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Behind The Curtain: Halloween 2015 – What’s In A Name?

“What’s the Halloween theme this year?” This may be the most asked question I get as a visual merchandiser at Rogers Gardens every year starting around, oh, April, at least by fellow employees (the most asked customer question is: “Don’t you just love your job?” to which the answer is YES!). […]

The Ease of Summer Entertaining by Barbara McGraw

The casual season of summer calls for effortless entertaining with make ahead salads and quickly grilled dinners. Relaxed entertaining is at its best when the host can enjoy the party as much as the guests. Create an easy breezy menu that keeps you out of the kitchen and in the conversation. A dash of rustic [...]

By | 2015-08-26T17:07:07+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Food, Home Decor, Inspiration|0 Comments

Behind The Curtain: Halloween 2015 – Something Wicked This Way Comes

Don’t look. I’m serious. You aren’t ready for it. You really don’t want to know. […]

Home Décor Trends for Spring 2015 by Eric Cortina

I just recently returned from a buying trip at the Maison Objet show in Paris. Not only was I inspired by all the beautiful displays and booths, but had the chance to walk the entire show to see all the trends in fabric, lighting and furniture. Here are a few of my observations of the [...]

Plein Air Painting | Past & Future by Theresa Marino

Who doesn’t appreciate a painting featuring the California landscape or seascape? It’s where we live. The beauty of the state is why we live here. I have a theory that every household in California, no matter its style should have at least one plein air painting in their home. […]

By | 2015-02-12T22:42:34+00:00 February 12th, 2015|Home Decor|0 Comments

Decorating Trends for Christmas 2014 by Eric Cortina

The Holidays are upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about decorating your home for the Christmas season.  This is the most wonderful time of the year to celebrate with family and friends, and adding greenery and cherished ornaments will add to the memories created. The trends for this Christmas are not brand new, but [...]

Must Have Christmas List by Barbara McGraw

We probably all have some criteria for Christmas that must be displayed, eaten, or performed in order for this holiday to be a success in our minds. Without these certain rituals the season seems empty or deflated.  It could be poinsettias at the front door, constructing a gingerbread house or draping the fireplace in cedar [...]

Behind the Curtain | Hauntingly Beautiful Halloween 2014 – Music to Soothe the Savage Beasts

I'm here to once again answer that age old question…."What is that music and where can I get it?" OK so maybe it's not such and age old question after all but one we get every year. So to satisfy the curious and calm the frantic, without further ado, here is our hit list of Halloween [...]

By | 2014-10-08T03:57:30+00:00 October 8th, 2014|Halloween, Holiday, Home Decor, Inspiration|3 Comments

Behind the Curtain | Hauntingly Beautiful Halloween 2014 – Artists That Inspire

One of the things I love most about working for Rogers Gardens is being surrounded by the creations of so many talented artists! As a creative person, I am inspired on a daily basis by the level of detail and imagination demonstrated in these pieces. I especially love seeing their take on Halloween themes and [...]

By | 2014-09-14T22:59:26+00:00 September 14th, 2014|Halloween, Holiday, Home Decor|2 Comments

Behind the Curtain | Hauntingly Beautiful Halloween 2014 – Let the Zhushing Begin!

According to Oxford dictionary, to zhush is “make more exciting, lively, or attractive”. We are going to zhush this place up! Our theme this year is Hauntingly Beautiful. We’ll begin adding luxurious texture to the walls by putting up lots of fabric. […]

By | 2014-09-08T23:32:27+00:00 September 8th, 2014|Halloween, Holiday, Home Decor|1 Comment