One Fun Thing I Did Yesterday

I know I've told you that one of my favorite go-to books for design inspiration is One Man's Folly by Julia Evans Reed.  Reed chronicles design genius Furlow Gatewood's restoration of his family carriage house in Americus, Georgia.  If you don't have it run out and get a copy quick!  I love … [Read more...]

Design Inspiration

After meeting with a new client today, I've been poking around Pinterest looking for inspiration. There's nothing like an inspiration board to get the creative juices flowing... I usually have some version of an inspiration board going on the walls in my studio/workroom.  Gathering ideas into … [Read more...]

Taxidermy

Do you know about the exotic luxury hand bag line Taxidermy... Founder and designer Amy Driggers launched the line about five years ago.  She is passionate about design, quality and history and her designs are being showcased on fashion runways as well as a few celebrities! Beyonce... She … [Read more...]

RIP Ryan Gainey

Some twenty odd years ago I invited Ryan Gainey, renowned landscape designer from Atlanta, into the garden here OPP for a consultation... Let me tell you, he was quite a character!  He arrived wearing a colorful shawl and carrying a signature LV tote bag.  He gave creative suggestions for a … [Read more...]

Judith Blacklock Flower School

My recent trip to London started off right with a visit to Judith Blacklock's Flower School in Knightsbridge... Tucked in a flower-filled mews, the school has an excellent reputation for teaching and flower arranging... Of course Judith and her team had created a fabulous flower filled arch at … [Read more...]

A Garden Club Field Trip

A few weeks ago some friends from The Garden Club of Jackson headed to Lake Bruin, Louisiana on a little field trip.  One of our members has her own retreat at the lake and is also great friends with the uber talented Becky Vizard of BViz Design fame.  I have written about her before so if you need … [Read more...]

In Anticipation of The Chelsea Flower Show

In anticipation of attending the Chelsea Flower Show in just a few short days, I have been scouring the Royal Horticultural Society web page... It looks like I'd better do a bit of wardrobe planning... It's fun just looking at images from past shows... How much fun is this fabulous floral … [Read more...]

Interior Spaces New Location

I met a friend to check out the new location of Jackson's Interior Spaces earlier in the week and let me tell you I was wowed! The Lakeland Drive venue is amazing... So many of my talented friends are represented... The space is large but a meandering wood pathway leads you from booth to … [Read more...]

Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville

Wow this has been a crazy week and I am just now finding the time to edit photos and get back here to tell you about the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville.  This year's show, Landscape of Design, was packed with fabulous speakers, antique dealers, garden related shops and the not to be missed … [Read more...]

Shane Connolly

I loved getting to see Shane Connolly work his magic with flowers at the Antique & Garden Show in Nashville last weekend...  If you think you don't know who I am talking about hold on for just a second. look familiar?... yes, that's him, favorite florist of the royals the one who … [Read more...]