Category Archives: Outdoors

BEACH PROJECT

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!

PAVING THE WAY

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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?

 

Our Fall Favorites

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
If you haven’t picked up on our obsession with fall yet, examples here and here, we’re reminding you once again that we really cannot get enough of this season. Since Halloween signals our annual goodbye to the warmer days of October and ushers us right on in to the chilly month of November, I thought today would be perfect to show you some of our personal across-the-board fall favorites.

We compiled a fun little questionnaire and our answers are below! Enjoy.

Ashley

1)      What Halloween candy get you every time? Butterfingers, I always get them because I can eat the leftovers!

2,3)      What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?  Pumpkin pie or Mac and Cheese

4)      What is your favorite seasonal candle scent? Thymes Frasier Fir… Gets me excited for Christmas!

5,7)      What is your go-to fall/winter accessory?  Scarves and boots. Are boots an accessory??

6)      What is your go-to fall nail polish? Essie’s Bordeaux…a lovely deep red

8)      What was your favorite Halloween costume ever? My sweet girl dressed as a pumpkin (pictures coming soon!)

9)      What is your favorite thing about the colder weather? Warm clothes

 

 AMANDA

1)      What is your favorite thing about the colder weather? The clothes and fires

2)      What is your go-to fall nail polish? OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark

3,6)   What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? My grandmother’s cornbread dressing with cranberry sauce!!! I cannot wait!!

4,5)   What Halloween candy get you every time?  Laffy Taffy and Nerds

7)      What is your favorite seasonal candle scent?  Aquiesse Monterrey Pine

8)      What is your go-to fall/winter accessory? A BIG scarf

9)      What was your favorite Halloween costume ever?  Daphne from Scooby doo, we dressed up as the whole gang in college!

 

Emi

1)      What is your favorite thing about the colder weather? Going to football games and not feeling like I am going to melt!!

2)      What Halloween candy get you every time? Candy corn!! (only Brach’s and only the traditional kind) I can’t bring myself to buy any   because I know I will eat half the bag before I make it home from the grocery store.

3)      What is your go-to fall/winter accessory? Boots and scarves!

4)      What is your go-to fall nail polish? Fash Pack, La Moss & Marrow by Butter London – although I will never allow myself to buy a $14 bottle of nail polish. 

5)      What was your favorite Halloween costume ever? Jasmine – I was about 6 years old & my mom sewed the costume for me! I remember feeling like the coolest girl in the neighborhood.

6)      What is your favorite seasonal candle scent? Cinnamon – especially the new one from Aquiesse!

7)      What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Smoked turkey! My dad has smoked a turkey every Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember and it is my absolute favorite. Fried turkey doesn’t even compare!

MEREDITH

1)      What is your go-to fall/winter accessory? Pretty coats – I adore outerwear.

2)      What is your favorite thing about the colder weather? The Fall Foilage! 

3)      What is your go-to fall nail polish? Still OPI’s I’m Not Really A Waitress, it’s such a fabulous red that looks good on every skin tone.

4)      What was your favorite Halloween costume ever? Rainbow Brite!

5)      What is your favorite seasonal candle scent? I’m with Amanda – Aquiesse Monterrey Pine is to DIE for (and we have it at Parish!)

6)      What Halloween candy get you every time? Reese’s Butter Cups. Enough said!

7)      What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Without a doubt it would be sweet potato casserole topped with toasted marshmallows-NOM!

Finally, the across the board favorite thing about Fall was this answer:

(all images found via Pinterest)

GOOD HAIR DAYS!

 

This week will be a fun one on the Parish blog. We hope to bring you images of a great project we are working on for one of our sweet clients, Cates’ first birthday and Hallween pictures, Ashley’s family vacation in Alys Beach and a few tips on how to be a great hostess!
Stay tuned,