A Closer Look at Some Elegant Items from Marvin Gardens’ Fall Collection!

Elegance, timelessness and quality are three characteristics you’ll always find in Marvin Gardens’ fine home and garden decor. Accessorize indoors or outdoors with items from our antique, vintage, contemporary and traditional collections to craft a genuinely unique ambiance that cannot be found elsewhere. Take a look at some of our newest fall items for sale. Contact Marvin Gardens today for more information!

Old 46"D Firepit Available for Sale
Redding Estate Large Teak Root Ball: Marvin Gardens Landscape Architect: Richard Hartlage, AHBL.com
Ridgefield Estate, 2010 Large AgriOrb: Marvin Gardens Other Styles and Sizes Available for Sale
Redding Estate Custom Pergola by Marvin Gardens, 2004 12'x16', Aluminum Columns, Painted Redwood
Redding Estate Garden Cloche Landscape Architect: Richard Hartlage, AHBL.com
Jacquemart Iron Dogs French Reproduction Available for Sale

Photo Credit: Marvin Gardens

Garden Favorites from the Shippan Designer Show House

If you didn’t have a chance to visit the Shippan Designer Show House over in Stamford last month, then you’re in luck. We’ve managed to find some fabulous photos from our pals over at Victoria Lyon Interiors of their Creative Garden Retreat. Lyon, an Old-Greenwich-based designer, worked in tandem with friend Robin Horton, creator of the award-winning blog Urban Gardens, to create the lovely space.

Lyon is also responsible for the show house’s elegant “Cocktails at Sunset” room, which was decorated almost entirely using eco-friendly processes and materials. Brava!

Photo Credit: Elements of Style

Brilliant New Flooring That’s a Pretty Penny

If incorporating new flooring into your latest room design is a task on your to-do list, there are literally dozens of different materials to choose from: laminate, bamboo, tile, cork wood and vinyl, just to name a few. The possibilities of what you can use are endless and various options can beautifully complement a specific room better than others depending on the décor you have in place. Additionally, certain materials may be better suited to your needs depending on the type of climate that you live in. For example, if you live in an area with high humidity and moisture, then it is best to choose flooring material as like stone, marble, granite or concrete slabs because it won’t rot and does not absorb water. If you live in a cold climate, then carpet might be a good option as it’s a good insulator and will help keep your space warmer than it’s cool counterparts.

A recent post from Inhabitat introduced us to an innovative type of flooring material that might just be versatile (and hip!) enough to be used in any home. Take a look, it’s absolutely brilliant!

Photo Credit: Inhabitat

Contact Marvin Gardens today to learn more about how we can help with your next remodeling project.

Take a Look at Marvin Gardens’ New Design!

You’ve probably noticed some changes to the Marvin Gardens blog this week. But fear not, all the same information that you’ve come to expect from us is still right here! We’ve simply changed the design to be more efficient and accessible to our readers. Some of the new features include:

  • Boxes at the bottom of each post that suggest similar content for posts that “you might also like”
  • More posts on the homepage arranged as smaller excerpts
  • Facebook “like” and “tweet” buttons at the top of each post so that you can easily share with friends on your social networks
  • A cleaner featured-post gallery window at the top of the blog that previews recent posts (see below)

Leave us a comment today and tell us what you think about our sparkly new look!

Marvin Gardens’ Sister Company presents Texas Tortilla Soup!

Soups Galore, a sister company of Marvin Gardens’, is proud to unveil its hearty Tex-Mex meal-style Texas Tortilla Soup! A popular Southwest tradition, this soup awakens the palette with its flavorful seasoning of southwest spices and fresh ingredients. It’s hearty enough for a meal and sure to please a crowd. Best part is, this delectable soup comes beautifully packaged and perfect for gift-giving.

General Directions:

Add water, chicken and vegetables. Ladle over a heap o’ tortilla chips and sprinkle on any of the following: cilantro, cheddar cheese, sliced avocados, diced tomatoes and a dollop of sour cream. Makes about a gallon. Serves 6—8.

Check back soon for more about this soup and others from Soups Galore!

A Walk in the Gardens with Stella McCartney!

What a treat! The tranquil British gardens of designer and fashionista Stella McCartney were recently featured over at Habitually Chic and are simply gorgeous! The gardens are home to dozens of little nooks and crannies that are all perfect for some solitary meditation time to reflect, maybe enjoy a picnic or just read a chapter or two of your favorite book. Perhaps our favorite things about these gardens is that they look as if they’ve been around for years and years even though they’re fairly new. And they possess such charm!

Take a look below at some of our favorite garden shots from HC’s collection. They’re simply beautiful!

Photo Credit: Habitually Chic

A Peek into the Home of Designer Manolo Blahnik

Photographs of the Spanish fashion designer Manolo Blahnik at his beautiful Georgian house in Bath, England by Ivan Terestchecnko recently popped up over at Habitually Chic and we just had to take a closer look at them. Amongst Terestchecnko’s stunning photos are shots of Blahnik with his massive collection of books a trough of shoes that bear his name.  Marvin Gardens just loves the details of this cozy home and, ass Habitually Chic puts it, there’s something “quintessentially England” about the cluttered look of his abode and even more so, the classic English colors. But it’s the finer details of things like its rugs, fireplace, workstation and living room that really transform this house into a home. What are some of the details that make your house a home?

Photos Credit: Ivan Terestchenko via Style Frizz

The Many Faces of Halloween

Back in August, Marvin Gardens took you in a brief tour of the old dorm room of Edgar Allan Poe at the University of Virginia. Now, the macabre writer seems to be popping up in other places just in time for Halloween. Aside from the fact that he’s one of our favorite authors, we’re ecstatic that even today, Poe continues to inspire artists and designers alike. In a recent pumpkin carving contest for This Old House, his likeness was used as the muse for artist Melody M. Dallastown of Pennsylvania as she carved a portrait of him into a white pumpkin. How creative!

Marvin Gardens would like to know, what are your plans this Halloween? Leave a comment and tell us if you’re planning a haunted house for neighborhood kiddies, your own pumpkin-carving session at home or perhaps simply passing out candy to eager trick-or-treaters.

Photo Credit: This Old House

Accessorize Your Garden Today With Timeless Form, Function and Grace

Marvin Gardens’ chief designer, Amabel Chan, is constantly searching for home and garden elements that can be used both indoors or outdoors — whether antique, vintage and contemporary or traditional — to accessorize with timeless form and function with a goal of crafting a genuinely unique ambiance that cannot be found elsewhere. Marvin Gardens’ product line includes a large range of interior furnishing and accessories (antique, vintage, mid-century and modern), lighting and home décor accents, an extremely large selection of outdoor iron, cement and stone containers, interesting architectural elements, wrought iron garden and driveway gates, antique floorboards and hand hewn beams. Take a look below at some of our favorite home and garden elements!

Take a look through our gallery to see more of our collection!

Photo Credit: Marvin Gardens

Wallpaper That You Can Reach Out and Touch

While Marvin Gardens’ style of décor is more on the traditional side, we’re always interested in finding out more about the latest innovative design trends out there, even contemporary ones.

A new wallpaper concept from Ilias Fotopoulos really caught our attention. Using felt dots to create words in over-sized Braille, Fotopoulos creates patters that are illustrative and imaginative.

From Apartment Therapy:

Oversize braille! The concept from Ilias Fotopoulos is a rather unique one and for those that still have their sight, it doesn’t too shabby either. For those without, the idea of standing on a ladder to run your hand over all of it seems a bit perplexing, but none the less, it’s an interesting way to design a surface.

Photo Credit: Apartment Therapy