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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Beauty and Charm

I have fallen in love and poured over a recent issue of Homes & Gardens from the UK. There is this fabulous New York apartment by Dallas designer Cathy Kincaid that I posted on my instagram stories yesterday. It is totally dreamy! Upon trying to find and share the gorgeously adorned apartment, I searched the magazine’s website only to stumble across this charming home in Norfolk, England owned and designed by Birdie Fortesque.

You can’t help but be charmed by the brick, the wallpaper, the furniture, and pattern. It is a total English dream. With a soft palette and well thought-out design, it is no wonder this is the most enchanting countryside escape.



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Muy Bonita

Very beautiful, lovely. That is the translation for Muy Bonita. I can’t help but fall in love with this very beautiful and enchanting Spanish garden by Fernando Caruncho. The cascading archway of wisteria is no short of magical, as well as his topiary gardens and envious amount of cypress trees. A little bit of enchantment to start your Tuesday.


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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:

“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!

Photos via One Kings Lane

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

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Beautiful painted hardwood and green chiavari chairs. Elizabeth Locke Gardens via Veranda 2

The only color you need is boxwood green.  Perfect lines of pattern.Elizabeth Locke Gardens via Veranda

What a greenhouse!

Ivy League

I’ve decided on a name. If, and this is a very big IF, I were to get another dog (pug) I would name her Ivy. I am a bit obsessed with the name actually. I would even feel confident naming a little human that. Could you imagine two pugs named Emmie and Ivie (I would do the “ie” to be consistent). My only hesitation is that the dog could be crazier than Emmie. I already have my hands full with her OCD, digestively sensitive, crazy self. While a pup named Ivie would be cute, I’ll have to take the Ivy that grows so beautifully as a plant in the meantime.

I’ve posted, photographed, and talked about how much I love climbing ivy. There really is nothing more beautiful than outdoor spaces in walls of green. I’ve rounded up a few new images that give off the exact vibe I am feeling for every outdoor space. Basically, who needs paint when you have ivy?

So you know that bare wall you have? Go cover it in ivy!

Ivy covered walls via Style At Home

Ivy covered patio. Nothing looks better (though it does show dirt), than black and white patio furniture. Via Style At Home

Ivy covered courtyard via thedesignfiles

So incredibly enchanting. Via The Design Files


Brick and Ivy go hand in hand. Via Pinterest

Gorgeous Ivy covered pool area via prepaganda

Chic ivy covered pool area. Via Prepaganda

Gorgeous neoclassical home via Significant Homes

Gorgeous neoclassical home with boxwood, white flowers, and ivy. Via Significant Homes

Ivy and boxwood via Veranda

Boxwood and Ivy. Via Veranda

Climbing Ivy and blue shutters

Blue shutters, pea gravel, and lovely espalier. Via Pinterest

Ivy garden pathway via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

From the steps to the archway, green is king. Via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Ivy and white shutters via Luxefinds

White shutters and doors look so fresh against brick. Via Luxe Finds

Ivy covered modern home via Elle Decor

A more modern take on ivy and boxwood. Via Elle Decor

Ivy covered wall via Cote de Texas

So beyond enchanting. It reminds me of a The Secret Garden whenever I see a door on an ivy covered wall. Via Cote de Texas

Ivy covered with black shutters via Pinterest

Not sure about the sides of the house, but I will definitely take what is in the middle. Via Pinterest

Ivy entry via Marshalls Abroad

Yes, please. #WhiteandGreen Via Marshalls Abroad