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 complement those items with chic lamps, pillows, prints and accent tables? All of these touches are relatively inexpensive and instantly gratifying ways to update your home.

1. Lamps
Our favorite way to add that dose of chic to a space with by well-placed lamps. Lamps not only add diffused down lighting but can be as much art as they are light fixtures. The beautiful lamps below are great examples. A room should include multiple sources of lighting. Floor lamps not only brighten corners and provide a great light source, but they can also serve as the perfect complement to ceiling fixtures and table lamps. Floor lamps also add vertical dimension to a room’s décor by contrasting the horizontal lines of cocktail tables, sofas and chairs.


2. Pillows and poufs
Throw pillows, accent pillows and poufs can enhance the overall feel of a room. In an otherwise monochromatic color palette, a pillow can add the perfect graphic punch necessary to avoid creating a monotonous and predictable space. Pillows can provide the small burst of color needed in neutral or minimal bedroom designs, and can also work in the reverse. A strong neutral palette can be reinforced by pillows in order to complete a sophisticated space. Whether through sheer numbers or with a bold and daring graphic print, you can easily create a stylishly cushioned space.

Coco’s new contemporary collection of pillows exudes seaside glam. Evoking our serene style, this gorgeous line of plush pillows and poufs enriches the home with luxe designs. Made in the USA, each pillow is created with organic elements for distinct and one-of-a-kind elegance.


3. Prints and art
Art can become the focal point of your room, setting the tone for the entire space. These beautiful shell prints will breathe new life into any room and bring with them soothing shades of blues and grays. Adding a little “beach” to your house is a serene touch.


4. Accent tables
We believe that beautiful should not be at the expense of functional when buying for your home. You should not have to sacrifice form for function. We like these classic pieces that have a contemporary accent to make them relevant and fresh.


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Co-Owner | Coco Blanca
With her innate sense of style—making everything beautiful comes naturally.

Using the soothing color palette of a coconut by the sea—whites, neutrals and splashes of turquoise—Coco Blanca has created a trademark look. Her lifestyle boutique offers expert solutions for home design and women’s fashion—blending a clean, fresh, sophisticated, feel-good style.

210 South Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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