Stunning At Every Turn

I recently posted a photo of a Dallas home on my instagram feed that did not do the house justice. It is a beautiful white brick home, set back on a very popular street. This home is also featured in the recent issue of Veranda magazine (run- don’t walk to get it!).  It is designed by Cathy Kincaid and restored beautifully by my favorite architect Wilson Fuqua. I have never seen an architect understand the great balance and perfect execution of chic and charm quite like Wilson Fuqua. I found some photos of the home on Mr. Fuqua’s website and I just had to share his unbelievable restoration and Cathy Kincaid’s stunning design of this inviting and totally chic home. Happy Weekend! XO

Photos via www.wilsonfuqua.com

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Isn’t this courtyard enterance beyond charming?

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Beautiful boxwood landscape surrounds this home. I really love the chic California privacy of this residence.

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An amazing sun room. The ideal blend of fabrics and light.

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Everything is timeless without looking stale or dated. Cathy Kincaid is really a master at that!

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This is the dining room of my blue and white dreams.

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Her choice of fabrics throughout the home really speak to the architecture.

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Cathy really understands the art of an inviting bedroom. She creates a personal and calming oasis, with a punch of personality.

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The architectural details of this room make for the perfect palette to decorate.

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Really beautiful shutter color and lush topiary borders.

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WOW.

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I love the infusion of brick texture as well as classic cabinetry. Perfection at every turn.

Old World California Charm

I love a home that combines timeless style and fresh curb appeal to create a truly glorious and charming oasis. That is exactly what designer Lauren King and Oscar Shamamian (from the amazing architectural firm Ferguson & Shamamian) have created in L.A..  From the front of the home where large potted boxwood greet you, to the inside where the color, pattern, and texture all melt together, it really is a truly beautiful home that will last the test of time.

Happy Monday! XO

Photos by Miguel Flores-Vianna from last month’s issue of AD.

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This is my dream… The soft shutters, the beautiful boxwood, and the welcoming tone.

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Rich materials contrast with the sun-filled light.

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Clean and simple kitchen lines.

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Really stunning molding works throughout this entire home.

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The grounds are beautiful.

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This room would look good 100 years ago and will still look good 100 years from now.

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I adore the blue painted ceiling.

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Garden Dreams

Happy Monday! With a nice amount of rain in Dallas yesterday, I am admiring everyone’s green landscapes. I felt I hadn’t posted a beautiful garden in awhile, and I discovered the perfect one.

I simply adore this classic and timeless (built in 1743) Charleston home belonging to Cindy and Ben Lenhardt. My reason is very transparent. The grounds of the home are simply swoon worthy. Ben is a natural green thumb, and it shows with just the right amount of formality and natural grace that one can only hope for in landscaped grounds.

Honestly, I am just going to keep staring at these lovely photos. No words needed….

Photos from Traditional Home.

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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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June Blooms

Hope all of you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! As summer is upon us, so is my concern for my little garden. As you all will know soon enough, the latter half of the summer will not have me staying in one place for too long. That said, there is a sadness to leave my orchids and my potted plants into the hands of others (and only on occasion). While some people may find tending to a garden a tedious task, I find it therapeutic and rewarding. Renown jewelry designer, Elizabeth Locke, feels the same way.

Not too long ago she shared her greenhouse and English-style garden with One Kings Lane. She mentions how she loved to check on the growth of her plants at any time of day. There is a thrill to gardening that is easy to ignore or to put off on someone else. I can’t help but love her use of beautiful boxwood, as well as her substantial taste in timeless design (jewelry and all).

For more of inside the house see my previous post here:  http://www.thepottedboxwood.com/lockes-of-love/

“A boxwood’s about the most satisfactory bush you could possibly plant—it will grow anywhere, transplant with ease, and you only need to clip about twice a season.”

— Elizabeth Locke via One Kings Lane

Well, I couldn’t agree more!

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Stunning. I really couldn’t love this Virginia estate more.

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What a greenhouse!