I went to a Garden Party to Reminisce with old Friends

A chance to share old memories and play our songs again….

I think the perfect garden party would be be to have a seated dinner under the stars in the middle of your backyard, a field, or better yet an airstream….with hanging lights, great food and great company.  What is your dream garden party?

Here is a video of a luncheon one of our client's hosted recently.  It was so fun to be apart of it!  

So June is here.  Can you believe it?  Are ready to jump in the airstream and take a vacation this month!  Come back tomorrow and see us get ready for our cross-country All-American excursion.  We will be taking a month to "travel" from Virginia to Alaska for a destination wedding we are helping to put together this summer!

I Went to a Garden Party

We are closing out the month of May with a Garden Party!  We planted our seeds, gave them the right components to grow, watched our pretty flowers bloom and now we are ready to blow off some steam and celebrate all of our hard work.

Our Garden Party Blog Board has everything we need to get the party started!  The Aristream Bar is the first thing our guests will head to to grab a drink and unwind and then we will head over to a fabulous seated dinner under a string of glass lights

….stay tuned to see it all come together.


And Pretty Maids All in a Row

Here are a couple of our favorite components for your perfect outdoor space…...

We are obsessed with Eastover Collection's Outdoor Planters!  They are made of cellular PVC, impervious to moisture and do not require a separate liner.  We are currently offering them in two styles in a crisp white painted finish.

The Classic Inset Panel Box with Finials 

Dimensions 20" w x 20" d x 21"h



The Greek Key Moulding Planter Box with Finials will add a little modern glamour to any outdoor setting.

20"w x 20"d x 21"h



Have you ever thought about a vegetable garden - but were afraid it wouldn't be pretty enough?  Or that you would have to hide it away out of sight in your yard?  

By using the Garden Obelisk you can have the best of both worlds!  Beauty and function.  The Garden Obelisk adds a decorative element to your garden, while giving the perfect support to any climbing plants, flowers or vines that need a place to grow!

The Garden Obelisk stands 7 feet high, made our of cedar and is comes in a crisp white.




Using two of the Garden Obelisks adds symmetry and balance.

Not only do our outdoor space components look amazing they are necessary tools in your garden!  

Tune into tomorrow to see what we are giving away for our "Friends Win Friday" Giveaway!!!!!!


With Silver Bells and Cockle Shells

 So many of us spend the majority of our time indoors.  I have found that it is getting harder and harder to get my children outside.  In an effort to keep them outside romping around, instead of inside sitting, I have created an outdoor living space so there are no excuses to be inside unless it is raining, snowing or freezing cold!

We need the right components to get our gardens to grow and the right pieces to make our outdoor spaces functional and pretty!  Because there are so many great outdoor furniture and home accessory options these days, your outside space is limitless.  You can create your own poolside (or grass side) cabana to take cover from the shade to read the perfect book.   There is nothing better than to enjoy a meal under the stars on a summer night, so find that perfect spot to have a dining table and chairs.

Tune in tomorrow tomorrow to see what our favorite "must have" components to this outdoor space are….



How Does Your Garden Grow

So it only makes sense that if last week we were talking about our Seeds of Inspiration, this week we are talking about How Does Your Garden Grow?  Once your seeds are planted, how do you get them to sprout?  There are many things seeds need to sprout depending on what type of seed they are.  Water, more water, the right temperature, light or no light, insects like bees and butterflies are all needed.  A seed must have the right components to grow.

Not only do we need all of the right things from nature to get and keep our gardens growing, we must have humans willing to do the work.  I got a tour of a local community garden in an urban neighborhood in Richmond, Va last week.  There is a $10 charge to join this community garden.  Everyone that is apart of it does their share of work and the whole group is working towards the same goal.  There is an amazing sense of pride that is shared by caring for these community "crops".  All of this is happening overlooking a major interstate- it is AMAZINGLY beautiful in every way.

Rain catchers are scattered around the garden to make it easier to water. 

To me this community garden is a sign that something good will grow anywhere there are a few people willing and wanting to put in the time and effort.

Just as a seed needs the right components to grow,  rooms need the right components to be aesthetically pleasing and functional.   Tune in tomorrow and see how we take are components to getting your garden to grow and turn them into a beautiful outdoor space.



Seeds of Inspiration

As my daughter and I tromped around the barn this weekend I couldn't help but notice the sea of buttercups everywhere I looked.  They stand out against all of the greenery that is coming in this Spring and there seem to be more buttercups than ever this year.  We took a couple of buttercup bouquets with us as we headed home and my daughter said "they must have planted millions of buttercup seeds this year to get all of these beautiful buttercups".













The "seeds" of inspiration are everywhere we turn and we must have seeds to get anything to grow literally and figuratively.  So our little outdoor adventure gave me some inspiration for our Blog this week: Seeds of Inspiration.  I can't help but notice how many designs and shapes we use in our design projects that have seed-like forms.  From one of our favorite wallpapers to the embroidery on a pillow with some POP.  Seeds seem to be inspiring everyone!

 Tune in tomorrow and see how we take all of these seeds and turn them into a beautifully designed living room!