Oui Oui

Well after London (as featured yesterday), I am also heading to Paris for a couple of days. I am so excited to be back in the city of lights and the epitome of chic. My photos of Paris (pre-blogging days) are some of my favorites. The architecture, the scenery, the gardens- all of it leaves you in a romantical daze. Today, I had to share the beautiful Parisian apartment of the former Veranda editor, Susan Gutfreund. It is a Francophile’s dream. It has all the romance and worldly wonder you would expect from a Parisian apartment, and then some.

This will be my last post before hopping the pond. In which case, I will be back with posts and photos to share all the beauty. Again, please follow @thepottedboxwood on Instagram (and instagram stories) to see up to the minute photos.

All photos of Susan Gutfreund’s Paris Apartment via Veranda.

Merci! XOXO

Christina

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London Town

Happy Monday! I am still here, promise! I have been pretty swamped recently, and I think summer will get me back on track. I have so many great and fun post ideas, but not enough hours in the day to share!

Anyway, I am rewarding these last long months with a fun girl’s trip across the pond. I am heading to London for a few days with a good friend. I spent a summer abroad there in college, and have not been back since. There is something so perfectly fabulous about the rich and beautiful history of the big and bustling city. I am also very excited to grab some pictures of the timeless architecture around the city. Be sure to check my instagram (and instagram stories) for up to the minute photos and fun.

Speaking of architecture, I am obsessed with the design of Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeyen. Their storied and passionately designed London townhouse is beyond chic. Every room features just the right amount of pattern, color, and collectedly stunning decor. It really is a London dream (and my dream to be invited over for tea — ha-ha). Cheers to your week!

To see more of this designing dream team, be sure to check out their book (it is one of my favorites). All photos here are from Architectural Digest.

Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen London Townhouse via AD

I love the woodwork and color palette.

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So perfectly paneled and the best injection of velvety texture.

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A dramatic dining area with a great contrast of dark painted wood and mirror.

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This room offers a more bespoke and polished tone.

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I am obsessed with the tapestry on the wall. The perfect way to add art and texture at the same time.

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Dream tub

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Moschino and Vergeylen do bedrooms better than any pair I know. Perfectly executed for a beautiful dream.

 

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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Make Me Blush

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and I figured I would give you some design to blush about!

Pink was my first favorite color, even when I pretended to be a “tom boy” and like green (like lime green, not boxwood green). While I was obviously not a tom boy, I loved pink and I still gravitate toward the color. I find it is often the only colorful solution for a pick-me-up. So whether you have someone to shower you with pink flowers, or if you want to have a little pink frosting of your own, enjoy some of my favorite shades of blush today.

 

Anne Cox Chambers dining room in Atlanta via ADAnne Cox Chambers Dining room in Atlanta. Via AD

Beautiful pale pink cabinets by Ruthie Sommers via Veranda

Light pale cabinets by Ruthie Sommers via Veranda.

Bedroom by Mark Gillette via AD

Blush tones in a bedroom by Mark Gilette via AD.

Blush and Gold by Suzanne Kassler via AD

Suzanne Kassler knows how to charm in blush tones via AD.

bold pops of pink by Suellen Gregory Via Veranda Suellen Gregory has the perfect dark pink pop in this gorgeous home via Veranda.

Farrow and Ball Pink Ground blush door Farrow and Ball Ground Blush door is the perfect shade.

interior of Sketch London My friend and I will be here soon. Sketch London!

Kelly Wearstler office in Pink via AD The always iconic office of Kelly Wearstler via AD.

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Lauren Santo Domingo has an office that is also rather worth blushing over. Via AD

living room in pink by John Saldino via Veranda

Such a sophisticated shade in this living room by John Saldino. Via Verandavia Trine's Wardrobe via Elle Decor

Looks like the perfect bath tub by Trine’s Wardrobe via Elle Decor.

The Super Chic Underdog

Note: At the point I was writing this, Atlanta was super ahead. Y’all know how much I love Nantucket…so get some New England Inspiration from my previous post!

Like many things that fall under “American Traditions,” Super Bowl Sunday is right up there. If you don’t watch it for the sport, you watch it for the commercials. If you don’t watch it for the commercials, you watch it for the halftime show. If you don’t watch it for the halftime show, you watch it for the food. You get my point, there is a reason to watch. While I didn’t have a favorite team in the mix, I did enjoy thinking about all the beautiful aspects of the locations of each time. New England has beautiful homes from Connecticut to Nantucket, and Atlanta has such a mecca of fabulous designers and tastemakers.

While they may not be the winner, I had to share some pictures of my favorite Atlanta homes. There is so much talent that exists in the Atlanta design world, and I thought I would highlight a few of the fabulous!

Atlanta home by D Stanley Dixon via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Beautiful home by renown architect D. Stanley Dixon. via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Atlanta Home by Norman Askins via Traditional Home By far the best looking home there ever was. I really consider this a dream home. Architect Norman Askins understands beautiful homes. via Traditional Home

Norman Askins Atlanta designed home via Pinterest

Another Askins home, because they are all just too fabulous!

Atlanta Home of Suzanne Kasler via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Suzanne Kasler‘s home is full of inspiration, inside and out. Love the lighted topiaries. via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Former Atlanta Home of Danielle Rollins designed by Miles Redd via Veranda

This space is my idea of perfect. Hand painted wallpaper, beautiful fabrics, and a healthy dose of indoor greenery. Designed by Miles Redd in Danielle Rollins former home via Veranda

Howard Design Studio landscape in Atlanta via Pinterest Howard Design Studio always wows me with their distinct and chic placement of boxwood and ivy. They do all shades of green in the way that truly captivates and makes the home.

Parker Kennedy Living Outdoor Space via Atlana Homes and Lifestyles

One of the best outdoor living spaces full of blue and white by Parker Kennedy Living. via Atlanta Home & Lifestyles.