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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 […]

on spacing and placement of furniture

Tere: Is there a rule on how far away a coffee table should be from a sofa or chair? Elisabeth, Coco Blanca: Spacing and placement can make a room feel just right. When […]

our favorite hostess gifts: beach edition

Let’s face it. Friends with beach houses are the best. It’s not the reason we love them, but it certainly is nice. It’s important to show your appreciation when paying them a visit […]

an instant dose of chic

Add an instant dose of chic to your home with these four ideas. Coco Blanca believes in keeping the items in your home that bring sentimental joy to your life, but why not […]

outdoor decorating tips

Liz: I am buying a house with a small courtyard/patio by the front door. Any outdoor decorating tips? Gayla, Coco Blanca: Since your courtyard is by the front door, I would treat this […]

how to: stylishly (and deliciously) execute “glamping”

Glamping… The new term for glamorous camping–an activity for those of us who require at minimum an air mattress when away from home comforts. For those of us who don’t know quite what […]

a week in san francisco

My husband Vin and I planned a much-needed escape from reality and headed west for a week in San Francisco and the wine country. After spending three glorious days in San Francisco, we […]

turkish towels

The Turkish Towel craze has officially landed in Alexandria, although it started in Turkey in the 17th century. Turkish towels are oversized and made primarily of cotton or linen. They are and always […]

updating your home for summer

Rachel: I want to update my living space for summer but can’t afford an overhaul. Any suggestions? Elisabeth: Focus on a lighter palette and a coastal style to create a fresh look in […]

far fetched: from a remote time or place

Ann Scully and Lisa Herget, good friends and clients of Coco Blanca, have recently started a new business. They have cleverly named it “Far Fetched” because it is art they have curated from […]

west coast beauties

Imagine handcrafted furniture with award-winning eco-conscious designs made by a 40-year-old company in San Francisco. Meet Allan Palecek, the son of a Kansas farmer and a pilot for the US Airforce, who became […]

the dish on reupholstering

Ruth: I would like to get a chair recovered. Any tips? Big mistakes to avoid? Gayla, Coco Blanca: First decide if the piece is worth reupholstering. If it is an older piece from […]

trending: hair-on-hide

by Elisabeth, Coco Blanca 2014 is seeing a huge movement for a wide collection of hair-on-hide creations … and not just on the floor. Think upholstered benches, cushions, sofas, tables and consoles. At […]

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