08.23.19

Houseplant How-to

While we don’t spend a lot of our working hours outside – hence the title “interior” designer, we do love to incorporate plants inside a house as part of the design. There is […]
07.29.19

Behind the Design: A Refresh for a House of Fresh Starts

Earlier this summer, Ivy Lane Living was honored to assist an organization that plays a vital role in our community, Friends of Guest House. Friends of Guest House helps women successfully reenter the […]
06.27.19

Behind the Design: How We Tend To Those Little Details That Make a House a Home

Interior design is one of those professions that people are naturally curious about, often picturing a glamorous day surrounded by beautiful fabric, custom furniture, bespoke window treatments and amazing art, all in magazine-worthy, […]
03.29.19

Outdoor Living: 5 Patio Pieces We Love

The cherry blossoms are about to peak and it’s going to be in the 70s tomorrow: time to think about outdoor living. When you think about your patio or deck, it really should […]
02.28.19

Behind the Design: The Shoe Hive’s Retail Refresh

We love a makeover story here at Stylebook. There is just something so compelling about a fresh look and the renewed energy it brings. But change doesn’t come about magically; it takes vision […]
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 […]
12.20.18

House Tour: Color, Calmly

When our clients came to us, they were looking for a refresh. They had previously worked with designers during renovations to their historic Alexandria home, seeking to enliven the space with bright pops […]
11.29.18

Find Your Holiday Mantel Style

Before the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, you’ll want to make festive your fireplace mantel, the second-most adorned and adored holiday spot (the first being the tree, of course!). There are […]
11.01.18

West Coast Wow vs. East Coast Cool

I just recently returned from a milestone trip out west to the California coast to celebrate a fun anniversary and for a college visit with my daughter. (Not sure how she grew up […]
10.19.18

5 Design Tricks To Make Small Spaces Feel Larger

Alexandria homes are known for their historic, quaint character, but the flip side of all that charm can mean small, idiosyncratic spaces that are challenging to make work for modern living. Having helped […]
09.14.18

Street Style: Brooke Lombardi

If you know Brooke Lombardi, there’s no doubt you adore her. And if you don’t know her, there is a very good chance you recognize her as the super cute woman leading a […]
01.12.18

Pantone’s Color of the Year: How To Bring Ultra Violet into Your Life

If you follow the design world, or maybe even if you don’t, you’ve heard that Pantone, whose Color Institute forecasts global color trends and is recognized around the world as a leading source […]
12.21.17

The Best Gift Isn’t Under the Tree…It’s on the Wall

Too many times I’ve heard people say, “I don’t really know anything about art,” as if they required degrees and credentials to have an opinion on a piece. Not true! It really is […]
12.12.17

’tis the Season To Be Cozy

We loved the snow this weekend! Even though it wasn’t around for long, there was something extra cozy about sitting by the fire, cuddled up in a throw, reading a book, and maybe […]
12.08.17

Stylebook’s Gift Guide No. 4

Why is buying for men so hard?! Well with this gift guide, it’s anything but. We’ve found can’t-miss presents with something to appeal to all the men in your life. Looking for more […]


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