A Victorian- style bistro set is dressed for afternoon tea.
Carolyn Aiken gathers fresh-cut blooms to brighten interior spaces in her home.
Andrew and one of the couple’s sons built The Boathouse using recycled materials. Its porch offers the perfect spot to sit and watch the grandchildren paddle about the pond.
Left: Carolyn anchored a pretty springtime vignette with a pastel rainbow of delphiniums plucked from her garden. Right: A decorative metal bicycle planter engenders smiles in the garden.
The Gardener’s Cottage, complete with a tiny cupola and Victorian trim, is decorated with lovely feminine touches—soft hues and lots of lace.
Text Karen Callaway
Photography Kate Sears
To learn more about Carolyn Aiken, read “Where Love Grows” on page 59 of the May/June 2017 issue of Victoria.