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Creating a home, your haven, is our passion. From experienced interior designers to local boutique owners who select home goods, art, and furnishings that are truly special to nationally recognized real estate agents, our local experts have the tools, talent, and resources to transform a blank space into a place that’s truly your own.
09.20.17
You Are Here

You Are Here

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 […]
09.18.17
Top Picks 09-18-2017

Our Top Picks for the Week of September 18, 2017

The week we are loving pieces that make a statement, but in an elegant, subtle way. For the home, a bowl that adds interest with its asymmetric edge, plus a simple sign that […]
09.15.17
Fashion Meets Interior Design

When Fashion Inspires Interior Design

Whenever folks are stuck to figure out what their design style is I first point them to their closet – then Pinterest, but that’s for another post.  What we like to wear is […]
09.15.17
Potomac Yard - What's Happening?

What’s Happening in Potomac Yard?

We’re eagerly tracking all of the new developments coming to Alexandria City in the next few years but we’re particularly excited about JBG Smith’s redevelopment of Route 1. Based around a metro station […]
09.11.17
Our Top Picks for the Week of September 11 2017

Our Top Picks for the Week of September 11, 2017

September 11 2017 – Velvet! Tassels! Indigo! Silk! Who says cozy can’t look and feel luxurious? This week we’re all about rich textures, getting us excited for fall’s chillier air. Plus, the jean […]
09.06.17
September Events Calendar 2017

September Events Calendar

How is it September already?! Labor Day has come and gone and The Patterson Group has mixed feelings about wearing white at this time of year. What we can all agree on, though, […]
09.06.17
5 Lighting Tips To Get that Gorgeous Glow

5 Lighting Tips To Get that Gorgeous Glow

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 […]
09.05.17
A Decade of Thanks

A Decade of Thanks

On September 1, 2007, I opened Red Barn Mercantile.  It’s been 10 years – most of which is a blur – but I still remember that day.  I also remember the day before […]
09.05.17
Our Top Picks for the Week of 09 05 2017

Our Top Picks for the Week of September 5, 2017

Our Top Picks for the Week of 09 05 2017 09 05 2017: With the recent cooler days and the kids going back to school, we are ready to celebrate. This sparkly bag, […]
08.31.17
Wallpaper Yes or No

Wallpaper – Yes, Totally Modern, or No, So Dated?

At Penny Post we have a brand spankin’ new but totally boring bathroom. While it is amazing, it is desperately calling out for a little attention. What powder room isn’t, really?  We all […]
08.30.17
Before + After Renovation Photos

These Before + After Renovation Photos Will Blow Your Mind

The last time 9387 Mount Vernon Circle was for sale, it was a completely different house. What sold in 2012 has since been utterly transformed from a classic Colonial with wood paneling and […]
08.28.17
The Alexandria Stylebook Six Picks 08 28 2017

The Alexandria Stylebook Six Picks

Glowing candles, chilled wine, a cozy rug. A showstopping jumpsuit paired with modern hoop earrings. A mask to put your best face forward. Sure, it’s only Monday but this week’s top picks have […]
08.24.17
Gift Show

Glimpses from the Gift Show

Needless to say buying trips are the most fun part of owning a store. We take an early train to New York on Monday, hit the Javits Center, where the show is held, […]
08.23.17

Dash & Albert New Introductions + Sale!

All, this is going to be a short post full of pretty things. I’m in New York for market, buying for both Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post. Seeing all these beautiful things […]
08.22.17

The 10 Best Cigar Tables

Bringing an elegant dash of style yet utterly practical, cigar tables may be the most versatile piece of furniture in a room. These tiny side tables — smaller than an end table or […]


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