The Art Of Espalier

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If you’ve ever seen a beautifully-shaped tree growing flat against a wall, you’re looking at the horticultural art of espalier. Here in Virginia, George Washington grew espaliered fruit trees such as apples and pears at his Mount Vernon estate, both…

Powder Rooms That Wow

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The first powder rooms date back to the early 18th century and bear little resemblance to the room we call a powder room in contemporary homes. From their inception, powder rooms were always small rooms resembling a closet. Both ladies…

The Perfect Porch

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When I envision the quintessential Southern home, it is inevitably anchored by a gracious porch. This isn’t just any porch—it is the porch. The envy of the neighborhood, the ideal space to entertain guests and the luxurious spot to sip…