More About Me!

Some say I am obsessed with Dahlias! Well, Yes, maybe? Only dream about them 5 times a day.
I get asked by my husband; do you want to go basket shopping? Well yes!!! Bring those vintage baskets please!

I have become a master at fitting a whole lot into my small garden.

Why? Because I could not give up flowers to grow food, I want it all!. And having a cozy outdoor living area was critical also.

After all, I need a space to hang out with my flowers and cup of coffee every morning.

I have managed to fit it all for now, but now I dream of owing land and growing much more. One day soon! It is coming!

Well, Maybe I am Obsessed. I am okay with it!

Why did I create the Cocoon Raw Blog?

To understand why, you have to know that I grew up in the Caribbean with 3 brothers that kept life interesting every single day. They loved to surf, skateboarding, the water, nature, animals, it is what we all had in common and shared daily.

Have you read what I am up to today on my blog post, ‘COZY UP with Tea and a Flower! Life has really Changed! READ HERE!

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My brother’s tried to show me how to surf!

My older brother would save a frog by giving it chest compressions, whatever needed to be done! He made me love and respect every being. My love for nature was born at an early age, but my love for design, flowers and plants was born from observing my Mom’s unrelenting love for making her house a home and her garden a part of it. I learned so much from her! She still helps me in the garden to this day!

Cocoon Nature Family
Curious is how you would best describe me, always!

This blog is a place to continue the creative journey that has been a part of most of my life.

Whether I am decorating, painting, photographing, gardening, camping, sailing, cooking or working on crafts, nature is a part of it all.

I want to share the knowledge I have gained through the years and inspire you to create your own cozy ‘COCOON’ lifestyle using ‘RAW’ materials inspired by nature.

Home Decor plants
Love a space full of organic textures and always in search of that new find! Is my excuse to go shopping again and then again and again!

Our home is our Oasis, our safety net, our emotional ‘COCOON’ and our entertainment.

COCOON RAW will provide you with a place of well-styled ideas for inspiration that will transport you.

We all need that break to be surrounded by something beautiful! This Blog will offer unique inspirations that you can apply to your own life.

The Coffee Table decor changes often! I enjoy seeing my husband stop for a moment when he is about to place something on the table and look to make sure how is laid out today.
I am always looking for an excuse to entertain. The rule at home is, the spread is out, everyone stop what you are doing! I never hear any complaints!
Outdoors is where I try to spend the most time. Frank always knows where to find me! He just hopes I don’t ask him to spend time with me, because it means, it is for gardening.

You will find ideas that will make you think you are on Staycation, just like a luxury spa or luxury resort can inspire your home or garden. I will show you some tricks of the design industry that can transform your space from anybody’s home to your ‘Own’ personal ‘Cocoon’.

Not sure how the fish in the pond feel about me, but I pay them a visit every morning to have my coffee. They can’t go anywhere and are forced to hear about my plans for the day!

Make your space feel balanced and with a touch of nostalgia.  Bringing you into the design transforms the feel to an intimate one and makes it ‘Like Nobody Else’s’. 

Vintage is my Jam! They say to live in the present, but I can’t help looking at old family photos and integrating them in my Decor. The past is a good thing in my home, it transports me!

We all can find so many beautiful things, they are more accessible than ever, but here I want to show how to, not only, bring the Design together to speak of ‘You’.

By thinking as a Designer you can take it to the next level.

My philosophy is that we are surrounded by true beauty, when nature inspired designs becomes our lifestyle”. It is not only about what we decorate with, but how they fit in our every day life’s.

Love to create things that make me laugh and are fun to change around, so I can play more often!
I am one of those that makes the husband stop the car, because I have to capture what I Love! He is finally used to it!
This happy Buddha weighs 250 pounds. It was an amazing gift from my husband, my favorite in the garden!. I asked very nicely him move it 3 times. (Yes, he had plenty of help) He loves me, he loves me not!!!
When the time comes to harvest, I am like a kid! Nothing makes me so happy. Frank knows he will be eating healthy for a while. Not sure he is as happy about it!

If you agree with my philosophy, I can’t wait to support you in your journey! Join me and be part of the ‘COCOON RAW’ community and create your own Essence and have some fun while learning!

You want to learn more about me?

Here is a little Manifesto that goes more in depth about my background and design philosophy. READ HERE!

(note that I am no longer employed at the firm on the Manifesto)

Your Cocoon Awaits you!

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