Chic in Nashville

I had such a fun weekend visiting one of my college best friends in Nashville to celebrate her birthday!  I haven’t been there since the start of the blog, and finally had a chance to explore more. With the help of her adorable mother-in-law, I had the a chance to see some gorgeous Nashville homes and learn some amazing history about the town.

One thing I noticed in comparison to Dallas houses is that Nashville homes have such lush and large yards. Nashville has really boomed in the past few years, but the true timeless architecture remains a constant. The beautiful federalist style homes, the lush landscaping, and that lovely Belle Meade Green (it is a very dark, gorgeous green labeled after one of the best neighborhoods in Nashville- perfect for shutters and doors).

I hope you enjoy this glimpse into all the chic southern homes I saw this past weekend in Nashville. They truly are timeless and inspiring.

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Totally timeless, classic, and stunning.

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Nashville Home photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood 35I really covet a copper screen door. A perfect glisten and southern touch.

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I love this brick and the array of fresh boxwood.

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Gorgeous green. Nashville Home photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood 3

Enchanting red door
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Nashville Home photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood 6 If you watch the show Nashville, you would recognize this cool contemporary.

Nashville Home photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood 7 This shutter color is so refreshing.

Nashville Home photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood 8 A gorgeous sprawling home with a double-storied porches.

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Nashville Home photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood 13 A sophisticated black bench is an inviting sign at the entrance of a phenomenal home.

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That signature Belle Meade green.Nashville Home photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood 24 The chic side of that home.

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This home is full of shutter character.

Nashville Home photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood 17 An amazing boxwood lined driveway.

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A lovely home with landscaping by my favorite Page Duke Landscaping.

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Such a sweet home. More of that Belle Meade green!

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The homeowner added these interior shutters as an afterthought. I must say, this touch added so much character and packs the perfect punch. ADORE!

Friday Finds

Happy Weekend! I totally took a “treat yourself” approach to Valentine’s Day and now I am heading out of town for the weekend! Here are a few of my favorite things that I recently purchased and several things I am about to bite the bullet on. As always, lots of pretty blue and white sprinkled in (it is ON SALE). Also, I am totally having a moment with blush. I keep gravitating towards the pretty, soft color. There is something in the air that is just hinting that spring will be here soon, and that makes me want a total refresh when it comes to every aspect of style.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Also, let me know if you have any Nashville recs? I have a packed weekend, but would love to hear any must-see streets/shops/restaurants!

Wisteria Cache Pot

The perfect cache pot for a low lying boxwood or high reaching fiddle fig. You can also throw in kids/dog toys too! ON SALE with promo code: PREZ2018

Allbirds

Allbirds just came came out with this new dusk pink shade! Mine just arrived and they are lovely. If you haven’t tried these shoes, they are the MOST comfortable. Also, you don’t need to wear socks!

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I bought this chic bamboo handle handbag in white for my mom last Mother’s Day. I love that they can be personalized too. The leather quality is very nice. I am coveting the gorgeous blush tone!

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A great set of four small blue and white vases. Would make a great gift, or ideal for any shelves. ON SALE with promo code: PREZ2018

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I love how you can personalize the leather trim on these storage baskets. A chic way to keep a space nice and organized.

Marble blue tablecloth

I love the look of this new marbled aqua round tablecloth. Perfect for spring!

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I recently posted a picture of this light fixture I have in my dining area! I absolutely adore it! Nothing freshens up a space like new lighting. ON SALE with promo code: PREZ2018

Chloe Scalloped Flats

My favorite brand of flats now comes in a beautiful rose suede. A must splurge for me! They are just so very comfortable.

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A beautiful blue and white vase for a fresh orchid or garden roses. ON SALE with promo code: PREZ2018

Containers

I have these steel and clear storage containers. They make everything look so chic and organized!

Moss Easter Bunny

I think this moss bunny would be a subtle and chic way to decorate for Easter!

I heART it All: Mckenzie Dove

This month into the next, I want to focus on some of my favorite artists. If you think about it, art is really such an integral part of design. I have always thought that until I can afford really nice art, I won’t have anything at all! It is SO not the case anymore. The art world has really become more accessible to artists and clients through social media. By way of instagram, I have discovered so many wonderful artists that I would love to showcase here on the blog. Recently, I have been gravitating towards more abstract pieces. I love the juxtapostion of modern art with more timeless design. I feel it brings a breathe of life and fresh air into a space.

The first artist I want to highlight today is Mckenzie Dove. This Dallas native now lives in Birmingham and creates work that compliments any well designed space. Her pieces incorporate texture and bring about a peaceful beauty to any room. I love the neutral tones and great depth within her art. I truly hope you enjoy this glimpse into her wonderful world of art.

To see more of her work and even shop some prints: click here
@mckenziedove on instagram

 

Also, Happy Valentine’s Day!  I love all my fabulous followers XOXO

If you are in Dallas, one of Mckenzie’s pieces will be available at Studio 212. Click here for details

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I own one of her smaller prints that I am looking forward to framing.

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Mine is similar to this piece. I will show my frame choices on the blog soon!

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Depth of texture

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Pink & Redd

In honor of the week of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share some of my favorite images of pink and red by one of my favorite designers, Miles Redd. His high-impact design is full of character and pizazz. It is also so incredibly timeless, which makes taking risks in color well worth it. He is masterful with mixing patterns and colors in a way that feels inviting and fresh.

Despite not being the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day, I think these images are surely something to love.

XOXO- Christina

 

All design by Miles Redd

 

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Love Yourself

You may have someone to gift you a fun Valentine’s Day gift, or you can spoil yourself. Etiher way, everyone deserves love on Valentine’s Day. Recently, I have been hearing people talk a lot about “self-care.” They mention it as if it is a new phenomena, yet I have been an expert for years. While you can wait for that someone to give you a gesture of love, you can also bestow some upon yourself. Feel like you need a massage? You probably deserve one. Have you been thinking about a pretty piece of jewelry you’ve seen? What is stopping you from buying it? Do you want a fancy sushi dinner? Well, takeout exists for a reason.

If you want to treat yourself or you have someone who is ready to show you affection on Valentine’s Day, I have some great ideas below!

All my love! XO- Christina

MEMO Jewelry

MEMO is the latest in chic high-end jewelry. They offer 3-day complimentary loan in which you can see, feel and try on jewelry before making a purchase.  It makes the whole buying process much more approachable.  Also, if your loved one buys it for you and you don’t like it, it is easy to return. That said, 80% of the purchaser base is a female self purchaser. Another reason to treat yourself!

Goop Bath

Have you heard GOOP has new bath formulas? What a better way to unwind than with a detoxifying martini bath.

Luggage Tags

A great gift that can create lasting memories would be travel. While it is not normally tangible to see an airline ticket, you can give a chic luggage tag as a lasting placeholder.

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Incredible Ecuadorean Eternity Roses by Venus et Fleur LAST ONE YEAR without any watering and arrive in high-end boxes. These roses smell incredible and go through a non-toxic process to preserve their integrity, The coolest gift that gives.
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 Adidas for Bandier pink sneakers to put a little more pep in your workout and athleisure wear.
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The most luxurious pillowcases to lay your head down! There is nothing like Peacock Alley Percale.
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All things LAKE pajamas wash beautifully. I especially love this subtly chic robe.
Even if you don’t have a boy in your life, you can still get all the great smells- kidding. Actually, these Boy Smells candles smell amazing and give you all the sleek vibes
Sferra Throw
These Sferra throws are a personal favorite and come in a variety of colors.
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I adore these Katie Loxton Pouches. Great room and very cute sayings.
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These Valentine’s Day stickers are ideal to make any gift a little sweeter!