Wonderful West Village

I think everyone needs a good dose of New York City every so often. There is something about its vibrancy that is good for the soul. My very quick trip basically revolved around good food, fabulous friends, and amazing art.

If you are heading there soon, I highly recommend visiting The Whitney Museum to see Toyin Ojih Odutola’s amazing exhibit. Beautiful pastels create a poetic story of the juxtaposition of wealth, progression, and culture. It is truly spectacular and I am so proud of my college roommate, Melinda Lang, for curating such phenomenal work.  It is also worth checking out all the amazing talent in Laura Owens‘ new exhibit there. If you want a great treat, go to David Zwirner’s gallery to see Yayoi Kusama’s new exhibit. Beware: the line wait is over 2 hours most days! I was not willing to brave the 30 degree weather for it, but many did!

If you can’t get to NYC soon, I hope you enjoy some wonderful West Village townhouses that I captured this weekend! XO

NYC art photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

Toyin Ojih Odutola is masterful in her use of color. This piece was my favorite.

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Laura Owens‘ work on display is invigorating and eye-catching.

NYC townhouse photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood 5 I wish the light was friendlier to catch this amazing high gloss door.

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Bold and very beautiful.

NYC townhouse photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood This photo doesn’t even do it justice. It was so lovely to walk around West Village in the evening.

NYC townhouse photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood 4 A great townhouse and courtyard in West Chelsea.

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More beautiful architecture and classic door in West Chelsea.

Poetry of Place

In my mind, McAlpine is a name synonymous with excellent architecture. Bobby McAlpine’s new book, Poetry of Place highlights his exceptional range of architectural talent. His work is undoubtedly timeless. He builds houses that look as if they have been there for years, yet still possess a fresh curb appeal. McAlpine understands that each house tells the story of how it became a home. In this book, McAlpine shares that story from his poignant voice. He takes you through the process of having a vision and brings it to life through beautiful photographs of his masterful work.

This book exemplifies that beauty must first come from the heart before it can be made into a home. That is the most gorgeous poetry of all.

Click here to purchase: Poetry of Place: The New Architecture and Interiors of McAlpine

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McAlpine understands how to beautifully transition exteriors into interiors. This photo captures how his architectural details compliment the exterior landscape.

Gorgeous checkerboard floors and wood paneling. This home will look just as stunning in the next 1,000 years.

I love the light, contrast, and fresh ambience of this kitchen.

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This just embodies the great detail in every aspect of McAlpine’s design.

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I love how this bathroom brings the outdoors inside with beautiful greenery shining through the chic windows.
PoetryofPlace_p115Such great attention to detail. McAlpine really understands the importance of windows, shutters, and symmetry.

From Classic to Contemporary

I have always admired the work of Cullman & Kravis, but I must say that their new book From Classic to Contemporary: Decorating with Cullman & Kravis is very inspiring. I have always adored their ability to take beautiful pieces of modern and abstract art and juxtapose them against richly timeless interiors and fabrics. The book highlights their ability to transcend one specific genre of design. They beautifully curate a space that is every bit classical as it is current, mastering that art of timeless spaces without loosing a fresh ambience.

From Classic to Contemporary: Decorating with Cullman & Kravis  is a coffee table must! Each time I pick it up, I find myself more inspired. Here is a preview to inspire you today! Happy Tuesday!

Link to buy:

From Classic to Contemporary: Decorating with Cullman & Kravis

by Elissa Cullman and Tracey Pruzan

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A super chic outdoor entertaining space.

Cullman & Kravis From Classic to Contemporary 5 I really adore  spaces that mix modern art with traditional design. Cullman & Kravis really perfect that type of ambience. Cullman & Kravis From Classic to Contemporary 3 Cullman & Kravis From Classic to Contemporary 6 Rich and inviting. Cullman & Kravis From Classic to Contemporary 2

Could you imagine any space happier to grow in?!

Cullman & Kravis From Classic to Contemporary 8 A gilded marble table stands out in this hallway with gorgeous art. Cullman & Kravis From Classic to Contemporary 9The perfect amount of texture, contrast, and color.

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Every bit modern and class, but yet all perfectly chic.

Timelessly Tasteful

Tasteful and timeless don’t always have to go hand in hand, but in this case they compliment each other perfectly. Tory Burch is a name synonymous with style, so it is no wonder that her Southampton home reflects all the epitome of American chic (with the help of Daniel Romualdez). From tennis courts to topiaries, her home is the ultimate display of luxe layering of beautiful patterns. Sometimes you just need a little chic peek in the middle of the week!

XO
Christina

All photos by Oberto Gili  via Architectural Digest

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Her use of topiaries and terracotta indoors is so refreshing.

Tory Burch Home via AD 11 I would love to get my hands on that large skirted ottoman. What a fabulous way to display books.

Tory Burch Home via AD 13 I love a checkerboard floor.

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The floor is everything!
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From the chair by the bed, to the flooring, to the large topiaries in the windows- this is the ultimate oasis.

Coral Gables

I was recently in Coral Gables (the Miami area) in Florida celebrating the wedding of two close friends. Even though there was plenty of tree debris from Irma, it did not deflect from the beauty and charm of Mediterranean revivals and colonials throughout the area. I captured a few photos of some of my favorites. They have the worldly elegance and pure ambience of what one would picture of old Florida. I hope you enjoy a selection of photos from my home state (but not hometown).

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A really gorgeous and super fun night! Congratulations Alex and Mike!