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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.
12.04.14

monogrammed gifts under $100

Nothing is more thoughtful than a personalized gift during the holidays. At Ivy Lane, we have a host of monogrammable gifts including dopp kits, ice buckets, bulletin boards, desk diaries, bedding and so […]
12.02.14

five easy ways to spruce up your bookshelves

Whether it’s a simple stand-alone bookcase or a built-in-wall-unit, a bookshelf can provide a strong accent to your home decor. Unlike a complete room remodel, reworking a bookshelf can be done quickly, inexpensively […]
11.24.14

coco blanca’s holiday decorating tips

With Thanksgiving only days away and Christmas right around the corner, we are in a mad hurry to transform our homes into the festive welcoming dwellings that our family members have come to […]
11.20.14

ask stylebook: for the guests?

Lynn: The holidays are approaching, and I’m wondering what you would recommend as the most important item to offer guests at a party. Elisabeth, Coco Blanca: Hors d’oeuvres make for a wonderful host, […]
11.20.14

ivy lane living: a thanksgiving tablescape

As we approach Thanksgiving, much of our time is spent on lists, trips to the grocery story and menu preparation. The Thanksgiving feast is at the heart of our celebration. It is around […]
11.19.14

thanksgiving traditions: frame-worthy moments

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and we couldn’t be more excited about the tradition! This time of year is wonderful, not only for the turkey, football and Macy’s Parade but, more importantly, because we […]
11.10.14

holiday entertaining made simple

Thinking of the approaching holidays usually conjures up a feeling of anxiety. So join us in taking a more simple approach this holiday season … discarding the traditional idea of serving an elaborate […]
11.05.14

an event recap: #otbloggercrawl + petite social

A few weeks ago, Old Town hosted the very first Blogger Crawl in Alexandria. A popular area blogger was paired with one of 11 participating stores. The group of bloggers traveled from store […]
11.05.14

serenity through art

Many people struggle when shopping for the right artwork to display in their homes, likely because no two pieces are alike or affect the viewer the same way. Selecting a piece of art […]
11.04.14

ask stylebook: thanksgiving centerpieces?

Andrea: Can you share any tips on easy centerpieces for Thanksgiving? I want to be more prepared than I was last year. Gayla, Coco Blanca: Thanksgiving is all about friends and family. I […]
10.28.14

first impressions

First impressions are everything. When you meet someone for the first time you remember it, the same goes for the first time you enter someone’s home. So what does your home say about […]
10.23.14

cocktail hour with coco blanca

Happy hour is great, but regular 5 o’clock specials at your local watering hole can often times be uneven affairs winding up at best unorganized and unpredictable. If Churchill drank to make others […]
10.22.14

ask stylebook: headboards?

Sana: Is a headboard appropriate even for a small bedroom? Or will it overwhelm the space? Susie, Coco Blanca: Truthfully, there are times when the size and construct of a bedroom does not […]
10.16.14

the behind-the-scenes video

We revealed our Fall 2014 Lookbook last Friday. To follow up on that, we wanted to share the behind-the-scenes video! None of us are professionals in front of the camera, so there were […]
10.14.14

aromas of autumn

There are so many thoughts that come to mind when Autumn rolls around each year: cozy sweaters, nights by the fire and hot cider get us truly excited for this season. As we […]


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