Jamie earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design from Brenau University in Atlanta, Georgia and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Business Law from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She is an NCIDQ Registered Interior Designer offering her clients a comprehensive background with 15 years of interior design experience, 10 of those years as owner of her own design studio, and 15 years of experience in the financial sector of corporate business.

Kern’s body of work has been widely published. Her work has been recognized by the American Society of Interior Designers for design excellence and featured as a case study in the interior design textbook “Beginnings of Interior Environments” for the education of up-and-coming interior designers. Her work is featured in the hardback anthology “Modern Interior Design – American Collection” published in 2010.

Gardens – Landscape Ideas for Both the Pro and the Novice

I love beautiful landscapes and have a deep regard for people who crate interesting gardens.  While I can visualize the end product in an interior space, I am completely blinded when I step outside and try to imagine exterior gardens projects.  And adding insult to injury, my nurturing skills are not what you’d call stellar.  Recently I killed the inhabitants of two 4″ x 6″ succulent terrarium gardens.    They asked for nothing more than a mist of water once a week and indirect sunlight.  And yet I failed.

But a girl can dream…..

Here are some great ideas for the professional as well as the novice.  As long as it isn’t me!

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The Gardens of Marqueyssac in Vezac, France – photo courtesy of insightbeautynoise.com

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Wow!  –  Photo from eastisidepatch.com


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Pretty Amazing.  Still a little out of my reach –     Photo from Ruby Slipper Journeys

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Wisteria is a work of art on its own.  Makes me long for mint juleps in the shade

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Stunning Natural Color!

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A stunning living wall by Habitat Horticulture

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How fun is this?  Love the charm and the burst of color.

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Now this is something I can actually do.   I have an antique shopping cart that is planted with ferns every spring.  It’s a great container garden idea.

Photo from Better Homes and Gardens

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Speaking of container gardening.   Wish I still had my old orange VW Bug that got me through college.  Photo from Minted Plus


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So Cute!!!   Photo from Mannequin Madness

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So this piece of garden art has 3 things I’m obsessed with;  succulents, mannequin heads and Medussa.  I really want to try this.   Photo from Mannequin Madness.


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ok, I know this seems a little weird but I really do have a thing for old baby dolls and baby doll heads.  And who couldn’t use a little giggle?  Anyone who tries this, please send me some pics.            Photo from Buzzfeed