business day (4PM PST).
All orders will be scheduled for the first available ship date. Please note that no exceptions will be made to this policy.
Call or come into the store to place your order for the New Spring Renewal tiles.
Don’t forget that once a tile is retired it will not longer be produced. Call or come into the store to place your order for the soon to be retired tiles before they are gone forever!!
Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on January 8, 2015 - 0 Comments
No matter the size of your yard, your outdoor living space will be more inviting when you incorporate these few simple ideas.
Furnish for comfort and durability!
As many seating options that you can incorporate into your outdoor living space the better. A table and chairs for 4 or more, a bar and matching bar stools, a small bistro table or even garden stools offer a nice variety for seating options for your guests.
Sofas and armchairs are the perfect spot for lounging. Use weather-resistant cushions and pillows for added comfort. There are so many outdoor fabric options available, you can choose one that continues or compliments your design scheme from the inside of your house to the outside for a seamless transition. For parties, create groups of chairs, benches or ottomans to encourage conversation.
The right kind of lighting can help give your outdoor space the perfect ambiance in the evening. Turn off harsh spotlights or flood lights for parties. Instead, rely on lit pathways, hanging lanterns, fire pits or candles.
Use strategically placed landscape lights to highlight water features, decorative pots or flower beds.
Most of your eating and lounging areas in your outdoor living space will require some type of shade during the day. If you don’t already have a covered porch area, an awning, ivy covered trellis or umbrellas are easy and affordable solutions.
You can also try planting shade trees to help provide privacy as well as help to block some of the sun.
Don’t forget to accessorize your outdoor living space as you would any other room in your home. You can easily add interest with colorful outdoor rugs or patterned throw pillows. Create container gardens mixing faux and real flowers and plants to make sure your outdoor area is always in bloom. Hang wall art such as tin ceiling tiles, salvaged outdoor signs or add a sculpture to the space to add visual interest and to help create a focal point.
Don’t be afraid to bring any of your creature comforts from the inside of your home to your outdoor living space.
Elements and the Senses
One of the easiest ways to add ambience to your outdoor living area is to incorporate fire, water, or sound.
If you have a large backyard, consider having a fireplace feature built to be the focal point of your design. If your square footage is constricted, consider using a fire pit, chiminea, candles or lanterns.
The sound of water always lends itself to calm and comfort. A swimming pool with water features adds a luring effect in the background. A small fountain is a nice touch when space is limited.
The best option for sound is built-in speakers, when that is not an option. Bring a small stereo outside to create relaxing background noise for yourself or your guests to enjoy. Just make sure you keep the volume to a minimum so your guests don’t have to compete with the sound during their conversations.
New spring items are arriving daily. Summer will be here before you know it. Come into CoCo Milano’s today to order your patio furniture, floral arrangements and garden accessories.
Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on December 29, 2014 - 0 Comments
We are so excited, we just could not wait to announce it….
CoCo Milano’s, is thrilled to announce the expansion of our creative endeavors with the opening of a new location in the Village at Las Sendas; CoCo Milano’s Design.
CoCo Milano’s Design will be an extension of our current Interior Design boutique. The new showroom will feature; full service interior design, new furniture and accessories as well as high-end consignment pieces.
Full Interior Design services will be offered at both locations. The new showroom will be located just to the north in suite 108. CoCo Milano’s and CoCo Milano’s Design will bookend Cosmos Salon & Day Spa.
For more information about the opening of CoCo Milano’s Design or if you have pieces you would like to have considered for consignment call or visit the store.
Watch for details about the Grand Opening coming in February of 2015.
Until then, we are wishing you and yours a safe and Happy New Year!
Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on December 25, 2014 - 0 Comments
It always seems like Christmas comes and goes so quickly.
We would like to take a moment to thank all those who helped us to fulfill our adopted families Christmas Wish. We were able to spread some Christmas cheer by providing a tree, ornaments, food and gifts to two very deserving families. A huge Thank You to all those who helped and contributed!!
And now for even more good news…..
CoCo Milano’s is having a huge end of the year sale on all Christmas Items. So hurry in and get all those holiday decor objects on your list that you wanted for this year but didn’t get! Don’t delay, this sale only last from December 26th, 2014 to January 3rd 2015!