01.17.20

Helping Create Homes for the Homeless

You may hear it often, and you should believe it to be true, that Alexandria is a uniquely tight-knit community (almost a small town vibe) that prides itself on supporting each other. Each […]
12.13.19

How to Set a Festive Table

‘Tis the season for hosting parties. While we all love to have our friends and family over during the holidays, sometimes putting all of the pieces together for that “fun” get together can […]
11.22.19

Design Road Trip: Santa Fe

I am lucky to not only have great friends, but great friends who like to celebrate in style. Another friend of mine was set to celebrate a big birthday and the decision was […]
10.18.19

Design Road Trip: New Orleans

When one of my friends told me she wanted to celebrate the big 5-0 in New Orleans, I immediately said “Absolutely, let’s do it!” It’s always a great place to celebrate well, just […]
09.20.19
Ivy Lane Living

Why We Love Wallpaper (And Why You Should Too)

We get it. Wallpaper can seem scary. Paint is simple, one color, no pattern and can seemingly go with just about everything. And while we obviously love a good paint color, there is […]
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 […]


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