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timeless trends

The other day, my hair stylist asked me, which trends are your clients most into for fall? I always feel a bit ambivalent discussing trends because I encourage my clients to let their […]

the stylebook fall 2014 lookbook

2014 has been a really great year for Stylebook. We’ve brought on new members, new sponsors, our reach has grown, and our brand continues to evolve. After a long summer, we wanted to […]

the stylebook fall 2014 lookbook

(To scroll through the fall 2014 lookbook instead of flipping through a slideshow, click here.) 2014 has been a really great year for Stylebook. We’ve brought on new members, new sponsors, our reach […]

stage in style: waterfront living

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you some of my staging (and decorating) dos and don’ts based on my own home. As some of you may know, I work with my […]

art with an impact

“Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced” Leo Tolstoy. Coco Blanca recently partnered with Lucky Fish Gallery out of North Carolina to sell Kitty Williams’ […]

introducing ivy lane linens & living

Yesterday evening, we celebrated with our friends Alex Deringer and Courtney Cox the opening of their new stores: Ivy Lane Linens and Ivy Lane Living. The two stores sit at opposite ends of […]

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. […]

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