by Marisa Marcantonio

I have been meaning to cover Cococozy's ever-expanding collection of home accessories, so here it is. She started with pillows, and has jumped into window treatments, throws, candles and more. The LA blogger seems to be a miracle worker, launching initially with a product collection at The NY Gift Show, all while blogging and working full-time, but amazingly,  remaining behind a veil of anonymity to (most) everyone. The latest addition of home products featured include an edited assortment of rugs with Capel, which made their debut at High Point Market. Her creative patterns, also available by the yard,  are carried at an array of nice home shops around the country, as well as through her Cococozy website. Fun, easy to use prints, on-trend colors and breezy graphically-inclined patterns are her thingI don't know how she does it.

Chain Cotton Pillow 

Circle Chevron Linen Pillow 

Etoile Cotton Pillow 

The Quatrefoil, the pattern that started it all 

Maroc Etoile Cotton Pillow 

Maroc without the embroidery detailing

Window panels work well where you want a quick fix and easy-to-design-with color palette

The Loop pattern in Light Blue

Cococozy plaid in Hunter Green

The Quatrefoil pattern looks great on a rug. The Apple and Ivory is great.

Coco's Flower made in India of 100% wool in a hand-knotted, Indo-Tibetan weave, in Light Blue and Ivory

A sharp version of the Fence rug in Navy


by Marisa Marcantonio

Calling all fans of colorful ikat, Moroccan patterns, florals and graphic geometrics! Madeline Weinrib's NYC Sample Sale has begun. With savings of 40-70% off, you won't want to miss fabric yardage, furniture, jackets, pillows and bags. Swing by ABC Carpet and Home at 881 Broadway on the lower level to get in on the deals. Its over October 28th.


by Marisa Marcantonio

Look, and you shall find. It only takes seeing something a few times to start to recognize it as a trend. That's what Suzy Slesin of

Pointed Leaf Press

, the brilliantly creative and effervescent former Editor and Chief at Oprah Home Magazine would say to me, and she's right.  In this case, I have been seeing this patchwork/prism/kaleidoscope pattern trend bubbling up. I like the fresh geometry to it, let's see if it evolves in a bigger way. 

Dransfield and Ross always amazes with pillows galore, like this new patchwork shards prismatic pillow.

Photo courtesy of Ferm Living

A totally different color palette from Ferm Living.

Photo courtesy of Ikea

Perhaps blue is your hue? Deep blue velvet this time of year is, well, just right. Ikea's Stockholm Triangel Pillow does the job nicely.

Photo courtesy of Edit

Harlequin silk fabric by Australia's Edit through Studio Four. It's watercolor effect and unusual colors are mesmerizing.

 Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Feeling crafty? Urban Outfitters Kaleidoscope Patchwork Quilt is neo-Americana.

Photo courtesy of CB2

Step lively on CB2's Colored Crystal Runner it's like having your own disco runway minus the flashing lights.

Photo courtesy of Furbish Studio

The Neon Summer Pillow from Furbish Studio for a close up take.


by Marisa Marcantonio

Boy oh boy, did I see tons of great new rugs at Las Vegas Market.  So many in fact, that I now have the dizzying choice of selecting a pattern for my own home, and am stumped. Patterned, graphic hurries in cotton and wool caught my eye, in both brights and muted tones. When it comes to innovating, color is king. Companies Safaveih and Surya are pushing the boundaries of geometric pattern with ethnic influences, scale and design with their latest additions.  Some of these are so new they will be updated with style numbers shortly.  Which design would you choose?


Redefine Kilim-10 in beige 

in multicolor and yellow

A purple field with oversized arch detailing in coral and cream.

With green.

Possibly the happiest rug I've ever encountered.

A tight square and line pattern can work in so many settings.

Monochromatic graphic geometric rugs are just the thing to work with Quadrille prints.

Gettin' bold.

A grey version on white.


Fallon in wool in a color combination I am seriously considering for my apartment scheme.

Fallon collection chevron pattern in poppy red designed by Jill Rosenwald, another rug in contention for my apartment floor.

A Moorish inspired rug comes in an array of fantastically fun colors

Yet another rug that matches my scheme!

New stripes in seriously great colors.



Yes, another coral and cream intricate pattern to love.

A graphic geometric to suit many schemes

A thick awning stripe is fresh and fun

Ikat with a natural, less rigid hand

Carrots and peas! Large geometric spheres surrounded by smaller ones trick the eye.


Resembling an updated modernized patchwork quilt, these rugs are great for country settings

More good combos

If you like it bold, boom.

A Fleur de lis design goes graphic geometric.

Alternating chevrons.

Mandalas look modern in cream on a bright color.

Like caning on a chair? You can have the pattern on your floor.

Interlocking boxes for a poppy modern feeling.

Outdoor or indoor, a little Americana goes a long way.