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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.
04.27.18

One Look That Will Never Go Out of Style

Trends come and go, but you, Alexandria Stylebook reader, are always one step ahead! You’re never be out of the loop with what’s in and what’s coming to the end of its reign […]
04.27.18

Street Style: Jean Molesworth Kee

It’s my absolute pleasure to introduce you to the formidable Jean Molesworth Kee today. I first had the opportunity to work with Jean in 2011 when she did a workshop for us on […]
04.23.18

Good.Works.Wednesday x Spring2ACTion

Wednesday is Spring2ACTion so get your wallets ready! Hosted by ACT for Alexandria, Spring2ACTion is Alexandria’s annual day of giving. More than 150 non-profits are taking part this year in an effort to […]
04.23.18

Our Top Picks for the Week of April 23, 2018

Lots of better-than-basic this week: flip flops that are elegant enough to take you beyond the beach; lovely jewelry enhanced by sweet and positive messages; a not-so-simple navy dress elevated by flattering draping; […]
04.18.18

Will This Restaurant Break the Curse?

“So, what do you say when people mention the curse on this building?” I asked the general manager as I enjoyed five fabulous courses at Mia’s Italian Kitchen during a practice lunch earlier this […]
04.18.18

Shop Sustainably at Red Barn Mercantile & Penny Post

We all know that recycling is important and that we should turn off the lights when we leave a room and public transportation is better than driving, so I don’t need to tell […]
04.13.18

Decorating Ideas for All Tax Return Budgets

Happy tax season, all! Income taxes are due next week and I for one will be glad it’s over. As a small business owner this is a waiting game I don’t like to […]
04.13.18

Street Style: Ashley Wilson

I’m so excited this week to be featuring my dear friend, neighbor, and fellow Garden Club of Virginia member, Ashley Wilson. Ashley and I share a love for historic homes, gardens, children, and […]
04.12.18

Big Changes Coming to the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

I love good food, which is why I was so excited to attend the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant’s spring tasting as a Mount Vernon Underground member. You may be thinking, Mount Vernon Inn?? […]
04.09.18

Our Top Picks for the Week of April 9, 2018

This week’s Top Picks have a warm, sunny, beach-y vibe — we can pretend, right? — with a tropical print shift, sunglasses that are as stylish as they are affordable, and clever beach/pool […]
04.06.18

Street Style: Paige Patterson

Please allow me to introduce our newest member of the team…and my little sister, Paige Patterson! We are very excited to announce that Paige has officially joined The Patterson Group! After spending the […]
04.02.18

Our Top Picks for the Week of April 2, 2018

Hope your weekend was great! We have some great picks for you this week. We’ll start with a cheer-y, spring-y blush and highlighter combo, add some cute, ruffled pants that are really, really […]
03.29.18

Hello from Coco Blanca! (Come Visit and Get 20% off!)

Hi from Coco Blanca in Bethesda! Gayla, Elisabeth, and I wanted to let you know how much we miss all of our Stylebook followers and Alexandria customers. We’re hoping you will come and […]
03.27.18

Spring Dining in Casual Comfort

You know we don’t do anything fancy at Red Barn Mercantile. When it comes to entertaining, we just don’t believe in a lot of fuss when we can be spending time with the […]
03.26.18

Our Top Picks for the Week of March 26, 2018

Still need a dress for Easter brunch or Seder dinner? Or maybe a new blouse? We have ideas for you. Plus, a cute Easter basket item idea, a proven spray to help you […]


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