Some Things Trendy: Industrial Doors

I have to admit, I went back and forth on this post. I hesitate calling industrial doors and windows “trendy.” There are several houses with them around Dallas that I have admired for years. However, there is a recent  particular surge here of white painted brick houses with industrial doors and windows. Sounds pretty, right? Well, they are beautiful! My hesitation (you can sense it, right?) is that they are overwhelming in number. Nine out of every ten new houses embodies the same look. I even posted the question to my instragram followers. The majority love the look, yet several Dallasites were in agreement with me. My fear is that we will be driving around years later and pass these homes saying, “oh, that must have been built in 2018.” This is not to say they aren’t the perfect juxtaposition on a traditional home. My main piece of advice would be to proceed with caution.

I think the goal of every homeowner is to not date their home. I am doing this Some Things Trendy series to show you the trends for 2018 that I would actually use in a home. Think of it this way- there is a song by an artist that you love, yet the second it becomes overly popular on the radio it loses its appeal. This is often the case in home design as well. Take this simply as a precaution on trends, yet enjoy the beauty that is in these photos of industrial doors and windows below. They truly are chic, when they are perfectly applied.

P.S. I adore them the MOST when they are used in the interior.

So tell me friends, what are your thoughts?

Industrial Doors Photo by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood 12

I adore this updated tudor with an industrial front door. Design by Collins Interiors. Photo by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood

Shower via Veranda

Incredible shower doors via Veranda

Exterior Industrial Doors via Elle Decor

Beautiful industrial doors surrounded by Ivy and Boxwood via Elle Decor

DeVolKitchens Industrial Doors

DeVOL Kitchen with industrial doors via DeVol Pinterest

Industrial Door Photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

An older photo of one of my absolute favorite Dallas houses with an industrial front door. Photo by Christina Dandar via The Potted Boxwood.

Interior Industrial Door via Banks Development

The chicest kitchen with an interior industrial door by Banks Development 

Via Pinterest São Tomás Building, an Ode to Modernism by Felipe Hess Photo © Fran Parente

How cool is the concept of industrial folding doors- São Tomás Building, an Ode to Modernism by Felipe Hess Photo © Fran Parente via Pinterest

McAlpine Industrial Door Entry

The classic appeal of Bobby McAlpine with the use of Industrial windows and doors.

Industrial Doors Photo by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood

Another great updated tudor in Dallas. I can’t wait for all that boxwood to grow bigger! Photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood.

Below are some more of my photos from around Dallas. They are ALL gorgeous. Landscaping makes the biggest difference. I’ll give you a little tour around town on instagram stories later today/tomorrow just to see how this “trend” is really catching on around town.

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A fresh new build.

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I love the use of shutters on this house. Industrial Doors Photo by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood 5 Industrial Doors Photo by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood 7

The white paneling makes a huge difference on this home.

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Topiaries make the perfect visual for this entry.

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Spring Shower

Last Friday night called for showers in Dallas, but the most beautiful one happened on Saturday in honor of a wonderful and dear friend, Caroline. The setting was my favorite restaurant, Le Bilboquet, a restaurant I have frequented with her many a time. The side terrace with a boxwood wall and bistro chairs make for the ideal backdrop for any event. Beautiful flower arrangements in some of my favorite blue and white pots framed the tables. Gorgeous blue and white monogrammed napkins were my gift to the bride, and they tie in perfectly to go with the bride’s future china pattern.

Favors included votive size candles that were placed next to place cards created by my self-taught and incredibly talented friend, Margaret Moore. Her writing is incredible!! Overall, it was the ideal setting for a shower full of Rosé, french fries, good friends, and lots of laughter (and even a few tears)!

Enjoy these pictures of the festive and fun bridal shower!

Venue: Le Bilboquet

Napkins: Preppy Paper Girl

Place Cards: Moore Ink. 

Flowers: Cebolla

Favors: Diptique Candles

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Le Bilboquet provided the perfect backdrop for an even more perfect luncheon.

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Gorgeous monogrammed napkins by Laurie Byrne of Preppy Paper Girl @lboriginals.

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Bridal Shower by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood 2

Cebolla Fine Flowers did the outstanding arrangements in my own blue and white vases.

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My very close friend Margaret Moore did the place card calligraphy. She is self taught and VERY talented!

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Bridal Shower by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood 5

This beautiful cake was completed by Frosted Art Bakery. The fresh flowers made for the perfect spring touch. Also- the cake was SO yummy!

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Votive Diptique candles made for really sweet, simple,  and useful favors.

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I love how we split up the blue and white vases high and low. The more arrangements you have, the more you get a lush garden ambience- which was what I was going for!

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The gift table.

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Sneak Peek, Work Week

I need to catch up. I have about 200 tabs open in my head right now and I need to start clearing them out. With an upcoming move, an upcoming addition to the blog, and many other events happening in my world, I am going to take a slight break in my usual posts this week. However, I am not going to leave you empty handed. In fact, I am going to give you a sneak preview each day of some of the goodies that will be popping up on the blog next month. While I have thought about keeping all these fabulous pieces for myself, I decided I would share the love of these handpicked beauties with all of you!  I have very limited quantities, so I want all of you to have advanced warning of what will be coming, because ( knowing my readers) it will probably go very quickly. Stay tuned for more information!!!

 

The Potted Boxwood Pop-Up Shop

Popping Up Online November 2015

 

The Potted Boxwood Pop-Up Shop