Some Things Trendy: Greenery

While I tend to stay away from trends, that doesn’t mean I don’t pay attention to them. Throughout January, I am going to feature some examples of the latest interior trends. The first trend that I am featuring may seem the most obvious for the blog- Greenery. I adore my fiddle fig (faux and always looks fabulous). I also have two bonsai trees, three preserved boxwood, and six orchids scattered throughout my townhouse. The truth is, I could even use more. There is something so incredibly calming about having living (or faux living) plants in your living space. It adds color, texture, and life to any room.

These pictures prove the importance of adding a little life to your living space.

How to care for your indoor plants

 

Slatkin Foyer via Harpers Bazaar

Laura and Harry Slatkin’s chic foyer with topiaries via Harpers Bazaar

Topiary via Wayfair

Faux Topiary Tree

Design by Cathy Kincaid via Veranda

A gorgeous array of house plants in this stunning room by Cathy Kincaid via Veranda

Design by Nestor Santa Cruz House BeautifulLove to see large basket planters by Nestor Santa Cruz House Beautiful

Ellen Degeneres home via AD

The perfect pop of color in this entry of Ellen DeGeneres’ home via AD

Fiddle Fig via Amazon

Faux Fiddle Fig (I own this and really love it)

House Plant in deisgn

Via Veranda

House plant in design via Pinterest

Another lovely basket planter via Pinterest

Lorenzo Castillo Foyer via Elle DecorThe enchanting Lorenzo Castillo Foyer via Elle Decor

Mark D Sikes Interiors with House Plant

Mark D. Sikes uses a beautiful blue & white planter for his ficus.

Ficus Tree via Wayfair

Faux Ficus 

Miles Redd California Home with large fiddle figs via AD

Gorgeous Fiddle Figs in this California home designed by Miles Redd via AD

Phoebe Howard design house plant

The always stunning design of Phoebe HowardPlant in the bathroom of Ray Booth and John Sheas Nashville Home via AD Plant in the bathroom of Ray Booth and John Shea’s Nashville Home  via AD

Calling All Gardeners (And Wannabes)

Last week I went to the launch party of an amazing new website called Gardenuity that literally makes gardening fool proof. As much as I would like to say I am an expert gardener, I definitely could use some help. For example, what will the weather be like later- rain or freeze, hot or humid? How much water, sun or shade does it need? Gardenuity alerts you when your plant needs watering, how much sun it should have, or if it is time to cover it for a freeze. You simply can’t mess up your plants because they simply won’t let you!

Another great perk of the website is the ability to buy herbs and vegetables for yourself or as a gift for friends. They come chicly designed in bamboo planters with compost and a cute orange scoop. Honestly, an amazing gift for the holidays. Even if you live in an urban apartment or any space without green space, you can be a gardener. If that isn’t enough, they even email you recipe ideas for the herbs and vegetables purchased. Instead of buying fresh rosemary at the store, why not just pick some from your own collection?  I am a true fan of this amazing concept.

Being a little green feels good and having a little green tastes even better.

Gardenuity

purchase an herb box HERE

purchase a veggie box HERE

Gardenuity 4 These fresh herbs come perfectly packaged in bamboo containers with fresh compost. I literally used my fresh rosemary from it last night while cooking. Gardenuity 5

Is this not the most ideal gift for the person who has everything, or the person who doesn’t have any space to plant? I adore the packaging.

Gardenuity 3

The bamboo containers go with every style.

Gardenuity 6 Another great concept. Rows of seeds perfectly spaced out for planting. Let’s be honest, it doesn’t get any easier to be a gardener with GardenuityGardenuity 2 Beets, Carrots, Tomatoes? It is that simple. The perfect way to plant. Also, how great are the rolling planters?

Gardenuity

The complete and beautifully packaged set up. Gardenuity 9

Gardenuity 7 All fresh herbs and vegetables at the opening of Gardenuity’s office space.

Petite Garden

When given a big backyard space, it is often easy to throw in a bit of everything. However, in reality, most of us have smaller backyard spaces in which to work. This can require some major editing. Ditch the pool, keep the grass? A garden of pots or hedges or flower beds? More entertaining space or more garden? Editing is a difficult art, and one that requires constant attention.

I was recently instagram messaging with fellow blogger Kristy Wicks who is working on her intimate backyard oasis. With so many options and ways to approach her beautiful backyard space, I was inspired to post some of my favorite intimate backyard spaces. When it comes to landscaping, I believe less is more. I also believe in having what you love around you at all times. Any space is a success when you find the perfect balance between the two. Of course, there is never too much potted boxwood.

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Happy Weekend!

Mark D Sikes Garden via Lonny

There is nothing like Mark D. Sikes’ West Hollywood garden. It is the best! Via Lonny

Bette Midlers garden via AD I love the checkerboard grass and stones in Bette Midler’s terrace garden. Via AD

espalier and boxwood

Gorgeous espalier and boxwood.

Garden bench via Melissa Penfold Garden courtyard via AD Garden via AD Garden via House Beautiful

This image will forever be timeless. Via House BeautifulGarden via House Beautiful dining table garden via Pinterest yes yes and yessmall garden House and Garden UK townhouse garden via Pinterest

A townhouse oasis

Oprah Outdoors

Recently, I was reading Veranda and came across a familiar face- Oprah. We all know her, and we all know she has the ability to turn anything into a favorite thing. However, this time, the photos of her garden in the article displayed my favorite thing: boxwood. Her chic Montecito garden is full of large spheres of boxwood and an abundance of beautiful roses. Architecturally envious ivy creates a romantic escape in her own coveted backyard. If there is anything to get you inspired to get through the week, it is this beautiful escape.

All photos by Victoria Pearson for Veranda Magazine.

Oprah Winfrey Garden via Veranda

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bACKtoACK

It is possible to fall in love over and over again. Nantucket proves it.  I was back again this summer visiting my friend and her gracious mom who is a full time islander. From the hydrangeas to the wavy beaches to the shingled houses and cute shops, the island is the ideal signature of summer. I just have to share some photos that I took while I was there. Enjoy the visual dream that is Nantucket.

For my previous Nantucket posts: click here – here – here – here and here

All photos by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood.

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Where to Stay

Greydon House just opened after the last summer season. It was designed by Roman and Williams and exudes a charming warmth in chicly designed setting. Located right in town, you can walk to your favorite restaurants and shops. However, you wouldn’t even need to leave the hotel since it boasts one of the best restaurants. See more pictures below.

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