Category Archives: Outdoors

Toes in the Water…

Hello PARISH friends!!

Who is excited about the 3-day Holiday Weekend coming up?? I know that we are all super excited at PARISH and AFGID, so we thought it would be fun to each put together some of our favorite summer items to kick off the this fun filled weekend and season!!


 Ashley’s Favorites

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Outdoor Shower ….. Strawberry Mojitos ….. Geometric Tiki Bandeau Tank  ….. Spring Fever

Black Cover Up  ….. Custom Built Summer Homes

Jessica’s Favorites

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Dock Swings ….. Watermelon Lime Frosty ….. Topshop Cover Up

Marysia Swim Scalloped Bikini ….. Living So That ….. Beach House

  Rebecca’s  Favorites

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The Salty Chihuahua  ….. Porch Swing  ….. South of Broad ….. Anthropologies Offshore Caftan

Mara Hoffman Bikini  …. House Beautiful Beach House

  Meagan’s Favorites

OB-Meagan Memorial Day

Mara Hoffman Cami Bikini ….. Vix Nepal Cover Up ….. Mrs. Kennedy and Me …..

Blackberry Margarita ….. Hammock Porch Swings ….. Nantucket Summer House


Everyone have a great Memorial Day Weekend and pop into PARISH for some fun summer items for your home!! Until next week!








If you keep up with our facebook and twitter posts, you may have noticed that Ashley and I have been down to the beach a few times over the past few months. Don’t be too jealous – it was for work – but I personally can’t think of a better place to be,  even if it is for work.

We started with a pretty blank canvas – white walls, wood floors, chrome fixtures. Nothing to complain about by any means but lots of design and details to get nailed down.

Anyway, we are SUPER excited to share these pictures of the finished product:

Isn’t that view INSANE!!?

Oh, and check out the incredible outdoor living space…

We are so happy with how it turned out and hope the client is loving every second of vacation time at their new getaway.  And just in case any one else needs help with a beach design project – we will gladly oblige.

Hope y’all enjoyed!



I do not have a green thumb.  My mother is blessed with that talent, and unfortunately did not pass it onto me.  However, I do love landscape design.  I know what I like when I see it.  I have found myself pinning  lots of images with pavers.  I have always been drawn to gardens and courtyards that have an English feel to them.  I am not a minimalist when it comes to landscape design.  The more “natural” and overgrown it seems the better!  The pavers always seem to add an old world feel to landscaping, but still feel streamlined and elegant.  I especially love pavers with moss, grass, or herbs growing in between them.  I think I could keep moss alive…I think.  Below are some images of exteriors and landscaping that feature pavers.

I love the checker board effect these pavers create. I do ot know why, but I always think of Alice and Wonderland when I see this photo.

Love the unusual fountain in the image. Simple, but very effective.

I am obsessed with the cheron pattern of these bricks and moss. Why use boring ole cement for your driveway???

Pavers and pea gravel are the perfect combination. Especially for people without a green thumb, like myself.

Love everything!! The climbing roses are very romantic.

I do not know if I am more drawn to the pavers, or the shoes!!

This is the perfect courtyard. Secluded and warm. Who wants to meet me for wine at this table?

I love how full and green this yard feels. The pavers only add to the charm.

Do not be afraid to experiment with pattern. These pavers are the star of this courtyard.

Love the way the herbs and flowers create an organic and colorful look with these pavers. Are you inspired yet?