i have been an admirer from afar of carolyne roehm as long as i can remember, so you can only imagine how thrilled i was to to sit down last week and talk to her about her childhood, her fashion career, her style, her blog, her dogs, her new book, carolyne roehm- at home in the garden/ order here, and of course her passion for “blue & white” (we also talked about her upcoming halloween party and her new favorite hangouts- lowes and trader joes).
another thing carolyne is passionate about is gardening and entertaining. she told me she fell in love with gardening at a very early age. she spent a lot of time on her grandmothers farm in missouri. her grandmother had beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. she credits her grandmother and oscar de la renta as being the biggest influences on her life, more on that tomorrow in part 2 of my interview with carolyne.
carolyne and i talked most about her passion for gardens and for nature…and we talked a lot about her gardens at weatherstone, her home in connecticut. each of the gardens at weatherstone have been lovingly crafted to serve as an outdoor living room, where hours are passed at work, alone or enjoying with company. this concept of making our gardens an extension of our home is really compelling and inspiring.
i was around in the 80’s and carolyne was the fixture that illuminated during this time…..her beauty, her lifestyle, her homes, her parties and her fashion career were center stage….speaking with her about this time i got the sense that of course this was a magical time, but what she really finds magical and real is the beauty of nature and of course her beautiful gardens.
i really enjoyed getting to know carolyne. she’s warm, gracious and very funny. she is passionate about her home and inspired by her gardens, and with her new book she is giving us insight into how to be at home in the garden, literally and brilliantly! enjoy!