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Inn at Willow Grove Expands Luxury Experience


August 30, 2017 | Ivy Publications

In Orange County to the northeast of Charlottesville, The Inn at Willow Grove, a luxurious boutique hotel, makes for the perfect getaway. The historic property, once a plantation, was listed in Travel + Leisure’s 2017 “10 Best Resort Hotels in the South” and was rated as a 4-star hotel by Forbes Travel Guide. The Inn at Willow Grove offers guests the opportunity to stay in the manor house or one of the stunning cottages on the property.

The Inn also houses an award-winning restaurant—the Vintage Restaurant—on the ground level of the manor. From Sunday brunch to tapas Wednesdays, the restaurant offers gourmet farm-to-table dining to ensure guests remain well fed during their getaway. In addition, guests can take a short scenic drive into Downtown Orange and visit Forked on Main, the Vintage Restaurant’s sister restaurant, and the boutique Objects on Main, which is also owned by the Inn at Willow Grove family.

The property’s lush 40 acres are full of gardens, walking paths and history. Water fountains, sculptures and sitting areas welcome guests as they stroll the grounds.

Soon, guests will be able to stay at two new additional guest houses, as well as indulge in the Mill House Spa (below). The spa will offer not only relaxing services but also a fitness and yoga facility and an outdoor salt water pool. (Below, bottom left and right photos courtesy of The Inn at Willow Grove)

With the project set to finish next month, in September, we cannot wait to break out a bottle of divine local sparkling wine and indulge in the new Inn at Willow Grove experience.

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook. Email us at living@ivypublications.com with your questions and inquiries, or call us at 434-984-4713.

4 Lighting Styles & Trends to Try This Summer


August 1, 2017 | Ivy Publications

Whether complementing a space or serving as a dramatic centerpiece, decorative lighting is an essential style element of a room. Beyond illumination, lighting fixtures can instantly change the ambiance of a room from classic to contemporary and everything in between. Planning a remodel? The lighting experts at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery share four on-trend styles to consider for your next project!


Jewelry
– Lighting is often referred to as the jewelry of the home. Fixtures that incorporate sparkly jewels delicately strung along intricate metal framework, as showcased below in the Crystorama “Mercer” chandelier, elegantly make that statement quite literal. Whether used as a centerpiece for the dining room or to create a jaw-dropping experience in the entryway, this fixture design is a great conversation starter.

Pendalier – This new lighting design trend features a chandelier inside an oversized pendant—also known as a “Pendalier.” The Crystorama “Sylvan” chandelier by Libby Langdon Lighting below is a classic example of this design. This daring fixture can enhance a room without overpowering it. Adding a Pendalier to your home gives any space a dynamic and dramatic feel.

Crystal – The use of crystal elements in light fixtures creates instant glamour and casts a wide array of dazzling prismatic colors. Crystal can be incorporated in any fixture—from classic to modern—to complement your space. Known for their dramatic and elegant designs, Crystorama Lighting, like the Crystorama “Hollis” Pendant below, offers a wide array of fixtures with modern crystal expressions.

Mid-Century Modern – Clean angles, sleek form, simple yet beautiful geometric designs are characteristic of Mid-Century Modern. These lighting fixtures like the Crystomara “Bleeker” chandelier below can be used to brighten your living room, add a glow to your spa bath and illuminate your entryway without compromising style.

Whether you decide to take a chance on a new lighting trend or stick with a tried and true design, decorative lighting fixtures that illuminate your space and reflect your personal style are always on trend!

Photos courtesy of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery


From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook. Email us at living@ivypublications.com with your questions and inquiries, or call us at 434-984-4713.