I have been on a bit of a summer blogging vacation recently, but I came across a home so cheerful and charming that I had to share. British garden designer Butter Wakefield creates timeless and enchanting gardens, so it is no wonder that her home would be just that. A mix of playful patterns and classic furniture are the make-up for the most charming and effortless design.
Photos by Simon Brown via House & Garden UK.
I recently was in another wedding of a very close friend in the beautiful town of Winnetka, Illinois. It oozes the charm and ambience you would expect of a small town. Lovely, well-appointed homes with lush landscaping and a quaint town center. On the north shore of Chicago, small towns line up to create an enchanting summer backdrop for a lovely wedding in a wonderful town. I hope you find these photos timeless and inspiring.
The luncheon was held at an incredible private home with beautiful grounds.
Soft elegance with fresh flowers, fresh white tablecloth, and beautiful fruit.
Hostess gifts of succulents.
Ceremony & Reception
The bride used her own fabulous handwriting as the front of her programs, and on other touches throughout the wedding weekend. Moore Ink.
Most enchanting church, Kenilworth Union Church.
The reception was held at a very charming country club.
There aren’t a lot of places to stay in the North Shore, but The Stone Terrace Bed & Breakfast is a newly opened option that is old-world elegance at it’s finest. Clean well-appointed and chic accommodations.
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.
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
As if I needed a reason to love this entry #ThePottedBoxwood
I love checkerboard floors.
Another glimpse of the front. Potted boxwood and white on white shutters.
Comfortable without looking lazy (‘ya know what I mean).
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.
Framed Chinoiserie panels and beautiful fabrics in this white bedroom.
I really adore all the orchids together. Idea that I may have to steal.