On The Gallery Wall

July 10, 2014

Artwork often lives up to it’s namesake for plenty of homeowners. It can be hard work to find the right art for a space. Very large pieces of nice art can be incredibly pricey, but not filling the wall appropriately can make a space look incomplete. “Gallery Wall” is often a buzzword used in decorating

In The Land Of Lilly

July 9, 2014

Palm Beach EstateS While in Florida, I feel it is important to share some iconic Floridian design. I think there is no better place to start than Palm Beach, The Land of Lilly. Lilly Pulitzer’s name evokes preppy southern nights, a chic lobster dinner on a sandy beach, and pool parties in the midst of palm tress.

Small Kitchens, Big Design

July 8, 2014

I often get caught up admiring kitchens that are designed on a grand scale. These kitchens have big islands, beautifully blended refrigerator and freezer doors, as well as ample room for every utensil/pot/pan imaginable. However, if you live in a city apartment or in an older cottage home, chances are there simply is not enough

Amazing Gracie

July 7, 2014

There are many required necessities for my ideal home. Notice how I said “ideal” instead of “realistic.” While I enjoy high-rise city living, I have a vivid vision of my perfect house. White painted brick, black high-gloss front door, potted boxwoods galore, green velvet sofa, Calacatta marble in a white kitchen, and….Gracie wallpaper. I wish I

Let Freedom Ring

July 2, 2014

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

Child’s Play

July 1, 2014

The love of design can emerge at any age. For some, it is innate and for others it develops over time. As for the rest, they are the ones who keep the world of designers and decorators in business! Regardless, every child deserves to live in a space that inspires. Children often get overlooked in

Living Like Lauder

June 30, 2014

Inside the interiors of aerin lauder Estee Lauder is a world-wide name synonymous of beauty. Fabulously packaged lipsticks, perfumes and powders have helped women feel their best since the brands inception in 1946. It is evident that Estee’s granddaughter Aerin is living up and exceeding expectations to the family name. Aerin Lauder is a true tastemaker, who

A Little Bit of This

June 27, 2014

When summer comes around I feel the sudden need to edit my surroundings. From dishes to dish soap, I switch out the warmer tones to those that are more seasonally upbeat.  My faux fur blanket becomes an oversized turkish towel, and bright colors become more prominently placed. I’m going to keep it simple today, it is

Into The Designer Den

June 26, 2014

I love summer, but the Texas heat makes me like summer better indoors. While laying by the pool with a good book sounds appealing, being covered in sweat and bug bites (and getting wrinkles) is not. Lately, there have been plenty of fabulous thunderstorms that call for lounging on a comfy couch, reading a good book,

Wedded Bliss

June 25, 2014

Wedding is a word that has become an integral part of my vocabulary over the past two years. I’m at the age where all of those around me are tying the knot and setting high standards for the other brides that follow. While I am not on the train headed towards wedded bliss and a