Serenely Chic

I am pretty much obsessed with this Cape Town, South Africa home. It is designed by Serena Crawford, who has the magical ability to create graceful, natural, and superbly chic interiors. Her rooms flow with great natural energy, and the design feels fresh and timeless in the most ideal juxtaposition.

Design by Serena Crawford

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As if I needed a reason to love this entry #ThePottedBoxwood

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I love checkerboard floors.

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Another glimpse of the front. Potted boxwood and white on white shutters.

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Comfortable without looking lazy (‘ya know what I mean).

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This kitchen may be the best I have seen. Seriously. The blue & white, the contrast of wood and white, the collected design, and the warmth of the texture is all flawless.

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Framed Chinoiserie panels and beautiful fabrics in this white bedroom.

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I really adore all the orchids together. Idea that I may have to steal.

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Ideal.

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Make Me Blush

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and I figured I would give you some design to blush about!

Pink was my first favorite color, even when I pretended to be a “tom boy” and like green (like lime green, not boxwood green). While I was obviously not a tom boy, I loved pink and I still gravitate toward the color. I find it is often the only colorful solution for a pick-me-up. So whether you have someone to shower you with pink flowers, or if you want to have a little pink frosting of your own, enjoy some of my favorite shades of blush today.

 

Anne Cox Chambers dining room in Atlanta via ADAnne Cox Chambers Dining room in Atlanta. Via AD

Beautiful pale pink cabinets by Ruthie Sommers via Veranda

Light pale cabinets by Ruthie Sommers via Veranda.

Bedroom by Mark Gillette via AD

Blush tones in a bedroom by Mark Gilette via AD.

Blush and Gold by Suzanne Kassler via AD

Suzanne Kassler knows how to charm in blush tones via AD.

bold pops of pink by Suellen Gregory Via Veranda Suellen Gregory has the perfect dark pink pop in this gorgeous home via Veranda.

Farrow and Ball Pink Ground blush door Farrow and Ball Ground Blush door is the perfect shade.

interior of Sketch London My friend and I will be here soon. Sketch London!

Kelly Wearstler office in Pink via AD The always iconic office of Kelly Wearstler via AD.

Lauren Santo Domingo via AD

Lauren Santo Domingo has an office that is also rather worth blushing over. Via AD

living room in pink by John Saldino via Veranda

Such a sophisticated shade in this living room by John Saldino. Via Verandavia Trine's Wardrobe via Elle Decor

Looks like the perfect bath tub by Trine’s Wardrobe via Elle Decor.

The Super Chic Underdog

Note: At the point I was writing this, Atlanta was super ahead. Y’all know how much I love Nantucket…so get some New England Inspiration from my previous post!

Like many things that fall under “American Traditions,” Super Bowl Sunday is right up there. If you don’t watch it for the sport, you watch it for the commercials. If you don’t watch it for the commercials, you watch it for the halftime show. If you don’t watch it for the halftime show, you watch it for the food. You get my point, there is a reason to watch. While I didn’t have a favorite team in the mix, I did enjoy thinking about all the beautiful aspects of the locations of each time. New England has beautiful homes from Connecticut to Nantucket, and Atlanta has such a mecca of fabulous designers and tastemakers.

While they may not be the winner, I had to share some pictures of my favorite Atlanta homes. There is so much talent that exists in the Atlanta design world, and I thought I would highlight a few of the fabulous!

Atlanta home by D Stanley Dixon via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Beautiful home by renown architect D. Stanley Dixon. via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Atlanta Home by Norman Askins via Traditional Home By far the best looking home there ever was. I really consider this a dream home. Architect Norman Askins understands beautiful homes. via Traditional Home

Norman Askins Atlanta designed home via Pinterest

Another Askins home, because they are all just too fabulous!

Atlanta Home of Suzanne Kasler via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Suzanne Kasler‘s home is full of inspiration, inside and out. Love the lighted topiaries. via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Former Atlanta Home of Danielle Rollins designed by Miles Redd via Veranda

This space is my idea of perfect. Hand painted wallpaper, beautiful fabrics, and a healthy dose of indoor greenery. Designed by Miles Redd in Danielle Rollins former home via Veranda

Howard Design Studio landscape in Atlanta via Pinterest Howard Design Studio always wows me with their distinct and chic placement of boxwood and ivy. They do all shades of green in the way that truly captivates and makes the home.

Parker Kennedy Living Outdoor Space via Atlana Homes and Lifestyles

One of the best outdoor living spaces full of blue and white by Parker Kennedy Living. via Atlanta Home & Lifestyles. 

 

The Round Table

I love a round dining table. It is intimate for group conversation, while allowing for an abundant arrangement to be the focal point. My friend has a round dining table that is in need of some chairs. It is to this point that it is driving her husband crazy. A great big table, and nowhere to sit! I figured I would give her some sources of “chair-spiration” and also inspire all of you with some beautiful round tables. Because a round table discussion is the most important kind of talk.

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brook shields townhouse by David Flint Wood Dining room from James Andrews Lee Ledbetter designed dining room via Architectural Digest Round dining area via Elle Decor round dining room via Veranda round dining table via domino Round table and blue and white toile chairs via Elel Decor via Better Homes and Gardens

 

A Chicly Collected Home

I am not quite sure how I missed this house. I subscribe to all the “glossy pages” as I once heard a very amusing woman refer to magazines. Can you blame her? Who doesn’t love a good gloss?! Anyway, I came across the beautiful and vast Ferncliff estate that once belonged to the Astor family. It has since been renovated, restored, and re-imagined by Robert Duffy, with the help of designer Richard McGeehan, into a home that leaves no stone unturned.

I adore Duffy’s requirements for a home- lots of blue, chinoiserie wallpaper, and a dark room with the window seat. I just so happen to agree with all of the above. You can see the passion for collected interiors. It is evident that upon every turn of the corner there is an immediate intrigue about what you may find. So many beautiful antiques you will be sure to enjoy.

 

All images of Robert Duffy’s home in the Hudson River Valley is designed with help from Richard McGeehan. Photos are from Elle Decor.

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Beautiful entry and landscape. Lush and green.

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I mean…. These are the types of dining rooms I live for. Chinoiserie and blue and white.

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I love the chic simplicity of this kitchen.

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Look at this room. Layered Persian rugs that Duffy collects are scattered throughout the entire home.  Robert Duffy Ferncliff Estate via Elle Decor. 7

Such an interesting hallway. The exposed brick and dark navy wallpaper are stunning backdrops for artwork.

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Well, you know I love this. When it comes to landscaping, all you need is green and gravel.

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So many books and rugs. Duffy’s home embodies layers with the most chicly collected ambience.

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So many great pieces in one room. That bed is very similar to one owned by my great grandmother.  My only edit (if I was lucky enough to call this my bedroom) would be to make the linens all white on the bed. I just would want to focus all my attention on those fanciful walls!

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Such a tremendously beautiful estate.