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Outdoor Entertaining with Westview Companies

This time of year my husband brings a TV out into the yard on Saturdays and Sundays and LOVES to grill, throw the ball with the boys, and just be outside.  I must say I love it as well.  There is just something about an outdoor fire in the fall that makes us so happy.   While on location shooting for TSG Richmond Volume 3 I had a chance to see some amazing outdoor entertaining areas around the Richmond area built by Westview Companies out of Oilville.  They all left me drooling. Glasco Pan-Fireplace

 

wc outdoor fireplace Not only are the fireplace structures amazing that Westview builds but also take note of the brickwork as well.  Just beautiful brickwork!   westviewgrillfireplace Last but not least, I spotted this adorable herb garden that Westview built for a client of theirs that I just can’t get out of my head. herb garden westview  Oh how I would love to have this tiered herb garden and a custom outdoor fireplace in my backyard!  If you are looking to have an outdoor entertaining area done call Westview Companies and TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU!  —CHENEY

Oct
17
2014

Wine and Design

Janie Molster of Janie Molster Designs not only designs gorgeous interiors here in Richmond and in other cities as well but she can now add a winery to her list of beautifully designed spaces.  When Steve Case, formerly of AOL, tasked Janie with redesigning the interior of his wine tasting room she was up to the job and anyone who visits will benefit from the high design and earthy feel she infused into the space.  It went from a big, dark room to something very different than a lot of the barn like wineries you see in Virginia.  It is rich with texture and the colors remind you of the soil from which the grapes are harvested . Everyone wants to feel like they are in a well decorated and appointed room when tasting wine.  It is all part of the experience.   Winery21 The Washington Post described it more like the lobby of a swanky hotel than a winery.  That appeals to me greatly.   Who wouldn’t want to hang in this tasting room with its faux-leather banquettes, gorgeous rugs and beautiful custom lighting fixtures.   Winery2 Janie explains it so important for people not to be intimidated in the tasting room and to want to come back.  The goal is to be “slightly more edgy but not intimidating.”  I agree completely and love the edginess of this room.  How gorgeous is this bar.  So stunning!  Winery3  Her appealing aesthetic is so  calming and rich.  She is one of Richmond’s best designers and her look is one of effortless STYLE.   janie head shot.jpg  I have seen many a room Janie has designed and they all make me full of envy.  If you are not in the market for redesigning a whole room but really want to infuse a little of Janie in your home, remember she has a pop up shop at The Shops at 5807.  She has chairs, rugs, lighting and many other items available to purchase.  I LOVE popping in and just being in her space.  It is so peaceful and every piece has Janie’s look.  Call Janie Molster Designs for your next project and TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU!  —CHENEY

Oct
8
2014

So Many TSG Richmond Participants are on display at the 2015 RSOL Designer Showhouse

There is a little over one week left to visit the amazing Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Designer House, Hampton Manor, located in Hallsley.  The doors are open until October 12th and it really is a must see.  I visited last week and was instantly jealous of the beautiful rooms, creative ideas and amazing work the designers gave us this year.  I have a slight obsession, huge obsession really, with wallpaper so the Bridget Beari Designs foyer by Susan Jamieson blew me away.  Foyers are so important because they really set the tone of a house and show the personality of the owner.  This one does not disappoint especially with it’s Deco feel!  The Loki wallpaper on the walls in Basille Brass is stunning and the enlarged Loki pattern on the ceiling was hand trimmed and applied to create a sunburst pattern that will knock your socks off.  Even the stairs are papered with Jamieson’s new Wellington paper.  The upper hall is in Buscemi. All are available at Palette in Richmond and Palette in Charlottesville. RSOL Stairs RSOL Ceiling RSOL BUSCEMI  You can also find  Anne Blackwell Thompson’s stunning pressed botanicals in the master bedroom courtesy of Glave and Holmes. Anne and Glave had a wonderful collaboration and all of the specimens Anne used were harvested locally which is one great reason Scout loves Blackwell Botanicals. botanicals at RSSH  The upstairs guest bedroom designed by the girls from Stedman House Richmond, Pam Baldwin and Bev Benner, is so serene and beautiful.  We are so looking forward to seeing more of their work in Richmond.   stedmanbedroom Stedman the girls TSG Richmond is so proud to have so many participants in the Richmond Show House this year.  It was such a thrill to walk in and see these very talented local designers and artisans showing their amazing talents to Richmond via the show house.  If you have not been yet you must go.  There is a wealth of information available when you tour the house and plenty of ideas to jumpstart your next project.  Grab a card from each designer and when you call  TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU!  —CHENEY

Oct
1
2014

Caroline Travels The World Again!!!!!!!!

Caroline Wallace of Caroline Travels the World has been at it again. Making us all jealous with her amazing trips.  Traveling is her forte’ and she is a true expert at customizing the most perfect vacation for those seeking adventure, luxury or the ultimate travel experience.  Part of why she is so good at what she does is because she is traveling to all the wonderful places she sends people to.   She does her due diligence and it shows when you take a trip Caroline plans for you!  I know firsthand how great it is to have Caroline plan a special trip.  She sent our family of 23 to The Tryall Club in Jamaica for my inlaws 50th anniversary and it was truly a trip of a lifetime, one we will all never forget.  Take a look at her recent trips to the Galapagos and Northern Italy.  Two very different trips but each one offers unbelievable sights!  Makes me want to jump on a plane tomorrow!!!! caroline turtle seal    galapgos view venice1 venice2 venice3 Dolmites1 dolmites2 como1 como2 como3 Now is the time to be thinking about holiday travel and spring break trips.  Nothing is too exotic for Caroline. Whether you are honeymooning, in need of an overdue trip or even just a quick weekend away, Caroline is who you should call to plan your next getaway!   I am personally thinking Paris after christmas!  A girl can dream.  Make your dreams come true and call Caroline at Caroline Travels The World.  TELL HER SCOUT SENT YOU!  —CHENEY

Sep
24
2014

Fall into ROAN

I get a little itchy this time of year.   Itchy to gather pieces for my wardrobe!  There is something about buying a few new things every Fall that makes me very happy.  There are parties, oyster roasts and before we know it, HOLIDAY.  You might every couple of years even need a new winter coat like this one at Roan! Roan Coat  It is so practical and feels so good!   You might need a party dress or two and one of my favorite lines Roan carries is Troubadour, designed by fellow southerner Lindsey Carter.  Classic but on trend!  troubadour To top off any great outfit a pair of Louboutins is a must!  IMG_2678  And for the most perfect holiday shoes that just sparkle and delight,  these Jimmy Choo cuties will not disappoint!   choo Roan is one of Richmond’s best destinations for your Fall wardrobe needs! Stop by and TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU!  —CHENEY

Sep
4
2014

Too Much Washing

I am not much on spending a lot on my hair.  I frankly would rather have clothes, clothes, clothes! BUT I have a new hairdresser and he advised me that I am washing my hair TOO much and now it is damaged.  David at London Hair Design cares about the health of the hair and not just how it looks.  We are, together, on a mission to fix my hair.  He explained to me that there is so much more to a hairdresser than just cutting the hair and styling it for the client that day.  He really cares about the condition of my hair and helped educate me on what to do to keep it healthy and shiny.  First and foremost STOP washing my hair every day.   He challenged me to wash it twice a week.  I can rinse but not wash!  He has developed some really great products for all types of hair.  I am addicted to the Thermal Styling Spray!  London product picture  He is also a master colorist and believes in a couture hair experience at his salon and boutique that has been open since 1988.  I have yet to ever highlight or color my hair but stay tuned because as the greys keep coming I am getting VERY close to pulling the trigger. Go see Deepak Bedi, better known as David, and his team at London Hair Design and  TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU!  —CHENEY

Jul
29
2014