Discriminating shoppers from around the country always plan to visit Keith and Pam Foster’s Middleburg shop, The Outpost, when they are in the area. They have absolute confidence that the decorative piece they’ve been searching for will be found among the spectacular range of stylish art, furniture and elegant items The Outpost offers.
Now, according to Keith, there is a new, second shop about to debut.
“We love everything about The Outpost,” he explained, “but for some time I’ve wanted to test a concept that would offer our customers and clients something very different….something more reflective of a different side of our style.”
What Keith refers to is his and Pam’s love of the natural world, great gardens, and a lighter, more whimsical style that so perfectly balances and integrates with their love for the darker British Campaign and travel related styles.
To test his idea, Keith staged one room of The Outpost last spring to offer beautiful and original European garden and park pieces.
“It was a success,” he said smiling. “We sold everything in the room rather quickly.”
So, with confidence and a highly professional commitment to their clients, Keith and Pam will open The Keep, their new Upperville shop April 16th and 17th in the former Upperville Primitive Baptist Church on John S. Mosby Highway. It will be open weekends only. In addition, they have completely transformed the adjoining cottage, which is now available for short-term rentals on VRBO. If you love The Outpost’s look, you or your guests will want to move in to The Cottage.
“The Keep will offer a very different vibe and aesthetic,” Keith emphasizes. “The spectacular space has been totally renovated. It’s very light and open with 16 foot high ceilings and a casual yet dramatic style that incorporates the major garden influence that we both love.”
Keith, who continues to design golf courses in his “spare time” will welcome customers at The Outpost along with Lauren Rhodes, and Pam will most often be at The Keep.
Meanwhile, The Outpost reopens Friday, April 9th and Keith expects many clients to be in the area for a first view of the new offerings.
As in year’s past, many local shoppers get a jump on the official opening date by watching for the arrival of containers that are delivered at the shop following Keith and Pam’s far-flung travels. In fact, recently when containers began to appear outside The Outpost, many clients arrived soon after the trucks left to survey the new pieces as they made their first appearance.