The entire COCOCOZY collection is a beautiful blending of traditional and contemporary themes and construction. Our customers have responded well to each new introduction over the last few years.
John Magee, Capel CEO, met Coco in 2012. We quickly became friends as well as colleagues. It’s an honor to share a bit of “insider” information about that mysterious woman behind the amazing contemporary designs.
Who is COCOCOZY?
Coco grew up in Los Angeles. After studying Art History and English at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, she attended law school at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. The next few years were spent as a Broadcast Journalist, from Hagerstown, PA to Las Vegas. Then she landed a great job with FOX Broadcasting back in Los Angeles.
Once back home, Coco rediscovered her penchant for art and color and design.
How did Coco become a famous designer?
Aspiring bloggers, take note. Coco began blogging incognito twice a day in 2008. See her blog here.
“Consistency and mystery are what I attribute to my blog taking off, and I enjoyed sharing with friends and family my ideas about fashion, decorating, and textile design,” says Coco.
Coco’s textile design process and key inspirations.
Even in a high-tech world, designers like Coco still enjoy hand drawing designs. We often bounce ideas back-and-forth via texted images.
“I’m inspired by nature, architecture, fashion, and color patterns in general. I brought my ideas to Capel, and they helped translate them into fabulous rugs. It’s the design-manufacturing partnership that makes it all work,” Coco notes.
The Tower Court collection is a contemporary machine woven indoor-outdoor design that portrays modern, geometric styling that grew out of imagery from Coco’s Wellesley experiences. Tower Court’s barley tone was especially well received at High Point Furniture Market. Tower Court comes in charcoal, spa, and Capri blue colorways too.
She attributes Glace, a transitional wool design hand tufted of wool and viscose in four colorways, to her love for vintage French glass.
Ribbons, a playful hand tufted polyester design with colorful, ribbon-like waves in three colorways, evolved from Coco’s drawings as did the popular Ring collection. Lyrical was inspired by floral art she collects.
Color Block is a customizable collection of “accessible chic” designs that represents our joint desire to offer a high-end, “heathered” look at an affordable price.
Customers can mix and match up to three colors from a palette of 12 fashionable choices, with delivery available in 30 days.
What’s next for COCOCOZY in the rug arena?
We are still in the discussion phases, but Coco wants to play around with a modern twist on the iconic Capel braid. As we rapidly approach our 100-year milestone, this idea sounds spot-on for us here in Troy, NC.
Look for much more to come from the COCOCOZY – Capel Rugs partnership.