01.10.18

Still Your Bernhardt Source, Still 40% off

As Coco Blanca plans to close doors at the end of January in Alexandria, we want to thank all our patrons for being so loyal to us. Please come visit us at our […]
12.28.17

Entertaining Essentials for Your New Year’s Celebration

New Year’s Eve is always a s special night, no matter your age or situation. One can’t help but think of the anticipation of a new year and wonder what it will bring. […]
12.13.17

“I loved every square inch of this house…”

Alexandria, Virginia and Savannah, Georgia are two of my favorite towns. It just so happens I have a small house in each city. They are so similar in so many ways. Just like Alexandria, […]
11.28.17

10 Perfect Hostess Gifts

It’s that time of year again to fill your gift closet with hostess gifts so you don’t have to stress about one more gift during the holidays. I have rounded up some unique […]
11.13.17

How To Host Thanksgiving: Centerpieces & Servingware

In today’s world we don’t take the time have a sit-down dinner party very often, so we forget how nice it is to dine with special friends and have meaningful conversations. Thanksgiving is […]
10.31.17

Bernhardt IRL

I thought it would be fun to take a look at some pieces of Bernhardt furniture in real life rooms. The following pictures are how designers have placed some beautiful pieces of Bernhardt into their […]
10.18.17

Delight in the Details at the DC Design House

There has never been a DC Design House that I didn’t like and this one is no exception. This house has so many beautiful pieces of art and furniture put together by fantastic […]
10.17.17

Postcard from Memphis (and Graceland!)

A recent wedding took some friends and me to Oxford, Mississippi by way of Memphis. We arrived early in Memphis on Friday and left late on Sunday so decided to check out the […]
10.04.17
Fall Porch & Patio

Fall Porch & Patio, Elegant Edition

Entertaining outside this fall can be easy and worry-free. Light a fire, burn some candles, set the table with the Chilewich table top collection and throw some Perennials pillows and cotton throws on your […]
09.22.17
Building Blocks for Seating

Building Blocks for Seating

I saw this very cool sectional sofa at High Point Market and haven’t forgotten about it, the concept is so fun and the look is so chic. Called Format, it’s new from Bernhardt […]
09.20.17
You Are Here

You Are Here

It is hard to believe we are already half way through September. When kids are back in school, we start thinking about planning for the holidays and thinking of gift ideas, so when […]
09.06.17
5 Lighting Tips To Get that Gorgeous Glow

5 Lighting Tips To Get that Gorgeous Glow

Lighting plays a big role in the design of a room. It needs to be functional (you need to see!) but ideally it also casts a flattering glow (so you can look good […]
08.24.17
Gift Show

Glimpses from the Gift Show

Needless to say buying trips are the most fun part of owning a store. We take an early train to New York on Monday, hit the Javits Center, where the show is held, […]
08.22.17
Cigar Tables

The 10 Best Cigar Tables

Bringing an elegant dash of style yet utterly practical, cigar tables may be the most versatile piece of furniture in a room. These tiny side tables — smaller than an end table or […]
08.02.17
Textured Side Table Edition

The Benefits of Texture, Side Table Edition

At Coco Blanca, it is no secret that we like monochromatic, tone-on-tone color schemes, so texture is important in creating contrast. Texture has the ability to add a powerful and subtle dimension to […]


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