Because It’s Where Your Heart Is.

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.

How She Built This

I am a podcast junkie. It all started with the one that we all know, How I Built This. I find it fascinating to hear about the different paths people take to build […]

Watch Us Live!

Our community is made of strong women, so what better way to share them and their businesses with you than going live! Alexandria Stylebook (@alxstylebook) will be going live on Instagram every day […]

Easter Comes Early This Year!

At this time last year, our doors were closed, and we had no idea what we were going to do. Then, our genius friend, Lesley McGrew, had the brilliant idea to offer curated […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of March 15, 2021

This week’s picks are fun and functional. Angela shares a must have to help protect your skin in all climates and Celeste has some new styles from customer favorite Charleston Shoe Company (they’re […]

Powered by Women: Instagram Lives

Last week, we announced our ‘Powered by Women’ initiative to celebrate Women’s History Month. We wanted to shine a light on what it means to be a business owner in Alexandria and maybe […]

Who Gets Hurt When Paper Source Claims Bankruptcy?

I’m sure you all heard the news last week that Paper Source filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, is not reopening 11 of its stores that were closed last year, and has put itself […]

Appreciating Home, a Year Later

One year later and our world is still healing. From early quarantine craft projects to summer socially distanced time outdoors to family gatherings over Zoom and quiet holidays, our home has provided comfort […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of March 8, 2021

We’re all on the lookout for spring, and these top picks have us so excited for the changing season. Elizabeth’s pick is the perfect transition piece for those chilly spring nights and Celeste […]

Powered by Women

If you ask me my favorite thing about owning a small business, the answer would be easy. The thing I cherish the most is the community and friendships that the Alexandria business community […]

Proving, Once Again, that Virginia is for Lovers

Sometimes I worry that I’ve watered down my love. I throw out love for objects in Boxwood like beads at a Mardi Gras parade. Sort of like exclamation points – the more I […]

Upholstery Sale Design: Kate Hougen

I am so excited to announce that Kate Hougen of Mira Jean Designs has joined our Design Collective! I have known Kate since our days at The Nature Conservancy more than 17 years […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of March 1, 2021

We all have a “things we want” list, but this week’s top picks fall into the “things we need” list. Elizabeth has the perfect take-with-you-anywhere rain poncho that is practical and cute. Angela has […]

Bringing the Indoors Out: Designing an Outdoor Living Space

Believe it or not, spring is right around the corner and we are very excited about spending more time outside enjoying the fresh air and sunshine! If you are thinking about an outside […]

Hella Good Cocktails!

Article by Amy Rutherford & Claire Moskal, Photos by Claire Moskal We are so excited to bring Hella Cocktail Co. back to Red Barn Mercantile. We’ve been big fans for a while, but somehow, […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of February 22, 2021

This week’s top picks are all the things we love for life, our homes, our closets, and more! First up, we have Elizabeth’s top pick which is the bootie of our dreams – […]

Get your daily dose of all things fashion, beauty, fitness, and design. Locally sourced and locally styled!