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ask stylebook: faded rugs?

Katie: Is there a way to prevent a rug from fading due to sun exposure? Susie, Coco Blanca: Unfortunately there is not much you can do to avoid the fading of your rugs […]

a beautiful evening at coco blanca

The stars lined up perfectly for last Friday night’s event at Coco Blanca. Over 100 guests filled the store, perusing the beautiful artwork of Kitty Williams and dining on the marvelous culinary delights […]

a special event at coco blanca


stage in style: old town living

True confessions from Brittany: I moved into my house the first week of July. I’ve really enjoyed “decorating” this home, pulling together the contemporary floor plan while reflecting my personality but also keeping […]

a favorite artist visits alexandria

I have always had an appreciation for art. When I was a young teenager my mom set up art lessons in our basement and I would sit with her and all her friends […]

decorating 101 by coco blanca: part two

A few weeks ago, I gave you the first five of ten decorating tips after I returned back from setting up my youngest daughter in her first apartment at college. If you missed […]

ask stylebook: paint or wallpaper? (a reminder)

We’ve had several questions lately on the value of paint over wallpaper. Gayla actually addressed this question earlier this year, so we thought it might be worth reposting since it’s clearly been on […]

coco blanca’s shades of grey, part two

When you want to set the mood…it’s all about lighting. Christian Grey knew that; rumor has it that is why he hired Audrey’s love child to do his lighting and decorating. We’ll never […]

decorating 101 by coco blanca: part one

This past week I set up my youngest daughter in her first apartment at college. It was great fun putting together this small space and we did it in less than two days. […]

the ritual of getting ready

I really believe that every woman should have a functional place of her own to perform the ritual of getting ready for the day (or night) as the case may be. However, many […]

decorating parisian style…fabuleux!

J’adore the Parisian architectural details … marble mantels, high ceilings, and scrolling iron balconies. And I love the neutral palette of the French who prefer painting their interiors all white in order to […]

setting a beautiful table

Lacey: I need help. My in-laws are coming over for dinner and I’ve never really set a proper table before. I don’t want to go overboard, what do I really have to include? […]

summer entertaining made easy

When my friend, style doyenne and food enthusiast, Lisa Herget offers her secret to easy summer entertaining I immediately take advantage. We all want no stress, impromptu and no fail recipes for summer […]

comments from the peanut gallery

One of the reasons I call my business TulleBox is that I have a fairly vast skill set. I originally received my degree in Interior Design and have attached many of my other […]

trend tracker: fringe

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ATTITUDE! And nothing exudes more attitude than FRINGE when it comes to leather accessories! No wonder fringe is back in a big way (but for some of us, it […]

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