Fun city art at Coco Blanca

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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 we wrote about our last show in New York, we weren’t surprised when many of you inquired about the city art featured in...

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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 in it!). Truly, lamps can make a room. Luckily Coco Blanca has started our lighting sale — through September 11th, we have...

Spring blooms (and coordinating pottery) at Coco!

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Ah, spring… I mean winter… I mean spring.  Actually, who knows? Poor cherry blossoms and dreary drooping daffodils — they just don’t know what to do. But we do! Spring is coming and with it? Fresh flowers! As the earth awakens with bursts of color, now is the time to come to Coco Blanca to...

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No room in your house is finished without adding accessories. Just like accessories make an outfit, accessories make a room.  Without accessories to tie everything together, the look will invariably fall flat. I also believe your home should feel collected, not decorated.  Adding carefully selected, appropriately scaled objet d’art that resonate with you ensures that...

Christmas table inspiration

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We’ve talked about how important the dining room becomes in the holiday season. Well Christmas is just around the corner so now is the time to be thinking about how to adorn that dining room table. Nothing is more important on Christmas evening than the tablescape (except for maybe the food, family and friends, of...

Spitzmiller feature

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I mentioned earlier this week how disappointed I was that business demands meant I had to forgo High Point Market. Well one reason I was really, really sad is that I didn’t get to meet this darling man, Christopher Spitzmiller, who is beloved for his hand-crafted lamps. With their hand-thrown quality and exquisite glazes and...

Bamboo trees

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As we returned from our most recent buying trip for Coco Blanca in search of fabulous products for the home, I came upon one favorite new vendor in a section of the market called, “Handmade Global Design,” where a select group of 150 resources met the criteria to sell their products. The core criteria for...

Lanterns outside

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It seems unfathomable right now to think about entertaining outdoors, but cooler weather is coming soon.  My latest crush for decorating outdoors is with lanterns, and I especially love oversized lanterns. Scattering lanterns in your yard can add an artsy effect. Hanging lanterns in trees creates a magical effect. Lanterns are lovely scattered about in...

NY shopping trip feature

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As I joined my two partners, Gayla and Susie, on another buying trip for Coco Blanca, I thought this could be a fun journey to share with our fabulous readers. So hop onboard with us and see what we are seeing as we shop, shop, shop. After rising at 4:30 in the morning to get ready for...

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A good coffee table can really make or break your living room, both functionally and visually. It has to hold the items you need at hand (remotes, magazines, candles…), but also sometimes serve as a dining table and provide a place for food and drink when entertaining.  Picking the right one for your family is...

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We have had some beautiful days lately.  Even if the day is sweltering hot it at least starts out nice and ends nice. I find myself sitting on the patio having coffee, reading my emails, and working on my computer every morning and often in the late afternoon with a glass of rosé! I also find myself looking...

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Keeping it neutral is the way we like it at Coco Blanca. By designing a space with varying tones of a neutral palette, the room becomes a versatile backdrop — one that can be transformed easily (and economically!) simply by layering textures and introducing splashes of color. Pillows and throws, whether they be subtle or...

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This week, as we showcase the new, beautiful art by Martha Spak that just arrived at Coco Blanca, I started thinking about original art – and why it is so meaningful. Martha’s work alone, with her amazing use of color that’s moving yet peaceful, is reason enough for me to buy original art, but buying...

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Just because Labor Day is behind us and your pool is likely closed, you do not have to put away the Turkish towels you used this summer. In fact, Turkish towels are quickly becoming a household staple, a year-round replacement for traditional terry towels. You see, Turkish towels have been a household staple in Turkey...