Category Archives: home away

sale room!

Our sale room is jam-packed full of all sorts of amazing treasures for even more amazing prices!
Don’t miss out!

getting ready for spring

We are certainly ready for spring, aren’t you?
We have been helping clients get their homes ready for this next new season!  
Stay tuned for info on getting some beautiful cherry blossoms for your home this spring and Easter season!

Calling all ladies!

Hey, ladies!  Did you hear?  Indigo is the new black!
And that is what the Willows’ is all about at the Union Biltmore’s Ladies Night Out this Thursday!
Join us this Thursday, February 28 from 6-8 at the Union Biltmore.
There will be discounts and giveaways from participating Union shops just for you!
And you won’t want to miss all the fun with live music, trunk shows, beauty tips, wine tasting, $20 bruschetta board and bottle of bubbly at del piero and so much more!
Stop by the Willows to fill out one of our design questionnaires, enter for a chance to win our amazing vintage indigo apron (photo coming soon!), pick up one of our calling card pouches (a free gift just for you!) each with a unique, vintage swatch of indigo and join in the fun!
We will also have a stack of beautiful, vintage indigo fabrics that you can hand-pick and custom order anything from pillows to table clothes to aprons and more!
We hope to see you all there!
 Mark your calendars for Thursday night at 6 at the Union!

happy monday!

It always puts a smile on my face when these cute visitors stop by the store!

what a month…

and then some.
Is it really June already?
The month of May was an absolute whirlwind.  Between buying trips and visiting California, meeting our newest (19th!) grandbaby in Chicago, going to Dallas for the graduation of our 5th child and to meet his new fiance (!) and all the rest of day to day life, it seems to have passed me by in a blur.  
Now, I am back and ready to regroup.  
My daughter-in-law Sara and our newest little Gracie.
Back porch dinners in Chicago.  Simply glorious!
I’m sorry, but is she not just the cutest thing you have ever seen?
Grandkids swimming at our hotel pool in Chicago.
Cannot believe I have another graduate!
With my 5th born.
Alex and his lovely bride-to-be, Mary Brigid.
Some healthy competition with future in-laws.  Burches vs. Coutures soccer.
Here’s to a great summer!

just a little bit from our garden shop…

In case you haven’t been to the shop in a while and wanted a peek of what you are missing…

jeanne d’arc

Our latest issue of Jeanne d’Arc Living is absolutely stunning, as always.  If you’ve never picked up this magazine, let me tell you, you will drool over every single page.  It’s that good.  It’s more than a magazine really.  You will never throw it away.  You will look at it again and again and go back to reference it when redecorating or rearranging a little corner of your house.  Wrap it in a red bow and it would make the perfect little Valentine’s day gift for that sister, friend, neighbor or mom you want to let know how special they are in your life.

back at market!

We were in LA this week buying all sorts of clothes for the shop!  You are going to want to buy them all!  We fell absolutely head-over-heels in love with a new line called Frank and Eileen!  Their “tea shirts” are the absolute best!  And the packaging?  To die for.  Keep an eye on the blog for when they arrive in the store!  They are sure to go quick!
One of the showrooms even spoiled us with goodies from Bottega Louie…
And the perfect way to end the day?
With a drink at Pattern Bar in downtown LA…

our design team!

Introducing  the Willows Design Team :
Beverly Burch, Willows store owner and visionary,  
Susan Rose, with an eye for beautiful objects and an eclectic aesthetic to put it all together, she has developed a very successful design business over the last 25 years.
Maggie VanDyke, the energetic, organized, and supportive  driving force.
These three women have come together, culminating in a unique  collaboration of creativity.
How does the process work?
It begins with Listening.  We recognize that each client’s desires and needs are specific to their lifestyle.  Our designers know that listening is a crucial part of crafting a distinctive style for each home.  After previewing the home and hearing what the client wants,… we develop our ideas into a Plan.
We offer a wide range of design services.  We can design an entire home or merely rearrange and re-purpose with the client’s existing objects.

The proper scale of furniture, the placement of each accessory, the inter-play of textures and layering, and the color tones become the framework for the scope of each project.
Editing, and Organizing are crucial in helping us to define your vision.       
We love incorporating  textured elements, architectural finds, beautiful mixtures, and essentials, that can be rustic yet elegant. All of these elements come together to define the space, as well as paint a memorable reflection of  personal style that our client’s love living in and sharing with friends and family.  The Willow’s design team strives to bring an individualized look to each client’s home which is truly a reflection of them. 
These changes can happen all at once, or slowly over a period of time. Our goal in working with our clients is for their home to be just as functional as it is beautiful.  
The objective of the Willow’s design team is to build a strong foundation for Phoenix women and their families by helping them to create a beautiful and inspired home environment.  This is why so many of our clients have come to us for design, and have remained as our friends.
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and a wedding!

We had the most wonderful time this weekend celebrating the marriage of Paige and Robert!  
(Remember last April when we went to Italy for the engagement?)  Everything was beautiful and we had so much fun!  Paige looked gorgeous at the rehearsal dinner and absolutely stunning at the wedding!  
Congratulations you two!

 They had an entire dessert table at the reception…
Mmmmm.