#CoCoInspo | Stay Warm by the Fireplace

While fireplaces add functionality to your home, they also embody comfort and warmth, as the Scandinavian would call #hygge.

These projects bring the heat as showcase pieces for our three recent #DesignsByErica projects. It is important to us that each of our projects embodies a little bit of a different vibe.

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#CoCoInspo | Natural Stone Countertops

For quite some time, manufactured stone countertops have been all the rage due to their durability, variety, and price. As of late, we have been all about the natural stone countertops.

natural stone countertops marble

GC: Erica Covelle

Stone: Taj Mahal Quartzite

Source: CBS Exotic Stones

Photographer: Dawn Ferragamo Photography


Natural stone offers so much more than its engineered counterparts.

Developer: Sanco Builders

Stone: Vanilla Noir Black Quartz

Stone Source: Select Stone

Stager: Staged Occasions

Photographer: Dawn Ferragamo Photography


With complex textures and dimensions, as well as an earthy warmth, choosing marble, soapstone, or even granite can add unprecedented beauty to your kitchen or bathroom.

natural stone countertops marble

Developer: Brian Lavelle

Stone: Super White Dolomite Marble

Stone Source: CBS Exotic Stones

Stager: LS Home Staging & Interiors

Photographer: A Louis Jean Media


Can you tell which are natural and which are man-made? Leave us a comment, and we’ll let you know if you’re right!


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CoCo Inspo | Cozy Comfort : Trends That We Will Be Foreshadowing In 2022

As we move past the gray phase, the sleek, cool modern appeal fades, and like any good fashionable moment, it shrinks and makes room for what is new. Here are some of the trends we will implement in our designs in 2022!

Our paint colors are not the only thing getting softer and warmer in 2022—our wood stains are too! You will find our designs focusing on warm natural wood tones, texture, and details. All of the qualities one craves for their home, especially here in New England. We will be using lots of warm whites, keeping things monochromatic with our walls and trim. Our favorite cream paint color is White Dove by BM, but you might see us even go further with the warm whites, even creamy off whites this season. 

Image from Benjamin Moore 

Benjamin Moore picked a soft gray-green for the color of the year, called October Mist—a soft, subtle sage green that blends expression with neutrality. Similarly, Sherwin-Williams settled on a sage, and Glidden chose a light olive green. It quickly became apparent that this paint color creates a canvas for experimentation with its earthy tones! It has connective qualities and can act as a bridge to bringing playful and bolder colors into your home.

Image from Moivaonhatoi

As usual, you will notice the herringbone floors in white oak we have featured in the past staying prominent. With the recent renovation of Erica’s kitchen, she introduced this in a more classical way where she used the 2 ¼” white oak for this application. She went with a clear stain with a satin finish; it pulled all of those warm golden tones that created a look similar to Rapunzel’s perfectly blonde ombre hair braided, where the darker and lighter tones live together harmoniously. This worked in our favor because the eye is drawn to the wide part of the “V” in herringbone, the pattern conjures an optical illusion that suggests a larger area. This effect makes herringbone floors a good choice for compact spaces like laundry rooms, powder rooms, and entryways.   

Image from Monxcii

Let’s talk more about the traditional details; we mentioned the Parisian Paneling in our previous CoCo Inspo blog posts. Overall, people want a cozy, clean look and feel in 2022. The style trending is very traditional European/Scandinavian natural minimalism with design choices like plaster elements, layering of whites, and wood tones. After spending so much time indoors, many of us have realized which parts of our homes are cozy—and which parts aren’t. We’re upgrading to comfort anywhere we can. It’s a year for rejuvenation and refreshment after two very tough years. Expect to see cozy textiles, subtle colors, and soft-edged pieces.

We begin to see these details in the fringe of a sofa feature in the latest Serena and Lily catalog. Serena and Lily are always setting the tone for the newest fashion trends. This latest catalog has given us all the feels capturing warm wood tones, warm whites, texture, and traditional details. 

Image from Serena and Lily

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Serena & Lily, Obispo Pendant

Serena & Lily, Miramar Fringed Sofa

Serena & Lily, Ridge Stripe Pillow Cover


Serena & Lily, Portland Bone Inlay Mirror