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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.

spring bedroom refresh

It’s officially spring and we’re completely in in refresh mode! If you’re like us, something about the sunshine and crisp air this time of year provides major motivation to clean out and update […]

coco’s dinnerware collection

All memorable dining experiences begin with a feast for the eyes, and every chef knows that plating is a big part of an appealing meal. So it should come as no surprise that […]

custom design

Have you been looking for a wedding band that will complement your engagement ring perfectly? Do you have a beloved necklace and want to create a matching set of earrings? Did you inherit an […]

5 steps to freshen your powder room this spring

Spring is in the air and, if you’re like us, that means it’s time for cocktails on the porch, cookouts with friends, and lots of entertaining. All this fun is great motivation to […]

new kitchen reveal!

The only thing I have in my refrigerator right now is coffee, cream, and wine…the most important essentials. But I am finally done with my kitchen and can’t wait to start filling it […]

the ring nobody wishes for! how to avoid + how to fix

So you just bought a new car, and you park it as defensively as possible to avoid receiving that first ding. Ever so painful! Well, the same worries arise when buying a new […]

new on the lane: artist liz nichols

This week we want to introduce you to Liz Nichols, a new artist at Ivy Lane who has filled our shop with her beautiful paintings. We thought you would enjoy learning a little […]

get to know a neighborhood: waynewood

As a real estate agent, I get to see all the great neighborhoods of Alexandria. But since you may not know some of these special enclaves, we’ve decided to start a series: Get […]

lighten up: bleaching hardwood floors

This picture is where it started.  As soon as I saw this beautiful room, which belongs to Loi Thai of Tone on Tone, I knew I had to have it. But that was […]

moving down the lane

As you may have seen on our social media this past weekend, we have some exciting news! Our shop is moving down the lane into the ground floor of our studio, which is […]

designers at home: welcome baby jude!

Last week we welcomed a very special new member into the Ivy Lane Family! Our design assistant, Mikell, had a precious little boy, Jude Townsend Rice. As you might expect, this means we […]

downsizers vs. millennials

We’ve long known that Old Town has a lot to offer—shops, restaurants, culture, neighborhoods with a lot of character, history, waterfront views, etc. (I could go on, but I’ll spare you). The area […]

mixing it up with the cocktail boom

With the cocktail boom set to continue into 2016 and beyond, many furniture designers have anticipated a growing demand for the little side “drinks” table. And, now more than ever, there are so […]

roses are red, violets are blue, have we got a valentine’s menu for you

After being married for 37 years, I find that preparing a beautiful meal for my husband is still one of my greatest joys. I can be experimental, while creating a lovely setting for […]

from valentines to “galentines,” 3 sweet ways to celebrate the love in your life

What’s not to love about Valentine’s Day? It’s an entire day dedicated telling all those important people in your life just how special they are to you. And it’s always nice to have […]

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