Happy Halloween! I can’t believe it is already here, and with that comes November tomorrow. I wanted to share some of my favorite pumpkin plenty homes I have spotted around Dallas this season. It is definitely a “hotober” here, but everyone is still remaining festive. To me, one pumpkin can be a little sad, so I was sure to pair a perfectly odd group of three white and green pumpkins together. We have a month to enjoy our mums, pumpkins, and hopefully perfect fall weather. Trick or treat!


All photos taken by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood


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Chicago For The Win

I was in Chicago this weekend and it was a perfectly lovely experience. I forgot how much I love the city. It is clean, friendly, and well manicured, while seemingly fresh and timeless in its ways. While I was there for a wedding, I really enjoyed all that Chicago had to offer, including the fun crowds that gathered for the Chicago Cubs win.

I decided it would be fun to share with you a beautiful Chicago townhouse (one of my favorite houses, period) that was featured in Veranda several years ago and designed by the fabulous Ruthie Sommers. While it hosts my favorite girl’s bedroom of all time, it also brings with it a worldly aesthetic of color and class that is just like the city itself.

Photos from Veranda magazine.

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A House in The Country

It feels like time has not been a friend of mine, but I am so desperately looking forward to some down time. I had a brief window of down time for the first time this weekend, and I was able to enjoy browsing through the new book, A House in The Country, by renown architect Peter Pennoyer and the always chic and colorful designer Katie Ridder. While they are accomplished in their own right, the husband and wife team joined forces to create a picturesque retreat in Millbrook, New York.

The book showcases the wonderfully crafted architectural details that went into this home, from the moldings to the columns to every curated space. The Greek Revival architecture pairs wonderfully with Ridder’s colorful and dynamic palette of design. She leaves no detail untouched. The design of each room seems unexpected, yet the vibrant hues flow beautifully throughout. This book is truly a treat and feast for those who appreciate a fantastic house and memorable design. The book itself shows the layout of the garden and identifies each flower they used. It is every bit as educational as it is beautiful.

Below are some photos of the home published a year earlier from AD. Pick up your copy of A House in the Country to see the real beauty. Also, check my Instagram Story to see more of the home. It is exactly the place I would want to be this fall.

Click here purchase A House In The Country with design from Peter Pennoyer and Katie Ridder.



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A close family friend recently sent me an article about Meg Ryan’s New York City loft. It has a bit more of a modern edge, while still maintaining a classic appeal. The bones of the loft allow for a seamless transitional space, where Ryan incorporates texture and contrast. Her style is every bit eclectic and cool. A nice refreshing palette  that can be appreciated in my land of espalier and chinoiserie.

All photos from Architectural Digest.


A great arrangement of texture, contrast, and intimacy that is so rare to find in a loft space.


Another view.


I love the white exposed brick.


Excellent display of tall open shelving. If you are doing shelving- go all the way to the ceiling!!meg-ryan-home-via-ad-6

A beautiful combination of texture and contrast.


I adore the collected sense of this space.


Beautiful dark hardwood.


I love the pattern in the tile and elevated tub in this bathroom.

Fall Bunny

I love the feel of the seasons, and Bunny Williams and John Rosselli have a home that embodies a comfort that withstands every season. One Kings Lane featured their beyond beautiful home, and it is exactly the type of home you would want to grow up in and truly live a life of warmth and splendor. Their home is collected and livable. Nothing looks untouchable or overly contrived, and that is the main goal of any home.

Photos via One King Lane



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