Let Freedom Ring

I am heading to The Sunshine State to enjoy some rest and relaxation at my parent’s home, and work on making The Potted Boxwood the best it can be! As many people head off to the beaches, lakes, and mountains to celebrate the Fourth, I thought I would share some patriotic images that evoke casual American design. I also included links from my favorite tastemakers to share some great Fourth of July entertaining ideas.

The Potted Boxwood is going to take a mini vacation until Monday (of course I will be active on Instagram and Twitter). While we may not be able to healthily grow potted boxwoods in Florida, my mom plants the most gorgeous potted flowers. I can’t wait to share some chic Florida design with you all!  Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend and Happy Fourth of July to all of my American readers!

Beach side patio with striped awning

A beautiful waterside tablescape with vivid blue hurricanes. Posh and relaxed! Photo source: Ralph Lauren

American Library via HB

A deep blue velvet sofa mixed with white and hints of red!  Photo source: House Beautiful 

beautiful lake backyard with red chairs

Who wouldn’t want to spend the fourth here? There is something about lakes that is so americana. Photo source: Pinterest

Kimberly Whitman Tablescape

Be sure to visit Kimberly Schlegel Whitman’s blog for wonderful Fourth of July entertaining tips!

Chic Shingled Home

Picture Perfect. That house is ideal for summer days. Photo source: Classy Girls Wear Pearls

Gallery Wall with red flames and blue wallpaper via HB

I love the gallery wall of red framed photos and striped blue wallpaper. A casual and comfortable feel. Photo source: House Beautiful 

Lake House decor

The coffee table gives this room a less formal feel. The different patterns and shades of blue really make the stunning space. Designed by Steven Gambrel in Elle Decor 

Lake House Living

Perfect lake house attire. Windows and wood ceilings for days. Photo source: HGTV

Danielle Rollins Recipes

Visit Danielle Rollins’ wonderful blog for more recipe and entertaining tips for Independence Day!

American Flag Pillows Via HB

American throw pillows and a white-washed ceiling. I love those black french doors too! Photo source: House Beautiful 

Nantucket Beach house with steps and flag

Does it get more American than Nantucket!? Photo source: Pinterest

Framed American Flag

Another gorgeous blue velvet sofa under an antiqued American Flag. “Antique American” is probably a laughable phrase to the Europeans! Photo source: House Beautiful

Patio with white chairs

Carolyne Roehm’s passion for blue and white is perfect and flawless. Looks like a great spot to chat with friends over some wine!

Red White and Blue Bedroom

Snappy is the word that comes to mind when I see this bedroom. A modern and smart use of red, white, and blue. Photo source: House Beautiful

White Couch with blue Pillows

There is no red in this image which is probably why I am attracted to it. Also, the blue and white Chinese porcelain is perfectly and abundantly arranged. Fresh for summer!  Photo source: La Dolce Vita 

Red and Blue Dining Room

The red bookshelves make the stunning blue wallpaper pop in this dining room. Again, that vivid royal blue velvet appears! Photo source: House Beautiful 

Nantucket house with American Flag

Have a Happy Fourth of July! See you back here Monday!