Friday Finds

Happy Friday! This has seemed like “a week.” Lots going on for a very rainy week in February. Despite the dreary weather, I have been dreaming of more fun things for spring! I want to share some more items that have been coveting recently! I hope you all like this Friday Finds series. I think it may be here to stay. You can always go to the main menu and find “Favorite Finds” to easily locate items I have posted in the past.

Also, I want to say a BIG thank you to everyone local and afar who bid on some wonderful art yesterday at Studio 212 benefiting West Dallas Community School! It was a fabulous night full of great music by DJ Lucy Wrubel, yummy bites, and excellent cocktails! Most importantly, all the proceeds of the art went straight to student scholarships.

Enjoy these finds and have a great weekend! XO- Christina

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These cute blue and white plates are an updated look on my favorite color combination.

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These planters by Bunny Williams are a total LUST!

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This black antiqued planter is just as gorgeous and much more reasonable. A MUST!

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I am obsessed with this gold block-healed mule! I WANT!

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This super chic tableskirt fits perfectly over three home depot organizers. A stylish way to have storage!  If this fabric doesn’t work, they have a plethora of colors and patterns to choose from!

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All this rain has me longing for a nice umbrella stand to keep by my garage door!

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Inlay Hooks

I love these inlay wall hooks. SO chic and practical.

Animal HooksAlso, how cute would these animal hooks be in a kid’s room?  Adore!

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I think I am past due for new paper towel holder. This marble version is on the top of my list!

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This really uniquely shaped bar cart is on major sale!!

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Today is the day I am co-chairing a fundraiser called Studio 212 for a very special school in the most historically underserved zip code in Dallas- 75212. To read more about the event and the cause, see my previous post. Believe me when I tell you, this is some pretty fabulous art! Even if you don’t live in Dallas, you can also participate in this auction The cool thing is that you can bid right from your phone and be notified each time someone tries to outbid you. There are no names mentioned! So feel free to create login, sign up, and bid on some fabulous pieces starting at 6pm today. Every cent goes straight to the school. This is truly near and dear to me, and all very relevant in the world of interiors. After all, beautiful spaces require beautiful art. In my mind, there is nothing better than abstract art in traditional spaces. It just works!

Again, here is a very small glimpse of what can be yours! Click the link below to see all the art work.

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE ART BENEFIT STUDENTS AT

WEST DALLAS COMMUNITY SCHOOL

To start previewing the art now and bid online

(bidding starts at 6pm): SEE HERE

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Jenny Grumbles

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Taelor Fisher

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Christi Meril

The Potted Boxwood Studio 212 Art 15Charlotte Seifert

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Mckenzie Dove

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Kayce Hughes

The Potted Boxwood Studio 212 Art 2Renee Bouchon– She donated three pieces of art

The Potted Boxwood Studio 212 Art 14Lindsey Meyer

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Ginger Ray Walker

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Corinne Bizzle

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John Murray

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Sarah Duncan Terrell

The Potted Boxwood Studio 212 Art 13Darla Bostick

 

 

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.

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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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