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Autumn Landscape Tips

With the worst of summer heat behind us and lovely fall planting weather ahead, now is the perfect time to consider planting native trees and shrubs for birds and other wildlife to enjoy! As we've been finding here in the gardens at Fearrington, so many of our favorite natives offer not only sustenance for wildlife, but also add dazzling fall color and bright winter berries to the...



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Dovecote Style: DEFINED

Generally speaking, women will favor one style category — Classic, Bohemian, Chic or Avant Garde. Classic style is defined by timelessness, simplicity and impeccable taste, with lots of neutrals while the bohemian (or boho) style employs color and an organic vintage sensibility. Chic is the perfect example of elegance and is embodied by those fashionable women who are aware of trends without...



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Cider Class with Diane Flynt

We are super excited to have Diane Flynt, cider-maker and apple farmer extraordinaire, joining us for a class at The Fearrington Granary on Thursday, September 3rd at 5:30pm. Diane is one of the best producers of dry fermented apple ciders in the United States. She makes a wide range of ciders from heirloom apple to crab apple varieties all grown on her farm in Dugspur, Virginia. Diane has...



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All the Little Things

The comforts of home are taken for granted until you are away and they are not immediately on hand. However, if you are staying at The Fearrington House Inn, never fear! We have plenty of conveniences offered in your luxurious room. The New York Times is delivered daily each morning to your room, or you can request to also have access to a digital copy during your stay, accessible from the...



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Q&A with JoAnn Doxakis

We were excited to catch up with JoAnn Doxakis, for ZoWee, before her trunk show at Dovecote on Friday, August 21st and Saturday, August 22nd. Here is what she shared with us about her exquisite collection! What has been your inspiration this season? Texture. The organic feel of outdoors inspires me, so many colors and textures for all seasons. The culture of vacation spots I’ve visited...



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Daniella Lehavi Boots

Our love for fall is fairly evident here at Dovecote. Cashmere sweaters, streamlined leggings, cozy scarves, lots of layers . . . fall fashion is definitely our favorite. Pairing these pieces with boots is only natural! Ankle boots with a knit dress and opaque tights is a look we love. A knee-high boot with skinny pants and an oversized sweater? Autumnal perfection! Daniella Lehavi's boots...



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Sara & Scott

Sara and Scott tied the knot on April 25, 2015. These newlyweds said their "I dos" at the Garden Terrace, and danced the night away in the Fearrington Barn. Tell us about the engagement? Our engagement took us on a journey in logistics, which in turn required two attempts for Scott to get to “pop the question.” On the first attempt, Scott had the plan and pieces all in place. However,...



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How I Style It

Here at Dovecote, we love to build a look. It's like a puzzle - challenging, but fun and so satisfying once we've completed it. Each member of our style team builds different looks, dependent on the client and the stylist's own personal outlook on fashion. Featured here is a look from our newest Dovecote Stylist Cassie. She's taken a simple washable silk top from Go Silk and paired it with the...



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Poolside Style

Summer is winding down and it's your last chance to swim in style. For the ultimate in poolside (or beachside) chic, look no further than Dovecote Style and our beautiful pareos from Matta. Made in India from 100% percent cotton and contained in a cute matching bag, these bright wraps are perfect to wrap around your suit before, during and after pool times. Paired with a wrinkled linen tunic from...



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Meet Steve, Catherine & Solo

Steve Bravy, Catherine Garland and Solo have been Fearrington residents since 2004. We asked them what they loved most about living at Fearrington - here's what they shared about their experience. What persuaded you to move to Fearrington? The location in the Triangle (universities, health care, arts, restaurants) and the beautiful local setting; the chance to make new friends through the...



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