Each month we are highlighting “Our Garden Tour Stars” -- landscape architects, florists, and interior designers who have participated in our annual Garden Tour and Showcase Estate at the Virginia Robinson Gardens. We want to let you know about these very talented designers, their inspirations, and their creations.
This month, we are featuring interior designer Kenneth Boyer. He has designed many spectacular rooms at VRG for Garden Tour, including the Living Room, Dining Room, Guest Bedroom, Morning Room, and Loggia.
We asked him these five questions:
1. How did you decide to become an interior designer?
At an early age, I found myself arranging spaces, collecting textiles, scouting out for antiques and vintage items. Design is one of my life passions. I feel extremely fortunate to be working in a career that I love.
2. Which interior designer(s) (living or not living) have inspired you and why?
Axel Vervoordt and Jean-Louis Deniot. Both designers’ dedication and passion for their craft is reflected in their intricately woven interiors.
3. Which historical interior in the world is your favorite and why?
As an avid lover of books, I feel that the Austrian National Library is one of my favorite historical interiors I have visited. The old-world craftsmanship and detailing are simply breathtaking!
4. Can you please share some photos of your home and/or projects you have worked on?
I have been planting a raised-bed herb garden with English influences. It is a garden for the senses. Basil, curry, and lemon thyme are a few of the many varieties I have incorporated in the design.
5. What is the book that inspires you the most?
Priya Parker is the author of a new book titled The Art of Gathering. Her philosophy and interpretation of gatherings shift the conversation to: How we can experience more impactful connections with others in our daily lives?