Amy works on gardening projects in the small potting shed that Paul built.

Credits: Photographs by Björn Wallander, styling by Rebecca Omweg

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For Amy Hamilton, quality is...

A home studio. "Because we're blessed to be able to work at home, my husband and I can greet our children when they hop off the bus from school each day."

Fields of fireflies. "It was our dream to raise our children in the country so that they could experience nature."

Art. "The majority of our time is spent creating art, whether it's Paul's painting or my millinery. We pour our energy into what we do, and it surrounds us in our home and in our studios."

Inspiration out the window. "On our property, there's a constant supply of inspiration that the whole family takes advantage of. I clip blooms from the garden and then recreate them in silk for my hats. Paul has painted images of the water lilies on the pond and the structures on our property many times. Marcus creates rafts from fallen branches to float on the pond. Lillie took a walk in the woods the other day and came back inspired to write a poem."

For more information on Amy's hats, visit granvillemillinerycompany.com.
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