If you’ve spent much time with us here at Marvin Gardens, you know about our passion for bringing new life to old items and traditions. Though each object may begin with one role in your home, there is no reason why that role can’t be expanded and molded into something new over time. That’s why we wanted to share with you the concept of creating your own tabletop garden!
It’s true – gardens are often something we envision for our outdoor spaces or for sunrooms and windowsills, but there is much more that can be done with nature. Taking the colors, shapes, and textures of nature, and forming them into a tabletop garden can bring an inspirational element of nature inside.
What’s even better about using a tabletop garden in your home is that you are able to craft the setting in whatever way you choose. Selecting plants and potting tools that you love will inevitably create a space reflective of your own tastes. For ideas about what you can use in your arrangement, just visit Marvin Gardens on Facebook!
We’re sure you’ve had plenty to keep you busy so far this December. With the approaching events and family occasions, balancing it all while also having your home in holiday condition, can seem like an overwhelming task. The trick to juggling it all at once is to go to the right people and places for outdoor garden inspiration. Since the exterior of our homes offers so much for our guests, passersby, and for our own enjoyment, let’s take a look a few winter decorative elements we’ve been working on here at Marvin Gardens.
A favorite of ours this year has been the private decorating that we’ve been doing at client homes. Though we thoroughly enjoy working at the store, working directly with our clients in their homes gives us an opportunity to explore many more creative outlets. Take a look at some of our current installations. The urns display a variety of wonderful winter scenes perfect for the entire season.
If you haven’t stopped by Marvin Gardens yet, take some time to do so! We’ll be happy to show you our large selection of vintage, antique, and eclectic outdoor items to outfit your home with. If you’re fond of the urns we showed you above, be sure to ask us about our custom painting service that’s available at no additional charge!
We can’t think of a better time than now to share with you our passion for conservatory style decorating. Have you heard of this method of design? If not, you might be surprised to learn that the style is much more common than you think. In fact, you have probably used the style in your home’s design without even knowing it!
Conservatory style decorating involves bringing the indoors out and the outdoors inside. It’s a way to incorporate your glamorous garden decorating into your living, kitchen, and family space designs. During this time of the year, when nature offers such lovely natural décor, it’s a perfect time to fine tune your home with conservatory style.
At Marvin Gardens are particularly fond of this style because of the timeless look that it offers. Though trendy patterns and pieces may be impressive décor at the moment, beautiful natural elements from the outdoors will always create a bold look.
There are few things in our homes that have a fantastic assortment of uses and can be used in many ways. Can you think of some of those things? It’s likely that baskets or some other type of storage tops your list. And why not? Those items create a beautiful way to display things, store things, and can even be set aside as general décor. Every once in a while something catches our eye and we get excited about its possibilities all over again. Such is the case with our industrial bins here at Marvin Gardens.
The industrial bins that we carry can be used as beautiful planters or as storage bins for wood. They can even be used for kindling and recycling – it all comes down to how creative you’d like to be. What’s more, our storage bins even have an interesting history. To learn more about the storage bins and our other unique designs, stop by to see us!
Over the next few weeks, expect to see a lot happening at Marvin Gardens! Have you taken a look at our newest additions yet? With everyone preparing their own winter decorations, we couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to outfit our shop with fantastic holiday decorating.
There’s nothing quite as impressive as a bold look for your home. But how do you achieve this look during the winter and holiday season? Though it takes a little finesse, getting the right look that is both personalized for your tastes and is alive with holiday spirit can be done. At Marvin Gardens, we bring dozens of those kinds of options, inspired by our own decor and unique pieces. For example, have you considered using faux bois and vintage cast cement containers or birdbaths as holiday gifts or as dramatic table top interior pieces?
Earlier this week, we told you about some of the beautiful ways that you can decorate for the entire winter season rather than just for the holidays. Today, we wanted to take a closer look at one of the essential pieces that you will need to provide this look. Have you ever taken the chance to browse the large selection of cast iron urns available at Marvin Gardens? If you haven’t yet, consider this your golden opportunity!
If you’re not sure how to use them, consider adding a pair of cast iron urns by the front door to improve the look of your entryway. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see how the urns help frame and balance the look of your home. Urns are also a great addition because they welcome guests in a grand way upon arrival.
Whether you’re looking for amazing garden accessories or fantastic pieces to complement your interior design, a visit to Marvin Gardens will bring inspiration into your home.
Have you already begun dreaming about your holiday décor? When the shops begin stocking their shelves and the temperatures begin to drop (and they certainly have been!) then it’s usually time to start making your plans for holiday decorations that you’d like to use in your home this year. But where will you start? Should you incorporate some kind of theme or just throw it together? Better yet, instead of following a trending theme, consider drawing your interior inspiration from the beauty of the season!
Throughout the winter months, we want your home to continue looking its best, so at Marvin Gardens we offer winter wonderland styled décor that keeps your home stunning well through February. Rather than decorating solely for the holidays, instead decorate for the entire season. This way, you can enjoy the seasonal look even after the holidays have passed.
To take advantage of our fabulous winter décor, hurry in to Marvin Gardens today! Visit Marvin Gardens on Facebook to take a look at our newest pieces of décor.
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.
To learn more about bringing a distinctive look into your home, stay up to date with latest news from Marvin Gardens on Facebook and check our blog regularly.
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!
Okay, okay. We know we’ve been writing about our favorite color quite a bit lately but we just can’t help it. We love it and we just keep coming across inspiring designs that employ this fabulously chic shade. While perusing Cococozy this morning, we stumbled upon an absolute pearl of a place right here in Fairfield CT that’s accented sweetly with none other than—you guessed it—grey! The home is a quaint seaside cottage designed by Lynn Morgan and is actually a sprawling 5,000 square feet. Filled with white lacquer beadboard and pale bleached furniture, this shingle-style home is a touch beachy, a touch preppy with a hint of modern rolled in as well.
Take a look at some of the images below by photographer Jeff McNamara.
Marvin Gardens would love to hear from you. What do you think about this charming little place? Is your ideas home a quaint cottage or a spacious mansion?