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Kennedy and Carter at the Pool Terrace.

The inspiration for our pool came from modern home and architectural magazines.  I wanted minimalist design with clean lines, but also a pool to compliment the surrounding nature. To achieve this, I worked with Joe Gwiz of Lewis Aquatech for a pool design that used natural colors and tones.

Text by GENA CASAGRANDE.

Photo by VINCENT SALES.

 

This article excerpt originally appeared in the Summer/Fall Issue of Northern Virginia Style & Living

Custom Serving Tray by Alana Stoyas

Alana Stoyas is the kind of person who can see the potential in a few cuts of leftover wood and a piece of furniture that has seen better days.  Her business, Flight of Fancy, took off because of her ability to see the beauty in old things and her talent to create gorgeous items for the home with a whimsical flair.  A big believer in hard work and getting her hands dirty,  it’s not a surprise that Stoyas’ vision for a vintage furniture shop and design business is thriving.  What started as something she liked to do turned into friends asking her to design furniture for them and quickly accelerated into a full fledged business where she offers design services as well as instruction.

One hot summer night this July, we accompanied Stoyas to an instructional workshop that she hosted at the historic Sally Mill Farm in Middleburg, once owned by the founder of Middleburg, Leven Powell.  There, Stoyas taught those in attendance how to create a custom serving tray.   To learn how to create your own stylish and custom serving tray, check out the Fall/Spring issue of Northern Virginia Style & Living.

Edited by JESSICA MONTE.

Design by Alana Stoyas of FLIGHT OF FANCY, Photo by JESSICA MONTE

 

This article excerpt originally appeared in the Summer/Fall Issue of Northern Virginia Style & Living

Hope Flower Farms: A Field of Dreams

Nestled among the rolling hills of Loudoun County is Hope Flower Farm, a farm inspired by hope and providing a rural retreat and design destination. At Hope Flower Farm, visitors may take classes in floral design, enjoy local farm to table cuisine, walk the garden, meditate, and relax in the countryside.

“The garden inspires me. Finding unique elements, things that are aren’t typically used in floral design –that is how I approach design. I’m always looking for inspiration,” explains Holly Chapple, the founder and owner of Holly Heider Chapple Flowers in Waterford, Virginia.

Holly provides a step-by-step article on how to create a floral arrangement for your next summer or fall gathering.  To keep reading, check out the Summer/Fall issue of Northern Virginia Style & Living.

Edited by JESSICA MONTE.

Floral design  by HOLLY HEIDER CHAPPLE FLOWERS, Photo by JESSICA MONTE

This article excerpt originally appeared in the Summer/Fall Issue of Northern Virginia Style & Living

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