Camille Hensley is the newest Lady on the Lane and she is taking it by storm. Camille has a warm, friendly disposition with a no-nonsense business mind. She is originally from Mississippi but now lives in D.C. with her husband, John. She is a true southern girl who values and appreciates attention to detail…hand-written notes, personalized accessories, and she has a keen eye for art! She carries a warm grace about her, while always keeping our Ivy Lane mission in mind, bringing a casual, elegant lifestyle to our community and clients. We are so excited to have Camille managing Ivy Lane Living. Come meet her!
Camille is dressed from head to toe in accessories, shoes, and clothing from The Shoe Hive.
How long have you lived in Alexandria? I actually live in DuPont circle, but I’ve worked in Alexandria for about a year now.
What is your hometown? Madison, Mississippi.
What brought you to Alexandria? We moved to the D.C. area three years ago for my husband’s job. I started in a different field here and, after about a year, decided to pursue a longtime dream to work in interior design.
What would surprise people about you? I have a law degree and am licensed to practice in two states, not necessarily the most applicable skill set for this career!
Favorite cocktail: At home, I love a gin and soda with a splash of St. Germaine. My all time favorite drink, however, is the Bardstown Derby (Bourbon + Grapefruit + Lemon + Honey) at Pearl Dive on 14th street.
Last book read or movie seen: The Secret History by Donna Tartt. It was a good one!
Guilty Pleasure: Most definitely fresh flowers. I hardly go without them.
Facebook or Instagram? Instagram!
Latest binge-watch: Narcos – it was fascinating. I highly recommend.
If you only could have one for the rest of your life: wine or coffee? I’m not sure I could get to wine without coffee!
Define your style in three words or less: Less is more.
The go-to piece in your wardrobe: Black jeans in the winter and white jeans in the summer. I couldn’t live without either!
Beauty product you can’t live without: Trish McEvoy mascara – it’s seriously the best.
Heels or flats? I have to say that’s a tough call. I’m short, so I love heels but I also have a very low tolerance for foot pain so comfy flats are a must have.
Favorite room in your home: Definitely our living room. It has bay windows that provide an abundance of natural light, and I’m always partial to a room with a fireplace.
Antiques, modern, or a mix? A mix! I love antiques and grew up running around my Aunt’s antique store in Canton, MS. However, I’m also a sucker for some of the modern pieces.
Last item bought for your home: I’m currently refreshing our bedroom and just had a rug installed.
Next planned purchase: I have a long list, but I’ll probably finish off the bedroom with a headboard and bench next.
Favorite way to entertain: A family-style dinner with close friends.
Clutter-free or well-lived in? We strive for clutter-free, but with a small apartment I would say we wind up closer to well-lived in.
Wallpaper: yes, totally modern or no, so dated: Yes, yes, yes! Love wallpaper.
Your go-to work-out: I love a long walk with a good friend.
Favorite spot in Alexandria: The Ivy Lane, of course!
Last purchase in Alexandria: A top from Donna Lewis
Best coffee / happy hour / date night spot: I love Misha’s for coffee and Landini Brothers for a date night.
Photography by Sarah Marcella Photography