Semi-annual Upholstery Sale is Here!

I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before, but I actually love January. The month brings with it all the hope and promise of a new year, a new beginning. This year January takes on a whole new meaning. With 2020 in our rearview mirror (thank goodness!) and a vaccine as well as an end to the pandemic in sight, we have lots of reasons for looking forward to a brand new year. A fresh start is definitely in order!

For some of you that might mean something as large as a new job or new city (Welcome Biden administration), or something as small as a new pair of running shoes (Me! Thanks, Pacers). For us at Red Barn Mercantile, the new year starts with our semi-annual upholstery sale. What a wonderful way to start the year than with a new room makeover. Are you finally getting to that owner’s bedroom? And, why is this the room we always do last?! Or possibly the family room needs a makeover after the kids have been home for a year? They can do so much damage in so little time!

If you’re ready to start this year off fresh, then we have just the answer for you – our semi-annual Upholstery Sale! Starting February 1 – March 14, you can take an additional 10 percent off our already below retail pricing. To get you inspired, I have asked our Design Collective to put together a design using the same three pieces. This is also an opportunity for you to see their talent on full display. I thought I would start by sharing how I would use these items in a room. First, here are the three items they will use:



And here is the room I would create. Apparently, I was in a very preppy mood. I started with the lamp and nightstand combo because when it comes to preppy, navy blue and Kelly green is my favorite pairing. Then I needed a pattern to tie the two together. When I saw this Schumacher fabric, I knew it was perfect. I had seen it in the wild and it is simply marvelous. In this design I figured it would be window treatments that I imagined take up a lot of space in this room. I would also use it as a long bolster on the sofa. Now, they do make this in wallpaper, which I could totally get behind too. To keep the rest of the room simple, I stuck with solid fabrics (navy blue linen for the chairs and flax linen for the sofa) and a calming stripe in the rug. Mixing something organic with something graphic always works. Finally, I love bringing in the wood element to balance all the color.


84” Hampshire Sofa, starting at $4530 (Sale Price, $3262); 8×10 Rug, $1888; Nightstand, $1950; Lamp, $689; Coffee Table, $2200; Tulip Chair, starting at $2835 (Sale Price, $2042); Throw blanket, $251


Over the next few weeks watch this space as our Design Collective partners share their design vision with you. Stop in today to put together the sofa, chair, bed, or room and save while you’re doing it!!


  • The latest from Amy
Owner Amy Rutherford started Red Barn because she wanted to deliver a service — to provide both old and new in one place. No longer will busy shoppers be limited to reproductions or forced to shop multiple flea markets for the look or gifts they want. The trick in blending old and new, vintage and modern, classic and quirky, is balance. And Amy’s knack for mixing rustic antiques with urban chic has created a look that is both fresh and familiar.

Red Barn Mercantile opened its doors in September 2007 with a single vision in mind: providing old and new to offer our customers signature whole-room designs at great prices.

We’re more than a furniture boutique and provide more personalized service than a big box retailer. We work hard to bring you the highest quality furniture and gifts, the most unique conversation starters, wall hangings and accent pieces, whether they come from off-the-beaten-track flea markets, or the latest designers.

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Alexandria, VA 22314


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