Along with the fabulous accents and blooming flowers in a garden, your outdoor arrangement should include a few statement pieces that ground the design and provide a focal point. Creating this sort of arrangement doesn’t come easily, which is why we are so enthralled by the use of architectural elements in a garden.
Architectural garden additions are distinctive pieces that add visual interest while providing a dimension of artistry. As you can see from our installations below, the orbs and spheres can be used in large, open areas or alongside a property’s fine landscaping.
What do you think of the orbs? Have you seen them in person yet? If not, we encourage you to stop by Marvin Gardens. Even if an orb may not work for your home, the structures are striking to see in person.
With just one visit to our shop here at Marvin Gardens, you’ll notice something a little different. Unlike traditional landscape stores and garden centers, Marvin Gardens is ripe with bold, innovative ideas for your home garden.
There is much more to creating a stunning landscape than having a green thumb. Though flowers and plants provide a lovely backdrop, for a truly remarkable home, your outdoor scenes should be expressive of your inner creativity. Bringing in old items and finding new ways to use them, or in finding something new to repurpose, we can create a new product – a new landscape that is worth boasting about.
That’s why our team at Marvin Gardens searches high and low for unique, special pieces for your home. In designing this way, your home becomes a true representation of your individual style and something no one else can imitate.
Here at Marvin Gardens, we believe that your home is much more than a place to live. Rather, your home and surroundings are a distinct indication of your style and the place for your personal expression to abound. The space around you should not only be a representation of yourself, but through the use of decorative elements, we can break through those old patterns and emphasize your own uniqueness and personality. Essentially, the ambiance in each home is formed by artistic impressions generated through creative expression.
Through incorporating unique pieces into your home that steer away from trendy fashions, your own individual style is formed. Take a look at this incredible architectural orb. The piece not only makes a statement in any garden, but it also certainly brings originality and depth to the area.
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It wasn’t too long ago that gardening was focused on solely as a means of nutrition and health benefit. Today, gardening has been taken to an entirely new level and thankfully, we now see gardens as a means of expression, relaxation, and stunning design. One of the ways gardens have transcended through time is through incorporating hardscaping into landscape designs. Items such as patios, walkways, and ponds allow us to highlight and frame the components of your outdoor setting. Here are a few of our favorite ways to improve your garden with hardscaping basics.
Laying a Deck
Adding a Pergola
Natural Stone Pathways
Building a Pond
Creating a personal garden oasis is one of the best aspects of working with each of our clients. To learn more about Marvin Gardens, keep up with us on Facebook!
In case you missed it, last week was the 128th birthday of French designer, Coco Chanel and while Coco is first and foremost an icon of fashion who revolutionized the little black dress, she has also left her imprint on the interior design world with her famously chic designs. Her own style was more reserved, she tended to pair simple outfits, such as her trademark black suites with great accessories, like pearls. Whether she was designing for the Paris runway or herself, she always designed with real women in mind and made each outfit comfortable and easy to move in, Coco was once quoted as saying, “luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” Her sophisticated style continues to inspire the fashion and interior design world, so we wanted to demonstrate this by showcasing a few interiors that reflect her impeccable style.
Each of these rooms are simple and tailored without any fuss or mess. What do you think of these Chanel inspired interior designs?
If you’re not already familiar with the deeply imaginative work of Rosemary Milner, then pay attention. Marvin Gardens has absolutely fallen in love with the screen-printed wallpaper, books and fabrics from this English artist. Her patterns are whimsical and she loves traditional approaches to printing and production and has perfected the art of hand stitching, hand etching, silk-screen printing and lino illustration. We came across some of her swatches on decor8 and we’re simply enamored with her current collections. They are inspired by flora and fauna with historical narratives including woodland animals, British birds and botany, alongside her own fresh take on them. Take a look below at some of the sweet and charming patterns that possess a fairy-tale like quality. From the soft butterflies to the fleeting foxes and everything in between, her patterns are perfect for a powder room or perhaps and children’s room reading nook.
Rosemary’s designs have a traditional, rural and bespoke quality; hand stitched motifs, stitched-into papers and fabrics and embellished vintage found items are quintessentially Rosemary’s style. The range also extends into mass-printable linens and furnishings for the home, evoking a subtle, composed feel for interiors.
While enduring this extremely hot summer and longing for an escape to the French countryside, we came across a beautiful home inspired by Paris in Veranda Magazine. When the owner of the home wanted to add a Parisian feel to her beach side home, she went to interior designer Betty Burgess, who is known on the West Coast for her classic European style. The California residence features a soft palette of blues, greys and creams with black and chocolate accents gives the home the rustic charm of an old French château while still complementing the home’s West Coast location. We loved that Burgess used many of the homeowner’s antiques and art work to complete the look with a personal touch.
Take a look at some more images from Veranda that we also found inspiring.
We’d love to hear from you, what did you think about the Paris-inspired home?
If you want your garden to look amazing, why not incorporate the Mountain Laurel? Not only is it a good addition to the garden, but they are also abundant in Connecticut. Here are 3 reasons why Marvin Gardens recommends planting Mountain Laurels in your garden this summer.
1. Its beauty- The Mountain Laurel is the most beautiful of Native American shrubs. It has white and pink blossoms. This can create a great contrast if you have planted darker plants. This shrub will catch the attention of anyone who walks past your garden.
2. Its fragrance- Not only is this plant pleasant to look at, but it is also pleasant to smell. These plants give off an amazing fragrance that help your garden appeal to the senses. Most gardens are only appreciated for their beauty. However, with a few of these in your garden, it will be appreciated for its warm and welcoming fragrance.
3. Its the state flower- There’s a reason that the Mountain Laurel is the state flower. They are amazing shrubs that bring life to your garden. Also, it shows that you take pride in your state and appreciate the beauty that grows there.
Why not plant some of these wonderful shrubs today?
When it comes to sophisticated traditional design, Marvin Gardens just can’t get enough. We recently took a look at some photos from an installment in the latest edition of Architectural Digest of a townhouse renovation and we absolutely fell in love. According to AD, the residence is Thomas Jayne’s 19th-century home in Philadelphia. Take a look of a few of our favorites below form the spread!
If you’re n the Wilton, CT area and interested in creating a cozy transformation like this in your own home, contact Marvin Gardens today!
Photo Credit: Pieter Estersohn via Architectural Digest
Talk about a fresh idea! Marvin Gardens recently came across this innovative and sustainable wall décor known as MOSStiles from by Benetti Stone Philosophy that basically allows you to decorate any area of your home from the walls to lampshades to tabletops and everything in between. The tiles come in a variety of colors and are almost completely maintenance free. What a neat way to liven up the interior with little to no effort at all!
These modular living tiles come in 12 different shades and are virtually maintenance free needing no watering, fertilizer or even direct sunlight, maintaining their lush appearance relying only ambient humidity alone. Like a living wallpaper or even art, MOSStiles will brighten up your space with living plants.
Would you decorate your interior with these lush little tiles or are the out of the question for your digs? We want to hear your thoughts! Check back with Marvin Gardens regularly for all things gardens and design-related form around the web!