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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.
02.21.19

Tips from the Pros To Keep Your Pup Happy This Winter

The snow is officially back on the ground in Alexandria. The fluffy, winter wonderland is beautiful, but the chilly temperatures can be a little ruff for our furry friends. Entertaining cooped-up canines can […]
02.20.19

Upholstery Sale Design Inspiration, Part Four: Lindsay Boudreaux of Shotgun Double

“Where do I start?” is the question everyone asks when faced with a big home project. The answer is easy. Find that one thing that, as Marie Kondo would say, sparks joy and […]
02.18.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of February 18, 2019

It’s always interesting to me how the top picks invariably come together to accurately portray the mood of the moment. This week, we clearly have spring on our minds with a mix of […]
02.13.19

Our Local, Last-Minute Valentine’s Favorites

Whether you’re single or have a sweetheart, Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to share the love. But between chocolates, roses, and champagne (oh my!), even Cupid would find planning that perfect evening […]
02.11.19

Upholstery + Rug Sale Design Inspiration, Part 3: Alison Giese Interiors

First, let me just get this out of the way, all Dash & Albert rugs, rug pads, throws, and accessories will be on sale 20 percent off from February 14th to the 20th. Okay. […]
02.11.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of February 11, 2019

From spectacular diamond studs to a statement sweater, a cute clutch to a Fair Trade tote, a calligraphy-inspired liquid eyeliner to a fresh take on a moto jacket, let’s just call this week’s […]
02.08.19

We Tried Flotation Therapy. Here’s What It’s Like.

Floating in the Dead Sea is one of those things I always thought would be so cool to experience but figured would probably never happen. Little did I know that I didn’t need […]
02.04.19

Upholstery Sale Design Inspiration, Part 2: Regan Billingsley Interiors

Did you all see Madelyn’s foyer light fixture post last week? If not, then read it ASAP. It was brilliant! Not only did we get a sneak peek into her beautiful home, we […]
02.04.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of February 4, 2019

Little pops of something special seem to be the theme of this week’s top picks, from the luminous shine of Tahitian black pearl to mini gold studs or eye-catching crinkles embellishing slides; from […]
02.01.19

Your New Go-To Super Bowl Party Recipe…and a Super House To Host the Party

The big game has arrived and it’s the perfect day for all football-loving friends and family to cheer around the big screen. With all the excitement (and friendly competition), the last place you […]
01.31.19

Behind the Design: Ivy Lane Helps Me With an Upgrade Eight Years in the Making

Since moving into our home nearly eight years ago, there has been one thing that has bugged me and my husband. The light fixture in our foyer is hideous. The builder did a […]
01.29.19

Upholstery Sale Design Inspiration, Part 1: Kristin Try Fine Art & Interiors

This Friday, February 1 starts our semi-annual Upholstery Sale and to mark the occasion we thought it would be fun to give our Design Collective designers one upholstered piece and two other accent […]
01.28.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of January 28, 2019

We’re coming up on Valentine’s Day and this week’s top picks include some sweet, sentimental, and sparkly options for your loved ones. In the buy-now-wear-now department, we have a dress from a customer-favorite […]
01.25.19

Street Style: Alison Giese

Our designer partner, Kristin Try, and I were in the store one day when Alison Giese walked in and we started talking about Cisco Brothers furniture and design. We were both struck with […]
01.24.19

Refresh & Renew

I have been blessed to own Bellacara for what will be 19 years this March. I’ve moved locations, opened a second store, closed a second store, and made small changes to the current […]


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