How Does Your Garden Grow?

I recently discovered the garden and landscape design of Kelly Husley. Her work is inspiring in the way she collaborates between the architecture of the home and architecture of the landscape she creates. She uses symmetry, differentiated heights, and eye popping botanical textures to enliven any backyard abode.

While her gardens are thoroughly executed, they are also effortlessly welcoming. Nothing feels too new, overdone, or overly contrived. There is an ease and familiarity in her application of design. If her gardens were a person. they would be the perfect friend. That being said, shouldn’t your garden be your friend too?!

Happy Tuesday my chic boxwood peeps!

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A lovely array of potted plants surround these symmetrical stepping stones and low lying fountain.

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Incredible sprays of green in these pots frame the door and the wall covering of green. Now that Spring is here, I can’t get enough of the color green!

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A downward hill flows with the design of cypress trees and tiers of flowered hedging.

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A dreamy display of white brick, low lying urns and iron work. She really has an eye for the visual appeal of gardens.

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Another view point of the home, where the landscape already tells you that what is inside is just as chic.

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I love the blue and white of the flowers against the lush greenery.

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An overarching branch perfectly frames the window and classic garden bench (very similar to the ones I grew up around).

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A magical shot of the flowering beds.

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Cypress tress flank each large pedestal pot of flowers.

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Stone steps lead to a watering fountain with well trimmed hedges. One of those visually pleasing elements that is not necessary, but so appreciated.

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Beautiful in every aspect. Those shutters are superb!

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Who said the path has to be straight?! It is more breathtaking when it varies.

Lily Lane

I recently was given an opportunity to style a bed for a Dallas store called Lily Lane Home. Immediately upon pulling up to the store you are greeted with two large potted boxwood at the entrance. It is filled with Belle Notte linens, Dash and Albert rugs, Juliska tableware, and all things luxurious. It is also filled with a pair of antique twin beds that I desperately want to purchase (see below). Entering the store makes you want to get in your softest pajamas and jump into a luxe bed full of fresh and textured pillows.

Since this was the “April bed of the month,”  I decided to keep it fresh with white coverlet and sheets, and added shades of grays, (April showers), and blues, (spring skies). The bed is an ideal place to curl up on an April day and read a good book. It is refreshing, calming, and comfortable. If you are in the Dallas area, come take a peak, and if you aren’t, be sure to visit their website!

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The April Bed of the month. A soft white coverlet perfect for spring, with a gray velvet blanket at the end of the bed, topped with a white bolster pillow. The pillows on the bed are a variety  of velvet, matelasse, and linen in blues and grays.

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A mini potted boxwood with beautiful blue and white porcelain (available in the store).

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A variety of textures, patterns, and colors. Don’t the pillows just look so plush and inviting?

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A chic display of blue, white and boxwood.

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The crushed velvet coverlet and white bolster pillow.

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I adore this tufted bed! Don’t you just want to splash into this array of pillows?

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Blues, greens, and grays on display with these summery scarfs.

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A dreamy four poster bed with large neck roll bolster.

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An inviting Easter tablescape. Full of bunny and beauty!

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Fresh french lavender.


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A fabulous collection of Juliska greets you at the door!

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Dash & Albert Rugs. So many to choose from and in such fabulous patterns!

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A sweet crib on display.

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NOW, down to serious business. I want this headboard. Like…REALLY want this headboard. French antique, hand-painted and exquisite.  Sadly, it is a twin, but it comes as a pair. Together, they make a queen. Thoughts, comments, advice, suggestions?!?

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Isn’t this dreamy? I think my dreams would be better if I bought it. Obviously, your dreams are related to how pretty your bed is, right?

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So, if you are in Dallas pop down on Travis street and see the bed. You have my permission to indulge in some cajun chicken at Le Bilboquet next door!

Friday Favorites

The weekend is here! The weather is beautiful. I am going to enjoy the day, and I hope you do too! Here are some links that I am currently loving!



Babrabra Baryr's Beverly Hills Home entry complete with potted boxwood

Barbara Barry has the perfect home entry. Flowers, boxwood, and a shiny black door!  I could look at this picture every day.


Drink your lemons! I do every morning!

Dana Mahnke Hand Painted Dog Bowls

Dana Mahnke created these incredible chinoiserie blue and white dog bowls. Definitely on my list to buy!

Charlotte Moss' New Book


Charlotte Moss has a new book! Fitting since I just posted on her magnificent East Hampton garden last week. Available April15th.

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India Hicks hosted Aerin Lauder at her Harbour Island home. This was their lovely tablescape. How cleaver to lay the bougainvillea across.

Fabulous organization via Home Bunch

I just love this space and color for a pantry. The organization is divine too!

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My new garden designer crush… Look for a post soon!


Green and White tablescape by Tory Burch

Leave it to Tory Burch to make anything chic. How fabulous is this table setting and her tableware.

Tory Burch Home Blue & White


You better believe I want the blue and white too!!

Pots on Pots

Pots on pots. I want a garden in the worst way. Until then, I will struggle to keep my potted gardenia topiary alive…

Ready For Color

I am ready for the color of Spring. I am ready to stop wearing neutrals and start frolicking in colorful flip flops. Colors give you a little reason to smile. When I think of bright and happy colorful spaces, I think of designer Nick Olsen. In particular, I think of this space he designed which was previously featured in Domino. It is fun, cheerful, fresh and bold. It would be the perfect pad for woman in the city, fearless and ready to take on the world. After all, I think that is how Olsen looks at design. Don’t hold back, be bold, and have fun doing it!

You can just tell that creating this space was anything but boring!


Lots of Color in this place designed by Nick Olsen via Domino


A fun mix of bright colors, fabrics, texture, and pattern in this living room.

Light fixture designed by Nick Olsen via Domino

Playful pink shades add a current and vibrant twist to these classic chandelier sconces.


Dining room with lots of color by Nick Olsen

Incredible pink pattern covers these dining room chairs surrounding a marble top pedestal table. Light and lovely.

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All in the details. Fresh flowers are always a nice touch of color.

Blue and white bedroom by Nick Olsen via Domino

Guess what?! I love this room. Shocking, I know. Hues of blues and a lovely blue and white display

de Gournay panels by Nick Olsen via Domino de gournay panels of which dreams are made of. Notice how Olsen really utilizes the effectiveness of sconces. It adds a nice touch. I would move straight into this bedroom. Speaking of which, can it be Saturday yet??

Bridge To Beautiful Rooms

I was re-reading some of my coffee table books recently, and I came across a historic Harlem brownstone designed by Sheila Bridges in “So Chic”  by Elle Decor.  I immediately noticed the mix of soft and serene colors incorporated with bold hues and punchy pattern. She approaches her design diligently, yet casually. Her work speaks eloquently, her arrangement of furniture evokes approachability, and her craft creates an ideal ambience.

Did I mention she creates her own patterns? She uses her schema to create “Harlem Toile” and “Enchanted Forest” among many others. She is an exceptional designer and very skilled creator of inviting and vibrant homes.


Bedroom of pattern designed by Sheila Bridges

Multiple patterns combine to create an exceptional bedroom. Via Elle DecorDining area by Shelia Bridges via Elle Decor

One of my favorite rooms of Bridges. I like the casual formality of this room. The shades of green to the placement of art and sconces. Via Elle Decor

Striped and clean bedroom designed by Sheila Brides

Stripes of delight in this bathroom complete with a lovely claw foot tub. Via Elle Decor

Bedroom designed by Sheila Brides

A more dark and contrasting bedroom. A phenomenal use of orange, blue, and pattern.

Fireplace area designed by Sheila Bridges

Bridges can also create a simple, yet effective space. The furniture is the real eye catching element.

Historic Harlem Brownstone deesigned by Sheila Bridges

Bridges resides in a historic Harlem Brownstone that is full of rich architectural details. Look at the beautiful moldings and woodwork.Via Elle Decor

Stunning blue kitchen by Sheila Bridges

A blue and white kitchen that doesn’t feel too “kitchy.” Such a superb shade of blue. Via House Beautiful

Kitchen with a chic rug designed by Sheila Bridges

A more subdued kitchen that is classic, inviting, and effortlessly tasteful. Via Elle Decor

Living room by Shelia Bridges

A strong use of color in this living area by Bridges. She tends to take two hues and apply them perfectly to a space.

Picture perfect picture window by Sheila Bridges

Quite the window seat. I would much prefer to spend my day here reading away!

Living room by Sheila Bridges

A light filled living space that would be an ideal space for cocktails and coffee. Via Elle Decor.

Stunning neutral bedroom designed by Sheila Bridges


A neutral bedroom that is anything but plain.

Dining room by Sheila Bridges

A dining space that lets the architectural details shine. I wish every dining room had a fireplace.

Sheila Bridges in ger Harlem Brownstone

Sheila Bridges exudes her fresh and bold style.

Enchanted pattern by Sheila Bridges Unique toile pattern by Sheila Bridges 

A toile pattern designed by Sheila Bridges Custom patter by Sheila Bridges


A sampling of pattern designs created by Sheila Bridges.