Dovecote Style is a lifestyle boutique offering an ever-changing selection of chic apparel and accessories for women, as well as whimsical gifts and our Fearrington House to Home signature selection of jams, jellies and sauces. Check our blog often for tips, trends and what our in-house stylists are chatting about!

Q&A with Kate Walton

We were excited to catch up with Kate Walton, for Gabrielle Jewelry, before her trunk show at Dovecote on Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th. Here is what she shared with us about her favorite pieces this season! What three words best describe your line? Sentimental, timeless, intricate What has been your inspiration this season? I’d say my move to San Francisco has played a lot into some new designs for this season. With a new place comes new inspiration, and I’m finding... Full Post >

Q&A with Barbara Kiersch

We were excited to chat with Barbara Kiersch for Schneiders of Salzburg, before their trunk show at Dovecote on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st. Here is what she shared with us about their collection! What has been your inspiration this season? The SS’16 season revels in three worlds of colors. Modern, understated tones create the impression of having been bleached by the sun and the sea. The palette extends from rose and red tones to blues such as ocean and smoky blue.... Full Post >

Q&A with Jill Fairchild

We were excited to catch up with Jill Fairchild, for Fairchild|Baldwin, before their trunk show at Dovecote on Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 24th. Here is what she shared with us about their beautiful collection! What three words best describe your line? Classic, contemporary, luxury What has been your inspiration this season? We are inspired by everything: architecture, blasts from the past, or simply beautiful colors that we see in everything from landscapes to... Full Post >

Q&A with Blair Stanley

We were excited to catch up with designer Blair Stanley before this weekend's pop-up shop at Dovecote on Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th. Check out what he shared with us about this season's collection! What has been your inspiration this season? The Blair Stanley collection is always going to be about Classic Silhouettes with trims and details that are currently trending. The color palette is always neutrals (blacks, greys, navy blue) with one trending color . . . this... Full Post >

Summer Style Preview: Classic

Enjoy this spring weather now! Here in North Carolina, it is generally short-lived. That being said, we have plenty of summery options to take you into the upcoming season. If you lean towards a classic style, you are set here at Dovecote! We have the signature washed and wrinkled linen tunics from CP Shades back in the shop this year in stunning colors that will pair perfectly with your favorite Equestrian pants. We have some great fitted button-downs from Claridge & King as well as... Full Post >

Workout Gear

Sports Socks are high compression socks that Chef Colin Bedford swears by when training. These compression socks are meant to increase circulation. What makes them special? They work great AND look great! Unlike most compression socks, these come in fashionable colors and designs. "The socks really seem to reduce the stress training puts on my muscles," says Chef Bedford. "I haven't had any shin splints since I started wearing them regularly." CEP Sports Socks can be found at Dovecote... Full Post >

Style Defined: AVANT GARDE

This look was styled by Emma. This is not one of our more "out there" Avant Garde looks, but it's still a wink and a nod to Avant Garde style. A Creamsicle-inspired super thin sweater from Magaschoni is so fun with a printed pant courtesy of Krazy Larry. We've topped this look with an Ann Lightfoot cluster necklace and punctuated it with a structured bag from Lancaster Paris and pointy toe flat from Matt Bernson. We love the flow of the sweater with the businesslike handbag, plus the... Full Post >

Q&A with Dan Mauney

We were excited to catch up with Dan Mauney, for Zee Alexis, before their trunk show at Dovecote on Saturday, March 26th and Sunday, March 27th. Here is what we learned about their fabulous shoe collection! What three words best describe your line? Contemporary, unique, comfort. What has been your inspiration this season? Tie dye, buckles, color, casual sneakers, white soles, and platforms. What is your favorite piece from your collection and why? I have two! The first is... Full Post >

Style Defined: CHIC

This look was styled by Cassie. Sometimes, simplicity is the key. This is especially true as we head into Spring. This weather was made for sweet dresses and easy pieces. Here, we've paired a structured and graphic dress from Peserico with a trendy stacked heel from Bettye Muller, springy tote and a delicate earring with a bit of edge. The chic woman isn't afraid to embrace trends, while always looking impeccable. This ensemble is perfect! From Easter Sunday to Sunday Brunch, you'll never... Full Post >

Spring 2016 at Dovecote Style

Our takeaways from the 2016 Spring Runway Trends were decidedly “pretty” and we are looking forward to this beautiful season ahead! Coral is the new pink – such a flattering color on women of every age but especially for our 50+ shoppers, and persimmon is this season’s au courant shade of orange – a dessert orange with pink undertones. Again, so flattering. Across the board, this is going to be a gorgeous palette of color to work with. You will see more dresses in the shop than... Full Post >