We are all too familiar with the interior stylings of blogger and designer Cassandra Lavalle, a.k.a Ms. Coco + Kelley. We've partied with her, toured her last apartment and fallen head over green heels for her chic styling. So the second we spotted her newest loft musings on MyDomaine, we were all in. Have a look at how Cassandra took a cool, weathered space and gave it a decidedly beachy vibe.
As the stylist and creator of design blog Coco+Kelley, Cassandra Lavalle has always had a passion for interiors. Having recently launched her own interior and event design firm The Emerald Studio, Lavalle has built a brand out of her classic, laid-back style.
Lavalle’s urban loft space in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square neighborhood is a perfect reflection of her refined West Coast aesthetic. “We took a very urban environment and transformed it into a light space that would feel just as appropriate at a beach house,” she says. “I really wanted to have it be a little oasis in the city.”
In creating a vision for the space, it was important to Lavalle to give the loft a bright California vibe that would provide contrast to its urban surroundings.
“The second you step outside, it’s noisy and gritty, so I wanted this to be a home you could walk into and feel refreshed and relaxed,” she says. “I used mostly white, green, and blue to contrast the urban setting, and to create a cohesive palette, since it’s an entirely open space.”
Lavalle felt inspired to highlight the openness of the loft, particularly the high ceilings and abundant natural light. “That’s generally how I end up designing,” she says. “I use the term ‘white space’ quite literally. I like breathing room around things so that you really see each piece of the design.”