November 18, 2015 05:42 PM

Dean Kaufman

It’s no secret Coco Rocha is a force to be reckoned with in the modeling world — especially when it comes to her many poses — but did you know the self-proclaimed “tech geek” is also gifted when it comes to interior design?

For its December issue, InStyle stepped inside the home Rocha shares with husband James Conran and their 8-month-old daughter, Ioni. Nestled in White Plains, New York, the quaint cottage “looked like Ireland, not Westchester,” the model tells the magazine.

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While the couple overhauled the three-bedroom, stone home’s kitchen and bathrooms, its overall vibe saw the most transformation with the addition of bright color palettes, which replaced the abode’s dark interior.

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“James actually helped with the design of my very first New York apartment, when I was 18,” Rocha said. “We were just friends at that point, but designing together is what brought us closer.”

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Something else that impacted their design taste? Parenthood. Once Ioni entered the picture, Rocha and Conran decided to introduce more whimsicality and “to be more fun, less stoic.”

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Ioni’s nursery is filled with artwork by Downtown and Donald Robertson, among others, and much like the rest of the home, is made up of unique pieces —most notably, a lacquered-maple crib purchased from a furniture-maker in Aspen. “It’s hard to find one that’s interesting-looking and not dated,” says Conran.

Can you say #designgoals?

Visit for more details and photos of her gorgeous home.

—Grace Gavilanes

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